185/70/14s on the MX - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Wheels and Tires All things related to Miata Wheels and Tires.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 45
Total Cats: 7
Default 185/70/14s on the MX

Ok i have treid runing the usual search option but to no avail so here goes, dumb noobs first post tada

so i have just bought me a 91 miata with a Greddy turbo kit, some of you may have seen it form the gallery. I live in Helsinki, Finland and well winters are less than friendly round these parts and by law we have to run "winter tyres" in the appropriate season.

Now i have here in my Garage a set of Nokian studded winter tyres in excellent condition alas the size is a step up from the std on the car.(185/70/14)

Has anyone run oversized rubber on theirs and noticed any issues other than the obvious that my speedo will read slow? from my calculations i am only about 6-7% out so nothing too bad and still within the 10% rule of thumb.

feel free to flame suitably but i have tried to find other threads on this topic.
Turbo Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,840
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

stock height could fit it i bet.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 3,109
Total Cats: 127
Default

Should be fine a close to stock hieght.
jacob300zx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 45
Total Cats: 7
Default

Thank you brains I knew someone would oblige with such an answer alas new set of those is close to 500euro notes, they ain't worth much these days but I still like to hold on to as many as I can.
Turbo Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,105
Total Cats: 518
Default

It'll work fine, I've run 225/50-15 and they were huge compared to my stock 14's, definitely bigger than 6-7%.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 09:19 PM   #6
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,840
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

(Sent from phone via capitalism)

We've fit 225/50 15 onn the rear..couldn't fit front...but slammmed
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 01:36 AM   #7
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 45
Total Cats: 7
Default

Cheers Curly, actually your size only works out as 5% bigger but good to know.
Turbo Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 06:33 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 153
Total Cats: 9
Default

If you feel urge to have correct size'd there is plenty cheap China etc no name winter tyres for about 150€
samulis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 45
Total Cats: 7
Default

Mmm I love those cheap no name tyres, kung fu ultra skid being the best of them
Turbo Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 PM.