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185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 19, 2012 08:12PM

Just called Canadian tire. They still sell 185 80 r 13 tires black wall only. 25.4 inches tall. 44.00$ each. Just to let anyone know. Too bad there not white wall.



Anyone know who still sells ones with white walls and cheap for drivers????



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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 19, 2012 08:21PM

Sadly, no such animal as a cheap WW $200 a tire! and Coker's are Bias Ply... show only..

Bias plies are what helped to give Vairs a bad name.





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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 19, 2012 08:31PM

Ya I dont like cokers tires. Way over priced. To bad chrysler don't make autopars anymore

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: curt ()
Date: February 19, 2012 08:33PM

There is a Chinese company , Maxxis. I got four WW last fall, a little one one hundred each. Mail order from Oregon as I recall.

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: wingnutandme ()
Date: February 19, 2012 09:00PM

Did you verify the tires at Canadian Tire are rated for vehicles? There are a lot of 185 80 R13 tires, but they end up being trailer tires.

If they are for vehicles, I may have to drag out my passport and go north earlier than planned. Wonder what the duty would be on them at customs?

Wingnut and Me

Pine Mountain GA
and sometimes northern lower Michigan

61 Rampside
61 Lakewood 700 x 2
62 700 Wagon
63 Corvan
64 Monza Coupe (for sale)
64 8 door Corvan
65 Monza Coupe

Secretary/Treasurer Corvanatics
CORSA, VCE, VCCA

Plus a 74 Vega Kammback, 75 Cosworth Vega, 64 1/2 Mustang, 80 Triumph TR7 Vert

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 19, 2012 09:03PM

Wingy... plenty of blackwalls in the US...





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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 19, 2012 09:05PM

Ya there for cars. Im going tomorrow to buy 6 that are last years old stock. For 22 dollars each. This years stock looks good nice looking. I'll check forsure tomorrow night when I fly home from the Great White North.



You can also call canadian tire and ask. They don't show them on the website.

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: wingnutandme ()
Date: February 19, 2012 10:24PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Wingy... plenty of blackwalls in the US...

Matt - can you clue us into where you've found them, if they're not the ones for close to $200? We can't find any at all here in the South. Our favorite tire place that uses 12 different distributors can't find us any. We have an out of commission Lakewood with a steel belt hanging our of the side. Really miss driving it, but want to leave the 13 inch rims and wheel covers on it. Would love to find whitewalls, but anything will do to get it back on the road. Thanks.

Wingnut and Me

Pine Mountain GA
and sometimes northern lower Michigan

61 Rampside
61 Lakewood 700 x 2
62 700 Wagon
63 Corvan
64 Monza Coupe (for sale)
64 8 door Corvan
65 Monza Coupe

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CORSA, VCE, VCCA

Plus a 74 Vega Kammback, 75 Cosworth Vega, 64 1/2 Mustang, 80 Triumph TR7 Vert

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: February 19, 2012 11:53PM

Lucas classic tires in Long beach CA and Springfield OH stocks most sizes of portawalls.Cheaper than buying whitewalls.www.LucasClassicTires.com Back in the dark ages I installed them on used cars where my Dad worked and if installed properly they look fine.Just avoid hitting curbs.GGGG

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 20, 2012 12:23AM

[www.google.com]





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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 20, 2012 12:32AM

If those don't help... bite the bullet and switch to 15-17" wheels..





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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: wingnutandme ()
Date: February 20, 2012 12:38AM

Thanks, but all Google searches end up with trailer tires. We've tried that before.

Wingnut and Me

Pine Mountain GA
and sometimes northern lower Michigan

61 Rampside
61 Lakewood 700 x 2
62 700 Wagon
63 Corvan
64 Monza Coupe (for sale)
64 8 door Corvan
65 Monza Coupe

Secretary/Treasurer Corvanatics
CORSA, VCE, VCCA

Plus a 74 Vega Kammback, 75 Cosworth Vega, 64 1/2 Mustang, 80 Triumph TR7 Vert

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 20, 2012 12:50AM

Sorry... I was going on old info I guess..

It is sad.... but not the end of the line... just time to switch...

I have 2 Vairs with 14's.. they are getting scarce as well...





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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: February 20, 2012 01:30AM

I bought 5 from Clark's last fall. Not cheap, but not $200e a either. Import but that is about all you can find now. When they were out I guess I will do the Coker radials w/ wider whites than stock.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 20, 2012 01:47AM

Went to MAXXIS tire site and found the following:

Whitewall P185/80R13 90S MA-1
TP36520000

* Double steel-belted construction for long-lasting wear and uniformity.
* Jointless spiral-wrapped full nylon cap for added strength and stability.
* Superior mileage with a quiet, comfortable ride.
* Solid center rib for improved handling and high-quality performance.
* Advanced tread design channels out water to resist hydro-planing.
* Stylish whitewall with an attractive black serrated sidewall.
* UTQG 420 B B (80 series)

NOTE: This tire is also available in 70 or 75 YOU MUST ASK FOR 80 SERIES.

In S. Calif dealers say this tire is back ordered a month (or more). HOWEVER you can order them. Many dealers now carry MAXXIS tires.

If they are ordered MAXXIS will build and ship them - that simple.
No demand - they'll be gone.

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: February 20, 2012 02:17AM

wingnutandme Wrote:
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> Did you verify the tires at Canadian Tire are
> rated for vehicles? There are a lot of 185 80 R13
> tires, but they end up being trailer tires.
>
> If they are for vehicles, I may have to drag out
> my passport and go north earlier than planned.
> Wonder what the duty would be on them at customs?


If you have the tires on the car who is going to prove they were NOT on the car when you came across?

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: lowandslow ()
Date: February 20, 2012 04:44PM

Several months ago I went to a local small tire dealer and he did a search and found two Maxxis p185/80r13's at one warehouse and two at another. Gottum for a little over $300. They are whitewalls and have a 2011 manufacture date. I think that talking to a friendly dealer would yield better results than an online search. The first dealer I tried failed but the second one scored.

Patrick McGhee
1963 SortaSpyder convertible
Weatherford, Texas

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: wingnutandme ()
Date: February 21, 2012 01:59AM

66vairman Wrote:
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> Went to MAXXIS tire site and found the following:
>
> Whitewall P185/80R13 90S MA-1
> TP36520000
>
> * Double steel-belted construction for
> long-lasting wear and uniformity.
> * Jointless spiral-wrapped full nylon cap for
> added strength and stability.
> * Superior mileage with a quiet, comfortable
> ride.
> * Solid center rib for improved handling and
> high-quality performance.
> * Advanced tread design channels out water to
> resist hydro-planing.
> * Stylish whitewall with an attractive black
> serrated sidewall.
> * UTQG 420 B B (80 series)
>
> NOTE: This tire is also available in 70 or 75 YOU
> MUST ASK FOR 80 SERIES.
>
> In S. Calif dealers say this tire is back ordered
> a month (or more). HOWEVER you can order them.
> Many dealers now carry MAXXIS tires.
>
> If they are ordered MAXXIS will build and ship
> them - that simple.
> No demand - they'll be gone.

Hey 66vairman - We are searching on the Maxxis site and can't find any reference to what you've listed. Can up post a link? That would be greatly appreciated.

Wingnut and Me

Pine Mountain GA
and sometimes northern lower Michigan

61 Rampside
61 Lakewood 700 x 2
62 700 Wagon
63 Corvan
64 Monza Coupe (for sale)
64 8 door Corvan
65 Monza Coupe

Secretary/Treasurer Corvanatics
CORSA, VCE, VCCA

Plus a 74 Vega Kammback, 75 Cosworth Vega, 64 1/2 Mustang, 80 Triumph TR7 Vert

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: '66Monza ()
Date: February 21, 2012 12:47PM

Is this the tire?

Maxxis 185 80 r13

Kurt
'66 Monza
110 4sp

Pittsburgh,Pa.

'66 Chevrolet Monza, Cleopatra in the drivewaySmall Corvair RF

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Re: 185 80 R13 tires
Posted by: fireboss ()
Date: February 21, 2012 06:11PM


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