I'm sure this will have been asked a lot of times but I can't quite suss out a couple of questions about tyres and wheels.
I was running 185/60 tyres all round on 14 inch wheels, but have shifted to 13 inch wheels with 185/55s at the front and 215/55s on 8 inch rims on the rear. I much prefer the the 13s but in the switch I have lost a lot of ride height... I haven't actually hit the sump yet but I do think I have touched down a couple of times! :)
I've been looking at options for getting some ride height back, mainly around changing the shocks and springs and adding adjustable platforms, which I will probably still do. But I also wondered whether changing he tyres to 60 profile would actually get me a more useble height, obviously. It will, but is it going to be noticeably worthwhile! So a couple of questions...
1. How much extra clearance would 185/60s and potentially 205/60s actually give of 185/55s and 215/55s
2. Can 205/60s be fitted to 8 inch rims? I think its on the margins but there seems to be a lot of mixed opinion across different sites I have looked at.
Apologies if this has been asked a lot before but any advice is appreciated!