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76 Westy Tire Size... what size? (AKA-What did you buy.)

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Post by Rwflyboy Sun May 18, 2014 10:10 am

When a I bought our 76 Westy it came with 195/75/14 that are "Car Tires" and show cracking and therefore it's time for tires. Not lowered and I want the standard "Hi-Ride". Tire sales are sprouting up.. would love to know the best option here with killing the budget. Thanks in advance.
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Post by Hobug Sun May 18, 2014 10:43 am

I am running 185/14 Hankook RA-08s and am quite happy with them.

If you haven't already looked at the tire thread on the Samba it is here -> http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=162278&highlight=sticky

You can read for days and find out everyone has different ideas.

I went with the Hankooks because they are the stock size and have the proper load rating for a bus. I get blown around on the road a lot less since I got them. My $.02.
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Post by Rwflyboy Sun May 18, 2014 10:52 am

did you buy them from Busdepot dot com and have them mounted locally or is there a local dealer that carries them?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Sun May 18, 2014 11:41 am

I ran 185r14 nexens from tire easy and had them mounted locally.  They have increased in price a bunch since just last year though.

http://www.tires-easy.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&cart_id=10132077.135.19896&Breite=185&Quer=&Felge=14&Speed=&LoadRange=&kategorie=6&Marke=&ranzahl=4&tyre_for=&x_tyre_for=&rsmFahrzeugart=PKW&search_tool=standard&details=Ordern&typ=R-135363

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Post by Hobug Sun May 18, 2014 2:18 pm

I bought them from Bus Depot and had the local shop mount them.
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Post by skoolieman Mon May 26, 2014 9:12 am

I was able to source goodyear wranglers from the used tire shop for about 20 a piece. These are the tires the mail trucks use and they replace them every so often regardless of wear. They are LT195/75/R14 M&S tires and I love them.
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Post by sdmjam Tue May 27, 2014 9:24 am

So my camper is a 67splittie but I am also running Hankook's [195/75/14].
You can get a new set of 4 installed,balanced,fees-n-taxes,etc at Discount Tire for under $300.
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