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Classics from days gone by - Gas Burner rims

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The most noticeable component of a car are the rims. And here the owner has almost no limits. Some like it conspicuous, some rather classic. If you like classic rims, you should look at the so called Gas Burner rims. Originally, the rims were made by the company Mahle produced. The name Gas Burner comes because the rims look like an old gas stove. Although Mahle does not produce the rims anymore, there are now some manufacturers who reproduce the rims. Tip: New rims for the car? It is important to pay attention to this before buying!

Hole circle & rim dimensions

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GasBurner rims are available in different bolt circles. Common bolt circles are 5 × 130, 5 × 112 or 4 × 130 millimeters. Gas Burner rims are available in many different dimensions and therefore for many classic cars. The following dimensions are common for Gas Burner rims: 5.5J x 15 "ET20 and 5.5J x 15" ET35, 5.5J x 15 "ET45 and 5.5J x 15" ET6.

Load capacity & manufacturer

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Gas Burner rims are available with a payload of up to 690 kilograms per rim which is a decent value for almost all common vehicles. For example, SSP Wheels is the current manufacturer Cosmic rims have in the range. Frequent color choice of the aluminum is black / polished.

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But other surfaces are also possible, for example through a later powder coating or foil. The SSP rim is a reproduction of the so-called Mahle Gas Burner rim, which could be ordered as an optional extra for the Porsche 914/6. The Gas Burner rims come with chrome hub caps and chrome tire valves. The manufacturer supplies one ABE (General operating permit) to the rims.

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The Gas Burner rim with 5.5J x 15 "ET45 (5 × 130) is suitable for the following vehicles according to the ABE:

  • VW Beetle and VW Beetle convertible of the type 11 / 15
  • VW Beetle 1302 / 1303 as well as VW Beetle 1302 / 1303 convertible of the type 11 / 13 / 15
  • Karmann Ghia Coupe and convertible type 14
  • Reifendimensionen: 195/60R15, 185/70R15, 175/70R15 sowie 165/80R15

The Gas Burner rim with 5.5J x 15 "ET20 (5 × 112) is suitable for the following vehicles according to the ABE:

  • VW Bus '71 -'79 T2a / b Type-22/26 and Type-23-517.
  • Tire dimensions: 205 / 65R15 / 205 / 60R15 and 195 / 65R15.
  • VW Bus ’80-’91 des Typ-245/247/251/253/255/245-299/251-299/253-1-299/253-135/253-609/253-6-299/255-299
  • Tire dimensions: 205 / 65R15 (C) / 205 / 60R15 / 195 / 70R15 (C) / 195 / 65R15 and 185R15C

There is also the Belgian company bbt4vw. Here we also discovered the Gas Burner rims in polished and with a Porsche emblem. We hope you the info report to the term Gas Burner alloy wheels from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.

1967 Volkwsagen Estate EZ Camper Van Type 2

1967 Volkwsagen Kombi EZ Camper Van Type 2 converted in period by EZ Camper Inc of Littlerock, California. It is left hand drive and was imported into the UK in 2006. Finished in cream over black with factory 'gas burner' alloy wheels it has upgraded suspension, twin carbs and Beetle 1303 gearbox.www.woldsideclassics.co.uk

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2 comments

  1. Hallo,
    I would like to have the rims on my Type 11 Beetle.
    That's not a problem with the ABE. Historically it is, but only on the Porsche 914.
    For the H approval, the examiner needs proof that this rim could be registered on beetles at that time.
    Is there any information or documentation about this?

  2. SPERANDIO GIANPIETRO

    Buongiorno, leggo casualmente la mail inviata da T.bersch il 31 agosto dove scrive:
    . Storicamente lo è, ma solo sulla Porsche 914… ..
    Cosa vuol dire? Io ho una 914/4 cilindrata 1700 del 1970 e sul libretto non ho riportato ne 'le dimensioni delle gomme che dei cerchi.Ora vorrei montare i cerchi SSP Il cerchio del bruciatore a gas con 5.5J x 15 "ET35.
    Originariamente sulla scheda della vettura il cerchio 5,5 × 15 era riportato con pneumatici 165r15.Poi la Porsche ha con una circolare ammesso anche le gomme 195 / 65R15.
    Cosa devo fare? grace

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