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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:44 pm    Post subject: baja bug tire size Reply with quote

what size tire can i put on my vw baja bug all it will have is the adj. front beam and the rear torsion bar adj. also what make with the right size width and all
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may squeeze a 31 inch tire depending on make, (some are a little shorter than the advertised 31). 30's will fit without rubbing the torsion housing.

What tire?

Tell us what you have (year, engine, transmission), how you intend on driving, where you intend on driving.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1500 cc will be built into a 1641 so it wont be tired
it has a stock tranny will get the numbers off of it tomorrow or late thi week
its a 1967 with 7peice kit not converted yet
it will be used both street and mud alot of wet mud
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like your best bet would be some 235/75R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrains, or BF Mud Terrains. The mud's would be more expensive but would probably suit you better if you aren't hitting much of anything but mud. I had BF All Terrains and they did fantastic.
That said, pretty much anything in 235/75R15 with aggressive tread might suit you. Most are going to be a 29" tire, which is as big as I like to go on a 1600CC since I offroad in very hilly areas and I need to keep some power.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my 70. I just put BFG KM2's on the back 235/75 r15. The fronts are BFG KO's same size. First I ran the KO's on the back with 26" street tires on the front because I couldn't afford 4 BFG's. I was so impressed, I decided to get even more aggressive when I got money for 2 more tire, so I got the KM2's and put the KO's on the front. I just mounted the tires Friday night so I haven't had a chance to try em out. I'm sure they will do great. As for your choice, I suggest choosing what would be best off road. Even the big offroad tires will work on the road.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running 7.00's on 4 1/2 slots on the front and 31 x 10.50's Super Swampers on 8 1/2 slots on the rear. I've run this same size years with no problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The suggested tire sizes are good. If you plan on a lot of mud, definitely go with the mud terrains over the all terrains. I've used both BFG MT's and AT's over the years on my LandCruisers and other Toyotas and the AT's just load up and spin. Go with the Super Swampers for even more traction. Get the radials for better on-road driving.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wondering what size those mk2s are and are you worried about excessive tire wear on the road?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many people needlessly worry about tire wear with aggressive tread on the road. Tires have come a long way since the days of the giant howling, vibrating bias ply tires on trucks. Most aggressive treads are now available as Radials and are much quieter on the road and last longer.I regularly got at least 45k out of my BFG Mud Terrains, while the All Terrains got closer to 55k. They were not bald when I bought new ones either. Yokohama Super Diggers were a different story. They wear out quick.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

30x9.5-15 BFG all-ta's work very well in everything
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

baja maxx wrote:
just wondering what size those mk2s are and are you worried about excessive tire wear on the road?


The KM2's in the pics are 235/75 r15. I'm not the least bit worried about road wear. I'm more worried about global warming and nuclear war.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am running 205/75r15 a/t on the front of my Baja and 215/75r15 m/t on the back. This is all that I need for what I use the Baja for.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I bought my baja, I've spent lots of time looking at the pics on tirerack.com.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is where I went when I was looking at different size tires for my Baja. The rear tires that I have on my car are 1/2 inch tall and wider then the front tires. It will used mostly on the road to and from work. They will work fine if I want to go on some back roads in the mountains here.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can check out www.4wheelparts.com They carry several brands and designs. It might give you some ideas.
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