Best tires for 14 wheel rims


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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by philsparks » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:45 pm

I am very impressed with my Hannook tyres, good grip, very little noise. 25 inch across fits nice in the wheel arch. Does not hit anything. Image

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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by type21f » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:04 am

I like the size of my Transway 185 R14 8 Ply reinforced 102/100 tyres. Ride is fine seem to wearing OK.
When I was looking this was the cheapest available tyre near me..
I could not find any other commercial tyres locally that I could get fitted and balanced.Image
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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by type21f » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 am

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... &start=100
This thread supports buying the Hankook 185s..

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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:35 pm

John82 wrote:
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And the final result is that I should buy which tyres?
Hi John.

I got one of these for a replacement for my spare. 185 TR 14 GALAXY, Don't buy one of them. They wont fit behind the split seats. see my post here. https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic ... 6&t=124183

If you find a conclusive answer to a perfect replacement to a standard crossply please let me now. I can't bring myself to buy another 185/14 as a test. i hope you don't have to either. philsparks has said in his post he's impressed with his Hannook tyres do they fit behind a split seat? Not sure on the exact spec. Phil?

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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by philsparks » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi Pete,

Ref the spec I have a walk through so I can't answer the will it fit in the spare wheel hole.

I can if you want measure one of mine for you if that helps.

I had bf Goodrich tyres before which pulled at every dip in the road.

Hope that helps
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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:58 pm

Hi Phil.

Thanks for replying! Ahh you have a walk through. 8) Its the width of the tyre id be interested in. I don't know if you could get an accurate measurement of the width or if i could use that measurement to make an accurate call if it would allow the seats to recline properly. Ideally someone with a split seat with a spare tyre would speak up.

Thanks again Phil. :D


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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by John82 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:02 pm

TEXAS_PETE wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Hi Phil.

Thanks for replying! Ahh you have a walk through. 8) Its the width of the tyre id be interested in. I don't know if you could get an accurate measurement of the width or if i could use that measurement to make an accurate call if it would allow the seats to recline properly. Ideally someone with a split seat with a spare tyre would speak up.

Thanks again Phil. :D
So Pete tell me please, cause I have 1/3 & 2/3 front seats what tyres to buy in your opinion.


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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:28 pm

Hey john.

I'm in the same boat as you with the same seat setup. I don't have the answer and i'm struggling to find it.

What I've worked out so far is the 185 TR 14 GALAXY tyre doesn't fit behind the front seats, :cry: i put some pictures in my post, Its not even close. I removed the old cross-ply tyre that fit perfectly.

Its proving to be a mystery. 8O I didn't realize 1/3 & 2/3 front seats owners didn't carry new tyres. :wink:

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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by type21f » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:29 pm

Because the aim is to get the circumference as near to the original as possible then 185R14 is nearest.

I have these and yes the driver's seat does sit against the spare wheel sitting in the spare wheel well. I am 6'2'' with kong legs...ahem ... around 33''.. I slid seat forwards and still find driving position fine!
If this is an issue to you them you could fit the spare with a narrower tyre as a ''get you home/ to tyre fitters?''
Going any wider will only make the problem worse!
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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:47 pm

Oh you defiantly want narrower. The passenger seat wont go anywhere near back, its miles away. To leave it like that its just wrong.

I'm 6'4 just sayin. i want all the room i can get. :wink:

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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by type21f » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:24 pm

Ah.. so a narrow spare!
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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by John82 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:57 pm

So let’s buy 4 tyres! Who needs the 5th one??? If the 5th is ok behind the seat, then I will buy another one! ;)


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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by TEXAS_PETE » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:10 pm

haha, Ah well.. let me know if you ever find one that fits.

I cant believe all the standard restored buses don't have a spare tyre that fits. It would also be shame to change to a spare and cant put the other wheel away. :cry:


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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by mountainbus » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:14 pm

I still don't get why 185/80R14 is quoted as the equivalent to the old 7.00 14 cross plys. 205/80R14 are almost spot on in diameter, circumference and revs/km, the biggest difference being the 8.1" width as opposed to the 7" width of the cross plys.
Maybe I'm missing something here, other than the fact that 205's may not fit behind a bench front seat thanks to extra width?
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Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

Post by type21f » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:19 pm

Maybe when the thread was first written 205 70 R 14 tyres did not come on Commercial 8ply Reinforced 100 102 or higher ratings.
I can find three now though..
So I am still looking for someone who runs these... stock height..
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