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

Discussion in 'VW Beetle' started by Jim347a@msn.com, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. 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.
     
    Jim347a@msn.com, Sep 13, 2008
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  2. On Sep 13, 10:45 am, Jim3...@msn.com 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.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-6655


    Chris
     
    halatos@gmail.com, Sep 13, 2008
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  3. wasn't this just covered here?
    jcwhitney might also sell them too. They were offering buy 3 get one free
    IIRC.

    --
    later,
    (One out of many daves)


    <halatos@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:0981de18-457b-4e53-9e6c-9586c05a84d7@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    > On Sep 13, 10:45 am, Jim3...@msn.com 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.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-6655
    >
    >
    > Chris
     
    dave AKA vwdoc1, Sep 13, 2008
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  4. On Sep 13, 4:10�pm, "dave AKA vwdoc1" <vwdoc1nos...@pleasehotmail.com>
    wrote:
    > wasn't this just covered here?
    > jcwhitney might also sell them too. �They were offering buy 3 getone free
    > IIRC.
    >
    > --
    > later,
    > (One out of many daves)
    >
    > <hala...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:0981de18-457b-4e53-9e6c-9586c05a84d7@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sep 13, 10:45 am, Jim3...@msn.com 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.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-6655

    >
    > > Chris- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp...e&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&RunFlat=All

    $40 a tire is not bad
     
    Kafertoys@aol.com, Sep 13, 2008
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  5. Joey Tribiani, Sep 14, 2008
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  6. Jim347a@msn.com wrote:

    > 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.
     
    David Gravereaux, Sep 15, 2008
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  7. Jim347a@msn.com

    Randall Guest

    Jim347a@msn.com 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
     
    Randall, Sep 18, 2008
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