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Thread: Wheels - diameter - what are people running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim73vw View Post

    Am still more tempted to go for this, as whilst there are many buggy options in 4 x 130 they are all 15".
    Most probably because the Beetle was fitted with 15" wheels as standard.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by CyCo View Post
    Most probably because the Beetle was fitted with 15" wheels as standard.
    indeed, but still tempted to go larger diameter and lower profile tyres for a more modern look/feel.

    anyone on here running rims over 15" diameter?
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    We did see an Avante at Stones running 18s a few years back - looked OK, but although big rims are often suggested as 'modernising' it actually made the otherwise nicely turned-out car look like a 70s Hotwheels toy........(I've photos somewhere...) I also suspect that with the obligatory pencil tyres they will give a particularly nasty ride, but stylists never consider practicalities - just as well or we wouldn't have Novas in the first place!
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    Well, there was a 'reek here in Oz running 20" wheels (!!), but I don't know how long that lasted and if they're still fitted. Car was sold (for a reputed $50,000 (!!!)), and never seen again.

  5. #15
    15" x ? (sorry, they aren't in front of me)
    205/65R15 Fronts
    225/60R15 Rears

    Revolutions, which are made in 6" - 9" width today, but I don't know about historically
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    Hi, just to let you know that on mine front tyres are 225/50 16, rears are 275/40 17.

    These are fitted to Centerline wheels.

    I have not driven the car as have only just got it and in the process of restoring, but they do look the part!

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Hi, just to let you know that on mine front tyres are 225/50 16, rears are 275/40 17.

    These are fitted to Centerline wheels.

    I have not driven the car as have only just got it and in the process of restoring, but they do look the part!
    any pictures?
    All the best,

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    They do look the part Buffy! Very Nice!
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    As I drive a few cars i own and they have very different boots on I can say keep the hell away from low profile tyres, I have 205/45-16 on my A-class and it is the hardest ride ever, The BMW E30 has normal 65 tyres and I can ride that all day as can I the SS with 65 profiles. Also damage to inner wheel rims is very common on low profiles.
    IMHO, I still don't think they look good on a 70 design car.

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