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1 year 1 month ago #21550 by PSmith
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In the SNORE rulebook SCR12 states that a 15 x 4" steel wheel must be used.

The four lug wheels that were on my bug when I bought it are 15 x 4.5.

In trying to find new wheels I can't seem to come up with anything narrower than 4.5", craigslist, the samba, multiple new retail outlets, etc.

Can I run 4.5" wheels, and if not, can anyone point me in the right direction to find some 4" wide ones?

Thank you

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1 year 1 month ago #21552 by DirtDgr
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Pretty sure only the 4.0

In SCORE they allow the 4.5.

You gotta check the offsets too there are different ones! Learned that the hard way myself.

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1 year 1 month ago #21555 by PSmith
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Thanks DirtDgr,

What offset did you end up running?

I have a 4.5" ET34 at approximately 3 11/16" backspace and an ET41 4.5" at approximately 4" backspace...

I assumed the ET34's would be the better bet to keep the tire out of the shock tower? Correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks again.

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1 year 1 month ago #21558 by DirtDgr
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I use the one that gets the tire away from the body the most with the 4.0 wheel.

I have run ones that put the tire closer in the front. I did it for short course racing thinking it would help in the tight turns. It seemed to work good. But also rubbed on the bump stops pretty good. I would not trust it in a long race unless I adjusted the steering stops. Also it could affect how it fits in your spare tire mount. They wont fit in mine. So I stick with the same.

Junk yards. Craigslist. Where I get mine.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #21563 by Mr. Bill
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4.5 in. wide steel VW wheels

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1 year 3 weeks ago - 1 year 3 weeks ago #21566 by PSmith
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Love your car Mr Bill.

Further research suggests that the 4jx15 wheels I need were standard equipment on the 1968-1972 type 1.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but it figures my car is a 1973 with 4.5"s. :lol:

Still on the hunt for some 4" wheels.
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1 year 1 week ago #21568 by DaveCo11
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4.5 Vw wheels are fine, this is not class 11 of yesteryear. you will have no problem running 4.5, people have been using them for years

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2 months 1 hour ago #21615 by michaelbrenner
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I have recently measured factory VW wheels that are 4" wide. These wheels have a a 4-1/8" offset from wheel mounting surface to inner rim lip. 4.5" wide wheels were 4-1/2" offset to same inner lip. Conclusion: narrow wheel makes tire taller and bulge wider; 3/8" offset difference of 4" wide wheel puts tire slightly further outward, further from suspension limiters but also closer to the fender lip ;) Oh wait, you can't run a 4" wide wheel, rules do NOT include 4" wide wheels!!!

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