Tire size 1970 Skylark convertable 14 inch wheels

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by Larry Michael, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Larry Michael

    Larry Michael Member

    I just picked up a 1970 Skylark Convertable with 14 inch wheels and 205/70/14 tires. Will 225/60/14 size fit without rubbing. Thanks Larry
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Yes, but that is the wrong tire for the car. When your car was new, it came with G78-14's. That tire was 27" tall. Your current tires (P205/70R-14) are 25.3" tall. The P225/60R-14 is even shorter, 24.6". If I was you, I'd step up to 15" wheels. The tire selection is MUCH better. There is no difference between the wheel wells of your Skylark and a GS. The optional tire for the GS was a G70-14 and a G60-15. The closest P metric tire sizes for those two tires is P225/70R-14 and P245/60R-15. If you want to stay with 14" wheels, then P225/70R-14 is the size you want. The closest to a G78-14 is a P215/75R-14. The 70-72 Skylark/GS cars had very large wheel wells.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  3. Larry Michael

    Larry Michael Member

  4. Larry Michael

    Larry Michael Member

    Thanks that makes more sense
  5. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    wasn't the base tire F78x14?
  6. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Nope, G78-14
  7. efogs400

    efogs400 Well-Known Member

    Here are some pics of my 71 with all three options to give you perspective.

    #1 - 205/70/14 Whitewalls when I bought it with original 14" wheels.
    #2 - 225/60/14 T/A's that I had in the garage and threw on for a while, .
    #3 - Recent Cooper 245/60/15's on repop 15"s that I bought through Summit .

    #3 The clear winner in my opinion.

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  8. Larry Michael

    Larry Michael Member

    The Coopers look better , your car looked like my first 71 , nice memories
  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I have Cooper Cobras on mine. 15 X 7 wheels in front with P255/60R-15, and 15 X 8 wheels with P275/60R-15 out back.

  10. Larry Michael

    Larry Michael Member

    sharp one

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