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Has anybody run 185/65x15's on 15x6 320 Alpina's? Curious a

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fender lip clearance - I have a line on a set of wheels and want to run H&R or Eibach springs to lower the '69 a little, but don't want to roll the fender lips (the old paint is too brittle to survive lip rolling without cracking).

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Yep, you have to go to a 50 series. 205's will fit, but they hit the inner bits (anti- sway bar, inner rear fenders)

Good news is that it fits better than the 60's on a 14, and handles better (well, responds more crisply) too

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the same diameter as the 195/65x14s that are on the car now (this is a 100% street driven car that currently sees 300+ miles a week of mostly freeway commute time - keeping the 5th gear rpm down is more important to me than hole-shot accelleration).

Tire Rack's specs indicate the diameter of a 185/65x15 mounted on a 5.5 inch wide rim to be a 24.4 inches vs a 195/65x14 @ 24 inches - a .4" difference (revolutions per mile are 854 vs 868). Mounting a 185/65x15 tire on a .5 inch wider wheel is going to make the tire slightly shorter as it spreads the sidewalls apart, which should result in virtually identical rolling circumferences.

BTW, Tire Rack's specs also show an acceptable rim width for the 185/65x15 size as 5 to 6.5 inches, so a 6" wide rim is well within spec.....

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