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7 x 15; ET35; PCD 5x112; radiused seats
205/65 x 15 Vanco 2s
6mm spacers all round (fronts required to clear suspension and get clearance over speedo cap)
Speedo dust cap ground down slightly to gain clearance on centre cap
No machining to centre bore, lug holes correct diameter
XL stud conversion on rear
Stud conversion on front (40mm)
I think thats it...Big smile
 
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et 35mm 1988 mbz 560sel, 540sel, 420sel.
chrome plated  $35.00 ea  + 52.00 for 4 tire m/b
updrilled for 1/2" studs 60mm long all around--no spacers [$40.00]
15x 7" with 215/70-15 tires
fronts tag the lip on hard driveway turns
upsized on purpose for gearing--never again--nice economy wheel though
van is on jacks


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lock4rock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 11 at 18:36
Just put my new wheels onto my bus.

Mercedes 16 inch ML wheels in black.
16x6.5j
et 47
Rear tyres 205/75/16 ( Van type heavy load tyres )
Front tyres 205/55/16 ( Extra load tyres ) 
Centre bore 70mm
Stud size 14mm

Fitted with a 60mm conversion stud and 10mm spacers at the front, and 60mm studs with 22mm spacers at the rear courtesy of Brickwerks.
The bus is lowered 30mm on AVO shocks and springs all round.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CosmicSheep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 12 at 13:44
6.5 x 16 Granada Wheels
Front tyres 195/60/16 99 load rating
Rear tyres 205/60/16 102 load rating
 
used standard nuts and bolts, no spacers, no extended studs
 
I did buy Sharan bolts as per recommendation but found standard bolts had bigger seat
 
Had to widen centre bore on front wheels slightly with a file


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Here is my setup, on my 1990 T3 Van (Motley)

I have porsche boxster rims

17"  Front 7J  with ET55 and running 205,50,17 tyres
17"  Rear 8.5J with ET50 and running 255, 40, 17 tyres


I used FK PCS adapters as they were cheap, but not sure that was my best decision,  as had to fettle the front stub axle as adapter wouldn't slide on also had to remove grease hubs.
So buy the more expensive H & R ones...

25 MM on front
20 MM on rear

Slding door opens with out problem, (I have carpet on slding door panel and this touches the tyre wall, but doesn't touch the wheel itself), Works quite well stops the slding door from shutting when not fully open.

No problems with any touching on front.

I have the 60mm drop (JK springs) although it has only just been done so suspect it will settle some more, but as yet no problems.

The wheel and tyre combo make a much harder ride, and slightly heavier when trying to do the 9 point turn I have to do to park in our office car park!! but good for the guns!!
Overall handles better and looks great (in my opinion)

Hope that helps

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Hi I'm looking at a set of these 17's for my van, what rear studs did you use? 50mm? I see they sell thom on just Kampers site or does anyone know if brickwerks do them?
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these?
 


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Hi I thought as I used this very thread to sort out what to do with my van, if throw my pennies worth in. Here goes
Wheels Mercedes Toliman 16 x 7 Et 37
Tyres 205/60/16 extra load rated 96
Front 6mm Spacers with stud conversion 50mm
Rear 10mm Spacers with longer studs 50mm

Suspension is lowered with H+R 50mm drop and leveling shims on the heavy side (left).
I have a slight rub on the right front wheel arch outer lip which I'm hoping to rectify by swaging the inner lip to clear, but it only occurs when putting that wheel up a curb first with the wheel turned to the right.
Rear wheels will take the original center caps. The front ones still won't take the caps even after machining the hub grease covers down a bit (5mm). I will resolve this though.   
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Hello VW friends!
I have just brought Mercedes CL600 AMG Barbus wheels to fit to my 1986 T3. Firstly not sure if they will fit without driving and handling issues? The wheels are 18" x 8" front and 18" x 9" rear.
The wheels have an ET45 so I assume will need adaptor plates. Does anyone know of the correct size adaptor plates and studs. Also where I can buy them?
I will need to get heavy load tyres to fit on the wheels and don't know what size or where to get them, has anyone brought heavy load tyres to suit this size in the past? I was thinking as they came off of a huge and heavy CL600 that standard CL600 tyres may be acceptable?
I have also heard I may require ad extended sliding door rear hinge. Is this correct and if so does anyone know where I can locate one?
Any help would be gratefully received as I want to make sure I can fit them before looking into buying tyres.
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Originally posted by tweeks tweeks wrote:

  • wheel name/style or if OEM then what its off. Wolfrace Slots bought for �40 from ebay. I've always wanted a frod escort that would suit these but then I found some for my van so bugger getting the frod.
  • Dimensions of wheel(s) 14x6
  • Tyre sizes. 185 14
  • Use of adapters. no
  • Use of shims. no
  • Machining required. no
  • Offset of wheel(s)
  • Clearance problems? none
  • Longer bolts required? yes brick-yards extra long ones just fit, these are very thick wheels.
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    (note to self, must get some black brake paint)

    I'm waiting for the centre caps to arrive from ebay.

    Paul


    Anyone got Slot mags on there van? I have some 10" ones for a mini, but would like some on a van!
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dando Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 14 at 20:40
    Mercedes AMG CL600 Brabus Alloy Wheels
    18" x 9J front - 225 x 45 Tyres - 15mm spacers and extended wheel studs 60mm
    18" x 10J Rear - 245 x 40 Tyres - 25mm Brickwerks spacers and extended studs 80mm

    Well they fit! Can't wait to lower the camper now. Thanks for all the help guys.









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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tee3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 14 at 16:55
    Borbet A
    17"

    8.5J Rear ET13

    7.5J Front ET30


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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Allanw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 14 at 21:07
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Borbet A
    17"

    NICE!
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scoody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 14 at 20:51
    BMW E46 OZ racing alloys 40ET, 7" wide on 15mm adaptors running 225/50 17 run flats part worn off our E60 520d on the front, new 225/50 17 on rear all 98 load rated so good for weight, Tyre size is cheap as all mid sized cars seem to fit them. Clears rear door no problem. machined hubs and 312mm discs will add about 8 mm to track but it looks ok
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chris7ian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 14 at 18:20
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Borbet A
    17"

    8.5J Rear ET13

    7.5J Front ET30


    Cool! What size tyres are you running?
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    Pffff... no idea. Long gone now.
    I'll have a scan back through the photos and see if I can work it out.


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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tee3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 14 at 21:18
    ahhh... easier than i thought.
    They were:
    225/45/17 on the front
    235/55/17 on the back




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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chris7ian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 14 at 10:56
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    ahhh... easier than i thought.
    They were:
    225/45/17 on the front
    235/55/17 on the back





    Ah similar to me then: same front, but I think my backs are 225/55R17


    Edited by chris7ian - 20 Dec 14 at 08:39
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike1978 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 14 at 19:28
    Now i`m pretty happy with my wheels that i`ve got fitted, thought i`d stick up a pic -

    Porsche Cup Repros in 5 x 112 fitment
    5 x 112
    7J
    ET 35 
    5mm spacers on the front (you could get away with none, but clearance is about 2mm!)
    245 40 17 Tyres front and back
    Longer Rear Studs








    Edited by mike1978 - 19 Dec 14 at 19:32
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