The new EMPI 8 spoke wheels for the beetle are not actually smaller than the existing wheels, hmm... but I do like them, it's what everyone wanted when I first had the beetle. So sort of retro-custom, rather than the "stock" that everyone wants today. The tires are good, well three of them. Two of mine are bald. How long do you think these wheels will sit in my study waiting for me to fit them?