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Granada RS 7 spoke Alloys on T3

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Forum Name: T3 Wheel help
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Topic: Granada RS 7 spoke Alloys on T3
Posted By: flyinghitop
Subject: Granada RS 7 spoke Alloys on T3
Date Posted: 18 Jan 15 at 20:55
HI Everyone. Been a lurker for a few years but now could do with a bit of advice.  I know Granada Alloys will fit but can they take the weight of a T3 bearing in mind a Granada is only just over a ton in weight. Thanks a lot



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Posted By: Bromy
Date Posted: 18 Jan 15 at 23:08
Yurp, if there genuine wheels they would have been over engineered anyway. ive seen fake shit made from cheese bolted to these vans....... Thats ofcourse my opinion and someone will probably disagree  

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"follow the masses, do the opposite"


Posted By: mrhutch
Date Posted: 19 Jan 15 at 20:30
I've got some for sale!

#justsaying


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T3 1981 Westy Vanagon - thinks lubricant is a fuel


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 19 Jan 15 at 21:29
Had Ford Granada Cossie wheels on my T3 for 5 years with no buckles/cracks/issues if that helps mate.

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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: flyinghitop
Date Posted: 21 Jan 15 at 18:31
Thanks for the advice. I've bought them but unfortunately they didn't have the centres which I'll now have to hunt down.  The JBW wheels I had on when I bought it aren't strong enough, one of them went out of shape on a pot hole.


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 21 Jan 15 at 21:20

I doubt the original center caps will fit without using spacers?



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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: flyinghitop
Date Posted: 21 Jan 15 at 23:06
I didn't know that, I thought they'd just push on. I'm beginning to think that I might as well have bought more expensive wheels once the cost of spacers and centre caps are added.  Does anyone know what size spacers I'll need?


Posted By: Bromy
Date Posted: 21 Jan 15 at 23:21
Spacers depend on your offset then you need to consider stud length to compensate 

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"follow the masses, do the opposite"


Posted By: flyinghitop
Date Posted: 22 Jan 15 at 09:46
I've emailed the seller.  Looking online it seems the offset is 40 so the caps might just fit


Posted By: JMAC
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 19:59
I've got Granada cosworth wheels for mine, test fitted the other day and went on no problem with no spacers. Think I'll need wheel nuts with a bigger head but apart from that no issues. Can't wait to get the centres painted black and rim polished


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 20:49
Will the caps go over the rear hub nuts? Mine don't :( 

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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: JMAC
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 20:51
No just painted the centre black


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 20:54
Oh right. I've done the same and i really like the look of them on the old bus Thumbs Up

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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: JMAC
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 21:15
Have you painted the wheels black and did you change the wheel nuts?


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 21:18
Mine are black with polished rim and yep, longer bolts/studs.

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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: JMAC
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 21:41
U got any pics?


Posted By: Evsi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 22:41

I have, but can't get them on here off my phone :(



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It's not rust, they're heat blisters....


Posted By: JMAC
Date Posted: 04 Feb 15 at 23:24
Can you email them? I'll pm you



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