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Topic: Usable OEM wheels on T3
Posted By: porkdub
Subject: Usable OEM wheels on T3
Date Posted: 06 Dec 04 at 20:10

Heres some information on wheel fitments that may be of use.
Its a list of OEM wheel fitments suitable or adaptable to the T3. Where suitable I have added notes on work needed to fit them.

AUDI
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
100 (90>) 5 x 112 35...42 57.0
A4, A6, A8, V8, S2, S4, S6 5 x 112 35 57.0
Notes: Offset usable but small centre bore diameter means a need to machine the front wheels.

FORD
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
Scorpio 5 x 112 35...38 63.3
Galaxy 5 x 112 42...45 57.0
Notes: Offset usable but small centre bore diameter on Galaxy means a need to machine the front wheels.

MERCEDES
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
All (except below) 5 x 112 35...42 66.5
SL models 5 x 112 18...25 66.5
A Class, Vito 5 x 112 45...50 66.5
Sprinter 5 x 130 45
Vito/ML 16"x6.5J/PCD 5x112/ET47/Bore 66.5
ML -2/2002 16" 5x112 62 66.5
ML 2/2002- 17" 5x112 52 66.5
Notes: Good choice of usable offsets, centre bore adequate. Sprinter wheels require Porsche adapters. ML wheels require spacers, particularly at the front due to offset. Reports coming in that ML wheels use the 14mm ball taper standard.

PORSCHE
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
911, 924, 930, 944 >86 5 x 130 25 71.5
911 Carrera 2/4, 928, 944 87>, 964, 968, 993 5 x 130 45 71.5
Notes: High offsets but with adapters many choices of style available.

SEAT
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
Alhambra 5 x 112 35...38 57.0
Notes: Offset usable but small centre bore diameter means a need to machine the front wheels.

VOLKSWAGEN
Model P.C.D. Offset C/Bore
Caravelle, Passat 96>, Sharan, Transporter 5 x 112 35...40 57.0
Notes: Offset usable but small centre bore diameter means a need to machine the front wheels.


 

 




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Posted By: Phantomflanner
Date Posted: 06 Dec 04 at 20:30

what about Audi 80...oh, they were 4 stud... shut up me

I am searching for "turbo" vein alloys/steels... aka A Team van!   Sad, but what the hell



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Posted By: cunning plan
Date Posted: 06 Dec 04 at 21:14
Originally posted by Phantomflanner Phantomflanner wrote:

what about Audi 80...oh, they were 4 stud... shut up me

I am searching for "turbo" vein alloys/steels... aka A Team van!   Sad, but what the hell

When you find some let me know  



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Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 06 Dec 04 at 22:54
Aren't they Compomotive Turbo?


Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 08 Dec 04 at 22:43
Updated with Mercedes ML information


Posted By: Mick
Date Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 00:19

One of brickys mates has turboveins on his,looks well cool,sure someone will have a pic somewhere

Think theres a picture in the wheel page actually



Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 21:22

I've pinned this thread.

gather as much as you can.

Mind the dross and I'll stick it in the useful threads when done.

Simon.



Posted By: Arc Eye
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 20:22

Hi porkdub

Just got me some Audi TT rims and am wondering how much the centre bore needs opening to and is this for the front wheels only? Also what about the wheels bolts? What do I need there? Thanks



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Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 20:32

As far as I know TT wheels don't bolt straight on.

The PCD (at least for some is the same as the Audi A3 - 5x100) is wrong.

I'll have a check around but unless they are machined or theres another pattern for the TT you will run into bother.



Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 20:36

Here you go:

AUDI A3 and TT -

PCD(bolt pattern): 5x100
ET(offset): 3
5, 38
CENTRE BORE: 57.1

Looks like you might have to get some adapters made up.



Posted By: Arc Eye
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 20:51

OH GOD DONT SAY THAT! Nearly dropped one in my shorts then but just checked the PCD

These are dual drilled for 5 x 100 or 5 x 112 PCD. Never come across this before but here's hoping.

So, what should the standard centre bore be then on a T3? By how much will I have to open up the TT rims? Any thought on nuts or  bolts? I have fitted Porsche rims to my beetle and they were a nightmare to sort out so was hoping to miss out on going the adapter route.

Oh b***ocks! I'm not the first to do this on here am I? Somebody help!



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Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 14 Dec 04 at 08:20

Perhaps they aren't TT rims as supplies as standard? Rather they are Audi's own TT 'style' rims for other models (like a dealer upgrade for the A3?).

Either way its cool you have the right PCD. The centre bore will need to be 66mm. Its probably 57mm at the mo, but check!

This seems to be an issue mainly on the front wheel, so you might ba able to overcome it by doing the 10mm spacer.

You could try fitting some 10mm thick nuts behind the wheel and checking clearance over the wheel centre.

Just sounds like a day of fettling or some machining.



Posted By: Arc Eye
Date Posted: 14 Dec 04 at 20:30

Yeah it does sound like a dealer upgrade. Either that or a cost cutting exercise at the factory.

Opening the centre bore by 8.5mm - is this a good idea? It just seems a bit much in this case. I havent even seen the wheels in the flesh yet but this does sound like a lot to cut out dont you think?



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Posted By: Arc Eye
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 17:50

Got my wheels yesterday and fitted the tyres.

I have fitted one to the rear but the T3 wheel studs seem a tad short. Also, any ideas on the type of wheel nut I should be using as I am not 100% that the taper on the T3 STD wheel nut matches the wheel. The wheels I bought supposodly come from an Audi RS4 and they use wheelbolts not nuts.

For general info the wheel is 17 x 7.5 x ET38 and is dual drilled for 5 x 100 or 5 x 112. Looks well cool Apart from reminding me I have a gap of 14cm from tyre to arch Lowering job next then.

Markings on the rear of the wheel are, LK100-112, PCD?, TAM038, ET/Offset?, 7.5x17H2 and of course, Made in Germany.

Any help on the taper angle for the wheel nuts or what nuts are needed, gratefully received.

FYI, I went to another VW dealer today, not my usual one, to ask for an Audi TT wheelbolt/nut. He says, Car registration? Chassis number? Type of car? Are you sure? WTF??? To be fair once I told him what was going on he became human again but regrettably they dont carry stock.

 



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Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 18:25

Should think the taper on the Audi is the same as the standard VW pattern nuts.

I would recommend longer studs/bolts etc as the VW ones are very small indeed!



Posted By: Hue Littlschit
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 00:12
Who wanted a picture of some Turob's on a T3,,,,,,

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Posted By: Ollie
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 16:00

Porsche Design 90's with adaptors 16x6 52mm offset. 205/55 on the front, 225/50 on the rear, bus is properly low, no rubbing to date. Sliding door clears rear tyre easily.

 

Will be trial fitting porsche 928 slots, 16x7 65mm offset all round with the same tyre sizes as above. Last bus they went on fitted fine at the back, but the fronts rubbed the inside of the rim on part of the suspension... need to look into this one. Will post findings soon!

 

Ollie



Posted By: dubber
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 17:06

Good Thread,

Could someone tell me what offset teledials are 7j x 15 and 6j x 15



Posted By: Ollie
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 17:09

52mm unless you got the early ones [you don't want these!] which are 23mm. Should be stamped on the rim by the tyre valve or on the inside somewhere.

 

Ollie



Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 20:59

I'll update the main post this weekend with that info and any more I can find on Porker rims

 



Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 05 Jan 05 at 23:47
Keep 'em coming, pictures if you can find them.


Posted By: dink
Date Posted: 06 Jan 05 at 11:31

not seen a t3 on fuch's, but this might help other's anyhow

dink

911 Fuchs Wheel Data

Size       Offset      Backspacing   Part #
4.5x15...42mm.....100mm...........901.361.012.01
5.5x15...42mm.....112mm...........901.361.012.04
6 x 15....36mm.....112mm...........901.361.012.06
7 x 15....49mm.....138mm...........901.361.012.05(R)
7 x 15....23.3mm..112mm............911.361.020.41
8 x 15....10.6mm..112mm............911.361.020.42
9 x 15....3mm......117mm............911.361.020.03
6 x 16....36mm.....112mm...........911.362.113.00
7 x 16....23.3mm..112mm............911.362.115.00
7 x 16....23.3mm..138mm............951.362.115.00(944)
8 x 16....10.6mm..112mm............911.362.117.00
8 x 16....23.3mm..125mm............951.362.117.00(944)
9 x 16....15mm.....130mm...........911.362.118.00



Posted By: Baxter
Date Posted: 06 Jan 05 at 18:21

Cool.



Posted By: porkdub
Date Posted: 07 Jan 05 at 12:02

I am going the Audi route with some 16" 5 spoke Audi S2 rims. They will need the centre bore machining and a coat of paint but are just the look I was hoping for.

They look like the Ronal R9s but smoother which will complement the design of the T3 IMO.

Pictures when I fit them!



Posted By: optimus primer
Date Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 22:45

http://www.voodo.co.uk/carlton.jpg">

just got these for mine, vauxhall carlton, i know the vauxhall pcd is 5x110 but the bolt holes have been bored out from 12mm to 14mm and this has made them into 5x112 (apparently) i know they shouldnt fit but they do. they need 10mm spacers and longer bolts on the front and longer studs on the back.



Posted By: brokebus
Date Posted: 29 Jan 05 at 09:14

If you drill them doesn't the pcd stay the same only with bigger holes? unless they have been drilled 2mm offset!(yikes!)



Posted By: optimus primer
Date Posted: 31 Jan 05 at 18:38
no idea, i didnt drill them, but they fit ok and havent bent the studs inwards on the back


Posted By: Tee3
Date Posted: 16 Jun 05 at 12:54
Originally posted by optimus primer optimus primer wrote:

no idea, i didnt drill them, but they fit ok and havent bent the studs inwards on the back


BY enlarging the hole, you havnt altered the PCD, its measured as an imaginary circle which passes the centre of all the holes...

What you have done is moved the bolts 1mm out towards the edge of the wheel. Thats not the problem as such, the problem is that by doing this you have also altered the position of the bolt/nuts mounting face (radius) in relation to that of the wheel, so one of 2 things MUST have happened.
At best (!) the studs/bolts will be bent as you tightened them and forced the radius seat 1mm out of place, or worse case, the nuts/bolts will only be touching a small percentage of the mounting face (radius) of the wheel.

Radius (and tapered for that matter) nuts stay on by "locking" into the metal of the wheel... they bite in, and dont come loose.  If the nuts are only touching a small amount of the mounting face, they only have limited "bite". Consequences? Disastrous!

As long as youre happy, then its nobodies business, as long as if/when they come off youre in a big open space...

Theres no way I would carry my family in a bus with them fitted though.



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Posted By: T3 Si
Date Posted: 05 Dec 06 at 15:05
scuse me ignorance, but i asume the 14mm ball taper standard refers to the shape of the fixing nuts/bolts in reference to  the merc wheels. And does anyone know what size spacers i should use on my 17inch ml wheels? my van will be lowered but was thinking of around 40 mm. or does this whole thing rest on chosen tyre size and how much the van is dropped by?

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Posted By: T3 Si
Date Posted: 06 Dec 06 at 14:33
Cheers fella. for anyone interested i am putting some tyres up in the for sale section. ta

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Posted By: rowlesy
Date Posted: 18 Jan 07 at 06:52

not oem but.....

there aftermarket rims called brio 6's

7 x 17 c/w 215/40/tires

et 35

20mm spacers

50mm studs and bolts

note - aftermarket stuff usually have plastic spigot rings for smaller bores but without these my wheels fit perfect

bus lowered -60mm no contact at all

gunna use same princaple for the cheetah but due to extra weight i wont be useing -60 springs got some new rs4 alloys (replicas)

should be the same for most aftermarket rims but best to check!



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Posted By: dub dub campers
Date Posted: 12 May 07 at 22:37
Nice smart van Rowlesy

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Posted By: devonmiles
Date Posted: 15 May 07 at 21:05

What offset are 6" porsche cookie cutters?

I know they aint to everyones tastes but have been offered a set cheap+adapters/bolts etc.



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Posted By: ELVIS
Date Posted: 04 Jun 07 at 11:40

mercedes C class steelies  part # 210 xxx xxx   37ET

15 x 6

use original vw bolts/nuts , centres are big enough to fit with no machining . a straight 'fit and forget' .

i have a -45mm jamex kit and have a set of 195/70 15s fitted , no rubbing/interference.

only slight 'problem' , the back edge of the rim is very close ( 3 or 4 mm) to the top balljoint so if you have to fit weights on the back use the sticky type not the ones that clip/hammer onto rim. 



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Posted By: shapey
Date Posted: 28 Jan 08 at 13:50

wheels:
merc 16x7.5 steel
et42
front stud conversion
long rear studs
16mm spacers front + rear
radius nuts

tyres:
sumo firenza st-08 215 55 16 97w xl

sliding door just rubs back wheel on opening...



Posted By: Bloodbath
Date Posted: 05 Mar 08 at 15:55
Just fitted these to the bloodwagen (and dropped it a tad too).
16" CLK wheels 205/55 tyres on, i assume they are 7" wide ET37. 10mm spacers all round so the caps fit. no trouble with sliding door. stud conversion on front, longer studs on rear.










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Posted By: shapey
Date Posted: 05 Mar 08 at 16:32
nice - what drop?


Posted By: Bloodbath
Date Posted: 05 Mar 08 at 16:36
-60. but with the 55 profile rubber seems to be more. forgot to measure before and after 

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Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 29 Mar 08 at 18:05
I've been lucky with finding useable wheels. Have a set of rims from a Scorpio with RS on them. 15x7 and ET28 I think. Got the centres bored out and they look good and no rubbing issues with 215/75-15 coopers. Had to make a small hole in the rear centrecaps.
Looks like this:



Also, aftermarket rims for the first audi allroad fit nicely. Usually the only issue is removing the spacer ring in the centre hole and presto! I've found these 17xsomethings with an ET of 25. No rubbing with 225/55-17 tires. I think they are called PT Como.


Some year or another passat wheels had ET 37. Just bored them out and fitted wheel caps from a T4.


Hope this is helpful :D


Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 29 Mar 08 at 23:22

Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:

I've been lucky with finding useable wheels. Have a set of rims from a Scorpio with RS on them. 15x7 and ET28 I think. Got the centres bored out and they look good and no rubbing issues with 215/75-15 coopers. Had to make a small hole in the rear centrecaps.
Looks like this:



Also, aftermarket rims for the first audi allroad fit nicely. Usually the only issue is removing the spacer ring in the centre hole and presto! I've found these 17xsomethings with an ET of 25. No rubbing with 225/55-17 tires. I think they are called PT Como.


Some year or another passat wheels had ET 37. Just bored them out and fitted wheel caps from a T4.


Hope this is helpful :D

Tyres too big on the Joker and the rest are on Syncros and not for 2WD's.



Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 30 Mar 08 at 14:29
Yep. I'm a syncro guy :D Only pics of my syncros here.
But: rims are good on both syncros and 2wd. All the wheels in my pics fits neatly on 2wds..


Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 30 Mar 08 at 14:50
Wheels yes but not the tyres for a 2WD.


Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 12:50
You can easily run a 2wd T3 with 215/75-15s. In fact, there are several out there. Certainly not the choice for a lowered car but very useable for long distance driving and rough roads. I've tried :D


Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 15:49

Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:

You can easily run a 2wd T3 with 215/75-15s. In fact, there are several out there. Certainly not the choice for a lowered car but very useable for long distance driving and rough roads. I've tried :D

By fitting those size tyres it will seriously alter the gearing and speedometer reading because they are 50mm bigger than standard 185R14C's.



Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 18:02
Well, yes. But checking the accuracy of the speedo with two different GPS's shows a truer reading. Speedo still shows a few clicks too little. As for the gearing I didnt find the diesel to be slower because of the tires. Volks I've talked to who have tried 235/75-15s on stock gearing and 1.6td did not recommend that combo. Makes the car slow and sleepy. On a 112hp wbx the result is higher consumption and slower acceleration.

How many T3 drivers with 16", 17" or 18" wheels have a wheel diameter equal the stock size (64 cm)? I wouldnt recommend anything much less than 68cm (ca 205/75-15 or 225/55-17). This is opinionated of course. MY taste is for more comfort.


Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 19:24

Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:


How many T3 drivers with 16", 17" or 18" wheels have a wheel diameter equal the stock size (64 cm)?

Me for one....well as near as is possible anyway...and probably 99% of people on here as well who run larger than standard wheels.

Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:

I wouldnt recommend anything much less than 68cm (ca 205/75-15 or 225/55-17). This is opinionated of course. MY taste is for more comfort.

It was VW's opinion to have 64cm rolling circumference and they did spend many millions designing these vans so why recommend something larger?



Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 20:22
Originally posted by g60steve g60steve wrote:

Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:

How many T3 drivers with 16", 17" or 18" wheels have a wheel diameter equal the stock size (64 cm)?


Me for one....well as near as is possible anyway...and probably 99% of people on here as well who run larger than standard wheels.


Originally posted by taigagreen taigagreen wrote:

I wouldnt recommend anything much less than 68cm (ca 205/75-15 or 225/55-17). This is opinionated of course. MY taste is for more comfort.


It was VW's opinion to have 64cm rolling circumference and they did spend many millions designing these vans so why recommend something larger?



I'm only speaking from my own experience. Bigger is better :D

As for keeping things as VW intended: what is the point of our hobby modifying T3 if we're not supposed to better or modify these cars? I, for one, feel that for instance the original brakes, soundproofing, cooling of the gearbox, etc is not good enough for everyday use.

Why are bigger wheels not a problem on a syncro?


Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 20:26
I love a good argument


Posted By: Steve B
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 20:39

I'm just stating the fact that the tyres you say are ok for 2WD's...are not due to the increase in diameter which will cause tyre to arch contact on anything that is lowered....as well as the increased gearing and wrong speedo reading.

I'm all for modifying something to make it handle and brake better but as for fitting larger wheels i personally like to keep the rolling circumference as near as possible to the standard set up.

Bigger wheels/tyres are fitted to syncros to increase gearing i believe?



Posted By: taigagreen
Date Posted: 31 Mar 08 at 20:53
Originally posted by g60steve g60steve wrote:

I'm just stating the fact that the tyres you say are ok for 2WD's...are not due to the increase in diameter which will cause tyre to arch contact on anything that is lowered....as well as the increased gearing and wrong speedo reading.


I'm all for modifying something to make it handle and brake better but as for fitting larger wheels i personally like to keep the rolling circumference as near as possible to the standard set up.


Bigger wheels/tyres are fitted to syncros to increase gearing i believe?



I'll have to test my 2wd T3 with 215/75-15s when its lowered to check the arch contact issue. I'm not sure it will be a problem with the right offset wheels. No T3 with stock rolling diameter has correct speedo readings. Over 70 cm might be too much. But 70 cm is dead on :D

There are several reasons for putting bigger wheels on a syncro. Not to look silly compared to other 4x4s is one, better traction in bad conditions is another. You get lower rpms on the highway but also slightly less useable torque in the mud. For me its about looks and comfort. The car is more stable and feels safer.


Posted By: johnb
Date Posted: 27 Apr 08 at 00:53
For me, lowering does not always (often) look good.  I'd be more interested in changing the spring rates rather than the heights to play with handling.  That in itself is an issue because a T3 is heavy.  Someone better than me has done the detailed calcs of what works.  I'dneed really good justification to change too much.

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Posted By: edinko
Date Posted: 05 May 08 at 17:11
this infos save me of the trouble. thnx.

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Posted By: covdubber
Date Posted: 30 Apr 09 at 15:53
has anyone tried or used some steel rims off a t4 or vw sharan/galaxy, are they 5x112 i presume high et so spacers needed?


Posted By: shapey
Date Posted: 30 Apr 09 at 19:30
Originally posted by covdubber covdubber wrote:

has anyone tried or used some steel rims off a t4 or vw sharan/galaxy, are they 5x112 i presume high et so spacers needed?

wrong offset and centre bore size... best off with T3 syncro or merc if you want bigger than 14" steels on a T3.


Posted By: covdubber
Date Posted: 21 May 09 at 21:09
just to say i have some merc 7.5x16 steels OE et51, simular but not the same as shapeys!
 
i have them fitted with 20mm spacers but could get away with a bit less i reckon, fitted with 235/60/16 rear & 205/55/16 front no scrubbing & my van is lowered 50mm on AVO springs, when i find my cable for my phone i'll pop pics up!


Posted By: Body
Date Posted: 12 Jan 10 at 15:55
The wheels on BA's van (a 1983 GMC G-15  350ci v8)
 were 15" American Racing vector 14 Spoke wheels with 60 Series BF Goodrich Sport Truck T/A radial tyres

A team  woo hoo!!!!!Ouch


Posted By: tram-man
Date Posted: 11 Oct 10 at 20:24
Tried 2 OEM wheels tonight on the back of my 82 Westfalia.

Speedline forged alloys from an A6 16" et45 (7.5J I think). These had 205/55x16 tyres fitted. The tyres are not rated for the bus by I wanted to get an idea of clearance as I am looking to fit 205/60's. They clear the rear hub (chamfer on the wheels), sit flat but would need 5mm spacers to have acceptable clearance to  the top hat of the strut area. Didn't try on the front.



Next up was a pair of steels from an A8/A6 for winter tyres. 16" et 42. 7J. No tryes on these. Again cleared the hub. There's a radius pressed into the hub opening of the wheel which is equal or greater than the radius on the rear hub. Sits flat. I might try these with some conti 205/60's extra load. It's the top of the spring tower which is the problem. The clearance to the arms is bigger.



As far as I tell my Westfalia is standard ride height. Does seem to have a bit too much camber.

In both case the studs would need to be about 5mm longer.





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Posted By: tram-man
Date Posted: 04 Nov 10 at 23:11
Just an update on the A8 wheel steels. I machined the centres out to 60.5mm tonight (from 57.1mm). Should clear front hub now although I will have to remove and refit grease cap. Although for the rears it was not necessary I choose to do all 4 wheels as the rears were not a snug fit on the hub anyway. As you can see there is still a shoulder on the pressed centre.

clocking





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Posted By: tram-man
Date Posted: 21 Nov 10 at 22:10
Now fitted both A8 steels. To fit fronts grease cap has to be removed. Rears are fitted without spacer (running 205/60x16's). I will be fitting longer studs shortly. I'm using 10mm spacers on the front.





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Posted By: Muthafunka
Date Posted: 26 Sep 11 at 18:47
Originally posted by tram-man tram-man wrote:

Now fitted both A8 steels. To fit fronts grease cap has to be removed. Rears are fitted without spacer (running 205/60x16's). I will be fitting longer studs shortly. I'm using 10mm spacers on the front.





What size are these? any pics of on van?


Posted By: Muthafunka
Date Posted: 26 Sep 11 at 18:47
doh just seen it!!!



Posted By: samuelvincentvella
Date Posted: 08 Oct 11 at 18:24
I know the fitment table shows red (only by 2mm), but has anyone tried a set of the 996 Turbo 18 inch twist style alloys?



8J on the front, so with 25mm adaptor plates, I imagine it may be possible with a slightly stretched tyre?

11J on the rear, but I have the extended hinge mod so should be OK...


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Posted By: mercman
Date Posted: 24 Dec 12 at 22:11
hi got a set of 15in mer s class off  the 126 86 to 91 112 pcd 5 stud but not sure of ofset any body know if fit

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1985 mercedes 280sl (107) 1983 pop top westie joker 1985 honda acty pick up


Posted By: ninja.turtle007
Date Posted: 25 Dec 12 at 00:00
Originally posted by mercman mercman wrote:



hi got a set of 15in mer s class off  the 126 86 to 91 112 pcd 5 stud but not sure of ofset any body know if fit


The ET should be stamped on the rim.


Posted By: mercman
Date Posted: 25 Dec 12 at 16:30
Originally posted by ninja.turtle007 ninja.turtle007 wrote:

Originally posted by mercman mercman wrote:



hi got a set of 15in mer s class off  the 126 86 to 91 112 pcd 5 stud but not sure of ofset any body know if fit


The ET should be stamped on the rim.
 
eT3 7jx15


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1985 mercedes 280sl (107) 1983 pop top westie joker 1985 honda acty pick up


Posted By: BobbyH
Date Posted: 25 Dec 12 at 17:04
25 gonna be a little low but may just work. Some after market were around 27 so not much difference.

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1989 1.9DG Devon/homebrew Waterboxer


Posted By: mercman
Date Posted: 25 Dec 12 at 17:40
soon as van has been deliverd will put some old tyres on alloys then try them on 205/60/15 or 195/60/15? see if they fit

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1985 mercedes 280sl (107) 1983 pop top westie joker 1985 honda acty pick up



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