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Thread: 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

  1. #1
    Steve Mc
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    Default 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

    Thanks for the info. I was hoping to have a least a few more choices, but
    maybe nobody's needed tires lately.

    Thanks again,

    --

    Steve Mc

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    <Kafertoys@........> wrote in message
    news:a75fddbb-4d59-4433-8b66-60ca23e72348@m15g2000vbp..............com...
    www.cokertire.com a little more expensive but they have the right
    size. I have bought from them and I like stock white wall on the
    ghia's

    On Jan 20, 7:55?pm, "Steve Mc" <stevemc...@dnaglobal.net> wrote:
    > I haven't bought tires in quite a while, so am surprised that I can't find
    > any around locally in the tire stores . The 5.60 - 15 is my original
    > spare,
    > and I'm not even sure the 165R15 86T's are the best size for the car,
    > though
    > they've been on it since '01.
    >
    > Any help or suggestions would be greatly apprecited.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > --
    >
    > Steve Mc
    >
    > DNA to SBC to respond

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    Joey Tribiani
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    Default 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

    > Thanks for the info. I was hoping to have a least a few more choices, but
    > maybe nobody's needed tires lately.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    >


    165SR15's are still widely available and not in short supply... It's just an
    odd size that aren't used on modern cars, so they are not always on the
    racks at your local dealers... When I bought tires for my ghia a year ago,
    the guy I went to had four choices in that size.... he's a small tire store
    and gets his tires from a distributor... he went to pick them up when I came
    in... like I said, even he could get four different manufacturers tires in
    165/15... the chainstores will tell you they can't get it if it's not on the
    shelf...

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    KWW
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    Default 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

    I recall a lively discussion years ago on RAMVA talking about how to
    translate vintage VW tires into the newer measurement method. Maybe I
    will have to search the archives.
    KWW
    Steve Mc wrote:
    > I haven't bought tires in quite a while, so am surprised that I can't find
    > any around locally in the tire stores . The 5.60 - 15 is my original spare,
    > and I'm not even sure the 165R15 86T's are the best size for the car, though
    > they've been on it since '01.
    >
    > Any help or suggestions would be greatly apprecited.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >

  4. #4
    Joey Tribiani
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    Default 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

    "P.J.Berg" <BergRace@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:10:15 +0100, KWW <kirkdotwalker@aircooled.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I recall a lively discussion years ago on RAMVA talking about how to
    >> translate vintage VW tires into the newer measurement method. Maybe I
    >> will have to search the archives.
    >> KWW

    >
    > Inches to millimeters,not much to it really.Regarding the profile you will
    > have to take what you get more or less these days. The standard for a 165,
    > 175 or a 185 wide tire are in the mid 80's.(% of the width).
    >
    > That would be 165/8xR-15. The standard size tires are not often/rarely
    > referred to with profile.
    >
    > J.
    >


    what the US folks like to call European radials, the aspect ratio works out
    to 82... so a 165R15 would be 165/82/15. Obviously that is an oddball....

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    Joey Tribiani
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    Default 1971 Ghia Tires (5.60-15) -> 165R15 Unavailable?

    "P.J.Berg" <BergRace@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:24:36 +0100, Joey Tribiani <Joey..........m> wrote:
    >
    > You can buy 165's all the way down to a 45 profile, look up the previous

    thread on tires, I posted a few links.
    >
    > J.


    I'm aware, but the subject was about stock sized tires... Little consequence
    to me, I run a wider tire on my car(and think the readily available
    125R15,135R15, 145R15's should be used as spares only)... currently I'm at
    195/50/15 on the front and 195/65/15 on the rear...

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