Tyre size change

#1
Hi all i have a 2000 P6 with standard 165-80-14 tyres. I have read somewhere on here putting on 185-70-14 is a good move for looks and handling, the slightly wider tyre compensates the 80 to 70 difference. Have any of you done it? I have no power steering and wondered how heavier if any it makes it feel. Looking to change either all 4 to 185 or just replace my 2 worn 165s. Many thanks
 
#3
It's a yes from me too. The only downside is that they can look a little bulgey on standard wheel rims, though not enough to be an issue.
My tyre of choice for the last few years has been Michelin Energy Saver which seem a good compromise on road holding and not wearing out too quickly.
 

mrtask

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#5
Wouldn't fitting V8 rims also require fitment of cranked V8 rear suspension stays?
I fitted 175/70/14 winter tyres to my steelies because they don't make winter tires in the original 185/90HR14.
They look a little bit undersized but roll fine.
My tuppence worth, not really relevant. Go for it!
 

quattro

Well-Known Member
#9
Nah, somebody's been playing with photoshop.....
MS Paint - a few years ago. I just wanted to see what a P6 would look like with a roof chop. ;)

Clive Annable had applied the paint, and had just finished putting the strips back on. This was taken outside his workshop in Derby.

Richard
 
#10
It's a yes from me too. The only downside is that they can look a little bulgey on standard wheel rims, though not enough to be an issue.
My tyre of choice for the last few years has been Michelin Energy Saver which seem a good compromise on road holding and not wearing out too quickly.
Do you happen to have a picture?
 
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