I was contemplating using my 85 GT as a daily driver. I currently have 17x7s on it. As luck would have it there was a local Fiero guy giving away various items for free. He just happened to have a full set of 85 GT Tech wheels so I grabbed em. Bad news is P215/60R14 tires are NOT easy to find and when you do they are quite pricey! I know smaller tire sizes are going away but I didn't know it was this soon. Don't believe me that they are hard to find? Go to Discounttiredirect.com and check out what they have for this size. (recommended size for this wheel according to Pontiac) They have one tire only and it's $141.00 each! Ha! I can get 17x7's all day long for way less than that. Where can I get inexpensive tires for these wheels? Anyone run a different size profile on Tech wheels? And yes, I thought about used tires from the local PNP's but I wanted to see if I could get new ones inexpensively first. Thanks, Kit
[This message has been edited by Kitskaboodle (edited 08-25-2015).]
I think that if it was my car, and I had to run14" tires on it (no 17" wheels), I would get 195 70R14 tires. I know that's not the recommended size, but it's a taller tire, and would look better in the wheel well. And they are readily available.
Not telling anyone else what to do, but I gave up on using size 14" tires years back. The Chinese single ply sidewall tires are still available but I would not trust them for higher speed highway use. If you like the look of the wide sidewalls, you could always find 15" Fiero wheels and use 15" tires but even they are getting harder to find. Wheels with the proper lug pattern and tire sizes of 16" and 17" are readily available and offer good alternatives.
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When I rebuilt my SuperBee, It had 14" wheels stock. I searched for period correct AR Torque Thrusts in a 14" and stock 6" width. It took AR 5 months to get a set...from China. I got 215/70/14 Redlines for it from Coker. They did only have radial at the time, but think they even offer bias ones now. If I remember they were only $85 each with an S or H rating.
Hypothetically that would be great, but he does not. As the thread title is asking for 14" tires. to fit the WHEELS, not the "rims"
As jediperk mentioned, the "KUMHO SENSE Grand Touring All-Season" seem like a good price at $57 each. I know nothing about them, but they are inexpensive enough to replace if they do not last as long as some of the more expensive tires.
On a totally different thought.... Just so I am following you....You received a free set of stock 14" wheels, so now you want take off your current wheels and tires, to spend money to put tires on the free rims? Sounds like something I would do LOL! As my thinking to justify it would be "But the wheels were FREE!"
Yes , I got the Tech wheels for free. My current tires, 225/45/17 are just about gone so I'm going to have to buy some kind of tires, be it 14's or 17's. For the first time ever I am contemplating using one of my Fiero's as a daily driver. This is why I am considering doing this swap. It's about gas mileage, easier steering and riding. I can always take them off and put my 17's back on if I choose to stop using it as a DD. Kit
[This message has been edited by Kitskaboodle (edited 08-30-2015).]