The bolt pattern is the key identifier for finding the proper fitment for putting on aftermarket or other new wheels on your Volkswagen. The "bolt pattern" refers to the number of lug holes in the wheel and the distance between them. The bolt pattern of the wheel must match that of your VW or it will not fit.

The chart below indicates which wheel type your VW originally came with. It is important to always double check your wheel pattern before ordering. We can only provide information considered original specs and cannot account for discrepancies.

5 Lug ( 5x205 )
Wide 5
4 Lug ( 4x130 ) 5 Lug Bus
( 5x112 )
Narrow 5
5 Lug Porsche
( 5x130 )
VW Standard Beetle 1954-1967 5 Lug ( 5x205 ) 1968-1977 4 Lug ( 4x130 )
VW Super Beetle 1971-1979 4 Lug ( 4x130 )
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-1966 5 Lug ( 5x205 ) 1967-1974 4 Lug ( 4x130 )
VW Bus /Type 2 1955-1971 (w/ drum front) 5 Lug ( 5x205 ) 1971(w/ discs front)-1979 5 Lug Bus ( 5x112 )
VW Type 3 1964-1965 5 Lug ( 5x205 ) 1966-1973 4 Lug ( 4x130 )
VW Thing 1973-1974 5 Lug ( 5x205 )



More information about each type of Volkswagen Wheel:


The "Wide 5" 5 X 205 factory bolt pattern:

This bolt pattern came stock on the following VWs:

VW Beetle 1954-1967
VW Karmann Ghia's 1954-1966
Early VW Bus 1955-1971
VW Type 3 1964-1965
VW Things


Measure from back of one hole across pattern to center of second hole.
Always check your bolt pattern before placing an order to ensure 5X205 wheels will fit your car.
5x205 Bolt Pattern


The 4 x 130 factory bolt pattern:

This bolt pattern came stock on the following VWs:

VW Beetles 1968-1977
VW Super Beetle 1971-1979
VW Karmann Ghia's 1967-1974
VW Type 3 1966-1973


Measure from center of 2 holes directly across from each other.
Always check your bolt pattern before placing an order to ensure 4X130 wheels will fit your car.
4x130 Bolt Pattern


The 5 x 112 factory bolt pattern:

This bolt pattern came stock on the following VWs:

VW Type 2 Bus/Transporters 1971-1979 with disc brake fronts

Measure from back of one hole across pattern to center of second hole.
Always check your bolt pattern before placing an order to ensure 5x112 wheels will fit your car.
5x205 Bolt Pattern


Aftermarket wheels made in Porsche 5 x 130 bolt pattern:

This bolt pattern did not come stock on any VWs.

First introduced by Porsche on the 356C and 911 in 1964, there are many aftermarket wheels made in Porsche 5 x 130 bolt pattern. Most often a 5x130 disc brake kit, wheel adapters or brake drums with the 5x130 lug pattern will be needed.

Measure from back of one hole across pattern to center of second hole.
Always check your bolt pattern before placing an order to ensure 5x130 wheels will fit your car.
5x205 Bolt Pattern