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    Thread: my new 64 panama beige

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      05-30-2012 02:28 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      now that is some old school chit

      not that old. my slotted wheels have spares mounted for fronts
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      05-30-2012 03:32 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by DIE TRYING View Post
      not that old. my slotted wheels have spares mounted for fronts
      yeah but your old. so it works.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
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      05-31-2012 04:55 PM #104
      Ordered my 145/65/15 from tirerack.com today.

      $155.58 shipped to my door

      here's a couple comparison pics of 135/15 on the left and 145/65/15 on the right




      much better tread patch

      Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-31-2012 at 04:57 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    5. 05-31-2012 06:27 PM #105
      Hmm I am trying to make this decision on my 64 right now. Is it about a 2 inch overall diameter difference?

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      05-31-2012 07:17 PM #106
      135r15 23.57" overall diameter 4.25" sidewall height
      175/60/15 23.26" OD 4.13" swh
      165/65/15 23.44" OD 4.22"swh
      165/60/15 22.79" OD 3.89" swh
      145/65/15 22.42" OD 3.71" swh
      155/70/15 23.54" OD 4.27" swh

      if your slammed and hitting your headlight buckets the 145/65 will fix that issue from what I'm told
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-31-2012 at 07:40 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    7. 05-31-2012 09:39 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      135r15 23.57" overall diameter 4.25" sidewall height
      if your slammed and hitting your headlight buckets the 145/65 will fix that issue from what I'm told
      yuppers.

      and mr wannabe has been told this already as well


      i do like the greater contact patch. how bad was it to grind off the "curb protectors"?

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      06-01-2012 12:54 AM #108
      These one's don't have the curb protectors
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    9. 06-01-2012 09:51 AM #109
      hmm. I was finding the 135/15 had a diameter of 24" and the 145/65/15 22.4" making it a 1.5" difference.

      What brand did you go with? I found federal's for $130 shipped to me.

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      06-01-2012 10:36 AM #110
      got a link on the federals for 130 shipped.

      I went with these, seems what everyone is running and the cheapest i could find anywhere
      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

      federal tire only has one tire option which is the same tire above only a few bucks more
      http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...ct+ep+72t.html

      tirerack had them for 135ish but shipping was 21 bucks

      dont know about the different .5"

      everywhere i looked the 135 where 23.5ish
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    11. 06-01-2012 10:44 AM #111
      ahh crap I was searching 165/45.
      Thanks for the link. I will be ordering tires first thing next week. Im debating if I want to run a slightly taller 135 to get a little more tuck and ground clearance vrs the 145/65 to not have to bang buckets and either sacrifice a bit int he ride height or in the tucking. On my 64 it is important to me to retain it in its current condition and not drag the pan everywhere. Its too solid of a restoration canidate. There are plenty of cobbled together rats out there to beat this one up.

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      06-01-2012 10:52 AM #112
      IMO i would go the 145/65. the tuck look is the same with them as the 135's are. you get more contact patch on the road. better handling. its only around an 1"ish shorter so you can raise the adjusters to dial in your existing ride height

      here's a pic with both black one in 145/65 green in 135
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 10:57 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    13. 06-01-2012 11:03 AM #113
      What about width difference between the 135s and 145s?

    14. 06-01-2012 11:15 AM #114
      got any other shots of the black one?

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      06-01-2012 11:39 AM #115
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 11:44 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

    16. 06-01-2012 11:53 AM #116
      thanks for the pic. The link is dead.

      Not to de-rail your thread but do you know what size tires he would have in the rear? They look alot less balloney compared to the green one.

      Judging by the camber vrs drop, would you say that has a trans raise? Im still green to the lowering a swingaxle bug thing but it appears to be dropped more than 2 clicks yet has less camber.

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      06-01-2012 01:20 PM #117
      see if this one works

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/alb...27242&start=40

      no he doesn't have a trans raise in it

      his rear tires are 185/60
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 01:28 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      06-01-2012 11:15 PM #118
      Its out of the garage. Still got to finsh some things but I drove it around the blcok again


      Tuckin the 165 until the 145/65/15 show up






      Loaded up for the show tomorrow




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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      06-02-2012 01:06 AM #119
      Great progress! Love the car!

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      06-02-2012 09:29 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      135r15 23.57" overall diameter 4.25" sidewall height
      175/60/15 23.26" OD 4.13" swh
      165/65/15 23.44" OD 4.22"swh
      165/60/15 22.79" OD 3.89" swh
      145/65/15 22.42" OD 3.71" swh
      155/70/15 23.54" OD 4.27" swh

      if your slammed and hitting your headlight buckets the 145/65 will fix that issue from what I'm told

      You can also go with the Kumho Ecsta 195/50/15s. They are only 22.7 OD 3.8" swh and have a HUGE contact patch. They are $55 each at Tirerack.com.

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      06-02-2012 11:15 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by SidVicious View Post
      You can also go with the Kumho Ecsta 195/50/15s. They are only 22.7 OD 3.8" swh and have a HUGE contact patch. They are $55 each at Tirerack.com.

      195's are way to wide for the front
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      06-03-2012 09:53 AM #122
      They work great for me, and the traction is really better than anything else.

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      06-03-2012 10:05 PM #123
      Painted up the smoothies and cleaned and painted the drums.

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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      06-04-2012 09:17 AM #124
      WHEELS LOOK GOOD TIGHTNUTS, BUT D@#N ALL THAT OVERSPRAY ON YOUR F$%^N TRAILER.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      06-04-2012 03:39 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by JDII View Post
      WHEELS LOOK GOOD TIGHTNUTS, BUT D@#N ALL THAT OVERSPRAY ON YOUR F$%^N TRAILER.
      LOL. and thanks
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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