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swdoc49 Steve LeMaster
Joplin, MO, USA   USA
What's the correct tire size for TR 3 A...I'm going back radials not bias

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billspit Bill Kea
Moore, Spartanburg, SC, USA   USA
155sr-15. You can go with 165, but the tire may not fit in the well.

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cdozois Gold Member Craig Dozois
Englewood, FL, USA   USA
I'm running 165 R15 on my '57. Fits nicely.
craig

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Is it an early or late TR3A? Early was 155 (when fitted with radials), later 165.

165 are a very tight fit in the pre-60K spare tire well; it's really sized to take 155. It was enlarged for the 165 when they redid the tooling at TS60001.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L Once and future daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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Mt Lemmon, AZ, USA   USA
My (pre TS60000) spare is a 165/15 and the only way I can get it in the compartment is deflated and sprinkled with baby powder on both sides. Also have a nylon strap looped through the wheel to aid in removal. Visualize - me on my butt with a foot on each bumperette and pulling on that strap to get the spare out. Obviously I also carry a 12V compressor.

billspit Bill Kea
Moore, Spartanburg, SC, USA   USA
In reply to # 1518736 by TR3driver Is it an early or late TR3A? Early was 155 (when fitted with radials), later 165.

165 are a very tight fit in the pre-60K spare tire well; it's really sized to take 155. It was enlarged for the 165 when they redid the tooling at TS60001.

Sweet. Because I am picking up a post 60,000 car.

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cdozois Gold Member Craig Dozois
Englewood, FL, USA   USA
My '57 small mouth is number 14421L. I run 165 without clearance issues (photo attached) but I also cannot Carry an inflated spare behind the plate.

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Love those wide whites, too!



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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cdozois Gold Member Craig Dozois
Englewood, FL, USA   USA
Brits hate white walls. Way too American.

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davem dave m
vancouver island, BC, Canada   CAN
165 SR15 is the size , i believe

-check out "longstone tyres uk" for michelin XZX
-they are 97gbp delivered to your door - free shipping
- i put these on my tr3's and my morgan and have never looked back
-great handling tire and nice smooth ride

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