What size tires can I use on 1974 volkswagen super beetle

Andy Buckle

Asked by Jun 28, 2015 at 10:41 PM about the 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just got a 1974 volkswagen super beetle and it needs new tires. I think the rims are 4:5
.the old tires are 165 SR 15 Can I put 205/60R15 on the back? I heard they will rub the
fender if I put them on the front. What are the best tires to use on the front and back and
should I change the rims.

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Larry Miller

I have 205s on my Beetle. I installed air shocks to raise the back end a little higher.My tires do not rub the fenders.But 205s are too big for the front.

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Larry Miller

I also use a wider rim, they're 4 lug white western spoke rims. 15""

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Andy Buckle

Thanks a million great help

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