Our whitewalls tires are made using high quality REAL raw white rubber
Calli Tire & Wheel LLC is proud to introduce our line of custom made and affordable whitewall tires! Our process takes a radial blackwall tire and turns it into a whitewall tire using real whitewall rubber. This is not paint, but real raw whitewall rubber. The raw rubber is vulcanized (cured using heat and pressure) to permanently bond the whitewall rubber to the tire. Calli Whitewall tires are made with an added stain blocker. This is a black rubber layer that goes under the white rubber, and its purpose is to keep the whitewall white!
We can do 13”, 14”, 15”, and now some 16” passenger tires with a whitewall of up to 3” inches wide depending on the space available on the sidewall. We are doing custom whitewalls on modern radial tires only, no bias-ply tires.
Our larger whitewalls, 2" and bigger are made starting closer to start of the tire's bead as possible and go out toward the tread. Because of the design of our machinery, we cannot make the whitewall edge to edge. Nor can we make the whitewall start right at the bead. There will be at least a 3/8” to 5/8” of a gap after the bead. But we try to keep it as close as possible to the bead.
There is no instruction manual for what we do. We have spent a lot of time and money on research and development on this process. Our whitewalls have gotten a lot better since we first started selling them in early 2013, and we are always making improvements. But there are still can be some minor flaws and imperfections, like small air pockets that may occur during the curing process, mostly on the large whitewall sizes.
Calli whitewall tires are not always 100% perfect, nor do we claim to be better than the competition, but our whitewalls tires are affordable and look great for your daily driver!! Our whitewall tires also come with a one year warranty; see our Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read our Whitewall Tire Care section. Once an order is placed, we estimate it will take about 7-10 working days (or less) to make an order ready for shipping or pickup. If you are local to the Sacramento area, you can come by to place and order and to take a look at our sample tires. Questions? Please contact us at 1-800-678-4992.
Generally, the tires we sell will last anywhere between 40k-70k miles. We use Hankook Kinergy ST H735 tires on most of the larger size tires and is available as an upgrade to our value brand on select sizes. We use the value brand primarily for a lot of the smaller size tires for cost savings. The value brand tires are good, high-quality, radial tires. Due to the current market shortages, there is no single brand we use as our value brand tire. The value brand tire can vary from companies like Laufenn (made by Hankook), Advanta/Sailun, Accelera, Crosswind, and others.