Monday, April 4, 2016

Wheels of Life...

...to round out the 1.5" lift, I installed my 27x8.5R14 tires on some recently acquired 14" original VW alloy wheels. The wheels are 1/2" wider than the stock steelies, and look a little sharper...
They need some polishing, cleaning, and scratch repair, as you can see from these 2 photos...
 One of the center caps is new, and the other has been spray painted with Krylon paint. Can you tell which is which ?
Nevertheless, the look is a little better than the old stock steel wheels...
These are still the old 14" stock size...see photo below for the 16" aftermarket "8-spoke" alloy wheels that I also have...
Those 16" ones are presently on my "other" van...
Anyway, I'm starting to think intervention might be necessary as at last count, I seem to have about 25 Vanagon Rims !!

Of course, if things get tough, the steel wheels, while ugly, are still an option. Add some cheap Princess Auto Hub-Caps and you have another look...
Not the best, but they semi-survived an arduous Trans-Labrador Highway trip last summer...
...let's leave the lug-nut discussion for another time...

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