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Alan Chatterton
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#11 Post by Alan Chatterton » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:34 am

Yep, we suspected it would be! It's a great long legged cruiser, but lacks a little punch off the line (towing is not so good either!) hence why I need a 3.7. I may change the tyres first to 60 profiles.


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Re: Diff info

#12 Post by badger » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:48 pm

Sorry, bit of a typo error. The diff I was thinking of swapping over is 3:45. I'm guessing this too will not be suitable. Maybe 3:7 will be a good compromise?
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Re: Diff info

#13 Post by Sloppy 2000 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:02 pm

Hi Everyone, I am back and I need to update you, I took the minilites off today and put the old 175's back on with the steel wheels. I can not believe the difference, the car races along a 70-75. It is like a different car. The 195 55 r15's were obviously the cause here and I think the old narrow tyres seem to run far nicer. I wish I had put the old wheels on sooner. The car came with the minilites on. I just assumed they would be the same, because no one would create a dog by putting these on. I am sure with the right tyres on, things wouldn't have been a problem, but perhaps for someone else they will useful, because I ain't putting them back on. Jeff :lol:
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Re: Diff info

#14 Post by Mike Stevens » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:02 pm

Interesting. The difference in rolling radius between 195/55-R15 and 175/80-R13 is only 2.5%. I wouldn't have though that would have made that much difference in road performance.

The problem with using the 13" wheels is getting good tyres these days.

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Re: Diff info

#15 Post by torque2me » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:21 pm

Mike Stevens wrote:Interesting. The difference in rolling radius between 195/55-R15 and 175/80-R13 is only 2.5%. I wouldn't have though that would have made that much difference in road performance.

The problem with using the 13" wheels is getting good tyres these days.

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Well the wider the tyre the more grip. Grip equates also to resistance. It takes less engine power to accelerate a 13" than a 15". Bigger wheel diameters = good for constant motorway speeds, bad for constant stop/start motoring. Reverse logic for smaller wheels. Bigger wheels are more seductive I think on the majority of cars.

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