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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Front tires for a baja bug Reply with quote

Hey guys i'm building a 68 baja bug. It has 1700cc (85.5x74), 31/10.5/R15 on the back, and wide eye baja kit. I'm looking for front tires that will fit on 6x15 wheels. I will drive this bug to work and play off road on the weekends. any idaes?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like 700x15 Nanco's... if you can find 'em.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

215/75R15 radials would work well also.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to run the 215/75/15s, but I've actually been much happier with 205/65/15s.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 205/65/R15 is very close to stock diemeter. What is the band on those tires?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine are Radar RPX-900, cheapo tires (about 90/piece). They are directional street tires. You can get i think the same size tire for some falcon A/Ps. which better for offroad. My car is primarily a street DD with occasional light off roading.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two of these for sale($350.00 shipped in the USA). They are brand new and perfect. They would cost you 400 clams at the store with taxes, etc. I wanted them but never did use them for my glass buggy - I went with a smaller tire instead.

Yokohama Y720 Traction Tire has agressive block desin for good off-road grip. Open channel tread is self cleaning in muddy conditions. 7.00 x 15 size measures 29.8" tall x 7.8" wide. 6 nylon plies. Load range C. Y720 is reccomended as front tire for limited class buggies , and baja bugs.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got BFG all terrains in 235/75 r15

I havent had them for very long but they roll pretty nice on the city streets and fwy.

you can find more info on tires here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=351210


Its how I decided and if 235s are to big you can do 215s but i think thats the smallest BFG makes them in.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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