[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.
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[DML] Re: all this tire stuff brings me to ask a question.



If we keep the overall diameter and width the same, it should be OK.

Kind of off topic: What would be very interesting is to go to a
lighter alloy wheel or wheels with less moment of inertia.  Given a
fixed torque output, if we change our wheels to have less moment of
inertia, we can accelerate faster.  

The OEM Delorean wheel weighs around 22 lbs.  I have seen new alloy
rims that have the same dimensions as the original but weighs only 14
lbs.  Google "mag wheels" and see what you can come up with.



Steve


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> You must be extremely careful if you are considering changing the size
> of the tires. You MUST make sure you will have the clearance required
> at all positions of the suspension. Harder to do if the car is
> lowered. It will also affect how the car handles, accelerates, and for
> the front you will mess up the speedometer calibration. You will have
> a hard time finding rims that will work, not many stock choices. You
> might have to have something made up custom to work.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar <fhudkins@> wrote:
> >
> > Okay, thanks for the explanation. I don't drive my D like a 
> > "performance" car (reference: Type 4141 Renault transmission), but it 
> > would be interesting to see if larger wheels made it easier for me to 
> > find matching tires! ;-D
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Farrar Hudkins
> > #2613 (auto)
> > 
> > welmoedj wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > To keep it simple: The grip on the road is also determined by the
> > > height of the side (wall) of the tyre.
> > > The shorter thew distance between wheel and road the stiffer the
ride,
> > > but since there is (almost) no side drag you seem to be glued to the
> > > road.
> > > Flatter tyres (not by puncture :) ) also get better grip during
> > > acceleration. The dyno meter can proove that.
> > > 
> > > And.... if not too flat, it looks very good on a D too. Consider 2"
> > > larger wheels is about two fingers lesser high tyre.
> > > 
> > > Welmoed.
> >
>



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