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Wheel and Tire Upgrades Post 1


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#1 Guest_dnaryam_*

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 01:24 PM

I heard some guy saying he put 185/80/r13. Anybody try this with success. I would very like to fill those wheel arch with something! I tought about getting peugeot 14" or 15" inch, but could not find any yet. I tought that if i could find a pair of white 13" sub steel rim and fit 185/80 r 13 that would do the trick. Handling capability would probably go down a notch but anyway it's a loyale!!!!!!

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 01:39 PM

I can think of as least two people who have posted the availablity of Peugeot wheels, myself for one and and Ed for another. I don't know about a Loyale, but I have 195/60R14s on my 1980 Hatchback, I have plenty of wheel clearance, and no rubbing. I thing I could go as high as a 245/50R15 without a problem.

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 03:57 PM

My Gl has 185/80 r13's and compared to my loyale man talk about a height difference and the ride is not deteriorated from having those bigger tires to me but anywho if you can find the white spoke rims those will do the trick and I have a site for you to check out too here it is

www.ackerwheels.org/

Enjoy :)

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 04:21 PM

Baja,

Any rubbing of the tire (185/80/r13)in special situation? Offroad? extreme turning? Have you ever try them on your loyale.....is there more or less clearance on the loyale or is it exactly the same???

Thanks!
Robert

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 05:57 PM

Assuming you don't mind cutting and banging and tossing the inner wheel well plastic you can get 225/70/14 on a Loyale 4wd. They will rub a little on rough stuff and at certain p[oints in the turning radius. With the 185/80-13 there is no problem with clearance and no modification required(again I,m basind that on a 4wd). We have 185/70-13 on moms fwd Loyale with no problems. I have 165/82-14 Hakkas on right now and they don't hit anything, but my fenders are cut pretty high, there is no rubbing in the well like with my big Dunlops.

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 11:11 PM

well with the loyale it probably will for mine cause it is fwd and is lower than the normal 4wd wagons but it doesn't rub at all and in fact it is stock size for the GL wagon 4wd that I have

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Posted 05 March 2001 - 11:16 PM

Isn't the stock size 185/70 R13. When you go in 185/80 it's almost 4cm difference in the total height of the tire!

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 01:10 AM

I dunno the sidewalls on the ones I have say 185/80 so I will check the data plate in the mornin

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 09:14 AM

I have friends that use 195/70/13 they fit and look great on the 4x4 models Im not sure about the 2wd. Not many tire manufactures have the size but I know cooper tires does
www.coopertire.com/tire_c..._size1.asp
the link above should take you to a tire selector page just type in the size.
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Posted 06 March 2001 - 11:54 AM

Ackerwheel just emailed back. They are out of stock on the 14 inch wheel for 80's Subarus, 'Try back later' they said.

I ran 185/80's on my 85 GL wagon. I had my suspension all the way up front and back. The tires never rubbed, and I took that thing thru Evans Creek ORV Park. Looked much cooler with tall tires. Those things can swallow up a lot of tire. John Szigi put his 27 inch Marshalls on his 88 GL wagon for awhile. The tires didn't look near as big as they do on his 81 hachback. (they rubbed alright. . .)

$.02

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 12:47 PM

Eric, there is still that guy down in Renton, he has a lot of Peugeot wheels.

#12 Guest_Chairotsu_*

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 12:59 PM

Got his #?

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 01:55 PM

I've read all the above posts and I'm still unclear if the 185/80s will fit on a stock GL/Loyale 4x4 without rubbing when fourwheeling. The answer is probably here somewhere in these replys but I'm just not clear with all the different combos talked about above.

#14 Guest_Lewy80DL_*

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 02:16 PM

Yep, it is 425-235-0952, his name is Gary Bagnell.

#15 Guest_bajavwnsoobnut_*

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 08:53 PM

the 185/80's on mine with the suspention dialed all the way down doesn't rub at all

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 11:34 PM

The 185/80's work great. you actually only get about .75" of ground clearance from them...

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#17 Guest_dnaryam_*

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 11:38 PM

Do all those tire size fit in a loyale 4wd without any interference????

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Posted 06 March 2001 - 11:42 PM

I know qman had 195/65r15's on his ea81 hatch. he had the suspension adjusted all the way up and had no problems.

not sure if you have less clearance on a loyale or not....

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Posted 07 March 2001 - 03:27 PM

on my 87 4WD GL wagon i am currently running the 15" peugeot alloys with 14/62-15 rally tires...total height in inches is 24.41.. doesnt seem to be any rubbing and i have no adjustments to suspension...however i havnt been offroad yet so i dont know if that is any help

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Posted 07 March 2001 - 03:47 PM

McBrat, I have 195-60R14s on my 80 Hatch, no lift kit, and no clearance problem. By your chart, they would have less of a gain in ground clearance then the 205-60R15, if I remember correctly, they are almost exactly the same diameter as the stock tires.

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Posted 07 March 2001 - 10:57 PM

Maybe we should post this tread in the archive, i think it contains quite useful info!




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