[T3] Tires for Type 3s?

Sean Bartnik sjbartnik at mac.com
Thu May 18 06:51:54 PDT 2023

No experience with the Americus but don’t forget about the Vredestein Sprint Classic.  They are available in the correct size, they look the part, they are made in the Netherlands, and they are a great-handling tire.  They are definitely more expensive though, at $150/tire at Tire Rack.

> On May 18, 2023, at 9:43 AM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> It's been a LONG time since I could buy my favorite Michelin 165SR15 XZX 
> tires, and our size has completely disappeared from all the major tire makers' 
> lineups. Since then, we've all been scrambling for a reasonable alternative. 
> Everything now available seems to come from S. Korea or SE Asia.
> Richard Spryer and I have been looking together and both of us found the 
> Americus Touring Plus All-Season Tire - 165/80R15 87T. It's available here:
> https://tiresshipped2you.com/collections/americus
> Price is an extremely reasonable US$62.60 each, with free shipping.
> Does anyone have any experience with these?
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