Brett Wilkie wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:26 pm
How is the clearance at the front between the tire and strut, the Mk1 strut is a bit tight there.
My GT had 13" 205s when I bought it, no clearance issues, can't remember the profile but it was probably 70.
If it helps, I then went with 14" wheels with 185/70s on mine...no clearance issues anywhere. I also found that dropping the width from the 13" 205s which were on the car gave much less "squish" to the handling. The 205s felt "unsure" when cornering hard, the 185s felt a lot more consistent - and no discernible difference to the ride.
If memory serves, the offset was the same for both sets of wheels.
PS, the 205s were on Rostyles and I suspect it was the width of the wheel versus the tire was the issue, too much tire for rim width, hence the squish.