I have a 98 beetle. I am wanting some diffrent rims and I need to know what the stock offset is. I am going to stay with stock sized tires. If anyone has a link to some nice looking white rims that would be great.
I had the same problem after I bought "Blue"....Your stock offset is ET42,with a6.5J rim width,on a 16 inch wheel. 5x100 bolt pattern.I got a set of 15 inch steel wheels from a 2000 to 2005 Golf or jetta. They have a ET 35 offset, with a 6.0 inch rim width on 15 inch rim.I just scored a set of 1993 Passat VR6 BBS Daytona wheels with a ET35 offset,6.0 width 15inch>they fit close to the brake caliper,but seem just fine.
Here is a list of what will fit our cars...Stock Factory wheels.....Hope this helps...Keep on Buggin If your stock tire size is 205-55-16, you can use 195-65-15
98 up New Beetle
93-98 Golf VR6
93-98 Jetta VR6
92-97 Passat VR6