Steel wheels

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Steel wheels

Post by Slavo » Mon May 20, 2019 8:12 am

Hi,

I'm after some advice on steel wheels.

How good are new wheels sold in comparison to original?

I have a bay window front beam with discs on my splitty and so the front and rear stud pattern are different. If I bought steel wheels, when fitted with the domed hubcaps, would these look the same?

Anyone else have this setup and like to give any advice?

Also, what width wheels and tyres will fit underneath? It's a 61 fitted with correct side panels from autocraft, correct doglegs from WW.

Thanks.

John

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Re: Steel wheels

Post by vwJim » Mon May 20, 2019 9:29 am

The hubcaps are different so it'll look different, plus the wheels are different too.

Repro steels are okay, offset is same if stock width.
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Re: Steel wheels

Post by type21f » Mon May 20, 2019 10:20 am

I know nothing about this but what are these vwjim?
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Re: Steel wheels

Post by Slavo » Mon May 20, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks both.

The van previously had adapters to 5 stud porsche pattern but the wheels don't fit under the rear arches.

I'm thinking it may be best to get a pair of 'bay to split' 112 to 205 adapters for the front and go from there but found that I'll run into problems with fouling the calipers...

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Re: Steel wheels

Post by vwJim » Tue May 21, 2019 6:37 am

Get rid of the Bay beam. Your track width won't be compromised / won't need adapters / ride quality will probably improve etc
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