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    Thread: Atlas "porta-wall" inserts for white wall tires?

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      07-13-2008 08:58 PM #1
      Anyone used Atlas "porta-wall" inserts? Basically white inserts/rings to turn blackwall tires into white wall:

      Hard to tell in that pic, but those are them. ANyone care to chime in with how they look in person? Where to find them? Do they come in 16"? How do they attach?


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      07-13-2008 09:04 PM #2
      -they look fine
      -they go b/w the tire and the wheel during mounting
      -they come in 16"
      -you can buy them here: https://www.mooneyesusa.com/St...839fb
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      07-13-2008 09:09 PM #3
      Hearing some bad things on other sites?

      - Not for use on radial tires? Can rub the tires wrong and cause them to fail?
      - They fall off frequently/easily?


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      07-13-2008 09:12 PM #4
      I'll guess old-sk00l bias-ply tires don't exhibit the same kind of sidewall flex as radial tires, no?

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      07-13-2008 09:13 PM #5
      I know people that ran them for on their daily drivers for many a mile with no problems/issues. I have heard the tales of them coming loose as well... I guess with anything like this you gotta keep an eye on them every now and again. I myself wouldn't worry about them rubbing a hole in the sidewalls... that would take some SERIOUS friction
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      07-13-2008 09:14 PM #6
      Anyone used them long term on low profile radials? Even the manufacturerers website cautions against it. http://portawalls.com/

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      07-13-2008 09:19 PM #7
      how low profile? You'll probably have to trim them if that's the case they're pretty broad.
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      07-13-2008 09:42 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by StormChaser »
      Anyone used them long term on low profile radials? Even the manufacturerers website cautions against it. http://portawalls.com/

      You going to get some for the HHR? They'd look pretty sexy with some steelies and Baby Moons.


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      07-13-2008 09:46 PM #9
      Yup, that's the exact plan, wide white walls, red or black steelies and baby-moons.

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      07-13-2008 09:48 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by audiphile »
      how low profile? You'll probably have to trim them if that's the case they're pretty broad.

      55 series. They make them in different widths, I'd prob go for 16" x 1-7/8" rather than the 3" wide.


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      07-13-2008 09:50 PM #11
      Just buy some Vogue's.


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      07-13-2008 09:54 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Dextrobrick »
      I'll guess old-sk00l bias-ply tires don't exhibit the same kind of sidewall flex as radial tires, no?

      Well, they have a lot of the same flex, but they also flex the thread surface, which is what makes them inferior compared to radials.

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      07-13-2008 10:00 PM #13
      Actually, the side walls are stiffer, but yeah, not interested in bias-ply tires.

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      07-13-2008 10:53 PM #14
      Red steelies, moons, and white walls on a black HHR.

      That's gonna look great, post pics when it's done.

      BTW, I think you should definitely go with red steelies, incase you couldn't tell.

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