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ORIGINAL Wheel & Tire Size for a 1972 Super Beetle (4-lu
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bartts
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 5:54 am    Post subject: ORIGINAL Wheel & Tire Size for a 1972 Super Beetle (4-lu Reply with quote

Anyone know the ORIGINAL Wheel & Tire Size for a 1972 Super Beetle (4-lug) Radial?

Thanks!
Need to put an original wheel in the trunk....

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car had a 15x4.5" slotted steel wheel and a 6.00 x 15 bias ply tire. Radials were options on the aftermarket or accessories. A common 165R15 / 165SR15 / 165/80R15 will work fine.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The factory wheel and tire size changed mid-year 1972.

Before March 1972:
Wheel size : 4Jx15 40mm offset
Tire Size : 5.60x15 (155SR15 radial)

After March 1972:
Wheel size : 4Jx15 34mm offset
Tire size : 6.00x15 (165SR15 radial)
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