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    1. Member LooseNuts's Avatar
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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.
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    2. 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.

    4. 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.

    6. 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.

    8. 06-01-2012 11:03 AM #113
      What about width difference between the 135s and 145s?

    9. 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.

    11. 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.
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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.
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      06-07-2012 11:52 AM #126
      found some pics of the ride back when Michael Fischer had it.











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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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      06-12-2012 08:00 PM #127
      got the new 145/65/15 mounted up. love the look of the tire. will be running them forever now.



      order a few things today to finish up the outside of the car. and some brake parts.

      1. full body seal kit.
      2. full door seal kit
      3. engine seal kit with firewall seal.
      4. new wheels cylinders for the from.
      4. soft brake lines
      5. clear paint for the rest of the body


      hope to have it all done this weekend if i don't have to "work"


      only issue i have found, is my generator may not either be hooked up right or it is in fact not charging? i will source that issue soon as well.
      oh i need to find an correct ignition switch as well..
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-13-2012 at 02:44 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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      06-13-2012 08:34 AM #128
      loose i have a switch from the mamas car with the correct vw die cut key if you want it.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

    24. 06-13-2012 08:48 AM #129
      The othing worse than posting a pic of the tire mounted and no car shot is my posting of the tire mounted on my car with stock suspension. . . . . . . .

      I am just saying. . . . . .


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      06-13-2012 10:22 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      The othing worse than posting a pic of the tire mounted and no car shot is my posting of the tire mounted on my car with stock suspension. . . . . . . .

      I am just saying. . . . . .



      i just got home from Vages this weekend and only had time to get the tires mounted as i had to pack again for another week of work outa town.

      is this pic better? bwahahahahaha

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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.

    26. 06-13-2012 10:35 AM #131
      If I wanted to see a DONK, I would walk out to the parking lot and touch mine!

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      06-23-2012 11:43 PM #132
      Got it out of the garage today. Still ot some tinkering to do but I drove it around today.







      Installed all new seals on everything also

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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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      06-24-2012 06:48 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      Got it out of the garage today. Still ot some tinkering to do but I drove it around today.

      Looks nice
      Last edited by GEETi; 06-24-2012 at 06:52 AM.
      Low & Slow___(o\ ! /o)___

    29. 06-24-2012 03:36 PM #134
      Looks great!

      Did you do all new window gaskets on all windows? Did you reuse the polish trim for them or buy new?

      Are you doing white walls?

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      06-24-2012 03:49 PM #135
      Thanks

      Yeah all new ruber with new polished trim

      No white walls
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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.

    31. 06-24-2012 07:27 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      Looks great!

      Did you do all new window gaskets on all windows? Did you reuse the polish trim for them or buy new?

      Are you doing white walls?
      dude, you and the windows i think living in a rainy climate requires attention to those more than someone living in the miserable midwest.

      also keep in mind he lowered his first before funking with windows



      beast is looking right. when you gonna get her on a set of proper rollers?

    32. 06-25-2012 06:34 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      found some pics of the ride back when Michael Fischer had it.

      those spindle mounted fronts are awesome.
      nice build thread by the way.

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      06-25-2012 08:37 AM #138
      Chit looks good tightnuts!!
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      06-25-2012 02:20 PM #139
      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.
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      06-25-2012 11:21 PM #140

      Runnin' like a flippin' Singer sewing machine Loose .


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