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Fiero 13" Turbo Finned Wheel - What tire sizes are there? by Dracula DMC-12
Started on: 04-04-2013 06:02 PM
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I'm trying to put the original set of Turbo-Finned wheels on my car and they badly need new tires. Does anyone know of the best current size that can be used?
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The specified size for that wheel was 185-80-R13.

There are still 2 brands available at tire rack, designed for boat trailers....so they may not be too much fun on a Fiero, but the car would roll!...

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My goal is to fully restore and bring the car to nearly 100% stock standards and, since these are the original wheels for it, I like the idea of using them.

The issues with tire sizes has me a little discouraged, though.

I'm thinking of redoing and restoring the wheels and only putting them on for shows.

Anyone have any opinions?

Also, let me state that I'm weird in the regard that I like the stock '84 with 4-cyl and 4-speed.
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rock a set of these
http://www.cokertire.com/cl...2-7-8-whitewall.html
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Originally posted by mrfred8:

rock a set of these
http://www.cokertire.com/cl...2-7-8-whitewall.html


For the $808.00 that it would cost to buy those tires, I could buy another Fiero and take the wheels from it...

Now THAT'S a tempting option.
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Shop around. Old Geo's and some old Escorts used 13's so there should still be some floating around. Try Wal Mart.
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Nice to see someone Trying to save them as stock Do you Have all your Center Cap ? they are real hard to find these Days ..
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Originally posted by Newbfiero:

Nice to see someone Trying to save them as stock Do you Have all your Center Cap ? they are real hard to find these Days ..
Rob


I do, indeed. I'm going to get new tires today and post a few pictures later.
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Originally posted by Dracula DMC-12:

Also, let me state that I'm weird in the regard that I like the stock '84 with 4-cyl and 4-speed.


I feel the same as you.
I had a set of turbos on my 84 and I did like them, but they were too bad off to salvage. I did keep the center caps though.

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Here's one while I was working on the car:



And here's two with the wheels on and rear end reassembled:





So far, I really like the look of them; I wish they filled up the wheel wells a little more, but they ride a lot better and are a nice, original touch.
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Yea, you aren't the only one who likes stock wheels. I guess I'm weird that I like the 14" hi-tech alloys. Absolutely love 'em. My '88 GT came with 16" Konigs when I first bought it, and the first thing I did was get some 14" stock aluminum wheels. I know they aren't 'correct' for the car, but they're at least stock Pontiac items. The GT lace wheels are also nice, but I just love the hi-tech wheels - they're so 80's. I haven't seen the 13" in person, but they look pretty cool too.
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Originally posted by seth1972:

Yea, you aren't the only one who likes stock wheels. I guess I'm weird that I like the 14" hi-tech alloys. Absolutely love 'em. My '88 GT came with 16" Konigs when I first bought it, and the first thing I did was get some 14" stock aluminum wheels. I know they aren't 'correct' for the car, but they're at least stock Pontiac items. The GT lace wheels are also nice, but I just love the hi-tech wheels - they're so 80's. I haven't seen the 13" in person, but they look pretty cool too.



Hey great to see another Michigan Fiero owner.
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It was between the Turbo Fin wheels and the Hi-Tech wheels; if the Turbo Fins weren't the original wheels, I'd have used a set of 14" Hi-Tech wheels instead. I really like the look of them, but I might as well run wild with the whole "Low-optioned 1984" theme.

Plus, I couldn't find any good pictures of them on another car. Does anyone know of any pictures of a pristine set on a car?

Also, for future reference, the only size I could find were 185 70 R13 instead of the 185 80 R13 that were standard, without using trailer tires. I got them from Firestone and it cost $235.00 by the time that I had them installed and the old tires from 1992 thrown out.

On a personal note, I like how the Turbo Fin wheels remind me of the stock wheels on the DeLorean and Bricklin.

As for the mismatched body panels, I'm trying to bring the car back to original red, hence the front and rear.

After all, how many red 1984 Fieros with 13" wheels can there be out there?

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I put a set of 13 inchers on a Chevette a few years ago, they were from Fleet Farm. They were radials for a car, not trailer tires.
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If someone gets a BIG tax refund, I have a set of 4 NOS turbofinned (N24) rims with (4) NOS centercaps.
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Originally posted by FieroG97J:

If someone gets a BIG tax refund, I have a set of 4 NOS turbofinned (N24) rims with (4) NOS centercaps.


What do they go for? I've never seen a set come up for sale.
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Originally posted by Dracula DMC-12:

It was between the Turbo Fin wheels and the Hi-Tech wheels; if the Turbo Fins weren't the original wheels, I'd have used a set of 14" Hi-Tech wheels instead. I really like the look of them, but I might as well run wild with the whole "Low-optioned 1984" theme.

Plus, I couldn't find any good pictures of them on another car. Does anyone know of any pictures of a pristine set on a car?

Also, for future reference, the only size I could find were 185 70 R13 instead of the 185 80 R13 that were standard, without using trailer tires. I got them from Firestone and it cost $235.00 by the time that I had them installed and the old tires from 1992 thrown out.

On a personal note, I like how the Turbo Fin wheels remind me of the stock wheels on the DeLorean and Bricklin.

As for the mismatched body panels, I'm trying to bring the car back to original red, hence the front and rear.

After all, how many red 1984 Fieros with 13" wheels can there be out there?



I just bought one. '84 red 2M4 Sport Coupe with original Turbo Fins and only 50,000 miles on the odometer. I beleive it when the seller said it was stored for a number of years, I had to replace all 4 calipers to get it driveable.
It looks like a (almost) brand new car, paint and interior are like new. I'll send pictures if anyone is interested (I am at work now..)

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