1. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    Problem is different manufacturers' interpretation of the same tire size can be different. Sites like Tire Rack will actually list the real dimensions of the tire so you can match the tire to the diameter you're looking for. I didn't get these there, but I figured that going up a size in one dimension and down in the other would equal roughly the same diameter tire, but it didn't.
  2. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    NO, I learned that too. the 70 and 80 are the side walls, the 145 and the 155 is the width of the tread. No conversion really makes sense. 155 tires are just fine on a Trabant as is noted above. When I bought my first Trabant 145 80 13 were all over the place and I got them for $20 each all over town. Then they were gone all of a sudden and people had to order them far and wide if they wanted factory spec. I switched to 155 on my favorite adviser's advice and all of the rest have those.
  3. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    Well I am supposed to have 165 and I am wondering whether to go up to 175.
  4. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    Ask my adviser. He knows many things.
  5. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    Here are my new 145 R80/13. The set is less than 200$ with shipping. Delivered quickly too. I guess I don't have a picture, oh well, you know what a bundle of tires look like.
  6. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    Here they are. I recommend getting some soon. I hope they keep supplying them
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  7. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    Ooh, racing slicks. Those things have like a hi performance tread. :)
  8. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    On your (and your advisor's) advice, I ordered from your recommended site. A set of 175/80/13s with whitewalls for my '76 Wartburg. I know it would never have had such petit bourgeois things as white wall tires, but I think they will look great.
  9. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    Look what showed up in my driveway today:
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    175/80/13 white walls! Only bad thing is they are from China. The white Warti needs these though.
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  10. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    Who cares about China, if we need these tires and no one else will make them or make them available then I should buy them. Those look nice. Have the engine in the one that had a bearing failure. Will have it on the road again soon with new tires.
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