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posted on July 4th, 2016 at 08:07 PM
Buying and Fitting of Tyres to 1962 beetle


I need 5 new tyres, but don't think just going to any Tyre shop will be able to fit them without damaging the hubcap clips etc.

I am worrying about nothing at all?

Is there a preferred VW tyre fitter in Brisbane?

What are the best tyres for a weekend driver beetle?

Thanks in advance!
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posted on July 10th, 2016 at 10:47 AM



These guys are a wealth of knowledge and i'm sure will point you in the right direction in all states of Australia.

http://www.antiquetyres.com.au/ 




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posted on July 11th, 2016 at 10:01 PM



Thanks, appreciate the lead...
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posted on July 12th, 2016 at 09:53 AM



I've had Michelin XZX 165R15 tyres on my beetle for a while now and driving daily I've found them to be really good tyres.

Next set I'll be getting are the Michelin XAS tyres in 155R15

There are cheaper alternatives to the Michelin classic range, but they do not have the same look as the Michelins, which are old moulds with modern compounds, with the exception of Vredestein.
Depends what size tyre you're after and what rims they are to go on, but assuming stock rims and 165R15 below are some options.

http://www.michelinclassic.com/en 

Hankook Optimo K715 - $
Maxxis MA701 - $
Vredestein Sprint Classic - $$
Michelin XZX - $$
Michelin XAS - $$$
Pirelli Cinturato - $$$
Avon CR6ZZ - $$$$ (Classic R-spec tyre)

In terms of fitting tyres, I've usually just taken my wheels to the nearest tyre dealer to be fit, but when I have left the car there hasn't been an issue; perhaps you could take the hubcaps off before heading there.

As an alternative vendor these guys in the UK have a really good range of tyres and are competitive to Aus pricing IMHO http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/ 

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posted on July 12th, 2016 at 10:58 AM



Buy some tyre levers and fit them yourself.



I read it on samba, so it must be correct.

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posted on July 24th, 2016 at 12:08 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by sander288
I've had Michelin XZX 165R15 tyres on my beetle for a while now and driving daily I've found them to be really good tyres.

Next set I'll be getting are the Michelin XAS tyres in 155R15

There are cheaper alternatives to the Michelin classic range, but they do not have the same look as the Michelins, which are old moulds with modern compounds, with the exception of Vredestein.
Depends what size tyre you're after and what rims they are to go on, but assuming stock rims and 165R15 below are some options.

http://www.michelinclassic.com/en 

Hankook Optimo K715 - $
Maxxis MA701 - $
Vredestein Sprint Classic - $$
Michelin XZX - $$
Michelin XAS - $$$
Pirelli Cinturato - $$$
Avon CR6ZZ - $$$$ (Classic R-spec tyre)

In terms of fitting tyres, I've usually just taken my wheels to the nearest tyre dealer to be fit, but when I have left the car there hasn't been an issue; perhaps you could take the hubcaps off before heading there.

As an alternative vendor these guys in the UK have a really good range of tyres and are competitive to Aus pricing IMHO http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/ 

Sander.


I had all my tyres checked today and it has Michelin XZX 165R15 tyres on it already, can't tell their actual age though, tread depth is fine. Running 18psi in the front, 28psi in the rear. So far so good.

The spare wheel needs clips and had a 'ding' in it. The spare tyre needs replacing, its carrying a Dunlop B7 convential looking tyre.
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posted on June 9th, 2019 at 11:27 PM



Thanks guys.

If I fit them myself, where in brisbane can I go to balance them?
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posted on June 11th, 2019 at 07:37 AM



You will need a drum hub cut down to have them balanced correctly





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