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185 / 60 are getting a little wide for 5.5 inch wheels and the added instability will offset any extra tyre width.
You should be able to fit 185 / 60 OK but you will need to hammer the rear spring seat a little more to get the needed clearance or fit smaller diameter rear springs which is a common conversion on the Elan.
Yoko A-050R are a similar tyre ( better depending on your use) and are available in 175 / 60 x13 in Australia.
Dunlop DZ3G are also available in 175 / 60 x 13 and I have these on my Plus 2 now.
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I have run 205/60-13 for over 30 years and many miles. The increased stiffness over stock seems to make up for any flaws from being over wide, and the tire height is nominally correct. I cut the spring perch away where it would foul.
When I changed to the Spyder many years ago, it must be ever so slightly off[or should I say, different] and the driver side rear wore a little hole in the body. The fronts will occasionally touch the spot where the headlight pivot bulge is in the wheel well.
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