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Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

I need some new tyres for my new wheels.
The wheels are 14" 6J.

I have found some Yokohama's A539.
But I'm not sure what width is best for me 175 (70 euro's a piece) or 185 (83 euro's a piece).
It's not the money that counts but rubbing in the arches.

This friday the will be rolled and the current 7J wheels will be replaced by these.
I test fitted the new wheels and the clearance to the trailing arm on the back is the same so it should come inside the arch.

I'm afraid that the 185 is to wide and will stick outside of the wheel.
Does anyone have these tyres on a 6j wheels and do the tyres stick out?
Maybe pictures?
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

195/45/14 on a 6j rim, no scrubbage but the suspension was fairly stiff

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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

You can use the following sizes with 6x14" rims.

175/65R14-205/55R14-185/65R14-185/60R14
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

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195/45/14 on a 6j rim, no scrubbage but the suspension was fairly stiff

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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

Be aware Yoko A539 tyres are now discontinued as a model to choose from in their range

Dont know what stock is like but eventually there is going to be none available eventually so maybe worth having a backup model just in case the above scenario occurs and you have your heart set on this particular tyre

I had these tyres in 195/45/14 and i cant recommend them enough
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

I do have 15mm spacers on the back to make the wheels fit.
I will order them now and see what happens haha
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

Arches are rolled.
Got the 40mm drop on the back now.
Even with the old 7J wheels it's quite allright. They still hit but the the 6J wheels should resolve that.
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

As I think I told you some time ago, 195/45/1s are the best choice. Firstly because they're cheaper in performance brands, secondly cos you'll need all the widthh you can get in a turbo car. Uniroyal Rainsports are a good performance per pound choice, as are Falkens (but the Falkens do not, IMHO, suit cars with stiff suspension in thar size).

WTH, I'm still concerned that your choice of rear spacer is extreme. I've fitted 195/45/14s on 6J Compos with 35 offset and 3mm spacers on the rear. Too much offset at the rear ruins turn in (and will force contact with the arches. What ET are the new wheels?
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

New wheels have an ET of 35.
Stil the 15mm spacers are needed.
I test fitted the wheels and I have about 3mm of clearance from the wheels to the trailing arm.
Also I currently have 195's and as there still hitting the arches I'm not going to take the risk.
Maybe if I see the 185 have enough clearance the next tyres will be 195 again.
Still the turbo project is a long term project.
Atleast another 4 to 5 months I guess. Money is not growing on the tree outside my house would be great though
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

Something is very wrong. Take it to someone who knows Centos. The only possible cause of contact with the arches given that set up is the size of the spacers. Lots of people here have run 35 Compos with the set up I describe with no issues (or, with 35mm + drops, light contact with the inner arches). With 35et, 195/45/14s and a rear disk conversion you don't even need the 3mm spacers!

You are risking your safety and that of others if you proceed.

If money is scarce, why fit more expensive tyres?
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

I have original parts alround.
Checked it out multiple times.
Only thing I can image is that the wheelbearings are less wide then the ones that were on there.
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

I've never seen narrower ones. And they're one peice with the hub (or should be). Something is fubared. There are a fair few very knowledgeable Cento folk in the Netherlands..........
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

well ive got a buckled swing arm that can be seen and causes contact

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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

That, or a badly twisted chassis would do it. But hopefully there's another explanation here.
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Re: Best tyre width for 14 6J wheels

I checked it out.
Everything is straight and as it should be.
I'm wondering how you run 195/45/14 on 7J wheels with a 40mm drop without rubbing.

As a test I bolted my wheels to a standard seicento abarth and with a 40mm drop that would definitly hit the arches.
When we drove around it even catches.
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