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    Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 22:27
i've picked up a set of wheels but i'm not sure i like them.
they need a refurb and tyres... opinions?





(yes, i know they're 4 stud on the picture...)
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Steels. Definitely. Your van looks sweet as it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chappy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 22:38

Steels!  All day long.  I've always thought your van looked mint with those steels. Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shapey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 13 at 22:42
hah, cheers fellas!
that pic was taken about 18 months ago so unfortunately the old bus isn't looking quite so sweet at the moment! seams are coming through a bit and quite a bit of the silver has come off the steelies leaving them looking a bit shabby... really need to whip them off and give them a paint but it's going to have to wait until spring now as i don't have a garage.

anyone want to buy a set of alloys!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alonline Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 13 at 00:05
What paint do you use on the steels, my spare sets of wheels are beginning to look a bit shabby, that and the apprentices always roll the wheels down on their face on the ground and not the back no matter how many times I tell them.
 
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If you must have alloys...not those alloys...
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another vote on the steels for me chap
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steels look cool
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Originally posted by max and caddy max and caddy wrote:

If you must have alloys...not those alloys...

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Perfectly OK alloys, but don't suit a T3. IMHO Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shapey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 13 at 15:00
might keep them for the octavia... same pcd, et35.
or maybe sell them.
or refurb them then sell them.
or refurb them and keep them.
or just leave them in a pile in the garden until I get shouted at.
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Steels - otherwise it's not that Shapey look.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rhysdubber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 13 at 17:39
If you dont mind, what steels are those? Im going through same dilemma. Steels, banding my steels, or alloys. IMO your bus looks better with the steels than those alloys.
If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shapey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 13 at 17:47
thanks. I've come to the same conclusion!
the alloys are destined for the Octavia possibly in gloss black...

the steels are merc c class I think.
16x7.5 et42 with spacers and stud conversion.
you can get 16 inch merc steels in better et so you won't need the spacers or stud conversion though... I think Elvis had some on his crewy.
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I having the same dilemma to only I have 18" merc amg monoblocks at the mo. I wanna drop it 70mm (currently 55mm) but I don't know weather to get 16" alloys or banded 16" steels!

Ps answer to "shapeys" original question I like the alloys.

Edited by Benji89 - 02 Dec 13 at 18:28
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what size wheels are the steels and how much is the van lowerd by. Looks Mint, exactly what I want mine to look like. 
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