VW Thing - Wide Wheels / Tires HELP!

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
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VW Thing - Wide Wheels / Tires HELP!

Post by rustylaw3 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:37 am

New To Site...Thank you in advance for your insight and experienece.

I am a relitivly new owener of a '74 Thing. Referbed mechanically and now running solid!

I want to personalize my Thing with new "aggressive" Wheels and Tires. I have seen this exact set up on a Thing and loved the look. I need some expert advise on exactly HOW to pull this project off. Here is my plan..

FRONT: Wheels - 6X14 Tires: 245/60/14
REAR: Wheels: 7X15 Tires: 295/50/15

I plan to raise the car 1 1/2-inches. Use Chevy steel wheels - Tires will be BFG TA Radials - I'll need an adaptor as I have the wide-5 stock hubs

Your thoughts? Any issues with this Plan? Any thoughts on what spacific wheels I should use for this application?

Thanks in advance to everyone for your insights! :D :?: :D

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