[Vwdiesel] 14" wheels on a Quantum

The President quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Mar 13 15:41:51 EST 2006

Sent my 76 yr old dad out into the mud at the farm to measure those 
wheels....Don't wory he's as fit as a fiddle; last year he went to London to 
a museum and the girl on the entrance refused him entrance... on the basis 
that she didn't believe he was a pensioner!
Any way he measured stud pitch and found it was between 100 and 102 mm! 
Soooo the PO dropped a spare in the back off a different bloody car ...what 
a plonker! They ARE 14" though!

So now I have about 18 interchangable wheels for the  new 'Q'  (8oD)


>From: "The President" <quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk>
>To: griz_quattro at sbcglobal.net, vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 14" wheels on a Quantum
>Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 01:49:37 +0000
>Measured the spare wheel.
>Stud holes are indeed on about 108 or 110 mm diameter.
>The hub hole is 2 1/2 " compared with standard 2 1/4"... does this mean
>front and back pads are also different to all my other 'Q's? Gawd how I 
>all these modern mods (;oD
>This spare seems to be the same style as the ones on the car but it is 
>whilst the others are 'silver' This spare also seems to have a little 
>emblem on them but I could be wrong as it was dark when I checked it out
>Ebay has erased the sale so I can't find the PO! ... Ah unless Paypal has 
> >From: griz_quattro <griz_quattro at sbcglobal.net>
> >To: gary <gbangs at cfl.rr.com>
> >CC: The President <quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk>,  vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> >Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 14" wheels on a Quantum
> >Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 13:39:33 -0600
> >
> >Mark,
> >
> >The Quantum sometimes had 4x108 wheels just like the Audi 4000 quattro 
> >some of the 1986 & 1987 Jetta GLI's. I had the same problem with my '86
> >Jetta. Went to a junk yard to buy a full size spare and found it didn't
> >fit. My Jetta had the 4x108 wheels/hubs. Very difficult at the time to 
> >wheels that fit. Later went to Discount Tire for a new set of wheels, 
> >the clerk I needed the 4x108 size. Wheels came in a few days later and 
> >guys couldn't get them on since the computer system had overridden the
> >4x108 size and instead sent 4x100's.
> >
> >Griz
> >
> >gary wrote:
> >
> >>Those wheels look like they are from a ~90+ Jetta. 14in, 4x100 bolt
> >>pattern. The Q also has a 4x100 pattern.
> >>
> >>I would suspect your spare is not a VW spec part. Honda? BMW? Even then,
> >>they all had 4x100 pattern at the time but were not "hubcentric" meaning
> >>the others didn't fit on the center hub as VW's do.
> >>
> >>-Gary
> >>
> >>The President wrote:
> >>
> >>>My latest Quantum  a 1988 Wagon has 14 " wheels. I thought this was 
> >>>on a syncro? Anyway more importantly I've just tried the spare on my
> >>>present runner and the stud pattern is different. Did the PO take 
> >>>and brakes off a later Golf?
> >>>http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/402/imgp2806a7ku.jpg
> >>>
> >>>Mark
> >>>
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