GLWS. Just got my adapters in the mail today. So excited about putting them on tomorrow!!
I have a set listed on eBay, as well. I have the matching tires listed, too, separately - in case anyone wants both. I only drove on them from the time I bought my car until my new wheels and tires came in - about 250 miles.
Thanks man. I am very happy with the way they turned out. I want to space out the rears just a hair and probably lower a little more. Still dialing in the coilovers though.
I also bought some Ronal center caps too. With small Chrome/black caps, without the VW cap and some chrome lugnuts, it will change it up a little. I'll post pics of that later today.
I think the black steel wheels without the chrome hubcaps (the 2nd photo down in the original post) would look really cool on the very Base Beetle (the one for $18.5K with a black dashboard and black running board trim instead of chrome). It would add to the austere look and would be very reminiscent of the "standard" Beetles of the late 40s/early 50s. The only thing missing would be intentional dull paint (preferably grey) on the car body!
I really dig these wheels. In fact, at the time of my Beetle purchase, I was having a lot of difficulty finding one whith these "Heritage" wheels.
What I would really like to see is a metal option (even if made by aftermarket for the chrome (baby moon-like) hubcap and trim rings.
Something like this, but looks more like the one on the 2012 and fits the 17":
Last edited by the beet; 05-11-2012 at 08:20 AM.
I could be wrong here, but I believe you mean tall (diameter) and not wide. Now a days the wheels tend to be larger (17, 18, 21 inch, etc.) and run a short height profile tire. It's not a matter of skinny or wide. The width is the tread on the road...
Last edited by the beet; 10-13-2012 at 07:10 PM.
"Just look at those wheels!"
hi all.......bought my 2012 beetle the end of last July. really love it; but it has so much power I
thought about sprucing my heritage wheels up with some wheel covers. so far my research has
found none for this alloy wheel. anybody know of any available?? tia
The center cap is specifically designed to fit inside the 17 inch heritage wheel. The wheel is a mag not a steelie. If you look thru the thread you can see pics of how the wheel looks without the center cap attached. I can't imagine these will fit any other wheel without some major modifications. The center cap and beauty ring are also plastic.
Hope that helped!