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what other tires safley fit the pug 15.5


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#1 HATCHY

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:52 PM

Where can I find, or does anyone know what kind of tire I can safley apply to the metric size rim.. I dont want to have to buy those 150 390 those suckers are expensive. Thanks. I just got 5 of them from pap today.



#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:09 PM

There aren't any. That's why the metric rims are worthless.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

Where can I find, or does anyone know what kind of tire I can safley apply to the metric size rim.. I dont want to have to buy those 150 390 those suckers are expensive. Thanks. I just got 5 of them from pap today.


Return them and get your money back.

#4 one eye

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:12 PM

It took me 4 years to find a set of tire for mine..........take them back!!

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#5 SOOBOUTLAW

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

Is it possible to powdercoat the bead surface to increase diameter to 16"? Or lathe them down to 15"? I've seen trailer tires on 15.5" wheels but that wouldn't be practical with a passenger car though.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:46 PM

Would you trust your lift to powdercoating holding your tires on? I hope not.

And turning 1/4 inch off the rim would likely leave them thin and weak.

Take em back or scrap em for $$

Or cough up lots of $$ for metric tires.

#7 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:53 PM

Yup, you should have done your homework before you bought them.

No clue what 390mm rims are even doing in the US. Tires are impossible, and alternatives are unsafe.

#8 erik litchy

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

i think michelin is your only choice

http://store.coker.c...s/michelin-trx/

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

Yup, you should have done your homework before you bought them.

No clue what 390mm rims are even doing in the US. Tires are impossible, and alternatives are unsafe.


they always came on fords as an option in the 80's :rolleyes:
another brilliant ford idea

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:04 PM

^ For the Horde? WtF traitor! :grin:


Yeah. The 390s are pretty silly.

I've heard stories of guys jamming 16s on 16.5" rims as an early redneck form of beadlocks :-\:confused::rolleyes:. I've only seen one set in person though, and they were used on a trailered trail rig. I didn't want to stare at how well the bead seated for too long, as they were kinda making me nervous being near them. Either way, seems kinda sketchy to me.

Anyways, that's all totally irrelevant to the 390s because that bead design on them is incredibly worthless. I'd be nervous enough putting a proper 390 on there, let alone trying to cobblejam somthing else together.

Get rid of em. Or tig weld 3 of them together for a pretty shop stool with a storage compartment. :banana::)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

Yea, you got them off that Brat at Lynnwood PAP. Only tires that can be used on them is the ones from Michelin. Your best bet is to leave the old tires on them and return them for a refund. I hope you still have your receipt and had them marked.

One of Michelin's worst ideas. They wanted to tie up the market with their proprietary tire size so they persuaded Peugeot, Renault and even BMW to have tires "customized" for their respective suspensions. Pissed off a lot of new car buyers the first time it came to replacing the tires. Also too late to take the car back to the dealer and tell them where they can stuff their 390's.

Sorry you got stuck with a set. Hopefully you can return them for a refund. (Keep the centre caps unless they charged you for those also; they'll fit on the 15" non-390 rims just fine).

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:38 PM

take them back. Let this thread be stickied so no one else has to go thru the same type of thing.

390 mm pugs are worthless.

#13 edrach

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:05 AM

take them back. Let this thread be stickied so no one else has to go thru the same type of thing.

390 mm pugs are worthless.

I hate to say it but there are a ton of previous posts about the 390s.

#14 SOOBOUTLAW

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

Anybody ever freeze a rim overnight and then mount a nice warm flexible tire and quickly seat the bead? Aluminum shrinks quite a bit when deep freezed. I might try it if I can sneak a rim in the freezer.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:24 AM

Anybody ever freeze a rim overnight and then mount a nice warm flexible tire and quickly seat the bead? Aluminum shrinks quite a bit when deep freezed. I might try it if I can sneak a rim in the freezer.

Remember is you don't demount the original tires you can take them back for a refund. Once you strip a tire off you've eliminated the opportunity to take it back.

#16 SOOBOUTLAW

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:17 PM

I think Hatchy wants to keep the rims anyway.

#17 mykingcrab

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

take these wise members advice, dont squeeze them on .they can end your life several ways, not worth it bro........ dont want to see you get hurt or worse

Edited by mykingcrab, 01 May 2009 - 02:57 PM.





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