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Old 05-10-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Portawalls..what size/type tire?

I have a '66 Overlander and really want a nice wide whitewall on a budget. I've seen 3" portawalls for around $80 delivered, but would love some input on tire selection. Do I get the ever popular Marathon or is there another option? I really don't have a good handle on the differences between bias ply and radial and how the portawalls would adhere. Advice?

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Portawalls..what size/type tire?

When I looked into use of portawalls two years ago, every model that I checked into had a warning not to use them on radial tires -- it wasn't highlighted in the advertising, but was burried deep in the specifications sheets. I never did go ahead with the idea as I didn't want to chance violating manufacturers instructions, and I knew that i didn't want to go back to bias ply tires.

Good luck with your investigation!

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