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2019-08-14 18:36:16
Original tyres 195/55/14 not to be found
The original tyre size, 195/55/14 isn't available any longer. While I'm not so happy with that, I wonder, do you know where to get those tyres? Second hand is no problem.

My question. I've learned that 165/60/14 has the exact circumference that no speede difference would occur and my car has ABS.

Would it hurt to install 165/60/14 instead of 195/55/14?

The difference in width is about one inch 1/5. The NX1600 has 175 width tyres.

Please let me know what you think. Meanwhile I noticed this Toyo Celsius Tires - Road Review | Busted Wallet My wallet isn't busted but I prefer all season and this tyre is available in 165/60/14 and from it's review there is no need spending more bucks for a 'better' tyre and next to the looks, losing one inch 1/5 on tyre width I wonder what handling I may expect. Or the lack of it. Thanks!
2019-08-14 19:13:20
It will handle worse cause skinnier tires but cut through any snow or water real quickly. I would get 15 inch wheels and thank the Miata boys for the 15 inch tire choices we still have.
2019-08-15 18:40:41
Yah, are you absolutely committed to 14" wheels?
2019-08-15 19:42:54
Miata? I'll check it out, doesn't seem cheap or easy but I might have a friend there.

For the 14", yes I'm comitted but I'm really committed to the lightness of the original rims. That said, running those for several years now, I actually like it's looks also. Heck I'm looking for a fifth. The spare tyre won't turn around on the front, only the back. It is a Nx1600 I bought it with. I've learned recently a Nx2000 comes with five rims.

Maybe a bit premature but I actually would consider buying an original rim here, with the best offer on shipment or in that range for boat shipment. The consider part is just the shipping cost which I have no impression of yet.
2019-08-28 18:12:08
This rim is still 14" but can you confirm it is a b13 rim? A rim 15" in this style and era would make me happy. I didn't check tyre sizes but fiddling with calculators I expect to find a zero difference 15" replacement tyre.

2019-08-28 19:55:50
Look on the inside (back) of the wheel (that would face the car) for the specifications. It does not look like a familar B13 item to me.
2019-08-30 06:14:26
I would get 205 50 14 instead if that exists
2019-09-15 04:55:35
I've used a calculator, your size might exist but I need to recheck it. I came up with 215/40/50 with a difference of 0.09% When I have time I'll calculate difference from new tires to worn tires to see what kind of margin the speedo has. With a 3% difference I'll be sure to see speedo difference and I like to get up to speed with the tacho, more readable in most cases in common maximum speeds. Or I'll drop some 165's on it, this is 0% difference but a bit small though.
2024-04-05 23:00:20
That tire is to skinny. I would not do it
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