[T3] wheel advice

crash 69 dhbadeer at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 15:37:55 PDT 2011

Hello everyone,

I've read many, many threads on this in the Samba and looked at lots of
pictures, but I'm still having trouble deciding what to do.

The car:
65 Square
"mild custom" with two tone paint
stock wide 5 drums all around
currently has EMPI 5 spokes (wrong offset) with 165s and 135s (came with
slightly lowered
some pics in the Type 3 Registry

What I'd like:
different look than stock
correct offset
use 185 or 195 tires, same size all around
maintain stock drums
no rubbing issues

I like the look of the current set up, but not the skinny tires up front,
with bigger ones in back.  Plus, I don't have a spare at all (not good).
 I'm a "spirited" driver, so cornering with the 135s up front is a bit of a

Ideas and opinions are welcome.

PS: If anyone recognizes the car and knows the engine size and specs, please
let me know.  I've been trying to find out for months with no luck.  Two POs
were no help.
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