tire size

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #10592
    carl
    Participant

    My F85 has 13 inch rims. What are the widest tires that will still have enough clearance?

    #10596
    jensenracing77
    Participant

    I am not sure the answer but you will be limited to whatever you can find for a 13 inch rim. Not a very big selection to choose from.

    #10605
    joe_padavano
    Participant

    You do realize that 13″ is the diameter, not the width…

    In any case, you’ll have difficulty finding 13″ tires in any size, especially those tall enough to look good on this car. The closest modern size to original will be something like a 185/80-13. Unfortunately, the only tires you can find in this size today are trailer tires.

    On my 1962 wagon, I found a set of 14″ aluminum slot mags from a mid-1960s six cylinder Mustang, which uses the same 4 x4.5″ bolt pattern. I run 195/70-14s (24.75″ dia) on the front and 205/70-14s (25.3″ dia) on the back with no clearance problems at all.

    #10606
    oaklyss
    Participant

    These are good tires. 185/80-13 white stripe car tires. They are equal to the old size 7.00-13 Jetfire tires:

    http://shop.maxxis.com/c/ma-1-grand-touring-tire?pkey=ce24dc664ee95d21541b9e8695075c01&ckey=12015.1071173.0.0.0

    #10609
    joe_padavano
    Participant

    That’s a nice find. I’ve never heard of Maxxis tires before. I assume they are Chinesium? Their website cleverly doesn’t specify.

    #10613
    jensenracing77
    Participant

    Maxxis makes a great off road 4 wheeler tire. I never used them but many of my race buddies did and all loved them. As long as it crosses over to there on road tire they should be nice. I don’t know where there on road tires are made but the off road tires are not in USA.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Recent Articles

Turbo System Safety Checks

Turbo System Safety Checks

The safety components of the factory designed turbo system have some interactive groups of safety "c...(read article)

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

The standard drive pulley has one groove. It drives the water pump/fan and alternator or generator. ...(read article)

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

Attached to this article is PDF file containing an extensive list of car and option pricing for 1961...(read article)

Recently Active Members

Profile picture of 62cutlassconvert
Profile picture of joe_padavano
Profile picture of JimNoel
Profile picture of steveharclerode
Profile picture of fred

OldsJetfire Forum