Revival of thread! Maybe a relevant thread now? I have some old wheels (Enkei RPO2) from my previous car that I was going to sell on CL because I thought I couldn't fit them on the Beetle, as they have a different bolt pattern (5x114.3 vs 5x112). But then I discovered wobble bolts, which opens up this possibility again. The wheels are 17x8 et40, and the stock wheels are 18x8 et48, so this basically shifts the whole wheel (inside edge and outside edge) outward by 8mm. Does this sound like an acceptable fitment? The stock wheels already look pretty flush to me, hoping this wouldn't cause rubbing. (Not planning on lowering.)
The outside edge will be fine, tsw and others say a 9" wide 35 offset is acceptable and that pushes the outside edge out by 26mm so your 8mm will be fine, your only issue might be inner clearance because the front strut comes close. I can confirm in a few days how much room there is but worst case even if you have to use a small 5mm spacer you still are ok for the outside. I have 20x9 40 offset which i will be putting on a lowered beetle. I will have it all down in the next few weeks,i can post pics then
I finally got everything lined up to put my old Enkei RPO2s on my Beetle.
Step 1 - obtain hub-centric rings
Step 2 - obtain wobble bolts
Steps 3-22 - Drill out lug holes so wobble bolts have room to wobble
Step 23 - Profit? Nah, just post pics...
beetle_wheels by GTarr1, on Flickr
17x8 et40 Enkei RPO2, stock suspension (I know, I know, wheel gap...) This wheel / tire setup is about 9lbs/corner lighter than the stock Twister wheels. While I like the look of the Twister wheels, I think I like these better, and the car feels lighter. (Am hoping for an extra MPG or two, too.)
tony is this ur bug??? if so i just want to say that ur one of the inspirations for me bagging mine lol....but 19x10....dam thats good to know....me on the other hand....im thinking something just a little bit bigger.....im thinking 20s!! but not sure if they will fit on my car though....
my thing is i dont know how to calculate the math to see if they would fit??? does ne one know how to find out without calling them??
i use to rock these rims but in the 19x8.5/9.5 on my rabbit and i was able to run stupid low with some pretty decent sized tires slammed on B&Gs so i think i could run them on the bug once i put my air lift electronic digital setup on....
20x8.5 F / 20x10.0 R
ET38 F / ET43 R