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Isetta tires

Discussion in 'Isetta (1955-1962)' started by bmw22mel, Mar 24, 2009.

    bmw22mel guest

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    Does anybody have a source for the 4.80 x 10 tires for the Isetta? (I know about Coker)

    Mekihead guest

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    10 minutes of googling found me some things. Instead of searching for 4.80x10, try 480-10.

    Allegiance tire has them. But they ain't cheap for such a tiny thing.
    http://www.allegiancetire.com/dbpgs/vintage/bfgoodrich.asp

    So does Performance Plus tires.
    http://www.performanceplustire.com/products/otherTires/subSection/antiqueTires/products/otherTires/subSection/antiqueTires/searchType/searchBySize/sizeShort/480-10/productID/2360/antiqueTireDataID/2426?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=feed#prodAnchor
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    CRKrieger

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    Isn't that a common trailer tire size?


    Edit: OK; maybe not. Metric tires near that size (120-10, 130-10) seem to be around $40, though.

    bmw22mel guest

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    Thanks for the info; I came up with similar results...someone suggested wheelbarrow tires...
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    MGarrison

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    Ok, I know this is off topic, but nobody's avatar has given me the laugh that Mekihead's has - very funny pic, Meki! :p

    Mekihead guest

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    Thanks, dude. I've had that pic for years. Even before that awesome lolcat phenomenon. I still giggle at it occasionally. I'm not a cat guy, I just like messing with them.
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    CRKrieger

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    The ones I was seeing were being sold primarily for motorscooters or trailers. That would be for similar loading and speeds, so I would go with those before using a wheelbarrow tire.
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    granthr

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    +2 My eyes are watering over here! :D
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    MGarrison

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    Brian A

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    It's hilarious that one of the three reviews for these puppies is from someone who has used them on their 1962 Porsche.
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    mattm

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    Hemmings Motor News might have some vendor who handles strang sized tires.

    bmw22mel guest

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    Thanks y'all, we are probably going with the Kumhos. Tire Rack...who knew? (D'OH!)

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