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    1. Semi-n00b
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      08-04-2012 09:57 AM #1
      Hello there;
      I'm trying to fit new wheels to my cabby without making any modifications to the body or suspension I was thinking on a 16" but if so should it be x7 or x8? and the offset? thanks!

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      08-04-2012 01:20 PM #2
      Well why just don't you go for 24" wheels while you are at it. Kind give it that Conestoga Wagon look that so many folks crave, then with the low profile tires, and lowered suspension you will need to roll your fenders to accommodate the rubbing and shredding of your tires then complain about the rough ride.

      http://www.cabby-info.com/brakes.htm#Sizes

      Excuse the rant, as it would better serve you to take care of the Maintenance items on a "new to you" car than worry about rims/tires. I am not saying that you shouldn't upgrade, just as a new owner I would be taking care to inspect/replace, brakes, hoses, plugs, wires, and the like prior to
      looking in to rims.

      One of the Best places that you can vist for all your cabby questions are:
      www.cabby-info.com
      http://www.mk1vw.info/
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      Ron's Neo+Bentley


      And if you haven't bought a Bentley Manual yet, let me say, you'll need one.
      Last edited by briano1234; 08-04-2012 at 01:54 PM.
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      08-05-2012 09:02 AM #3
      Thanks Briano, I didn't knew about those sites for Cabby's & MK1.
      I just did a full tune up and replaced both gas pumps, the front brakes and rotors, also bilstain shocks, the engine now sounds great but the only thing that I need to work on is the valve cover gaskets because it has a slight leek, but It seems that I need a new valve cover since it seems dented. unfortunately it seems to be very hard to find one (help please if u know where can I get one), also I'm replacing the drivers door since mine has some rust so I found a 91 cabby on craig list that seems to match my 93'. I'm open for ideas or suggestions.
      Thanks again for replying.

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      08-05-2012 11:49 AM #4
      You will be disappointed with the look of 16's. The car will look like a 10-year-old trying to wear Shaquille O'neal's shoes. I think 14's look the best with a tastefully lowered suspension.

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      08-05-2012 06:36 PM #5
      To replace the valve cover on a 90ish you will want the upgraded gasket kit at GERMANAUTOPARTS.COM Get the studs as you will need them.

      How to change it:
      http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/s...t.-90-93-Cabby.

      And you will need a in/lbs torque wrench as it tightened to 87 inch pounds for the nuts.
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
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      08-05-2012 11:55 PM #6
      Ok I'll do! That demo of how to do replace the Valve cover its awesome!!!, thanks. I just found a valve cover of a 91 cabby do u think it will fit?

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      08-06-2012 12:18 AM #7
      yes
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
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      Where are my grounds ?
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    8. 08-06-2012 05:45 PM #8
      16s are probably the best size for cabriolets between 1988-1993.

      Here is a photo of my last cabriolet on 16s. This car had 16x8 in the back and 16x7 in the front.


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      08-06-2012 06:06 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Agnesvw View Post
      16s are probably the best size for cabriolets between 1988-1993.
      ^Personal opinion. The majority of us think 14-15" is perfect for any Cabriolet, both in aesthetics and ride quality. If you want to go larger than 15", feel free; it's your car, do with it what you please.

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      08-07-2012 09:16 AM #10
      I believe u r right, I'm gonna start looking for a 15x7 rims.
      Now, does anybody knows where can I purchase a Valve cover for my cabby ? Unfortunately the the owner of the 91's cabby I found wants to sell the whole engine, If any is interested let me know.
      thanks.

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