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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 6:49 pm    Post subject: 66 cal look Reply with quote

I'll start with I'm almost clueless about tire sizes. I've been scanning through Thesamba hoping to find my answers without asking but I'm unsuccessful.

I'm building my '66 beetle that I had when I was a kid. I bought 15x4 rims for the front and 15x6 for the rear. Adjustable beam on the front 2" narrowed with disc conversion. The back has 2" dropped spring plates. I'm wanting a somewhat aggressive stance. I'm trying to figure out what size tires to use. Any help and suggestions are appreciated.

Right now, I'm thinking something like 135/60 15 on the front and 205/60 15 on the back. I really wished I could see it on the car before buying them though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

A 295/60 is too wide for a 6" rim and you'll need wider rear fender.

A 215/60 will fit and is pretty aggressive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

I have 145s on 4.5 rims and 205/60s on 5.5 rims. 3 narrowed beam. I like the drag race look.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

NJ John wrote:
I have 145s on 4.5 rims and 205/60s on 5.5 rims. 3 narrowed beam. I like the drag race look.


Would you mind showing me a pic of your setup?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

135s SUCK. They don't turn, they don't stop, there are far better choices for tires.

205/60s are a good choice. I've put as big as 215/65/15 on a 6" wheel in the rear of a swing axles car.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

slalombuggy wrote:
135s SUCK. They don't turn, they don't stop, there are far better choices for tires.

Yup.. 195/55-15 front and 205/60-15 rear

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2023 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

Since your title here says Cal Look. I`ll say 145/80X15 and 205/70x15.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2023 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

Yeah, yeah original Cal Look, we know.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 cal look Reply with quote

NJ John wrote:
Yeah, yeah original Cal Look, we know.


And if you don`t like skinny tires, try a 175/65X15.
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