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Tii bearings are the same as Bavaria, 3.0CS and e12 which means they are big and can widthstand huge loads. At the rear, the weakness is not bearings themselve but the stub axles with their coarse splines. Solution is to e21 trailing arms with their fine spline stub axles.

There's a butterfly effect to changing one part. Once the car goes five lugs, then the brakes must be changed...

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In back, redrilling the flanges wouldn't be hard-

I think the only "big" thing would be filling the (at least one)

hole from the 4- lug that will be too close.

And yes, an e21 hub would probably be better/easier, especially

because it's hubcentric where the 2002 version is not.

But not essential.


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But if the issue is wheel selection, you could use a 4x100 to 5x100 adapter.

That would get you to a modern VW pattern which should have plenty of wheel availability. You'd probably need to use a FWD offset anyways to account for the thickness of the adapter.

2002s need wheels with offsets between et25 and et30. Meaning all the 4 x100 wheels from Mk1 VWs and from the e30 chassis will work. There's no shortage of wheels for the 2002.

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