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Re: [T3] 2.0L wheels and yet more tire questions

On 30 Jul 99, at 0:23, VWMAN18@aol.com wrote:

> I picked up the 2.0L wheels I was looking at earlier.  I must say they are in 
> great condition, as were the tires on them.  The 195/50/15's fit very well 
> underneath the fenders, with the exception of the passenger side rear.  That 
> particular tire is the same size as the others, but of a different 
> manufacturer.  Can that make a differencÒ¨6Íppose that might make a small difference. If there is more 
difference than just a small one I would try swapping wheels L to R 
and see if the difference follows the wheel or stays on the same 
side; there could be some body repair on one side that is confusing 
the issue.
> Also, do these alloys require a new set of 
> stud/lugs rather than the stock lugnuts?  I test fit them earlier with the 
> stock lugnuts, but they seemed to have a difficult time reaching the threaded 
> hole.  Is this normal? 

Alloy wheels are thicker, so a longer lug bolt is needed. If your 
local wheel/tire shop is no help with a good metric spherical collar 
bolt, then try a Porsche dealer and buy 16 of the bolts used on the 
914 with the alloy wheel option. 

DON'T try to get by with the short bolts!!!! The correct bolts will 
be somewhat expensive, but you don't know what expensive means until  
your short bolts pull out!

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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