We have this quality 16" x 7.5", ET38, high pressure cast wheel made specifically for the Syncro Vanagon & Eurovan platform. It has the correct bolt pattern and offset to mount without any modifications. No longer studs, special hardware, or wheel spacers are required. This aluminum wheel is finished in silver paint with clear coat, and comes with a center cap (centering ring for Eurovan), and five lug nuts. See related items below to order a complete set of four and save a few bucks!
14" Spare: If you plan to keep (and potentially use) your 14” steel wheel spare, you will need to keep one set of your original steel wheel hardware in the event of needing to use your spare.
15" Spare: This 15" wheel will not fit in the spare tire bay without modification to the bay.
This wheel will NOT FIT 2WD Vanagon!
If you are going to use any GW alloy wheel with the GW finned drum brakes, you will need to purchase longer studs (56mm), sold separately below.
These wheels have an ET of 38mm. The ET number is the measure of how much the bolting surface of a wheel is "offset" from the center line of the wheel. An ET of zero means that the surface where the wheel bolts to the hub is located at exactly the mid point of the wheel. So, for example on an 8" wheel, 4" are outboard of the bolt surface, and 4" are inboard. If the ET is a positive number, that indicates a "positive offset", which means the bolt surface is moved OUT from the center point of wheel, which means the wheel and tire are moved IN towards the center line of the vehicle; so they stick out of the body LESS. The BIGGER the ET number, the MORE the tire and wheel are shoved into the body, and the LESS they stick out. Ideally, the maximum amount of ET that will fit the suspension design of the vehicle should be used, so the wheel sticks out as little as possible, and is therefore less likely to rub any part of the body.