New rally style wheel! We are happy to offer these nice quality high pressure cast wheels made specifically for the Bus & Vanagon platform. They have the correct bolt pattern and offset required to mount to your vehicle without any modifications. No special hardware, longer studs, or wheel spacers are required!*
• 1971-79 Type II Bus
• 1980-91 2WD Vanagon
• 1986-91 4WD Vanagon - See "Offset Info" tab.
• (4) 15" x 7" aluminum alloy wheels - Black
• Offset: ET23
• Center bore: 67mm
• Includes center caps and mounting hardware
Mounting hardware options:
• For Type II Bus you will need to purchase "All Nuts" for your hardware.
• For 2WD Vanagon WITHOUT Big Brakes, you will need to purchase "Bolts and Nuts" for your hardware.
• For 2WD Vanagon WITH Big Brakes, you will need to purchase "All Nuts" for your hardware.
• For 4WD Vanagon you will need to purchase "All Nuts" for your hardware.
*See "Fitment" tab.
Heavy-duty finned drum brakes: If you are going to use any GW alloy wheel with the GW finned drum brakes, you will need to purchase longer wheel studs (56mm).
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 "clamshell" inder the nose of your Vanagon.
These wheels have an ET (offset) of 23mm. 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. 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.
Our ET 23 wheels—15 and 16 inch—will FIT either 2wd Vanagon (or 4wd Syncro Vanagon or Eurovan). However, whereas an ET of 23 is needed on a 2wd so the tire clears the suspension parts, that same wheel sticks out more than needed on the Syncro and Eurovan. As a general rule, our wheels with an ET 23 should not be used on Syncro or Eurovan applications, even though they will fit. This is especially true when the BFG tires are used, because they are rather large and will rub the body needlessly on a Syncro if the ET 23 wheel is used.
Click here to get the ET38 Syncro wheels.