[T3] T-3 Wide 5 discs

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Thu Jul 21 20:16:40 PDT 2011

Going to radials was like adding power steering to the car!


Top Notch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com 
71 Squareback "Hothe"
65 Notchback "El Baja Rojo"
65 Squareback "Eggcrate"
87 golf "Winterat"
93 RX7 "Redstur"

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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Gary
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:44 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] T-3 Wide 5 discs

> Nothing, but they were original to the car. ;^) If I had another radial
>  tire, I'd put 4 OE rims on it, and put the spare one back where it
>  (in the spare tire well). I do have a 5th rim, but it's got a dent on the
> backside, which is probably why Russ picked up the NOS one. He also gave
> the  NOS Fulda tire that's mounted on it. : )

Fulda, that's what my '68 came with when new. The dealership told me it was
German Firestone, but I always took that with a grain of salt.  They lasted
well, but once I found radials, I never looked back.

The bias tires that came on my '69 Squareback were "worn out" after 22
thousand miles.  Way too soon, I thought.

When I replaced them with Michelin radials I drove out of the tire shop in
Madison, WI ... went 10 blocks and drove right back to the tire shop & asked
them "Did you switch cars on me?  And what have you done to my car?"  The
Michelins made THAT much difference.  Michelin has had my business on all my
vehicles sine then.  I wish they still made tires for our T3's.

Gary "Frito" - '69 Variant, FI, MT
Lake Geneva, WI
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