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Topic: Definitive "What wheels fit" thread
Posted By: Baxter
Subject: Definitive "What wheels fit" thread
Date Posted: 10 Mar 05 at 21:03

Right, loads of what fits what doesn't questions at the moment.

Only reply to this thread if you have fitted alloy wheels and you have the following data.

  • wheel name/style or if OEM then what its off.
  • Dimensions of wheel(s)
  • Tyre sizes.
  • Use of adapters.
  • Use of shims
  • Machining required.
  • Offset of wheel(s)
  • Clearance problems?
  • Longer bolts required?

Plus anything else I forgot!

Pictures would be nice.

All dross and drivel will be deleted! - Keep it optimum!

http://194.242.159.246/brickyard/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=596&PN=1 - Also worth a read

And - http://www.wheelspecs.com/main/index.php - Wheelspecs.com

And - http://www.tyresave.co.uk/choose.html - Tyresave.co.uk

Try using http://194.242.159.246/brickyard/forum/search_form.asp?FID=1 - forum search facility using "wheels" and "alloys" too!




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Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 10 Mar 05 at 21:11

Porsche Cup 1.
From 968 Club Sport (Or so Im lead to believe)



Front - 7 1/2 x 17
ET 23 
215/50/17
20mm adapter
use with 60mm springs, fouls arch occasionally.

Rear - 9 x 17
ET 15
255/45/17
23mm adapter
Use with 60mm springs, cannot open slider, at all!

Fitted with the use of VW/Audi 17mm headed wheel bolts.

Speedo reads true

Gearing - A little taller.

 



Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 10 Mar 05 at 21:16

Ronal R8 (16 spoke design)

From Audi 200 Turbo.

6 x 15 front and rear.
195/70/15 (Available as commercial tyres in this size)
Longer rear studs required.
Longer front bolts required.
Machine front wheels to 66mm.
6mm shims needed for front.
No clearance problems.
Van, 2 coils from stock springs.

 



Posted By: Tee3
Date Posted: 10 Mar 05 at 21:41

Porsche Cup 1.
964 of 1992 Vintage...

 

Front
7x17
55mm Offset
205/40/17 tyres

Rear
8x17
52mm Offset
255/50/17 tyres

Fitted with 22mm thick Adaptors
No contact with suspension anywhere... ever.
Using Aftermarket wheel bolts, radius seat.

Sliding door 'just' touches tire when opening. still opens without problem though.

Bus is a "Multivan" lowered 30mm from stock (factory)



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Posted By: higgy
Date Posted: 11 Mar 05 at 10:59

Borbet A

18 x8.5 Front and rear

no clearance problems with 60mm lower springs

rears 255 x 40 straight on with standard bolts

fronts 225 x 40 straight on using extended bolts and no spacers 

 



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Posted By: Coxy
Date Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 16:47

Ok, here's Dave Single cab with 20" Antera rims. 7.5j on the front 10j on the back with 30mm lowered springs.
The rear arms have been slightly reworked due to clearance problem.

IMHO - Probably the coolest T3 I've seen!

Rear Tyres are 285 x 30 x 20!!!











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Posted By: Curved screen p
Date Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 17:38





17" Mitsubishi rims - modified pcd
Front: 225/45/17 tyres
Rear: 225/54/17 tyres

Sorry, don't know rim widths or offsets, but spacers are used and the van is lowered.  If anybody needs some more information, please contact me.

Chris aka CSP


Posted By: john.e
Date Posted: 16 Mar 05 at 00:09

Intra A-Line
(Merc Clones)

Front - 7 1/2 x 16
ET 35 
205/60/16 Bridgestone
6mm spacer
Bolt holes drilled to 14mm and fitted with +25mm bolts.
Used with 60mm springs. No chassis/body contact.

Rear - 7 1/2 x 16
ET 35
225/50/16 Bridgestone
Bolt holes drilled to 14mm and fitted with LT studs.
Used with 60mm springs. 10mm spacers fitted.
No chassis/body contact or door issues.

Speedo - Reads true
Gearing - Stock.



Posted By: SteveS
Date Posted: 17 Mar 05 at 21:58

16" Mercedes ML Alloys.

Tyre size 225 75 16.

ET sorry don't know.

PCD correct for T3, 6mm spacers front and rear, 55mm long bolts and studs.

 



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Posted By: wedgedout
Date Posted: 18 Mar 05 at 12:12
  • Merc W123 slotted steels
  • 5.5jx14"
  • Front, 175/70 R14, Rear 195/70 R14
  • No adaptors
  • no spacers
  • no machining 
  • not sure of offset, but ET38 rings a bell, I'll check and update
  • no clearance problems, and its very very low
  • used stock VAG steelie bolts.



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Posted By: orcecaveman
Date Posted: 23 Mar 05 at 21:36

Finnished painting these puppy's today, (Momo Arrows).looks like all I need is lomger studs and 5mm spacers on the front, but ill put 10mm all round.

crap picture, muchos wont let me upload a higher resolution, whats a beeter image upload prog to use? 



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Posted By: ratbus
Date Posted: 06 Apr 05 at 18:50

16" PENTA (Merc)

Front:

8x16

Bolt holes drilled to 14mm and radiused seat

T4 Bolts

6mm spacers (from machine7)

ET?

225/50/16 tyres

Lowered 60mm

Clearance issues: Brake calipers foul wheel without spacers and trye hits arch when the suspension bottoms out!

speedo is slightly out (225/55/16 tyres would sort it)

Rear:

8x16

Bolt holes drilled to 14mm and radius seat

LT35 studs

10mm spacers (from machine7)

ET?

225/55/16 tyres

Lowered 60mm

No clearance issues but the slider does hit the tyre



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Posted By: westywagen
Date Posted: 06 Apr 05 at 20:14
Porsche teledials
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front
6 x 15
ET 52.2
195/70 x 15 tyres
25 mm alloy adapters (from Machine7)
no clearance problems - std height suspension (at the moment)

rear
7 x 15
ET 23.3
195/70 x 15
25 mm alloy adapters (from Machine7) with longer studs than their
standard adapters as the wheel offset gives the wheels a deeper centre
cross section
no clearance problems - std height suspension
rear tyre wall just catches on sliding door - the sidewall of the avon avan
tyres sticks out 8mm more than the rim -anti kerbing feature!

wheel nuts to suit from Machine7



Posted By: brianjbox
Date Posted: 23 Apr 05 at 13:19

RH Porsche replica's [since found out these are called Turbo-Twist]

Front wheels.

8.5"x18" fitted with 225/40x18 tyre's

Offset ET 52

Spacers/porsche adapter's 32mm & 25mm bolts.

130mm P.C.D.

Back wheels.

10"x18" fitted with 255/40x18 tyre's.

Offset ET 54.

Spacers/porsche adapter's 32mm & 25mm bolts.

130mm P.C.D.

No clearance problems but sliding hinge had to be extended 46mm for door to open.



Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 14 May 05 at 21:22

Merc Duchatelet Ronals

7.5X16 with 205x60x16 tyres.

ET 35

10mm spacers needed on the front in order to fit the centre caps.

 



Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 13 Jun 05 at 23:30

Just put some of these on for a customer.

Didn't have the camera to take piccies though.

 8x18 ET 48

 245/45/18's

Tyre size is too big for van, customer is buying some smaller tyres for front in due course.

XL Conversion studs at front, 20mm spacers and radiused nuts.
Longer rear studs, 20mm spacers, radiused nuts.

Went onto pick up so can't tell about side door clearance.

Fronts were machined to 66mm, but they needed the 20mm spacers to clear top arm, you could get away with leaving the top part of the hole with a rim on so the centre cap would still fit, if you understand that? The customer had the centre machined to 66m all the way through, but as it happened he didn't need to, he could of got away with a partial bore and left the genuine centre caps in place. Niether of us were o know until it was tried.

Looks really cool, I'll get more details soon.



Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 08 Jul 05 at 22:13

17" x 8" Carat by Duchatelet Diamond Cut Face Ronals fitted with 225x45x17 Y rated Michelin's.

Front-XL stud conversion and 10mm spacers.

Rear-XL studs and 20mm spacers.

 



Posted By: SmnByt
Date Posted: 09 Jul 05 at 17:16

Audi speedline, from a 1995 Audi A6

Front

7x15 ET 45

205/65/15

20mm spacers

45mm Bolts

Centre bore machined to 64mm

Rear

7x15 ET 45

20mm spacers

+32mm studs

Centre bore machined to 57mm

Sliding door open without any fouling



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Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 11 Jul 05 at 19:04

Audi A8 wheels.

Audi A8 wheels.

  • 7 1/2 x 16"
  • ET45.
  • Tyres 205-55-16.
  • Longer rear studs.
  • longer front conversion studs.
  • 20mm wheel spacers all round.
  • Shiney new radiused seat nuts.
  • No clearance problems.

 



Posted By: poshbuggers
Date Posted: 04 Aug 05 at 12:38

Porsche Cayenne 'S' 18"x8J

  • 225/40x18 Conti sport tyres
  • VW 5x112 - Porsche 5x130 adapters
  • 5mm spacer on front
  • M14 bolts and lockers
  • Minor dressing to front upper wishbone edge.
  • Lowered -40mm with no clearance issues.

 



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Posted By: T3ADICT
Date Posted: 08 Aug 05 at 09:13

oe. vag audi rs4 wheels..  

8.5"x18 all round 5x112 pcd et20

direct fit no spacers, fronts had centre bore machined to 60mm (locates on front hub properly.)

rear used bay window front studs, fronts on orignal audi bolts rear nuts have radius machined to maller audi radius.

265-35-18 rears 235-40-18 fronts.

sliding doors just touch the tyre but go pas without problem.



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Posted By: haz.
Date Posted: 05 Sep 05 at 18:16
Not got a pic at a web address so info only but see bus park for images.

lowered 60mm with jk set up

Ford granada cosworth 16" alloys.

ET 35-38
CB - 63mm (info from brick-yard)

No machining required.

Fronts

20mm spacers
Extra long conversion studs
radius nuts
205/50/16 tyres

Speedo reads about 5% slow
Wheels are JUST inside the arches!

Rears

15mm spacers
longer studs
radius nuts
215/55/16 tyres

Sliding door brushes the tyre but as long as you dont drive with it open its no problem.

All fitting parts supplied by Brick werks, cheers simon.


Posted By: Ghia
Date Posted: 14 Sep 05 at 09:12

 

Porsche 928 S4 wheels.

16X7 with 65mm offset on front with 225/50/16's 
16X8 with 52mm offset on rear with 245/45/16's.
23mm adaptors from M7, then modded to accept porsche studs and nuts rather than threaded for bolts.
10mm spacers used up front, none at the rear. Sliding door clears no probs. No catching etc... even with a nutta like me driving!

 

Porsche 996 Classc 2's.

18X7.5 with 50mm offset on front with 225/40/18's.
18X10's with 65mm offset with 285/30/18's.
Same adaptors used as above.
23mm spacer used on the rear, no spacers used up front.

Both vans ran cut springs (couldn't afford lowered springs at the time) with no probs catching etc. I fitted rear suspension limiting stops to stop the arms coming down low enough to let the springs move out of place. Front shocks had the bump stops cut down by 2 lumps of rubber.

MG



Posted By: Ghia
Date Posted: 07 Oct 05 at 21:12

Design 90's come in the following sizes and offsets.

6X16 with 52mm offset

7X16 with 55mm offset

7.5x16 with 65mm offset

8X16 with 52mm offset

9X16 with 52mm offset.

The 6's, 7's and 8's (at the back only) will all fit onto the T3 with adaptors of or near 23mm.

I ran 16X8's with 52mm with 245/45/16's on my panel van and had no probs with the door clearning.

MG



Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 26 Jan 06 at 18:59

        Apologies for 'shakey' pic but it was ferkin freezin this aft when i put em on

18" OZ Opera 1's.

9" X 18"(ET35)rears fitted with 255X40X18's...No spacers required.

8" X 18"(ET35)fronts fitted with 225X40X18's...10mm spacer required.

XXL front stud conversion and XL rear studs.

 



Posted By: tweeks
Date Posted: 31 Jan 06 at 23:21
  • 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 Brickyards extra long ones just fit, these are very thick wheels.
  • photo

    photo

    (note to self, must get some black brake paint)

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

    Paul



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    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 27 Apr 06 at 20:25
    Just fitted 17" Porsche Sportclassics:



    Fronts are 7" with an offset of 52mm

    Rears are 8.5" with a 50mm offset

    Tyres are :
    255/40/17 on the rear
    205/50/17 on the front

    Adaptors are 22mm

    These are the perfect size and offset combination (IMHO).
    I still get a fat rear, but I dont have issues with the sliding door. And the fronts sit perfect with the edge of the arch.

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    Posted By: Baxter
    Date Posted: 28 Jul 06 at 20:50

    Porsche cup 2's

    7x17 front ET55
    9x17 rear ET55.
    25mm spacers, 30mm drop, no clearance issues.
    Bit close on the rears to the spring tower, I would say about 7mm clearance.
    Very close to sliding door, infact the tyre rubs on the door when opening!



    Posted By: Garrick T
    Date Posted: 05 Sep 06 at 23:33

    Merc wheels 7.5j 16" ET41m,

    10mm spacers on back (80lg studs), 20mm on front, 60mm drop all round,





    Posted By: Joker_Club
    Date Posted: 19 Sep 06 at 16:57
    OEM VW Sharan 7 spoke alloys

    7J x 16  with 215/60 x 16 tyres

    ET45

    front centre holes bored to 64mm clearance (not all way through so you can use the original clip-in VW centre badges) rear centres standard

    20mm spacers rear, 6mm spacers on front

    20mm extra length front stud conversion kit and rear press-in studs

    clears all wheel arches and sliding door, `van has a 30mm front/ 30mm rear suspension drop (Bluestar OE springs) with no problems

     

     



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    Posted By: Surfrider
    Date Posted: 07 Oct 06 at 15:04
    My van running on OZ Operas.
    10mm Spacers were required to front hubs with longer bolts.
    Rear hubs required longer studs.
    Wheels are 16 Inch.
    Tyres 205/55/R16



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    Date Posted: 20 Oct 06 at 16:31

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    Posted By: golfgtioz
    Date Posted: 23 Oct 06 at 22:16

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    the wheel and tyre combo fitted to my van is as follows

    wheel spec : BCW ( made over in oz )

    size : front 16x7j et.25  (used 25mm spacer to clear hub cap)

    tyres : front 195x45x16

    size : rear 16x8j et.30

    tyres : rear 215x40x16

    the van is running a 60mm drop suspension kit with no contact with any body work/arches , the sliding door does catch the rear wheel a little when fully open .. i have also fitted longer studs and bolts to both the front and the back of the van



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    Posted By: Schimke
    Date Posted: 03 Nov 06 at 17:25
    • BBS RX
    • 18X8 ET32 225/40/18 front 235/40/18 rear
    • No spacers in the front
    • Front grease caps shortened
    • Upper control arm clearanced slightly
    • 18mm spacers in the rear only to push the wheels out to the edge of the fender lip. Extended door slider. The wheels will bolt onto the rear without spacers and clear the sliding door without spacers.



    Posted By: rude dog
    Date Posted: 17 Dec 06 at 19:51

    Porsche Carrera 4s.

    Front:

    7x17

    ET55

    205/50/17

    35mm H&R adaptor/spacer

    Rears:

    9x17

    255/45/17

    25mm H&R adaptor/spacer.

    Dropped standard multivan 30mm.

    No rubbing and no clearance issues. Sliding door skims past the tyre. Phew!



    Posted By: markpark
    Date Posted: 26 Mar 07 at 23:48

     

    2001 Boxster rims

    7J at the front running 205/50 ZR17 - ET 55

     

    8.5J at the back running 255/45 ZR17 ( I think without double checking) ET 50

     

    Running 25 mm adaptors on a 60mm drop. No issues on the front. At the back the sliding door opens if you manipulate the door manually. I have currently taped the bottom of the door in case I forget. I think if I adjust the slider mechanism, I may get away without a wider hinge.



    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 01 Apr 07 at 21:15
    or shave 5mm from the adaptor




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    Posted By: finnie
    Date Posted: 12 May 07 at 18:25

    Hi Everyone

    My working van had these fitted last week just need a bit of lowering -30 mm max as I have a lot of stuff in it ie tools etc.

    Carat/Duchatelet

    7.5 x16 ET 35

    front tyres 225/55/16  V98

    rear tyres 225/60/16   V98

    10 mm spacers all round and no machining needed.

    Longer studs at rear and stud conversion at front used original nuts at rear but got new ones for front.



    Posted By: AIRBRIK
    Date Posted: 19 May 07 at 10:34

    PORSCHE DESIGN 90`s

    7X16 front with 55mm offset

    9X16 rear with 52mm offset

    22mm porsche adapters from volkshaus

    studs and bolts from M7

    requires extended door hinge but its the side skirt that rub on the wheels as they curve under.

     



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    Posted By: Garrick T
    Date Posted: 17 Sep 07 at 21:15
    Originally posted by Garrick T Garrick T wrote:


    Merc wheels 7.5j 16" ET41m,

    10mm spacers on back (80lg studs), 20mm on front, 60mm drop all round,





    UPDATE  

    Now running 16" x6 Boxster rims. 10mm spacer out back to push wheels out slightly plus 25mm adaptors.

    Fronts 25mm adaptors, grease caps trimmed down




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    Posted By: shep
    Date Posted: 26 Sep 07 at 12:27

    16" Granada Scorpio's

    ET 37

    205/55 Front  215/55 Rear

    Centre lip needs removing to clear front hubs and washers/inserts needed for bolt holes (to stop nuts 'pulling through')

    Lowered 45mm with AVO springs.

    No probs with rubbing or slider.



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    Posted By: nanosecond
    Date Posted: 04 Dec 07 at 20:34

    Here's mine...Granada Cosworth Alloys...lowered 50mm on AVO springs by you know who

     



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    Posted By: hobbit
    Date Posted: 10 Dec 07 at 21:52

    Ford Granada Scorpio.

    ~15/6j/et38

    ~205/65/15R

    No spacers or longer studs needed

    Closed cap crome nuts on rear longer bolts up front

    centre caps wont fit though.

    Not the coolest or most stylish set of wheels but a cheap way of getting alloys on your van!!these were 40 of ebay for a set of five with virtualy new Kuhmo tyres..



    Posted By: ringonotts
    Date Posted: 06 Sep 08 at 18:02



    Mercedes 16 x 7.5j (ET41)

    10mm spacers on rear
    20mm spacers on front (probably get away with 15)
    80mm conversion studs (perfect size)
    60mm studs on rear (perfect size)
    Lug holes drilled out to 14.5mm
    Centre bores we fine.
    Fitted with 215/55/16's

    Thanks to this thread and help from others....

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    Posted By: T3 Ben
    Date Posted: 02 Oct 08 at 10:16

                                                                                                                                                           
    porsche cayenne
    7.5x17 with 53et
    i'm using 25mm adapters and 215/50x17 tyres 95xl rating
    lowered 70mm AVO with no clearance issues
    speedo runs about a couple of mph slow at 60
    side door opens with about 5mm of clearance to the wheel 


    Posted By: billen
    Date Posted: 20 Nov 08 at 15:42


    VW passat wellington
    7x15 et 37
    205/55/15 94 rated will be changed for camping season to reinforced 97+
    Lowered AVO 50mm springs
    10mm spacers on front + conversion studs
    20mm on back (This weekend) + longer studs
    Clearance OK on front and back, 6mm on front has clearance issues
    Speedo runs true
    Original car tyres to squirmy for me as mentioned will be changed to proper van tyres before next MOT and camping season


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    Posted By: ELVIS
    Date Posted: 26 Nov 08 at 22:49
    Mercedes E class steelies
    7 x 16 ET 31
    205/65 16 commercials/extra load
    lowered 50mm (AVO)
     
      fit straight on,no interference (even on full lock) , no spacers/bolts/nuts need changing. Carefully checked radius of bolt seating and the OE vdub bolts/nuts and are spot on and fit perfectly/safely.
     
      pic to follow


    Posted By: wackos00
    Date Posted: 21 Apr 09 at 16:33

     
     
    Merc 16's with 10mm spacers back and front, 60mm studs front and rear
    Drilled the bolt holes to suit the studs, centre caps fit over greese caps no problem,
    van not lowered at all,
    no clearance issues anywhere.
    Tyres 215 65R 16C so comercial tires, and were about £200 for all 4.
    http://qyoyzg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pUB5GTPFA8tD13LQrefFI7das_PG5yUqmP-H7XvWtIIIydj_Nc9CTFED92-j2RoEwMjBkNEvkuxlgd35I4E4OGg/IMG_4409.jpg -


    Posted By: twats1066
    Date Posted: 12 May 09 at 12:32

    Hey all, Over the last few weeks iv been investigating what wheels to put on my 70mm lowered T3,

    Well here it is!
    Specs:
    1.Lowered 70mm on AVO springs with bumperstops cut down on front and back
    2.Porsche boxter turbo twist 18" solid spoke rims,ET52  9J 265 35 18 on the rear and ET50 7.5J 225 40 18 on the front
    3.Non hubcentric spacers from ebay custom cut to 20mm on the rear and 17mm on the front bringing the Et on the rear to 32 and the Et on the front to 33. With this config the front wheels are about 4mm from the suspention unit when on full lock. Rears are also about 4mm away from inner arch.
    4.Due to the wheels being wider at the rear, they fill the arches (horizontally) pretty much the same as the front.
    Sliding door has 2mm clearence of the wheels, without needing any modification apart from moving the allan key nuts located at the bottom of the door.( i have attached a thin plastic sleeve from an A4 paper holder spine, just incase the door did skim the wheels. the door just lightly touches the rear tyre and acts like a damper to stop it slamming open as the tyre sits wider than the wheel!
    5. Front centre cap did not fit, however i had some aluminium sleeves machined to let the porsche centre caps fit 20mm out and over the front wheel bearing.
    6. NO WHEEL CONTACT AT ALL! This is true, I have done many tests as everyone told me you cannot fit 18s to a T3 lowered 70mm. I have driven it full jupe on some grass banks to test if i get arch contact, i have had the van parked so that the front left and rear right are parked up on high mounds, I then got out and rocked the van side to side so that the front right and rear left where up in the air, To conclude this test, the front tyres were the closest, however still cleared the arch by 2mm vertically, Close i admit but no contact, the rears were also fine.
    7. With 5 of my mates, all men around 80KG! there was also no arch contact.
    8. The ride seems fine, admitidly you do not wanna hit a rock in the road at 60 but for all intesive purposes it is not bumpy of uncomfortable. It does feel a bit floaty steering wise tho, however i have not had the wheel alignment done yet but booked in.
     
    Any way, for me i love it! I think its a great combo and well chuffed with the job!


    Posted By: Mannlicher
    Date Posted: 12 May 09 at 15:53
    Good bit of Photogrophy there mate, really dramatic with the reflection of pool of water


    Posted By: scottyinsw
    Date Posted: 22 May 09 at 20:09

     

    I fitted Porsche 17 x 8 cup 3 alloys

    using adapters off ebay
    205 50 tyres all round
    Lowered and a bit off work done to the arches but sweet as a nut now.
     
     


    Posted By: white
    Date Posted: 17 Aug 09 at 21:00
    OK - dont think these have been featured on this thread, so here goes..!
     
     
    Audi A3 Sport Rims
    5 x112
    17 x 7.5
    ET56 with 20mm spacers all round taking it down to 36
    Im using 225/50/17's (factory tyres for these are 225/45/17 but they are not rated enough for a full trim westy)
    Front greasecaps trimmed down
    front centres opened out a lil bit
    Stud conversion on front
    Longer rears (60mm)
     
    think thats everything (ask me if not)
     
    Props to Garrick for advice & also Steve B & a couple of other brickies too!
     
     
     
    Wink
     
     


    Posted By: Steve B
    Date Posted: 17 Aug 09 at 21:05
    Already been done by Tee3 but thanks for confirming which spacers were used.


    Posted By: white
    Date Posted: 17 Aug 09 at 21:14
    Originally posted by Steve B Steve B wrote:

    Already been done by Tee3 but thanks for confirming which spacers were used.
     
    I meant done on this thread, but thanks for your vigilance steve Wink
    LOL


    Posted By: jamiegolf
    Date Posted: 03 Oct 09 at 08:45
    hey all, heres the wheels on my t3
     
     
    Audi RS4 replica's
    5 x112
    18x8
    5mm spacers all round
    Im using 235/40/18 tyres,
    Front greasecaps ground down
    front centres opened out to 66 mm
    Stud and nut conversion on front
    Longer rear studs (60mm)
    not sure of et??? #standard ride height (for now!!)
    there out flush with the arches and i have no contact at all, the sliding door is fine too.





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    Posted By: IanMills
    Date Posted: 09 Oct 09 at 12:56
    Got these from e-bay for £40
     
    From a Merc SL500
     
     
    Tyre Size 225 x 55 x 16 wheels need a clean and new tyres, seems to fit ok although longer studs will be required, Van has been lowered by 70mm and no problems, although I have not driven van yet
     


    Posted By: cruz
    Date Posted: 22 Oct 09 at 13:52
    Mercedes 16" E Class W211 Alloys
     
    PCD 112
    Width 7.5J
    Offset 42
    Front spacers 10mm
    Rear spacers 20mm
    Tyres 225/55/16
    Longer rear studs and front stud conversion
    Suspension needs a tad of grinding as wheels catch slightly on full lock
     
    Fitted by Brickwerks
     
     
     
     
     
     


    Posted By: Or_GazM
    Date Posted: 25 Oct 09 at 19:24
    Anyone ever consider LOAD ratings?????
    Just as important on wheels as tyres!!!!! And the wider ya go...the more stress on the INSIDE of the rims....


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    Posted By: cruz
    Date Posted: 25 Oct 09 at 21:07
    Originally posted by Or_GazM Or_GazM wrote:

    Anyone ever consider LOAD ratings?????


    Yes

    Originally posted by someone in the dark depths of the Brick Yard forum someone in the dark depths of the Brick Yard forum wrote:

    Try to go for genuine Merc,Audi,Porsche etc as these have been made correctly and can handle the weight of a T3.



    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 12 Dec 09 at 18:47
    Originally posted by Or_GazM Or_GazM wrote:

    Anyone ever consider LOAD ratings?????
    Just as important on wheels as tyres!!!!! And the wider ya go...the more stress on the INSIDE of the rims....


    Yes. And believe it or not, there isnt that much difference between a big Audi or Merc and a T3 on the scales!!!!!!!
    Have you not noticed that quite a few people on here advise AGAINST the use of cheap ebay repros????? Thats the reason why.

    A wide wheel on a performance car such as a Porsche/Merc or Audi will be stressed more than most T3s will ever stress them.




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    Posted By: robthedon
    Date Posted: 06 Feb 10 at 16:09
    Originally posted by Baxter Baxter wrote:

    Right, loads of what fits what doesn't questions at the moment.

    Only reply to this thread if you have fitted alloy wheels and you have the following data.

    • wheel name/style or if OEM then what its off.
    • Dimensions of wheel(s)
    • Tyre sizes.
    • Use of adapters.
    • Use of shims
    • Machining required.
    • Offset of wheel(s)
    • Clearance problems?
    • Longer bolts required?

    Plus anything else I forgot!

    Pictures would be nice.

    All dross and drivel will be deleted! - Keep it optimum!

    http://194.242.159.246/brick-yard/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=596&PN=1 - Also worth a read

    And - http://www.wheelspecs.com/main/index.php - Wheelspecs.com

    And - http://www.tyresave.co.uk/choose.html - Tyresave.co.uk

    Try using http://194.242.159.246/brick-yard/forum/search_form.asp?FID=1 - forum search facility using "wheels" and "alloys" too!



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    (Moderators feel free to delete this post once resolved!)
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    Posted By: Or_GazM
    Date Posted: 06 Feb 10 at 17:08
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Originally posted by Or_GazM Or_GazM wrote:

    Anyone ever consider LOAD ratings?????
    Just as important on wheels as tyres!!!!! And the wider ya go...the more stress on the INSIDE of the rims....


    Yes. And believe it or not, there isnt that much difference between a big Audi or Merc and a T3 on the scales!!!!!!!
    Have you not noticed that quite a few people on here advise AGAINST the use of cheap ebay repros????? Thats the reason why.

    A wide wheel on a performance car such as a Porsche/Merc or Audi will be stressed more than most T3s will ever stress them.


     
    Sorry to reply so late, but just re-found the thread.....
     
    Maybe they do weigh similar EMPTY on the scales....but can you stick 1200kg in the back of an Audi or Merc?
    Will a Porsche with 2 people in, doing 100mph, hitting a pothole.....stress a wheel like a Transporter with 1Ton in it, hitting the same hole at 50???
    Side stress and vertical stress are a little different.Wink
     
    Don't remember about MOT in UK, but since I moved to Norway, we have something called "EU Kontrol"...same thing, but stricter!
    They examine any changed wheels to make sure they will be OK for the MAX load of the vehicle specs..and for speed (but not relevant to a Dub! ). Tyres too have to be rated for MAX..AND be in date!!!
    When you get your "Pass" certificate (HOPEFULLY), it actually states all this crap on it for insurance. IF you change anything between tests (every 2 years), you have to tell them.
    The GOOD thing is...according to MY insurance company, I can do ANY mods I like, even to the engine (as long as it has the same number on it)Big smile
     
    I actually went to them and said (translated), " I've got this Dub...had a re-map on the engine, fitted new lights all-round, roof spoiler, new audio system, gonna get 17" alloy wheels, new exhaust, and lower it, (Thanks Simon), and more "tarty" stuff! "
     
    Response was..."No problem...as long as it passes the EU Kontrol, but your only covered for £500 of accessories..ie the spots, etc"
     
    2 sets of wheels/tyres (summer/winter) are std here...and a legal requirement...so any stuck in a garage or shed are also covered!
     
    Even tho' we have a cr*p speed limit here...I'd only fit wheels that meet the specs.


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    Posted By: Nev
    Date Posted: 07 Feb 10 at 14:17

    I had these wheels fitted to my T3, just thought I'd note something which might be of use to people.

    E240 Merc Rims 16"
    ET 42
    Width 7.5
    PCD 112
    Rear wheel require 10mm spacer, front needs 13-15mm.
    Holes in wheels need boring out slightly to 14mm to take extended studs.
     
    Alls good!
     


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    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 03 Mar 10 at 12:57
    Originally posted by Or_GazM Or_GazM wrote:

    Sorry to reply so late, but just re-found the thread.....
     
    Maybe they do weigh similar EMPTY on the scales....but can you stick 1200kg in the back of an Audi or Merc?
    Will a Porsche with 2 people in, doing 100mph, hitting a pothole.....stress a wheel like a Transporter with 1Ton in it, hitting the same hole at 50???
    Side stress and vertical stress are a little different.Wink
     
     
    I'm am talking GVW not Kerb weight.
     
    Comparing like for like.
    GVW of something like a Big Merc or Audi and that of a T3.
    And also bear in mind that OEM wheels are generally going to be over engineered.
     
    thats why those in the know generally advice against the use of aftermarket "no name" wheels.
     
    I have never, in years of using this, and other forums, heard of an OEM wheel failing due to the weight of a T3.
     
     
     
     
     


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    Posted By: Schimke
    Date Posted: 03 Mar 10 at 15:05
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

     
    I have never, in years of using this, and other forums, heard of an OEM wheel failing due to the weight of a T3.
     
     
     
    I would agree completely...and I have been doing this for over 20 years. The track record just does not support any kind of a problem.


    Posted By: Nev
    Date Posted: 14 Mar 10 at 15:23
    What's OEM stand for?

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    Posted By: james72
    Date Posted: 14 Mar 10 at 17:36
    Originally posted by Nev Nev wrote:

    What's OEM stand for?

    Original EquipMentWink


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    Posted By: shapey
    Date Posted: 15 Mar 10 at 09:26
    Originally posted by james72 james72 wrote:

    Originally posted by Nev Nev wrote:

    What's OEM stand for?

    Original EquipMentWink

    [pedant] Original Equipment Manufacturer Wink [/pedant]


    Posted By: Nev
    Date Posted: 15 Mar 10 at 13:16

    Learned, much thanks 



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    Posted By: slammedresto
    Date Posted: 04 Apr 10 at 00:38
    any pics and details of porsche set ups please


    Posted By: Steve B
    Date Posted: 04 Apr 10 at 11:12
    Originally posted by slammedresto slammedresto wrote:

    any pics and details of porsche set ups please
     
    Search and yee shall find.Smile


    Posted By: jamiegolf
    Date Posted: 31 May 10 at 17:42
    heres the new wheels fitted to my t3 on saturday
    w202 mercedes C-class
    genuine AMG 17 inch
    7.5 inch width
    not sure on ET
    5mm spacers on front and rear (rears could be 10 or 15mm)
    5-112 pcd
    wheel bolt holes need enlarging from 13mm to 14-15mm to clear wheel studs.
    wheel stud kit required


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    Posted By: Allanw
    Date Posted: 01 Jun 10 at 03:05
    Hi Jamiegolf,

    Did you *need* the spacers for clearance issues, or is it just for looks? I'm looking at this exact set of wheels, but I'm not allowed spacers. Mine are ET35's.

    Cheers,

    Allan.


    Posted By: jamiegolf
    Date Posted: 01 Jun 10 at 07:45
    Nonunion don't need them there just for looks

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    Posted By: james72
    Date Posted: 18 Sep 10 at 17:53
    Mercedes Steel 7.5x16 et41
    Part no 2104000802
    General Grabber AT2's  m+s 215/65/16  98T
    Longer rear studs and front stud conversion
    Tapered bolts
    Spacers 20mm front 30mm rear(smaller would do, but used what I had)
    Slider just catches, door will fully open ok.
    Van lowered 45mm with no clearance problems, it's close at the front, maybe a different story with a full load, going to put some stock height springs on anyway.

    When lowered the front tyres would catch the rear edge of the front lower spoiler occasionaly




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    Posted By: gusbang
    Date Posted: 18 Sep 10 at 19:30
    Originally posted by james72 james72 wrote:

    Mercedes Steel 7.5x16 et41
    Part no 2104000802
    General Grabber AT2's  m+s 215/65/16  98T
    Longer rear studs and front stud conversion
    Tapered bolts
    Spacers 20mm front 30mm rear(smaller would do, but used what I had)
    Slider just catches, door will fully open ok.
    Van lowered 45mm with no clearance problems, it's close at the front, maybe a different story with a full load, going to put some stock height springs on anyway.

     


    Why get rid of the alloys?


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    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 18 Sep 10 at 19:56
    Originally posted by gusbang gusbang wrote:

    Originally posted by james72 james72 wrote:

    Mercedes Steel 7.5x16 et41
    Part no 2104000802
    General Grabber AT2's  m+s 215/65/16  98T
    Longer rear studs and front stud conversion
    Tapered bolts
    Spacers 20mm front 30mm rear(smaller would do, but used what I had)
    Slider just catches, door will fully open ok.
    Van lowered 45mm with no clearance problems, it's close at the front, maybe a different story with a full load, going to put some stock height springs on anyway.

     


    Why get rid of the alloys?


    looking like winter wheels to me... its that time of year again

    which reminds me... better get my winters sorted


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    Posted By: james72
    Date Posted: 18 Sep 10 at 21:40
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Originally posted by gusbang gusbang wrote:

    Originally posted by james72 james72 wrote:

    Mercedes Steel 7.5x16 et41
    Part no 2104000802
    General Grabber AT2's  m+s 215/65/16  98T
    Longer rear studs and front stud conversion
    Tapered bolts
    Spacers 20mm front 30mm rear(smaller would do, but used what I had)
    Slider just catches, door will fully open ok.
    Van lowered 45mm with no clearance problems, it's close at the front, maybe a different story with a full load, going to put some stock height springs on anyway.

     


    Why get rid of the alloys?


    looking like winter wheels to me... its that time of year again

    which reminds me... better get my winters sorted


    Yep winter wheels, I know it's not winter yet, but it did get quite cold last nightSmile


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    Posted By: mfunsta
    Date Posted: 21 Dec 10 at 06:26
    Jamiegolf and AllanW...
    ..I am close to getting a set of these AMG 17s
    7.5 x 17 but with an ET of 42, on Tee3s speadsheet even a 10mm spacer on the front makes it pretty close..
    Jamiegolf, was your ET 35 to get away with a 5mm spacer?
    AllanW did you get those 35s and did they fit OK?
    cheers me dears


    Posted By: Or_GazM
    Date Posted: 21 Dec 10 at 14:03
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Originally posted by Or_GazM Or_GazM wrote:

    Sorry to reply so late, but just re-found the thread.....
     
    Maybe they do weigh similar EMPTY on the scales....but can you stick 1200kg in the back of an Audi or Merc?
    Will a Porsche with 2 people in, doing 100mph, hitting a pothole.....stress a wheel like a Transporter with 1Ton in it, hitting the same hole at 50???
    Side stress and vertical stress are a little different.Wink
     
     
    I'm am talking GVW not Kerb weight.
     
    Comparing like for like.
    GVW of something like a Big Merc or Audi and that of a T3.
    And also bear in mind that OEM wheels are generally going to be over engineered.
     
    thats why those in the know generally advice against the use of aftermarket "no name" wheels.
     
    I have never, in years of using this, and other forums, heard of an OEM wheel failing due to the weight of a T3.
     
     
     
     
    Err....late again
    So....I have a set of OEM Merc wheels....can I safely fit them to my T4?
     
    BTW...they're from a Smart ForTwo...made by Merc....OK, it only weighs in at about 750kg...BUT, they ARE Merc OEM wheels....so they MUST be better than buying a set of Van Rated wheels from somewhere like Road and Race...yes?
     
    Edit;
    OH SH*T.....just realised I'm trying to wind Tee3 up.....and I'm gonna be visiting Brickwerks next year for some work doing.....there goes any discount I was hoping for!


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    Posted By: mfunsta
    Date Posted: 04 Mar 11 at 13:08
     
    Ronal Carat Duchatelet
    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
     


    Posted By: thummmper
    Date Posted: 19 Mar 11 at 05:40
    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
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    Posted By: lock4rock
    Date 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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    Posted By: CosmicSheep
    Date 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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    Posted By: Motley
    Date Posted: 09 Aug 12 at 14:35
    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



    Posted By: ed82
    Date Posted: 03 Apr 13 at 23:18
    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?


    Posted By: B4Tfink
    Date Posted: 04 Apr 13 at 09:28
    these?
     
    http://www.brickwerks.co.uk/index.php/long-wheel-studs-60mm.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.brickwerks.co.uk/index.php/long-wheel-studs-60mm.html


    Posted By: zok27
    Date Posted: 07 Aug 13 at 21:27
    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.   


    Posted By: Dando
    Date Posted: 02 Jan 14 at 22:47
    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.
    Cheers matt


    Posted By: Dando
    Date Posted: 02 Jan 14 at 22:55


    Posted By: Josh
    Date Posted: 23 Feb 14 at 14:13
    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.
  • photo

    photo

    (note to self, must get some black brake paint)

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

    Paul


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    Posted By: Dando
    Date 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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    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 14 Jun 14 at 16:55
    Borbet A
    17"

    8.5J Rear ET13

    7.5J Front ET30

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    Posted By: Allanw
    Date Posted: 14 Jun 14 at 21:07
    Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

    Borbet A
    17"

    NICE!


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    Posted By: scoody
    Date 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


    Posted By: chris7ian
    Date 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?


    Posted By: Tee3
    Date Posted: 10 Dec 14 at 21:14
    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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    Posted By: Tee3
    Date 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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    Posted By: chris7ian
    Date 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


    Posted By: mike1978
    Date 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








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