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Is it possible to put 19" wheels from a TC onto a TD?

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MGTDBOB99 Bob Strong
Chester NY, USA   USA
1965 Triumph Herald 1200 "Jerrie"
Hi all,
Without going into the crazy reason for asking this crazy question, I'm just curious to know what would be involved in installing 19" wheels from a TC onto a TD? Is it even possible? Hub change, etc?
Thanks,
Bob

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plus4moggie Tom Lange
Bar Harbor, ME, USA   USA
First find a complete set of TF wire-wheel hubs and related parts. Then cut great big holes in the fenders to allow room to fit 19" tires into a space designed for 15" ones. IMHO, a bad idea all around, and yes, a crazy question. But at least it has never been asked before, to the best of my knowledge! 16" racing wires might well fit, but even they would look VERY peculiar - like a coffin on 4 harps.

Tom Lange
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
I suspect steering would be compromised by the wider chassis.

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
IF the outer circumference of the TIRE is about the same and the splines and knock-offs fit, and the off-set is the same, yes they'll fit.



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MGTDBOB99 Bob Strong
Chester NY, USA   USA
1965 Triumph Herald 1200 "Jerrie"
Thanks Mitchell!
Bob

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Abingdon West, Southern California, USA   USA
Yes the splines and knockoffs would fit. But even if the wheel wasn't to tall, which I believe it is, you still have the problem of offset and turning clearance. I think you would be creating a dangerous situation if you tried to drive on this arrangement, as well as looking really strange.

Someone did try this years ago for reasons I don't remember, and as I recall it didn't work out.

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MGTDBOB99 Bob Strong
Chester NY, USA   USA
1965 Triumph Herald 1200 "Jerrie"
Thank you, Steve.
Bob

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