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Where Can I Buy 165 SR 15 Tires for my '73 Beetle.

 
Jim347a@msn.com
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      09-13-2008
Hello!
I am having trouble finding tires for my '73 Beetle.
It has stock 15 inch 4.5 rims.

I would like to keep using 165 SR 15 tires.

What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?
Any help is appreciated.
 
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      09-13-2008
On Sep 13, 10:45 am, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hello!
> I am having trouble finding tires for my '73 Beetle.
> It has stock 15 inch 4.5 rims.
>
> I would like to keep using 165 SR 15 tires.
>
> What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
> wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?
> Any help is appreciated.


Discount tire and Big-O tires(both local chains to me) have been able
to special order them. I haven't been able to find them in stock
locally for quite a while.

If that's not an option, CIP has them for 65 each
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....C%2DC10%2D6655


Chris
 
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dave AKA vwdoc1
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      09-13-2008
wasn't this just covered here?
jcwhitney might also sell them too. They were offering buy 3 get one free
IIRC.

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later,
(One out of many daves)


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> On Sep 13, 10:45 am, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I am having trouble finding tires for my '73 Beetle.
>> It has stock 15 inch 4.5 rims.
>>
>> I would like to keep using 165 SR 15 tires.
>>
>> What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
>> wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?
>> Any help is appreciated.

>
> Discount tire and Big-O tires(both local chains to me) have been able
> to special order them. I haven't been able to find them in stock
> locally for quite a while.
>
> If that's not an option, CIP has them for 65 each
> http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....C%2DC10%2D6655
>
>
> Chris



 
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      09-13-2008
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> wasn't this just covered here?
> jcwhitney might also sell them too. �They were offering buy 3 getone free
> IIRC.
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> (One out of many daves)
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> > On Sep 13, 10:45 am, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> >> Hello!
> >> I am having trouble finding tires for my '73 Beetle.
> >> It has stock 15 inch 4.5 rims.

>
> >> I would like to keep using 165 SR 15 tires.

>
> >> What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
> >> wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?
> >> Any help is appreciated.

>
> > Discount tire and Big-O tires(both local chains to me) have been able
> > to special order them. I haven't been able to find them in stock
> > locally for quite a while.

>
> > If that's not an option, CIP has them for 65 each
> >http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails....C%2DC10%2D6655

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=1&RunFlat=All

$40 a tire is not bad
 
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Joey Tribiani
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      09-13-2008

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=1&RunFlat=All

>$40 a tire is not bad


i agree that isn't a bad price... but if you want those tires now you are in
trouble... they are back ordered..


 
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David Gravereaux
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      09-15-2008
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> What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
> wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?


The ride will be better on the wider tires. IMO, bus rims and 195s look
"normal" to me.
 
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Randall
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      09-18-2008
(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hello!
> I am having trouble finding tires for my '73 Beetle.
> It has stock 15 inch 4.5 rims.
>
> I would like to keep using 165 SR 15 tires.
>
> What could I use as an alternative or do I have to buy the 5.5 15 inch
> wheels and use the 185 SR 15 tires?
> Any help is appreciated.



Call the 800 number at Premier Tire (Denver, Mountain Time)

http://www.premiertire.com/
At the website, click on Passenger Car in the left column. I think they
don't show every make of tire that they sell. I bought 155-15 Vredestein
tires, which are even rarer than 165-15, from this company several years
ago that were reasonably priced (about $45), and they have held up well.
The charge for shipping was reasonable, too. Other people at RAMVA
have spoken well of Vredestein.

Even if the web site doesn't show it, there's a chance they sell other
makes of 165-15.

Randall




 
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