Project Wombat is moving along, albeit a tad more slowly than I’d hoped. We’re still sourcing the folks who are going to help us swap in a new engine, but we’re talking to some talented people and narrowing things down. Still, that doesn’t mean other facets of the project have to sit dormant. That’s why I had friend of Hooniverse Leo (AKA CNCpics) stop by so we could check out the fitment of some wheels and tires.
We’re going to be upgrading the rubber on this wagon, so we need a larger wheel for the job. Currently, the car wears rather lovely 14-inch rollers but we’re going to be swapping in some 17-inch wheels. Our friends at Axis Wheels are interested in the project, so Leo came equipped with their OG San wheel wrapped in 225/45R 17 size tires. Hop the jump to see how that wheel and tire combo fits on the car.
Now, I expect the crowd to be fairly divided on this potential wheel choice. It’s a larger wheel, which some of you will hate but I hope you can appreciate us going with a more classically European style. This wheel reminds of the older BBS basketweave wheels you could find on BMW vehicles of the era. Direct all potential hatemail to Mad_Science@Hooniverse.com, thanks.