This Smooth Chrome VW Wheel has a Diameter of 15 inches and a width of 5.5 inches featuring a 5x205 lug pattern. The backspacing on the wheel is 3 7/8". The VW Chrome Smoothies accept stock VW hubcaps, both early dome-style and 1966-1967 flat style VW hubcaps. These wheels accept tires from 135R15 to 165R15 as well as various other 15" tire sizes.
5x205 Lug Pattern
3 7/8" Backspacing
Once a tire has been mounted to the wheel, the wheel can not be returned! Check for fitment before installing tires and have your tire shop check that the wheel is true (straight) before they install the tires!
These wheels do not typically fit properly on the VW Bus/ Type 2. We have had customers tell us that the 5.5 inch rims are too wide to clear the fenders on a stock ride height bus.
Please Note: These are not restoration quality wheels. More often than not, these wheels leave the manufacturer with scratches, dents and surface imperfections. While we strive to only provide the highest quality restoration parts, there are currently no alternatives for new stock-style chrome wheels. Buy these wheels with reservations, knowing these are considered "budget wheels", and come as-is.
The chrome plating is not durable and is very prone to staining and discoloring. When cleaning the wheels, test any soaps or chemicals in an inconspicuous area (such as behind the hubcap) to make sure the substance does not discolor the chrome.
We also want to make note that these chrome wheels are not made with the same preparation and plating procedures that were used 50 years ago.
Please call if you have any further questions before purchasing.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.