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Post by Slim4life on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:51 pm

I'm trying to figure out what tires I should get for the square. I already have 135's and I rub(bad). I'm looking at 165/45/15 because I need to get the front down but I don't know how they are going to look on stock 15x4. So I looked at 145 65 15 but they don't seem small enough..... please help. I need to order them soon. Pictures would help. Thanks
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by type4revolution on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:18 pm

Sounds like you need a custom built beam
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by Slim4life on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 pm

No money for that right now
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by Gabass on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:08 pm

If 135s rub 165s would really rub. Get something 135 or smaller.
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by Slim4life on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:31 pm

Im not running temp tires because I drive this thing all the time with my wife. And don't want anything happening to her.
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by fluxcap on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

I think the 165 will be a lower profile, but will be wider.  You should get an extra inch of clearance between the top of tire and edge of wheel well, however, since the tires are a little bit wider it'll also be around 15mm closer to sitting under the fender edge.    

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Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference  Revs/Mile  
165/45-15        2.9in      10.4in    20.8in         65.5in        967      
135/80-15        4.3in      11.8in    23.5in         73.8in        858

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Post by Slim4life on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:44 pm

Now does anyone have pictures of them on a square
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Post by type4revolution on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:57 pm

Ask Raymond his notch is low
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Post by fluxcap on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:08 pm

this is not Raymond's notch, but one I found on the samba.  (just look at the front end, and imagine a square back end)  Laughing 
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=409015
Description in link above says 165/45 up front and 205/70 in rear.



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Post by type4revolution on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:16 pm

Tire like this doesn't stick out past the rim much so no problem there. I never use anything smaller than a 165/50/15
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by ASBug on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Wow, that is wide... On my Ghia the fender is erasing the word good year off the sidewall with 185 65 15's I wish the rear on the ghia didn't cut in...
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:02 pm


This bug has 165/45R15s 0n the front
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by Slim4life on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:04 pm

How wide are the wheels on the bug?
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Re: Slamming the square.

Post by sploval53 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:37 am

5in. Maybe 5.5.
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Post by bakertim2 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:38 am

They're 5.5"
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