Volkswagen Bug Wheels

1955 VW Bug Tires

1955 - Beetle Chassis No. 1000,000

VW Bug Wheels

VW Bug Tires

  • The very first Beetles had 16" wheels fitted with crossply tires. In this size the 5.00/5.25 x 16 Avon Tourist is the best suited.
  • The original equipment tire for most Beetle models is 5.60x15. In this size there is not a performance crossply suited to modern driving. We suggest fitting radial tires.
  • For light handling we recommend the 155 TR 15 Michelin X.
  • For comfort when driving on motorways and dual carriageways, we recommend the 165 SR 15 Michelin XZX.
  • This tire is also available as a whitewall, we recommend the 165R15 Michelin XZX Whitewall for the fashion conscious.

VW Bug Innertubes

  • Wire wheels must always fit innertubes, even if your tires can be run tubeless.
  • The ideal innertube for the 16" tires above is the Michelin 16E.
  • The proper tube for the 15" tires above is the Michelin 15E.
  • According to our fitment guides, it was common for the early Beetles from the 40s and 50s to use tube-type wheels, which necessitate innertubes. However, later models from the 60s and early 70s mostly came equipped with tubeless wheels. Nevertheless, it is possible for a newer Beetle to have tube-type wheels.

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