Why are these people smiling?
George and Mary Ann have just adopted the Bugeye called “Gavin.” We’re modifying the car and getting it ready to ship to their home in North Carolina and this week, we put on the new white wall tires George requested, which brings me to the topic of this post.
Below you can see the old 155 tire on a rim on the right, and the new more plump 165 white wall is on the left. Just 10 more mm of width and look at how the 165 dwarfs the tire that was on the car (on the right).
This matters primarily because the ride quality was dramatically improved with the new tires installed. The extra air volume of the tire makes significant difference in driver comfort. With the 165 tires, this Bugeye glided over the bumps. We don’t have too many tools available to improve ride quality so I am really sold on this one! And by the way, braking and handling is excellent with the larger footprint.
Whether black or white wall, 165 is our tire of choice!