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New Beetle wheels fit A3 VR6s!

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[gti-vr6] Re: [Corrado-L] other : beetle rims "John Erhardt" <jerhardt@hotmail> Mon, 01 Feb 1999 11:13:16 CST
Beetle wheels - Was:Re: [gti-vr6] Where is everybody? "Scott U" <gr8scott95@hotmail> Fri, 04 Jan 2002 22:51:36 -0600



From gti-vr6-owner@cobra.ccsi Mon Feb 1 11:17 CST 1999
From: "John Erhardt" <jerhardt@hotmail>
To: hasun@nautilus.engella, corrado-l@corrado-club,
Subject: [gti-vr6] Re: [Corrado-L] other : beetle rims
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 11:13:16 CST
 
those are probably the ones I've seen.  They will fit a VR6 car.  They
are 5x100mm.  However, it's a 16x6.5" rim.   Normally one would want
something a little wider.  I forget the offset, might have been 41 or
43mm which is perfect.  The dealer should have all those specs in their
VW aftermarket catalog.  Votex is the brand for all the VW aftermarket
stuff.  A parts guy at a local dealership has them on his GTI-VR6  Look
pretty good.  But personally, I would rather have something with more
width.

JohnE



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From: "Scott U" <gr8scott95@hotmail>
To: list@gti-vr6
Subject: Beetle wheels - Was:Re: [gti-vr6] Where is everybody?
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 22:51:36 -0600
 
I just bought some 16" 6 spoke beetle wheels and put them on my 95 GTI. They 
look really cool. They REALLY fill out the wheel wells with the stock 
continental tires from the beetle. I did have to roll the left rear fender 
just a little but not where I thought you would have to. I had to roll it on 
the front corner of the wheel well. The fronts don't rub unless the wheel is 
cranked all the way to the left and then only the left front tire rubs on 
the plastic liner just a little. The tires stick a lot better than the 
crappy Sears tires that where on the car when I got it. I do plan on getting 
tires that fit a little better once these wear out. I want tires that are 
maybe a little wider but not as tall, like maybe 215/45/16 or 225/45/16? 
Original tires were 205/55/16.

Scott Ulrich
95 GTI VR6



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