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Gregxster Avatar
Gregxster Gregg Pederson
Atascadero, California, USA   USA
1967 Volvo Amazon (122) "The Volvo"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tri-yota Spitfire"
I want to have a set of dedicated wheels and tires for autocross. I'm looking for a set of 13" wheels, steel or alloy, to fit a set of 185/60-13 track tires on them. Cosmetic condition not important. Must fit Triumph Spitfire/GT6.

Thanks,
Gregg



1969 Tri-yota Spitfire: http://www.triumphexp.com/journal/gregxster

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jeff012207 Jeff Jones
Concord, Virginia, USA   USA
I'm in the market for the same thing... have you had any response?

jsukey Avatar
jsukey Jason Sukey
Elyria, Ohio, USA   USA
I don't have any to offer for sale, but I'd recommend looking for a set of TR7 steelies 13x5.5
They can be usually found for cheap or free. Slap a coat of paint on them and I think they look great with 185/60's

Jason

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jeff012207 Jeff Jones
Concord, Virginia, USA   USA
Thanks for the recommendation... they just might work.
Let me know if you happen to run across a set.

Thanks again.
Jeff

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arturo64 Arthur T
Billings, Montana, USA   USA
Man, a beautiful Amazon and a racing spitfire, my hero!
For my racer, I decided to go to 14s due to better tire choices. Since I'm a cheap skate I bought old Miata "daisy" wheels. The adaptors were not so cheap.... but still cheaper than buying new 13s or 14s. With the pressed metal wheels you'll always have to worry about trueness and they are heavier.



Arthur
68 spit
70 gt6+

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2manyspits Thomas Schlundt
south bend, IN, USA   USA
They do not make a good 13" autocross tire. 14 inch miata with adapters is the way I went.
If interested I have a couple sets of the tr7 wheels.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2017-09-15 09:34 AM by 2manyspits.

jsukey Avatar
jsukey Jason Sukey
Elyria, Ohio, USA   USA
For serious autocross tires, Hoosier makes a 185/60/13 and 225/45/13 in the A7 and R7. You won't find a better DOT autox tire than those!

Jason

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Gregxster Gregg Pederson
Atascadero, California, USA   USA
1967 Volvo Amazon (122) "The Volvo"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tri-yota Spitfire"
Thanks for all the recommendations!

I currently have 14x5.5 VTO wheels. I can't find good autocross tires that will fit inside the spitfire wheel wells.

Arther - What size 14" tires are you using? Do they fit the front wheel well lock to lock on a lowered car?

Jason - what size tire do you have on your GT6 (in your Avatar)? What is the largest 13" tire that will fit. Does the 225/45-13 fit??



1969 Tri-yota Spitfire: http://www.triumphexp.com/journal/gregxster

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jsukey Jason Sukey
Elyria, Ohio, USA   USA
For my autox tires, yes, those are the 225/45/13's. They are squeezed onto 5.5" wide wheels, so that's less than ideal. They do fit, but I had to slightly roll the rear wheel arches to clear. If I hit a bump mid corner, they might just barely kiss the tires now.
I'd like to try 13x7 or 13x8 to get the most out of the 225's.
Honestly, on the narrow wheels, I wonder if the 205/60/13 OR 185/60/13 Hoosiers would be just as fast.


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arturo64 Arthur T
Billings, Montana, USA   USA
I'm rockin crappy 185/60 tires(crappy in the racing world but better than the All weather stuff in 13's). I hope to upgrade for next season though and there are two on tire rack I'm considering.
Direzza ZII Star Spec by Dunlop is the exact right size but abit expensive at 130 a tire(I'm cheap skate remember)
The other is by Falken and is a 195/60 and is a bit more reasonable at 90. The Azenis RT615K+
I do have the tiniest of rub but only when really driving hard. I think it is due to the smallest movement from rubber bushings. I have massaged my fire wall and rolled up the inner wheel well lip as well.
I worry about to much traction putting to much stress on the car as well so I have considered the S-Drive by Yokohama in 185/55. Aggressive but a street tire.



Arthur
68 spit
70 gt6+



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2manyspits Thomas Schlundt
south bend, IN, USA   USA
what class are you running in?


In reply to # 1485394 by jsukey For my autox tires, yes, those are the 225/45/13's. They are squeezed onto 5.5" wide wheels, so that's less than ideal. They do fit, but I had to slightly roll the rear wheel arches to clear. If I hit a bump mid corner, they might just barely kiss the tires now.
I'd like to try 13x7 or 13x8 to get the most out of the 225's.
Honestly, on the narrow wheels, I wonder if the 205/60/13 OR 185/60/13 Hoosiers would be just as fast.


jsukey Avatar
jsukey Jason Sukey
Elyria, Ohio, USA   USA
I haven't made any serious effort preparing my car for a specific SCCA class, but I'd technically fit in DP. When I run at British events (VTR convention, TRF party, 6 pack etc) I'm "modified".

I just call it a fun street car.

Jason

In reply to # 1485498 by 2manyspits what class are you running in?


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2manyspits Thomas Schlundt
south bend, IN, USA   USA
if your running dp just run hoosier race rubber you dont need a dot tire

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Gregxster Gregg Pederson
Atascadero, California, USA   USA
1967 Volvo Amazon (122) "The Volvo"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tri-yota Spitfire"
Yesterday I ran my last autocross on these street, summer tires (Yokohama S-drive, 185/55-14). I will soon be ordering a set of Hoosier R7 in 185/60-13. I may have to get another set of VTO wheels in a 13 x 6, if I can't find a cheaper alternative. Here is a video of a couple of my best runs... it ends in a 180 deg. spin-out after I locked the brakes!





1969 Tri-yota Spitfire: http://www.triumphexp.com/journal/gregxster



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-09-17 05:05 PM by Gregxster.

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Spitfirejoe Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska, USA   USA
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
Long drive from Atascadero, but British Masters in Vista, CA has a set of Spit/GT6 wheels on eBay... He's had them for a while. I last saw them listed several months ago.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-GT6-SPITFIRE-MAG-WHEELS/142461570377?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3Dcf0b10b4db8d4bb5a34fc85be0a5e43b%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D253155785318&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507



Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska

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