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They are the 15"s with the little bolts around the perimeter. They fit perfectly and, in my opinion, look great on an '02. One thing that I looked for is a 15" wheel that looked like a smaller diameter wheel, due to the fact that the centers didn't extend all the way to the rim edge...This makes them look more period but gives you all the benefits of a bigger diameter, just like the HRE 535 wheels that I run now. I personally feel that some 15"s look out of place on a 2002 because they just look to big and aggressive (again, just my taste). However, if this is not an issue for you, the 15"s from the '91 Jetta work nicely as well. Hope that helps...

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Recently discovered that there are multiple versions of many of the 80's-90's VW front drive wheels - I started looking for 15x6 BBS basket weave wheels with open lug bolt holes, found one (type 375ET35), then found 2 more matching wheels and the search stalled.

In the course of hunting for a fourth wheel, I found that the same basic wheel is also available in two other offsets (ET33 & ET30 - apparently, the lower the offset #, the rarer the wheel; overall weights are also significantly different).

There are also a number of other VW wheel designs aside from the basket weave type available in 15x6 with ET35 or ET33 offset that will work well if you prefer something other than the mesh style - best bet may be to cruise the VW sites (like VW Vortex) or talk to a VW dismantler - I'll e-mail you photos of one set I located.

One other bit of info I learned the hard way - not all VW and small Audi use the same bolt circle - most VWs use 4x100mm, but a number of Audi's use 4x108mm (I dragged 3 Audi BBS home before I found out.....).

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Thanks for the info! The guy I am dealing with is a VW nut (30

years and counting) He is the father of a friend at work. I have the

e30 basketweaves, but I prefer the open lug look for the 02.

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