Tires for 15”x14” rim??

Hi Guys, I’m trying to find some tires for my rear 15”x14” rears. Struggling with anything over 295 recommended for a 10.5”.

Any suggestions? TIA
 

Ron McCall

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Pirelli makes them in 345/35-15 and Michelin makes the TB5 and TB15 in simillar sizes. Or you can have AVON slicks cut with a tread pattern .


Ron
 
Hi Guys, I’m trying to find some tires for my rear 15”x14” rears. Struggling with anything over 295 recommended for a 10.5”.

Any suggestions? TIA
For road legal tyres (UK only) you're stuck with Avon 295/50x15's.
They'll just about stretch to a 12" wide rim but never a 14" wide.

The Countach 345/35 size probably will fit the 14" wide but you get a diameter reduction of about 50mm which may cause a few issues.

Other option would be to use Dunlop CR82 530/1500-15 tyres [ NOT ROAD LEGAL ] which lose a bit of diameter but meet the width criteria or the CR82 530/1360-15 tyres [NOT ROAD LEGAL ] which need a slight stretch to fit and also lose a bit of diameter.

This is why I'm sticking to 12" wide rear rims for my Gulf arched back end!
 
What’s the main issue with NON ROAD LEGAL tyres being used on the road other than the obvious illegality of it? What are the shortcomings of a race tyre (non road legal) compared to a Road legal tyre? Is it only puncture protection?
 

Neil

Supporter
To prevent heat buildup race tire construction is lighter and their tread is thinner. Their sidewalls will not survive being scraped on a curb, either. Tread life will be pretty short as well.
 
Hi Guys, I’m trying to find some tires for my rear 15”x14” rears. Struggling with anything over 295 recommended for a 10.5”.

Any suggestions? TIA
I have 15" * 14" Rears also; I have somewhat reluctantly accepted that I will fit Mickey Thompson Sportsman 29*18.00R15
A very high profile tire ... but I am not aware of any other tire except maybe (Hoosier) that do a DOT approved radial for 15" diameter and 14" wide
 
What’s the main issue with NON ROAD LEGAL tyres being used on the road other than the obvious illegality of it? What are the shortcomings of a race tyre (non road legal) compared to a Road legal tyre? Is it only puncture protection?
If you have crash ... your Insurance Company will walk away from you if you run non-DOT Tires ... could cost allot $'s
 

Julian

Lifetime Supporter
First you need to understand the difference between "DOT Legal" and "DOT Approved", the latter is often still marked "Not for Highway use" e.g. a Hoosier R6 tire is "DOT Approved" and not for highway use.
 
I’m trying to find pics of anyone running something like a Nitto NT555RII 325/50/15 on a 15x12 if anyone has ever run that tyre size on a GT40. Is a road legal drag radial though so could be interesting with UK weather. I didn’t want to run the 295’s on a 12in rear let alone a 14inch!

UK stockists are interesting to find though.
Have a contact who’s sponsored by Nitto so if my mate can’t get hold of them I’ll have to reach out to them to see if they can help.
 
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Avon 12.5/27.0-15 treaded on 15"x 14" rims on my Pantera Gr4 style. Works on the street, but race tires throw a lot of stones up into the wheelwells. Also, thin sidewalls lose air pressure quicker than street tires.

Jack
 

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Avon 12.5/27.0-15 treaded on 15"x 14" rims on my Pantera Gr4 style. Works on the street, but race tires throw a lot of stones up into the wheelwells. Also, thin sidewalls lose air pressure quicker than street tires.

Jack
Not road legal in the UK otherwise I’d be all over that.
 
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