This is a discussion on Big Wheels within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by o1marc That only works when you are trying to set the beads by filling through the valve stem. That won't work when ...
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The time is coming near to have to get tires so we'll see if I can get them on when the time comes.
I am making quite a bit of progress though, I was about to put the 1600cc DP engine in and realized someone had bashed the push rods and tubes and cracked part of the drivers side head. Instead of trying to fix it I found a Type 4 porsche 914/ 412 1800cc engine on CL. Went and picked it up and getting ready to slot it in once the new clutch gets here.
That should give me the power I need to not worry about turning the bigger tires. I understand that big tires, big engine, little transaxle something is going to have to give when it gets rough and the trans is the weakest link for now. I'm going to have to take it easy until I can upgrape to a different trans. For now its all about getting it together to pass inspection and get legal.
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With wider rims the sidewalls don't flex so handling could improve if pressure is increased to compensate.
Saying that, I wouldn't go 3.5" over, generally 2" is max so needs wider tyres or narrower rims.
Narrower rims would probably be best, as pointed out, transmission/drive shafts are weak points and swing axle side plates ain't too strong (they don't like side loads, even the heavy duty ones can fail)
If your not going to be in deep sand I would use narrower fronts as well, there isn't much weight on the front so handling gets a bit sketchy with wider tyres
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