165R15 Michelin XZX Whitewall
165 SR 15 White Wall Beetle Tyres.
165 SR 15 is also a very popular VW Beetle tyre, many VW Beetle owners are looking for 165 SR 15 White Wall tyres for their Bug. Michelin make the perfect tyre in their 165 SR 15 XZX white wall. The white wall height is 28mm. Our view is that the best tyres for a Beetle are 155R15 Michelin X for earlier cars, 165SR15 XZX for the majority of Beetles, and later 175/70VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 was OE on some of the later 1303S models.
When selecting tyres for a classic car such as a VW Beetle, we are after different characteristics for a Beetle tyre to the tyres we might want for a sports car. The which Michelins XZX is absolutely perfect. With many of the white wall tyres manufactured we often are not very happy with the quality of the tyre. However what we have here is a proper 165 SR 15 tyre, from one of the worlds best tyre manufacturers, with the perfect carcass and tyre design for a VW Beetle or saloon car of that period.
White Wall 165 SR 15 Tyres
165 SR 15 is a relatively popular tyre size, as many small sports cars such as Triumph TR4, TR5 & TR6, Volvo Amazon, MGC, Morgan +4, Porsche 356, 912, 914, 911 etc fit 165 SR 15 Tyres. A view we strongly have at Longstone Classic Tyres is that European sports cars should not fit white wall tyres. We believe that the Michelin 165 SR 15 XZX white wall is the perfect tyre for a VW Beetle, but not for these light weight rear wheel drive classic sports cars. We don't think you should fit a white wall, because these are European sports cars. But we also think that the white wall XZX is not the right carcass for a sports car. Michelin also make a 165VR15 XAS This is a tyre that is much more suited to chassis of a sports car and has a carcass that is better structured for side forces. Although the 165 SR 15 Michelin XZX White Wall, are the best white wall tyres in the size. A sports car will handle better on a tyre carcass (such as XAS) designed and structured for a sports car.
The Overall Diameter of the 165 R 15 Michelin XZX Whitewall is 646 mm, the width is 165 mm and 28mm whitewall. For more information on the 165 SR 15 Michelin XZX Whitewall please see below or call +44 (0) 1302 711 123.
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Maintaining White Wall or White Letter Tyres
Whitewall or raised white letters tyres will need continual maintenance; they are not a fit and forget item. You will need to keep the tyres clean, usually just with hot soapy water.
NEVER USE tyre shine products on Whitewall or RWL letters, many of these products have enhancers for black tyres that will discolour the white rubber permanently.
For information go to our cleaning and maintaining whitewall tyre page
|RIM DIAMETER||15" / 381 mm|
|ACTUAL WIDTH||165 mm / 6.4"|
|OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED||646 mm / 25.43"|
|ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE||1967 mm / 77.44"|
|WEIGHT OF TYRE||7.5 kgs|
|LOAD INDEX||86 = 530 kgs|
|SPEED RATING||S = 112 mph / 180 km/h|
|RECOMMENDED TUBES||Michelin 15E13|
|TUBE OR TUBELESS||TL (Tubeless)|
|RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH||4.0" 4.5" 5.5"|
|ALTERNATIVE SIZE DESCRIPTION||165/80-15 , 165/80 -15 , 165/80 - 15 , 165 80 - 15 , 165-15 , 165 -15 , 165 - 15 , 165/80S15 , 165/80 S15 , 165/80 S 15 , 165 80 S 15 , 165S15 , 165 S15 , 165 S 15 , 165/80SR15 , 165/80 SR15 , 165/80 SR 15 , 165 80 SR 15 , 165SR15 , 165 SR15 , 165 SR 15 , 165/80R15 , 165/80 R15 , 165/80 R 15 , 165 80 R 15 , 165R15 , 165 R15 , 165 R 15 , 165/80X15 , 165/80 X15 , 165/80 X 15 , 165 80 X 15 , 165X15 , 165 X15 , 165 X 15 , 165/80 15 , 165/80 15 , 165/80 15 , 165 80 15 , 165 15 , 165 15 , 165 15 , 165/80*15 , 165/80 *15 , 165/80 * 15 , 165 80 * 15 , 165*15 , 165 *15 , 165 * 15|
|PRODUCT TYPE||Single Tyre|