Includes one wheel & center cap. Sold individually. Does not include tire or hardware.
Size: 16" x 7.5"
Fits: 1974-91 Type II Bus & 2WD Vanagon
• For 2WD Vanagon Front Wheels with Stock Brakes: Purchase 5 bolts per wheel, available separately below.
• For 2WD Vanagon Front Wheels with Big Brakes: Purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below.
• For 2WD Vanagon Rear Wheels or Spare Wheel: Purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below.
• For Type II Bus Wheels: Purchase 5 nuts per wheel, available separately below.
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!
16" Spare: This 16" wheel will not fit in the spare tire bay without modification to the bay itself.
Factory Lowered Vehicles: Wolfsburg edition hard-top, GL models with ground effects package, Carat and Multivan models came equipped from the factory with 1" lowering springs. Therefore, the 16" wheel and tire combo can and will on occasion rub the inside fender lip under hard driving. They fit great, handle on the highway like a dream, look superb, but you may need to modify your driving style. This note does NOT apply to any year of 2WD or 4WD Westfalia Camper or 7-Passenger Vanagon. It only applies to factory lowered vehicles.
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.