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15" x 7" Alloy Wheel - Bare Wheel


Part #: GVW-1523

Works With: 1971-1991

Weight: 22.50 lbs

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Price: $138.95

Includes one wheel & center cap. Sold individually. Does not include tire or hardware. Sold individually. Want a set?

Fits:
• 1971-79 Type II Bus
• 1980-91 2WD Vanagon
• 1986-91 4WD Syncro Vanagon - See offset info tab

Specs:
• 15" x 7"
• Offset: ET23
• Center bore: 67mm
• High-quality silver paint and clear coat
• Made in Asia
• NO mounting hardware included

Mounting hardware sold separate:
• For 2WD Vanagon front wheels, you will need to purchase 5 bolts per wheel, available separately below. 
• For 2WD Vanagon back wheels, you will need to purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below
• For Bus & 4WD Syncro front and back wheels, you will need to purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below
• For all Vanagon with aftermarket Big Brakes, you will need to purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below

Low offset wheels on a Syncro: These ET23 wheels have slightly less offset than a normal OEM or Aftermarket Syncro wheel. They will fit a stock Syncro with a tire as large as 215/75/15. As with many wheel options, fitting a tire larger than 215/75/15 is possible but may require lifting springslengthened trailing armswheel spacers, and/or body modifications.

Heavy Duty Finned Drums:
 If you are going to use any GW alloy wheel with the GW finned drum brakes, you will need to purchase longer wheel studs.

Torque specs: Please torque the fasteners to 95 ft.lbs.

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 ET23, 8-hole 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 ET23 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 ET23 wheel is used.

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. Pro-tip: If you get a flat in the front, move a full size wheel and tire from the back, and put your 14" spare on the back in its place. Much safer steering this way!

15" Spare: This 15" wheel will not fit in the spare tire bay without modification to the bay itself.

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