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    Thread: The unOfficial Wheel Fitment Thread!

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      06-08-2012 04:36 PM #1
      Post a picture of your Beetle displaying the suspension and wheel setup.

      Feel free to post up your specs!

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      Wheels: OEM Turbine 17x7 ET50
      Suspension: OEM

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      06-13-2012 04:28 PM #2
      Great thread. Would read again.

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      06-13-2012 05:35 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      Great thread. Would read again.


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      08-14-2012 03:11 PM #4
      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.)

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    5. 08-14-2012 06:28 PM #5
      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

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      08-15-2012 12:48 PM #6

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      All I'm going to say is 19x10 front and rear.
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      08-15-2012 01:20 PM #7
      Tony, did you modify the fender liners or hardware holding the liners in? Rubbing becomes a bit of problem depending on the offset and tires.

    8. 08-15-2012 03:57 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by tonytalksalot View Post

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      All I'm going to say is 19x10 front and rear.
      not low enough... you need to raise the fenders.


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      08-16-2012 01:47 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      Tony, did you modify the fender liners or hardware holding the liners in? Rubbing becomes a bit of problem depending on the offset and tires.
      I did the "screw mod" as the mkvi kids would say. You remove the screw holding the liner in.
      The screw is located on the actual part you would roll in the middle of the fender.
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      09-27-2012 08:04 PM #10
      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.)

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    11. 09-28-2012 02:48 AM #11
      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....

      http://raderwerks.com/product/rs-8-0

      20x8.5 F / 20x10.0 R
      5x112
      ET38 F / ET43 R

      OPINIONS?????

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