[DML] Re: Lotus engineering
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[DML] Re: Lotus engineering



Using Mike's numbers, you've got front tires 19.99" overall outside
diameter and rear tires 20.08" overall outside diameter -- less than
one half percent difference. Rear tires are 10% wider, but being 60
series reduces their height about the same amount. From the side of
the car there's basically no difference.

DeLorean rears are 21.26" overall outside diameter and the fronts are
18.61" overall outside diameter -- more than 14% bigger. Simply
looking at the side of the car confirms that the rears are massively
larger.

I continue to wonder if DMC's earliest designs called for 14" wheels
the whole way 'round, perhaps when a mid engine layout was still being
considered. That would explain why tooling for the spare tire well is
too small to accomodate a flat rear tire (designers simply forgot to
adjust it for the eventual production wheels).

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cbl1739" <cbl302@...> wrote:
>
> Nitpicking....
> 
> 15" FRONTS 15" REARS Delorean 14" fronts MASSIVE 15" rears to
> compansate. On the Porsche..they engineerd/were confident enough to
> put same size DIM. tires... basically the same size tires(15")...I
> don't get your point???? Try putting same size tires like that on a
> Delorean and then do some top speed backroad driving.Guarenteed to
> have a parts car :=(
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike.griese@ wrote:
> >
> > Well, you would be wrong again Claude.  The 1981 911SC coupe
> > had 195/65-15 fronts and 215/60-15 rears.
> >
> > --
> > Mike




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