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I may be heading out on a 4 hr drive (each way) to pick up a set of 18" wheels & tires. Wondering if they would fit safely in the bug with the seats down.

Anyone transported 4 tires & wheels safely back there?

Edit: is about a 7.5 hour drive each way. I put in the wrong destination in Mapquest

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I think 18" may make a difference? Also want to protect the wheel's finish for the long trip back
 

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Been there, done that.Not a problem at all. Take some moving blankets and have a safe trip.
 

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Whatcha gettin??
 

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I'm looking at a set of OEM Aristos with nearly new tires. The wheels are powdercoated black with a few layers of clear powdercoating or paint on top of that. I have to clarify that from the seller and want to see them in person before buying them. Seems like a pretty straight shooter with our correspondence so far. He's even wiling to meet me in Chicago, saves me about 4 hrs of round trip driving. He's in Milwaukee I'm in Omaha.





 

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Hope ur getting a good deal on them, cause thats quite a hike.
One of my all time favorite wheels for a NB.
 

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If you take the Cherokee your fuel cost will skyrocket! Possibly two 20 gallon tanks of gas, versus one 14gal tank of diesel. Just sayin.


 

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Those deltas were thrown in there... I also a few years ago (like in 05) transported a set of stock 16s with tires, on the backseat in upright confuguration.

If you really want to maximize useable space, the backseat bottom comes out with a tug on that hinge bar thing... the backrest comes out with 2 bolts and releasing the spring clips on the side and leaving the whole assembly at home.
 

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Those deltas were thrown in there... I also a few years ago (like in 05) transported a set of stock 16s with tires, on the backseat in upright confuguration.

If you really want to maximize useable space, the backseat bottom comes out with a tug on that hinge bar thing... the backrest comes out with 2 bolts and releasing the spring clips on the side and leaving the whole assembly at home.
Thanks, Toad
 

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If you take the Cherokee your fuel cost will skyrocket! Possibly two 20 gallon tanks of gas, versus one 14gal tank of diesel. Just sayin.




Not quite 1 tank, ended up being about 1 1/4 ;)
 

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Ehg Ehhgmm... Pictures please!

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LOL. Not much to see yet. I still have to touch up my calipers & rotors before installing them.
Here are a few pics. OEM 2004 R32 18x7.5 with 38mm et. Powder coated gloss black with a coat of clear on top. Not a scratch, or blemish. Well worth the road trip + got to hear some great music on the way back - had the radio blastin' :D

I think they will look rather good ;)



 

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Now, I need to find a spare wheel & tire - doesn't have to be perfect, just a spare...
 
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