Whitewalls to fit an R10
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    Default Whitewalls to fit an R10

    firstly, here is a pic of one
    http://images.google.com.au/imgres?i...lr%3D%26sa%3DN

    now i've contacted an antique tyre place, and they've said they can't get ones to fit the 10 and that i should maybe try "portawalls"

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    does any1 know of where i can get traditional whitewalls for the 10? it's jus that in the pic above, they seem to be genuwine whitewalls, could be mistaken though.

    cheers
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    no-one got any info on this?
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    Default Latex white walls

    At the Bendigo swap two years ago there was a bloke who had turned your conventional tyres into almost any colour you wanted. The whole process was carried out with the wheels on the car. Basically he ground a few mil off the tyre and replaced it with coloured latex.From memory it took about 3-4 hours to do your car. Cost ?? - I think a 12.5mm red/white stripe cost about $40 per. Will see if I have put the info away in an accessible spot
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    thanx Ron.

    wouldn't cutting a groove in the sidewall be dangerous tho?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADZ-R10
    thanx Ron.

    wouldn't cutting a groove in the sidewall be dangerous tho?
    Yes, don't do it! Especially on the Michelin X, ZX or XZX which have notoriously thin sidewalls!

    I think give up on having whitewalls on a 10, the portawalls are likely a thin white rubber ring that sits between the wheel rim and the outer tyre bead. They really are not suited to radial tyres whiuch have flexible sidewalls, especially if the car is going to be subject to normal road use rather than just show use. They are mainly intended for use with cars using the old style cross ply tyres which have fairly stiff sidewalls which don't flex. And no, don't go fitting cross plys to the 10 either just so you can fit it with whitewalls!

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    thanx Simon, again, hahaha.

    O well, least now i know, thanx mate
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