79 Super Beetle Tires

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Jimmy Jet
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79 Super Beetle Tires

Post by Jimmy Jet » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:25 pm

I am amazed at how difficult it is to find (and afford) the original 165/80 R 15 tires for the Super Beetle ($1,000 for Michelins)

Are there alternative sizes for the stock rims? Alternative brands that run well on the Beetle? We will be pampering this Beetle so probably no rain driving and only 60 mph on the highway... I am open for suggestions.

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Re: 79 Super Beetle Tires

Post by sped372 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:16 am

1971 Karmann Ghia - 1600 DP
1984 Westfalia - 1.9 WBX

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Re: 79 Super Beetle Tires

Post by vdubzen » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:00 pm

we buy our tires at sam's club as well as discount tire for our bugs
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1973 Super Beetle
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Re: 79 Super Beetle Tires

Post by rallybug » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:50 pm

Tire Rack have a set of 4 x 165/80x15 tires for $272 currently.

No idea how good they are, naturally :D

Tires-Easy.com have Federal tires at $47.60 apiece plus S&H. Never used the tires, but did buy the Hankooks for my bus through Tires-Easy and was very satisfied with the service.
Harvee the Wonder Bus - a 1979 CA-spec 7-seater bus

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