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Post by EngineerTEN on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:08 am

Anyone know where to find the lower profile whitewalls as seen below?



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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by svkustoms on Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:08 am

the only place I would know to even look would be Cocker Tires
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Hobug on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:10 am

Most of the low profile whitewalls I have seen were inserts.
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Post by 39coupe on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:11 am

Hobug wrote:Most of the low profile whitewalls I have seen were inserts.

I was thinking the same thing - porta-walls.
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:24 pm

http://www.widewhitewalltires.com/2008Catalog/hi/09.htm
These guys use to have 135 whitewalls but I cant seem to find them.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:28 pm

Cool - I'll give them a call.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:30 pm

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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:34 pm


This is my old 61 porta walls all around. 135s up front and 165s in the back.
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Post by panic_fan on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:17 pm

Those walls are awesome. I have never heard of those. When I get new tires for the bus, I may check into those. Anyone seen a bus with them?
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Treehive on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:43 pm

panic_fan wrote:Those walls are awesome. I have never heard of those. When I get new tires for the bus, I may check into those. Anyone seen a bus with them?

Dude, don't put passenger tires on your bus. C rated light truck tires give you a much smoother and safer ride. I'm sure you have read the exhaustive Tire Sticky in the Bay forum of the Samba. Now that I have switched to the proper weight load tires, I will never turn back. Just a bit of friendly advice Very Happy
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:06 am

Treehive wrote:
panic_fan wrote:Those walls are awesome. I have never heard of those. When I get new tires for the bus, I may check into those. Anyone seen a bus with them?

Dude, don't put passenger tires on your bus. C rated light truck tires give you a much smoother and safer ride. I'm sure you have read the exhaustive Tire Sticky in the Bay forum of the Samba. Now that I have switched to the proper weight load tires, I will never turn back. Just a bit of friendly advice Very Happy

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Make sure you get light truck tires.
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by panic_fan on Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:06 am

Yea I have tried to read thru the tire sticky...all the whining back and forth kinda annoyed me. Very informative but sometimes tough to sift thru.
I will definitly get the correct tires when I replace them. I guess the portawalls can only be used on passenger tires?
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:39 am

Porta walls will go on anything. Just be aware they take a little to get them to seat properly
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:43 am

what would be the rating for bus tires (what is the two digit number?)
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Treehive on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:55 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:what would be the rating for bus tires (what is the two digit number?)

VW recommends a tire with a max load rating of at least 1540 lbs for buses. Here is all the info of the side of my new tires. "Yokohama Super Van 356 185R14 8P, they have a max load of 1850 lbs".

If someone wants to roll their bus with tires that meet VW recommendations, I found there are not a lot of options out there in a 14" tire. I had to be firm with the tire salesman about exactly what I wanted, and the tires had to be shipped in from another state. I have seen too many pics of buses and Vanagons with blown out passenger tires to risk putting anything else on my baby.

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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:53 am

Yeah my bus wont have the recommended tires on it. They just dont sell them for lowered buses. 195/50/15 up front and 195/60/15 in the back 82 and 88 ratings. Crying or Very sad Oh well
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:44 pm


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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by EngineerTEN on Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:36 pm

That's really cool. I wonder how they were able to make the perfect circle around the tire.
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Re: Identify These Tires

Post by zabo on Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:18 pm

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