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Veedub February 7th 2007 22:00

GT Wheels
 
Are these considered GL? Well at least a little bit?
These are what I'm talking about except in a 15x5.5 and I'm just using these as and example.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie....php?id=419016
I think my bug would look cool with them but in a silver or polished version.

fastdub February 8th 2007 09:39

nope

stock widened steelies are more GL

Veedub February 8th 2007 09:58

But theres a porsche version so :p :laugh:

fastdub February 8th 2007 17:17

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Originally Posted by Veedub (Post 56967)
But theres a porsche version so :p :laugh:

dont make em gl ;)

and im not sure there is

EvilAngel February 8th 2007 17:43

AFAIK those only came with special edition bugs. But i may be wrong...

Pillow February 8th 2007 17:50

I would not consider them GL either.

Actually I do not think they look good at all. PLus they are so skinny you cannot fit decent meats on them!

fastdub February 8th 2007 21:07

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Originally Posted by Pillow (Post 56978)
I would not consider them GL either.

Actually I do not think they look good at all. PLus they are so skinny you cannot fit decent meats on them!

yeah stock wide ones look **** loads better

Veedub February 8th 2007 22:23

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Originally Posted by EvilAngel (Post 56977)
AFAIK those only came with special edition bugs. But i may be wrong...

They were also available on the 914's. The 914's had a 41mm opffset, the ones for the beetle had a 27mm offset.:D Guy on thesamba told me.

EvilAngel February 8th 2007 22:28

That would mean the 914's are wider (right?) Other than the look, which shouldn't mind since your car isn't a strict GL, the problem is that they can only accomodate skinny tires, as mentioned above.

Veedub February 8th 2007 22:33

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Originally Posted by EvilAngel (Post 56984)
That would mean the 914's are wider (right?) Other than the look, which shouldn't mind since your car isn't a strict GL, the problem is that they can only accomodate skinny tires, as mentioned above.

Well the ones for the 914 wont work on a bug at all. If skinny tires can only be runb on them Im not gonna go that route then.I was gettin a set of 4 for free.
15x5.5's but i wont now :laugh:But I dont understand why you couldnt run a wider tire on them, oh well.

Timmy_Barns February 8th 2007 23:41

Kinda off-topic, but are Fuchs considered GL?

Veedub February 8th 2007 23:51

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Originally Posted by Timmy_Barns (Post 56986)
Kinda off-topic, but are Fuchs considered GL?

I think they can be considered GL or CL, depending on whats done to the car, my car follows no look really :laugh:

EvilAngel February 9th 2007 00:39

Yes Fuchs are GL since they are porsche, however the CL crowd also use them.

oasis February 9th 2007 10:51

I think part of the confusion is the link has a pic of a 4-inch wide wheel. I realize the pic is an example of the 5-inch wide wheel you want and not the actual set of wheels themselves, but I needed to re-read the entire thread to be reminded of that. This sometimes happens as threads get extended into multiple posts.

Obviously, a 5-inch wide wheel can accept wider tires than a 4-inch wide stock model.

The 914 was a VW-Porsche joint venture. Only in America were they marketed as Porsche only. The wider wheels were available for the 914 and on some Volkswagen special editions with offset being the difference. I don't know the offset numbers but what the Samba source said rings true.

The difficulty with a stock bolt pattern is there are not very many German Look options available. And what is available is sort of borderline. Changing a stud pattern is an expense. Some are less expensive but a bare minimum would be considered inexpensive by most definitions.

Do what you have to do; do what you want to do within your parameters.

EvilAngel February 9th 2007 11:01

Well I know that 4 x 130 is not a common pattern, but i've chosen these:
http://prodynamics.com.mx/cart/image...cho-17_LRG.jpg
17 x 7 wheels, specially designed for a bug

Would you consider them GL?


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