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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

The best bolt pattern is the one that fits the wheels you like! Some like the vintage look of the 5 wide options, some like the selection of wheels that come in the 4 x 130 pattern. Anything else requires different brakes or adapters.

Presently my buggy has 4 x 130 and Chevy adaptors. I don't prefer adaptors not so much due to breakage issues on a light buggy but the increased off set does funky things to the steering. I plan to use the 944 brakes to get rid of the adapters and upgrade stopping power at the same time.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

jpjohns wrote:
Are there many wheels out there for a Manx for 4-lugs say 15x8 or 15x5? Is there a preferred lug pattern for a Manx or is it just preference. They are all so confusing. 4-lug, 5-lug porche and wide 5......ugggh.


Wide wheels for the 4 lug VW seem to be somewhat difficult to find.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

jpjohns wrote:
Are there many wheels out there for a Manx for 4-lugs say 15x8 or 15x5? Is there a preferred lug pattern for a Manx or is it just preference. They are all so confusing. 4-lug, 5-lug porche and wide 5......ugggh.


http://www.jegs.com/i/US-Wheel/947/70-5730/10002/-1

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/usw-70-5730/overview/

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/usw-70-5830/overview/

https://www.performanceplustire.com/buy-wheels-onl...e/ws:15x7/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

ccm655 wrote:
I know the wide whites aren't everybody's favorite. But the chrome reverse baby moon with wide whites was exactly what I wanted!
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I think we have the same body! I don't know anything about it so I'm curious if you have any information on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

I think I found a set of 4 original Jackson white spoke 5 wide wheels. Are they worth getting or still pretty common?

The downside is I may have to buy the whole Buggy to get them!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
... Jackson white spoke 5 wide wheels. Are they worth getting or still pretty common?


I'd say both, tho not real sure how common they are. Seem to recall seeing them available NEW not too long ago, in some limited sizes. Maybe look-alikes? Anyway, I can tell you that I absolutely love mine. They're really well built: Strong, center'd, balanced... Plus, I think they look great.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

I personally like the look of Cragar SS.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy? Reply with quote

I'm running Supremes on ours.
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