13" Tyre suggestions

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13" Tyre suggestions

Post by jonGTX » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:53 pm

Just come into possession of some interesting retro 13x5's for the rocco, problem is I've got no idea on suitable tyre sizes, anyone got any suggestions? Was thinking 175/65/13 but am told they'll be massive in terms of sidewall :chortle:


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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by Winston » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:01 pm

145 60 13?



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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by Nate » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:02 pm

if you go for a lower profile (and i think they should probably be 70s to give you the correct overall size) you're gonna end up with a massively inaccurate speedo, and be screaming the nuts off it at high speeds.


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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by jonGTX » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:34 pm

Was looking to keep roughly the same rolling circumference and ride height of the 195/45/15's she normally rolls on

Thereby working out to 175/65/13's

Original tyres on the snowflakes were 185/60/14 which would work out to be 175/70/13

Not much difference there really but I'm still unsure, need some sensible advice as a lot of what I'm finding is people telling me to go for stupid profiles as it'll ride lower :ire:


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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:39 pm

The Scirocco MK1 which was fitted with 13x5j wheels was supplied with 175/70/13 tyres.
What type of wheels have you found?


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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by lewp91 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:27 pm

just to point out the 45 and 65 arnt in mm but % of the width 195 etc just to point that out when working out rolling circs :)



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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by jonGTX » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:52 am

ianaudia4 wrote:The Scirocco MK1 which was fitted with 13x5j wheels was supplied with 175/70/13 tyres.
What type of wheels have you found?
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Re: 13" Tyre suggestions

Post by Winston » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:52 am

Nice!!!! wheels :good:

Im sorry to say but if you keep the rolling radius correct they are going to be balloon tyres and look poo. Im suggesting you use "stupid" profiles so the wheels can look there best.

For example 175 70's.. Baaaallllllllloooons!!!

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175 65.. doesn't look to bad tbh :blush:

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Maybe a 165 65 13 is a good compromise?. The problem is with them only being 5J if you just dropped the profile and kept the width you would find the tyre just overhangs the rim.