What tire sizes for 13" rims?? 13x5.5 and 13x6

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2><TABLE width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-TOP: 4px" vAlign=top colSpan=2>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]What tire sizes for 13" rims?? 13x5.5 and 13x6<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 22 2000 at 4:58 PM[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<SCRIPT language=Javascript> <!-- var n54_em; n54_em = ""; n54_em = n54_em + "b";n54_em = n54_em + "r";n54_em = n54_em + "i";n54_em = n54_em + "a";n54_em = n54_em + "n";n54_em = n54_em + "@";n54_em = n54_em + "b";n54_em = n54_em + "j";n54_em = n54_em + "w";n54_em = n54_em + "h";n54_em = n54_em + "i";n54_em = n54_em + "t";n54_em = n54_em + "e";n54_em = n54_em + ".";n54_em = n54_em + "n";n54_em = n54_em + "e";n54_em = n54_em + "t"; document.write("Brian White"); // --> </SCRIPT>Brian White <NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT> [/FONT]</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom colSpan=3><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->What tire sizes are you guys running on your 13" rims?

    I have a set of 13x5.5 and a set of 13x6...I am debating on which to use.

    I notice some of you are running 185/60/13 on the front adn 205/60/13 on the rear.

    Why not run 205/60 all the way around? Or 185 all the way around??

    Also..if anyone has a used set of 13" tires with decent tread laying around that they wanna sell, please let me know.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 22 2000, 5:15 PM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->I believe most performance minded people use 185/60's all around on 5.5" wheels. I am lucky enough to have 6" wheels with the proper offset and use 185/60's on the front because it keeps the steering light and the car feels better balanced. The 205's on the rear are pretty much just for show. There's not really enough power available to justify them.

    I wouldn't recomend using 205's on a 5.5" rim ... I think they would be too "loose". Likewise ... I don't think you could use anything smaller than 185s on a 6" rim - too "tight".

    I don't see any reason not to try 6" on the rear and 5.5" on the front.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 30px" vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->The only thing is....<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 22 2000, 6:02 PM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 30px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->.....My BBSes are 13x6....my Daytonas are 13x5.5.

    The only problem would be that the Daytonas on the front, and the BBSes on the rear would look stupid...
    hhaha
    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 23 2000, 12:25 AM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 45px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Go with the Daytonas ... BBS's are for German cars.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 30px" vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->185/60 vs 205/60<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 27 2000, 10:10 AM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 30px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Ulix is right about the 205/60 not fitting in the front.

    The 205/60 required at least a 13x5.5 wheel but I much prefer using them on 13 x6.

    The 205/60 in the rear make sense for some reason:
    1) they make the speedo more accurate than the lower 185/60-13
    2) they help the car handle better in racing situation (less oversteer).

    I would recommend them for people doing autocrosses or lapping regularly BUT the 185/60-13 would still do a good job for those purpose, and they are perfect for street use. They are also less expensive and have the big advantage of being the same on all corner so swapping front to rear would be possible to wear them at the same rate.

    Daniel Forest
    DSP X1/9
    Montreal, Quebec<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px" vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Tire sizes...<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 22 2000, 8:16 PM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->I currently run 185/60-13's in the rear and 175/60-13's in the front...

    John<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 23 2000, 9:09 AM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 30px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->BF Goodrich Radial TA's 195/60/13 all the way around.

    Doc<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px" vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->I'm sorry, but I hate 205s<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 23 2000, 10:41 AM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->I had a pair on the rear on my 6" Revos. My tire store gave me these used ones when one of my 185s fell apart when they tried to mount it.
    They looked impossible (to me), way too tall, and bulbuous.
    It's a little hard to see in this pic:
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    It may have just been the brand of tires they were, but the tall sidewall made them feel woobly compared to 185s. If they had been mounted on 7" rims, they may have been better.
    The only good reason for using them would be to get taller gearing.

    BTW, 205s won't work on the front w/o rubbing, I am pretty sure.

    All my not quite so humble opinion.
    185/60 is where it's at [​IMG]<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]June 25 2000, 11:13 PM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->front : pirelli p7f 175/50/r13
    rear : 235/50/r13 bf goodrich

    handles pretty well, but then it's slammed so far the rear tires take up a lot of the abuse...
    -dd
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