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HighAltitudeTR3
02-23-2018, 11:41 AM
I just ordered and received wheels for my TR3... I went with 72 spoke 15X5.5... question is - are they too wide?

M_Pied_Lourd
02-23-2018, 11:53 AM
I think they will be fine personally, but I am no expert. I run 15X6 minilite style wheels on mine with 195 series tires.

Cheers
Tush

HighAltitudeTR3
02-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Thanks Tush. You don’t get any run? I’ll be running a slightly lower profile tire.

martx-5
02-23-2018, 12:30 PM
I have the same wires on my car...72 spoke, 15x5.5 shod with 185/70-15 tires. No clearance issues. Also, wheel circumference is very close to original 165/80-15. Less than 1% smaller.

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M_Pied_Lourd
02-23-2018, 12:58 PM
I am running 195/65/15's and have had no issues at all.

Cheers
Tush

HighAltitudeTR3
02-23-2018, 01:29 PM
Thanks everyone. My mid morning panic is behind me. Now I just have to wait for all this snow to melt...

TRMark
02-26-2018, 10:02 AM
I have the same wires on my car...72 spoke, 15x5.5 shod with 185/70-15 tires. No clearance issues. Also, wheel circumference is very close to original 165/80-15. Less than 1% smaller.

What brand 185/70 are you using. Looking at using that size on my TR4.

martx-5
02-26-2018, 11:52 AM
What brand 185/70 are you using. Looking at using that size on my TR4.

Vredestein Sprint Classics. Not exactly cheap, they run about $160-$170 apiece, but I like their overall handling and braking characteristics. I go on the Ferrari Chat forum a lot in the classic section (just because I like classic Ferraris), and the Vreds are a favorite over there for the older Ferraris.

M_Pied_Lourd
02-26-2018, 12:04 PM
A couple TR6 guys I hang around with have the Vreds installed and they like them a lot.

Cheers
Tush

billspohn
02-26-2018, 01:11 PM
Same 5.5" wheels (TR-6 spec) on my 54 TR-2

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TRMark
02-27-2018, 03:06 PM
Thanks, I was thinking Vred Sprint Classic.

TR4nut
02-27-2018, 03:31 PM
Try vulcantire.com, I’m putting 185s on my 4 and they were the best price I could find

Geo Hahn
02-27-2018, 05:15 PM
I have Vreds on my TR3A and my other LBC -- best prices I have found in the past have been Euro Tire (https://www.eurotire.com/index.htm), Summit and JEGS.

JEGS will match anyone else's price.