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Old 26-11-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default wheel advice - JK smooth steel wheels v polished Cookie Cutters

I'm thinking of changing the wheels on my buggy...........








It currently sits on polished Porsche Cookie Cutters but I've always liked the traditional look of banded steels with hubcaps (like I had on my first buggy 30 years ago!).


I'm not keen on buying an old set of banded wheels which could have been done 40 years ago to very dubious standards, but saw on the Just Kampers website that they do smooth style beetle wheels in 6", 8" and 10" wide flavours.

Does anyone have any experience of these - quality etc? I'm thinking 8" wide on the back and 6" wide on the front.
Hoping to use my original rear tyres which I think are 225's from memory (will check). I'm guessing 185's for the 6" wide fronts? My existing front ones are old so will need replacing before next summer anyway.

Any advice welcome. Thanks!
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forget banded wheels go for re rimmed steels,vw centres will fit in most vw/audi steels and for the rears i use either 7x15 isuzu trooper or custom and comercial 8x15
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I've not heard anything bad about the JK wheels. Built from scratch to suit, so no dodgy offsets, like you get on banded steels (not so much of an issue on a buggy though)
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I fancied a set of these for my bus but the website says they must be run with inner tubes - which make them unsuitable for lo pro tyres as used on lowered vehicles.
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Personally I like the polished Cookie Cutters.

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