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wheel, tyres



Hi John,
I hope you too have had a good Christmas.
The important thing is the overall diameter of the tyre and not the wheel .
There are 15, 16, 17, ect wheels that will fit but my advice is to stick
with 16 or 15 inch tyres as there are a larger availability of tyres for
these sizes in our part of the world. The 100 series uses 5 stud fixings.
Wheel spacers are used around the world for various reasons but normally it
is better to buy wheels with the correct offset. It is true that increasing
the overall diameter of the tyre will make the speedo read slower than
before for a given velocity but it will only be by a small percentage even
if going up to 35 inch, the percentage of discrepancy is easily worked out
and in any case most speedometers are optimistic. Slee Off Road have solutions to this problem if you are
Anthony Graham
1994HDJ 1HD - T
West Wales
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Sent: 27 December 2004 17:58
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Subject: [ELCO] wheel, tyres
Hi Guys
Hope you all had a happy and safe Christmas.
I was in the motor factors the other day to get some diesel treatment, they
only have STP injector cleaner. I said that I would hunt around for some
good stuff after all the advice I got. Guess what the three places I tried
only do the same stuff STP. So I said that I will wait and see.
While I was there I saw a lovely set of wheels in shiny chrome, they called
to me buy us ,buy us, you know you want to. I dident because a little voice
in my head said, no dont untill you relly think about it. The guy in the
shop said they would fit and I would get tyres no problem at all.
At the moment I have 265x70x15 on the cruiser, the original wheels and they
are getting a bit shabby. The wheels that are calling to me are 17inch they
have 18 inch aswell. I know the new 100 has 17 or 18 inch wheels and the
tyres on them look like they have rubber. I would have to buy 5 altogether
because of the spare wheel aswell if I was to buy them at all.
Will a 17 or 18 inch wheel fit both the cruiser and where the spare is kept
Will the bigger wheels cause any problems at all.
Will the new wheels scrach, dent, or chip, I have never had chrome wheels so
I dont know.
I heard some where that bigger wheels will affect the speedo and I will not
know what speed I am reallty doing, because the speedo will tell me one
thing and the speed camera will tell me another, is there any thing in this.
Are spacers a good idea for the axels , I think it would look good with a
wider wheel base. Has any one any comments on these issues because it could
not be as simple as buying new wheels for the cruiser with out a big problem
some where after all it is my cruiser , it cant be that simple can it.
john c
92 HDJ 80 1HD-T Auto Ireland


I wouldn't waste you money on replacement rims, unless you are
intending to go to steel rims for extreme off road trips.
If you want to go to a bigger tyre size, consider moving up to
285/75/16 - these should fit fine on your rims giving you a bit more
clearance and better gearing for motorway driving.
Your speedo will be a little bit out with the larger diameter. You can
buy a gear from Slee Offroad in the US to correct the speedo, although
last time I checked they were out of stock.
You can get an idea of speed differences using the tyre calculator at:
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB



Hi Julian
Where do I send the disks for the programs for the cruiser .
John c
92HDJ 80 1HD-T Auto Ireland