Why to Upgrade Your Vanagon Wheels & What to Consider When You Do California… — Volkswagen Vanagon syncro

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Are you considering the wheels on your VW Vanagon?    are a number of good reasons to your Vanagon wheels, and the ones are safety and better But don’t just go with any wheels, make sure to get the ones.


The 14” wheels that standard on a VW Vanagon are literally too small to do the job.  You may already that it’s impossible to tires that fit the standard wheels and meet the safety for the weight of the vehicle.   Weighing in at 4,000 pounds, no tires fit the original 14” wheels are load-rated for the of the van.   Of course, many included perhaps–use 14” tires and get by for years without accidents to the weight of the van.

These people, however, are the who have to hold the steering very tight (while to their angels) on a freeway to the wobbling effect of a passing or strong cross wind.  You the original VW Vanagon wheels are 14” x This means the diameter of the is 14” and the width (or “depth”) of the wheel as from the outside of the car toward the is 5.5”.  When you upgrade Vanagon’s wheels, you’ll be at  wheels ranging from 7” to in width.

So with the originals, you’ll get all over the road, but the bigger are wider, so there is more in contact with the ground at any As a result, the van will handle more smoothly, you’ll increased stability, and, you feel every single in the pavement anymore either.

So if convinced that you want stability, a smoother ride, and a safety standard, the next is what kind of wheels to get for VW Vanagon.

When you upgrade Vanagon’s wheels, you’ll to decide what size you want to upgrade to.   If Vanagon is a Syncro, you’ll want to consider 16” wheels, for all other Vanagon wheels, 15” are preferred.  (Any larger and just isn’t enough around the wheel well to everything running correctly.)

Because the upgraded Vanagon are wider, many wheel require the use of a spacer in order to sure the tires don’t sit too together.  Spacers are also when the bolt pattern of a doesn’t match the original pattern on the car.

The bolt describes the diameter of the imaginary between the centers of the lugs on the The Vanagon bolt pattern is 5 x The first number in a bolt in this case, “5” refers to the of bolt holes on the vehicle.  The number, “112” refers to the of the imaginary circle created by the 5 holes, which measures how far they are.  On Vanagon this is measured in millimeters, so 112 mm is cm or just under 4.5” If your new Vanagon wheels have the same 5 x 112 bolt then a spacer may be used to the wheels.

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There are two main drawbacks to spacers, one more mechanical, one cosmetic.  Spacers can put an extra on the wheel bearings, and they can make the tires stick out the fenders.

Vanagon wheels are generally of either steel or aluminum Steel wheels are heavier, to make, and although they are they’re ugly.  That’s why wheels almost always are by hub caps.  The alloy wheels are lighter, and because of their appeal, do not require hub caps.

you choose your Vanagon it’s worth it to go for the alloys.   And different wheels have designs so you’ll want to one that highlights the unique of your VW Vanagon.

So when considering the different types of wheels, look for 15” Alloy that have a 5 x 112 bolt and don’t require spacers.

this article has helped you a better understanding of why you might upgrading your Vanagon and what to look for when you do.

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