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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by onetruth1130, Mar 17, 2012.
Anyone else make a set of white walls ?
Wretched, get this garbage heap outta here.
I almost wish this place had a "like" button like facebook does. I'd be hitting it repeatedly on this post.
how wide are your wheels? Static drop? That stance looks real nice!
I got some tires off a truck at work ...I wish they had more whit wall but this is what I ended up with .
Anyone else try this?
yeaaa! anyone else?
Just put some white letter tires on your car, drive up against the curb for a few blocks. Then, turn around and repeat process on other side... WALLLA WHITEWALLS.
For anybody that's going to try sanding them. It's VERY messy, rubber flies everywhere, clings to everything and builds up on the bottom of your shoes as you walk around the tire.
The second set I did for my truck over a year ago was 2 pair. One pair is still very white. The 2nd pair yellows after a few months and need scrubbin'.
yep if you want to clean them white walls, i use a degreaser spray like Spray 9 and scrub with a brillo pad. then rinse off. comes out like braaand spankin new. i gotta do this soon, now that winter is over and hotrod show season is around the corner!
lets see some more!
I thought loooong and hard about trying this on my 50 dodge...
Then I bought a set of Cokers.
I know not all brands of tires we can do this with. What tire brands have you guys used? I have 16's and the last set of bought tires ran me nearly $1000 6.5yrs ago. Now I need to go a more affordable route.
First pic is my current 235/60 Firestone Firehawk with 3"www from Performance Plus in Long Beach, CA. It needs to be replaced so I grabbed a OWL tire from Les Schwab Tires here in the East Bay I had hoped to get WWW result but nope... See 2nd pic... That tire is will become a spare....
I've seen a set of BFG Long Trails with OWL that were shaved to 2". Lookin to see if I can possibly wider white wall on another brand if possible. Proven tire brand suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!! & Great thread btw!
I had a set of Perelli Scorpions in a 205/75/15 sitting around, ground them and the wide white is 2 3/4"
Cut mine about 4 years ago. Other than the occasional Wesley's bleach white to clean them. They have been basically maintenance free. Next set will be of another make of tire to get a wider white. Maybe even this winter!
Where are we going and why are we in a hand basket!?
resurrecting this post. made me some whitewalls for my 51 chevy!! got that before and after shot. painted the wheels too. made the with a grinder and 60 grit paper on a Velcro foam pad.
looks good. I think I'll do the same. currently my white walls are to the inside.
post some pictures when ur done dude. would love to see it
these started off as Eagle GTs
lovely truck. love it. tires look great.
Four 235/75/15 Kelly White Letter tires from the junkyard - $100 Son-in-law ground them down for me at the recap shop he works at. I think the taller white letters provide a wider white material band in the sidewall...
nice Robber. what type of grinder do you guys use? I have a brass buffing wheel I used to use when repairing semi tires? gitter bug, or die grinder?
I did a set like 8 years ago on my old 66 gmc out of junkyard thin whites drove it probally 10,000 miles and they have been sitting the past 4-5 years behind my buddy's shop who I sold the truck too. Still hold air well except one leaks down slow. When I do it again I'm gonna try a hand held belt sander on a spinning tire instead of a grinder
i need to try this
^^^^ old post but still trick in today's world. I sent a pm to onetruth1130to maybe update after all this time to share the good or bad
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Talk about a "back from the dead" thread!
I have admit though, I saw this thread waaaay back in 2013, back when I was a lurker and long before I joined officially, and I gave it a try on an old '51 Chevy coupe I had then. I used a set of junkyard RWL tires and it turned out ....okay looking. If you got close you could tell they were home made but they looked okay going down the road. I ran them for a few months with no issues.
I don't think I'd bother again, I would rather buy a set of real whitewalls.
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