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Old 27-11-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried the whitewall inserts I would appreciate any feedback as thinking about whitewall for my beetle but they aren't cheap and the inserts are I assumed there is a reasonable n for this ??

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We used to have them on the bay. They were on it when we bought it. We discovered that they were wearing a groove into the side wall of the tyre. I'm not sure if this happens with them all but it happened on ours. For that reason, I haven't refitted them even though I liked the look of them.
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Thanks for that I will give them a miss although u would think if they are dangerous people wouldn't be able to sell them
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Thanks for that I will give them a miss although u would think if they are dangerous people wouldn't be able to sell them
I've since heard that if you lightly grease the inside of the flap it doesn't wear the same way.
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A lot of people rate the painting service by Mr Whitewalls. You get to choose the tyre you want that way.
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Hi

I have white walls on my Ghia and have not had any problems so far. When I looked into it I came cross all the problems mentioned above, but I found a set that were softer than the Atlas ones, which everyone seems to have problems with. I think these came from The German Camper Company in Southend?

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I had the Atlas inserts on my Ghia for a long period and also found they made a groove in the side wall - I also tried the grease/silicon but this just attracted grit and dirt which then acted as a type of grinding paste. The tyre inserts are designed to fit bias ply tyres (crossply tyres) and not radial tyres as they have an upright side wall.
I am now running stock radials and saving for the WW cross plys.
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We ran atlas inserts on my wife's 62 for a few years , despite greasing the inner sides with rubber grease they still wore worrying grooves in the tyre walls - I upgraded to Ravus white wall trims about 4 years ago - they are Tuv approved and made in Germany, rather than being trapped by the tyre bead they are retained by a nice stainless trim ring and have a teflon slider ring between them and the tyre - I can report zero tyre wear since they were fitted and they look cool too

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I had Atlas inserts on my Bay and they do look good, they will wear a groove in your tyres and they will disintegrate over time if you drive at a fairly high speed (>50).
Ok for low mileage and display if that's what you do. I won't be fitting them again.
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We ran atlas inserts on my wife's 62 for a few years , despite greasing the inner sides with rubber grease they still wore worrying grooves in the tyre walls - I upgraded to Ravus white wall trims about 4 years ago - they are Tuv approved and made in Germany, rather than being trapped by the tyre bead they are retained by a nice stainless trim ring and have a teflon slider ring between them and the tyre - I can report zero tyre wear since they were fitted and they look cool too

Link here http://www.ravus.de
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