Have you guys seen the spare tire in the Beetle?!
Yikes that is tiny. Next to it is a standard VW spare tire 205/55/16R. Ours is a 125/90/16... Not good enough IMO.
So I cut some wood and I mocked up a frame. I now need to make a wood floor, or top, to sit on top of the frame as well. I'll do that later. I don't have any road trips coming up soon.
I plan on keeping the small spare in there for trips less than 50 miles away, but anything more than that I'll throw the frame and wood floor in there with the big spare.
Oh the reason for the frame is because the spot for the spare is very small just like the original spare. Putting the larger spare in will not allow the carpeting to fit. So a frame and new floor is needed to fit the carpet. You will lose about 4" of depth in the rear cargo area doing this modification.
Last edited by Aonarch; 06-16-2012 at 07:44 PM.
I went ahead and ordered some H&R Super Sport springs to help with my wheel gap problem.
I still haven't found any shocks yet. Super Sports really need aftermarket shocks or else they will ride like garbage. Koni Yellows are normally good for a moderate drop. I need to call up some suppliers and see if I can source some.
Measured for spacers today. I really like the stock wheels and I plan on keeping them for a bit. If I am going to go lower I will need to spacers to help get them flush. Spacers should also help in the handling/ steering department a bit too.
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^ Made a foam gun, cost $10 from Wal-mart Lawn and Garden center.
^ Foam gun in action, basically impossible to take a picture of foam on a silver car, but it is covered in foam.
^ Two 5 gallon buckets. I don't use the three bucket system, because my wheels never get dirty enough.
^ I got a dent, while at Wal-mart purchasing the foam gun. Irony...
What does everyone think? Wheels are 18's, the shop makes them look like 20s.
I like these Audi wheels, but something tells me no.
What about those is 5x112 18x8 ET35? Should fit alright, might need a bit of a spacer to flush them out, but I love the classic design. That is the wheel on the New Beetle road cars.