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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: tire size on a 68 bug once again Reply with quote

I know here we go again. I have a 68 bug 3 inch narrow beam with 2.5 drop spindles. The gentleman before me did not put adjusters in the beam. I was offered a great deal on 165/50/15 for the front and 195/60/15 on the back. I'm considered the front may be too low. Also the guy has 185/60/15 as well. I want the front low but not too low that I'm scraping everywhere I go. Any suggestions from the bug guy's would be Great.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy pairs of good used tires First and run them for a couple months/years. Idea
69 FI/AT square Daily Driver
66 sunroof,67,70,71,71,71AT,72,72AT,73 Parts
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: '68 Beetle Tires Reply with quote

I run the old-school "Cal-Look" standard 145R15's on the front of my '68 Beetle with 2.5" dropped spindles...no rubbing when turning. Here's a photo, also with 195/65's on the back:

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