Wheel rim sizes
Just got a wolfsburg convertible from LA from my son. Want to get thes 50 series tires
and rims off so my wife can drive it. What rim with is stock and what off set is the right
one? Do I need to change lug bolts to switch from alloys to steel?
Tirerack shows 117 choices that will fit. Instead of changing to what was the stock size in 1984, select a size that has the most/best tire choices today. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp? sort=Price&autoMake=Volkswagen&autoModel=Rabbit&autoYear=198 4&autoModClar=&filterSize=All&filterFinish=All&filterBrand=All&filterSp ecial=false&filterWeight=All&filterNew=All
You can use this site to determine the correct diameter. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
Bolt pattern should be 4x100. Standard diameter for that year was a 13"...I think the offset was 35. However, a similar rim in a 14" would provide you a wider selection of tires and would accomodate some 70 series widths that will give you a nice compromise of performance and comfort.
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