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TR6 Wheels and tires

FR Burkhart

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I need to replace wheels and tires on my 1975 TR6. Currently the steel rims and 205/70 r15 tires (9 years old). There is so much conflicting information on the web that I am seeking the advice of the Triumph gurus. Looking at the Konig Rewind. Size is listed at 15 x 7. RimmerBros has a similar, but not as pretty, wheel at 15 x 5. Some articles say that the Konig will fit but there may be some rubbing (reverse a bolt on the front suspension and maybe the rear shocks will rub) and other articles say all is well. For tires, looking at Pirelli 205/70 r15 Four Seasons tire. My Triumph is stock suspension.

Suggestions, considerations, recommendations?

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Frank Burkhart
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Just had the GC360's (15x6) delivered for the 250. Will be mounting185HR15 Universal Sports to them.

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Looks like a great wheel and tire combination. The GS360 is definitely worth looking at - and solves the problem of tire rubbing.

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I have the Konig Rewinds on my TR250, I have had 205/60 and 205/65 tires on the car. The only rub I get was on lock or close to full lock in reverse, some grinding of the upper front suspension and some thin spacers 1/8" or 1/4" I think, fixed it.

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Two points Look at 18 Racing web page SCCA Cert, and not made in China. On my TR6 1973 I went to 16 inch rimes and tires many more options now days. I did have to add wheel spacer and new studs all from Summit Racing ( studs, spacers, and tires ) MF
 

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IMHO.....205/70 tyres are too big...[seems to be an American thing]:smile:.
I would not use wheels any larger than 5 1/2-6". And tyres not larger than 195-205/65.
Stick with mag wheels not wires, and be careful of the back space.
 
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Thank you - that fits with the various pieces of information on the web. I think the Konig seem to be the best answer. Thank you for the help.
 

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Looks like a great wheel and tire combination. The GS360 is definitely worth looking at - and solves the problem of tire rubbing.

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Your welcome. I stayed with that size as I want and enjoy the feel of how a car drives as it was designed. The Universals are a pretty close modern copy of the Michelin X's that were an option. The fellows at Lucas make the point;

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Triumph-Tires_c238.htm
 
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