White wall 'flaps'

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by bernjb56, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Been looking at justkampers white wall flaps - guess they are similar to Mr Whitewalls?

    Anybody got any experience of these?

    Or pictures would be great.
  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    i heard they rub your sidewalls and that's not good, think it was on the old forum somewhere.
  3. Used to have these on my bus, and I liked the look and they were easy to fit, but I was warned off them by quite a few people, saying they can damage the sidewall of the tyre when the move whilst driving.
    Not sure if that's true or not, and I didn't have any problem with the tyre pressures, but took them off in the end, just in case!
    I'm sure others will have greater experience/knowledge..
  4. Don't do it. I was told not to get them but i thought they looked good and were a lot cheaper than white wall tyres.
    Followed the instructions to the letter then went on my holidays to N. Wales. The 2 fronts fell off. The n/s/f flapped arround and marked my paint. The rears stayed on but started cutting through the tyre wall. :(
    look at the front wheel after 200 miles
  5. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Don't do it. They are pony.
  6. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    That's nice and quick and pretty clear advice. Guess I'll have to wear my tyres out and then get some proper Whitewalls.. ;)

    Thanks guys
  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Or get Mr Whitewalls to do them for you.
  9. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    I'm in a similar situation - probably be about 2016 when I'm ready!
  10. We might get a good deal for 8 ;)
  11. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Mind you, spent £300 on one tyre for my range rover this week - probably could have done the job for that.

    That's two this month - one puncture and one golf ball sized lump on another one after a curb collision.
  14. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Messages received loud and clear!

    Do Mr Whitewall lines stay put then - that's what has worried me about them.

    I've got standard white painted wheels so a thin white line could look really good I reckon
  16. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    I'll have to book a couple of track days - get some wear on! :-
  17. I agree with most on here. I had them on my bus. They were on it when I bought it but they ended up disintegrating and wearing a groove in the tyre wall. Once one fell off (it ripped off) I had the rest of them taken off. Also, when if you hit a kerb they can kink so they don't look that good anyway. So I've had rid and am happier for it. AND the bus is happier looking how it should.
  18. There is a German make that do them, I can't remember the name, but they have a special guard that prevents chafing & never fall off, they are quite expensive but you get what you pay for.
  19. I bought a set of these and my tyre fitter couldn't get them to stay on !! Mr Whitewalls is your answer, although the tyres need to have done approx. 1000 miles before he paints them...
  20. Jack the wheel up, spin the wheel and if you can hold a brush steady...

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