Blair in Vancouver
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But I have used the 5 inch wide panasports with hoosier street tds [ 185/60-13 ] with success and have used yoko ao32rs with some rubbing [only on 1 corner ]. As the cars are all a bit different, ymmv
Others have reported using 6 inch wide versions with larger negative offset [ wheels go further inboard ].
Good luck !
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--- In [email protected], "garyeanderson" wrote:
> In order to fit any larger tire than the stock (145/80x13) of the
> or S2 Elan you should go with a small diameter rear spring. The
> widest tire I have heard of that does not hit are 165/65x13
> Bridgstone RE92's with shock rear suspension. I have 175/50x13
> Pirrelli P7's on my S2 Elan, this was accomplished by a) 2.5 inch
> diameter spings in the rear, b)34mm offset 13x6 Panasport wheels,
> outboard ends of the rear lower A arm were ground away slightly for
> extra clearence. The Tires still foul the front anti roll bar at
> lock (still need to make up longer spacers for the rack). The
> 175/50x13 is only 20 inches in diameter so it is like a 10%
> underdrive, when I wear out the P7's I will try a set of 185/60x13,
> the Elan will be ready to paint again by then and I won't mind
> the wheel archs when I tear them off. I'll post a picture in the
> photos section.
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