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Gary Lloyd
02-05-2003, 11:07 PM
I wish I could help!! I just don't know enough about MGA's!! I can tell you the size to use on MGB's thoug!! images/icons/wink.gif

Kin Cobb
02-06-2003, 04:10 AM
Hi Folks. Getting closer on the MGA Coupe. Along the way, I have converted from disc to 60-spoke w/w. Would love to hear what radial tire sizes people are using on their MGA's.

Thanks, Kin

regred1
02-07-2003, 03:12 AM
Kin,

I'm running 165 x 15 on the same spoke # wire wheels as you. They are pretty close to the old non-radial tire which, as I recall, was 5.90 x 15.

I understand you can go all the way up to 185 x 15 and still be ok, clearence wise, but 185's could be impossible to find. Try Coker Tire if you want 185's.

Good luck.

Steve

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XJRpilot
02-07-2003, 04:13 AM
gary,
can i put 185/60/14's on the rostyle rims
on my 74 b?
i would like the lowest and widest
profile tire i can use.

Kin Cobb
02-07-2003, 11:54 AM
Steve,

Thanks for the input. A friend of mine says he is using the 165R15's also. They just look terribly small on the tire dealer's rack.

Kin

regred1
02-08-2003, 01:41 AM
Kin,

(I thought you could use an MGA answer)

Mine are on my 1957 MGA. They do look puny, but the 5.90's were even smaller, at least across the tread.

Look around for the 185's, a little more tire wouldn't hurt.

Do you belong to NAMGAR? (North American MGA Register) If you don't you should. Great organization, great magazine: MGA!. for member info contact the Registrar at namgar.registrar@airmail.net Cheap too at $25 a year.

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