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Old March 8th 2010, 23:23
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15 x 6.5, Carat 2's

Been lurking for a while, trying to figure out wheel/tire combos, and would love to get some Cup 2's, but budget doesn't allow for it at the moment. I stumbled into these today and thought they were sort of a poor man's 5 spoke option- called Carat 2's, ($680 for 4). They are from late 80's vanagons and come from South Africa. 15 x 6.5, ET 30, 5 x 112. I think I've used the calculators correctly, and they say that they should fit under the feners of a stock width suspension. Can someone check my math and make sure I'm in the ballpark? Thanks.
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Old March 10th 2010, 16:30
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How about- what tire would you fit to this rim to make it fit under a stock fender?
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Old March 10th 2010, 19:28
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I have 205/50/17's in the front and rear under stock fenders.

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Old March 10th 2010, 22:20
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You have those tires on a rim with these specs?
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Old March 11th 2010, 04:32
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The BBS's that were on my '71 were the same width. The offset was 12mm different (30mm versus 42mm). I think you should be okay. Where's the fingers-crossed smilie?
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Old March 11th 2010, 04:40
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I had 195mm width tires on the front and 205mm on the rear of mine. I changed the front because I had some fouling on the one fender initially. After some tweaking and progress, I discovered it was affecting only one fender because it was an aftermarket fender and it was off by just enough to create my headaches. Had I known from the get-go, I might have left the 205's on the front as well.

I'd be a little reluctant to suggest an aspect ratio for you without a car in hand to measure. Your Vanagon wheels are 15" diameter whereas my BBS's were 16".

If you can get a dummy spare mounted, it might help.
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