Howdy. Anyone know of skinny 15 inch wheels that will bolt on, and what they
came from? Steel wheels are fine, winter isnt a fashion show.
I have an 82 300TD wagon and am looking forward to another winter in the
Sierra Nevada mountains. I live in a rural area and take a winding one-lane
road to work through numerous deep canyons. I have used "spike spiders" for
the last two years on the rare instances when the car won't just plow
through, and have found that normal chains work better when it's really bad
I am looking into another set of wheels for studded snow tires, and am
considering a size change. The wheels are a 5 on 4.5 pattern, and proper
tires have a 24 inch diameter.
Has anyone tried a set of narrower wheels from something else, and of larger
diameter? I think a 26 inch tire is about all that will fit. The reasoning
is that a narrower tire will be better at finding the road beneath the snow,
and the surface pressure will be higher, helping the studs to dig into the
ice. taller will keep the oil pan and fuel tank a bit higher, reducing
Since the car weighs so much, those tires should be rated for a light truck,
but I cant search that until I have a wheel size.
I am also considering altering the hydraulic control mounting bracket so
that I can pull a cable and raise the rear fuel tank a bit higher out of the
snow, that would have helped a few times.
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