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    Posted: 08 Jun 10 at 14:43
Hi to you all,

thanks for the invite to the forum.  I have a query for anyone that has some technical knowledge.  I own a 1994 LT35 high top van which I have converted to a camper.  It is a 2.4TD with about 76000 miles on the clock.  I fitted it with a shower, toilet, kitchen area, TV etc... I am currently in the process of roller painting the outside, which as bad as it sounds there is a section on another forum called club 80-90 which has a section on how to paint your van for £50 Confused (in case you are interested it gives you step by step instructions including other peoples attempts on how to do the job properly to a spray shop finish using rustoleum combi colour paint) ClapI have just finished the second coat after many hours of painful rust removal and welding and filling and it is looking a million times better.  This paint really make a difference....

Anyway, i thought i would say a little about my luvbus which is my pride and joy so I could share my enthusiasm with yourselves (for those interested).  

I have a question for anyone that can help, I wish to fit a set of alloy wheels to my luvbus but I am unsure of the stud pattern, does anyone know what it is for my single wheel base model?

Along with this thought I would like to know if anyone knows which wheels I could fit such as Mercedes, porsche, Audi, other VW's....?

I would be happy if I could just finish the project with a nice set of wheels although I am on a very tight budget so just trying to get the right look for the right price...

Any ideas...?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 10 at 19:08
Ford transit wheels will fit , Tourneo minibus was fitted with alloys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 10 at 22:28
Originally posted by Diablodub Diablodub wrote:

Ford transit wheels will fit , Tourneo minibus was fitted with alloys.

Thats right the 2000-2006 6th Generation Transits have 15" and 16" but...........

The 15" wheels, are on the rear wheel drive Transit (V184) and 16" wheels, are on the front wheel drive Transit (V185) its as simple as that Thumbs Up 


Hope this helps a little. 



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Thanks for the advice, that is great help, and it appears i am not the only one asking this question.  

So it seems that there are no straight bolt on alloys other than the tranny ones, which I have to say I am not too keen on.  I was kind of hoping to get some VAG or Merc wheels on if possible.  Would anyone know the best place to get the adaptors for these or maybe selling some wheels with adaptors?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jun 10 at 10:21
Thanks Diablodub for a quick response...I do not suppose you know the actual stud pattern for mine or know how I could find this out? 

I actually thought the stud pattern was the same as the Merc as I have seen T4's and T3's with some Mercedes alloys on....I know the Merc stud pattern is 5 x 112?  

I was hoping I might get lucky...but it seems I was presuming this would be as simple as other dubs


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sorry not T3's but T 2 5  ...Wacko.dime bar!!

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I measured the PCD and it is 5 x 160 which now makes me understand why tranny wheels are about the only choice...what a shame.

I think I will just get some VW wheel trims and be done with it as I can see anything else costing me too much to justify for now.

One other tempting thought is banded steels.  Has anyone done this before for an LT and if so do you have any pics?

cheers for your replies everyone!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 10 at 11:01
I too want some nice alloys on my LT.
My plan is fit the five spoke Porsche wheels from the cayenne (strong enough), going to get my mate with his cnc to make 5 x 160 to 5 x 130 adapters.
Just looking for a cheap set of wheels then I'll have a measure up so the adapter can space the wheel to the disired off set.

Other 5 x 130 are most Touareg, also looking at these as the centre cap will be "VW"
255 come on the 18" wheels and have a high enough load rating.

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A fellow from an alloy store said..... "You need a steel rim 16x7 (+35-45) offset. Lug pattern 5x112m/4.4" ,  centrebore 57.1mm /2.25"

Am I missing something something here. Is there a difference in the way he measured it and how we are measuring it. I always measured 160mm centre to outside of second bolt.???

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 10 at 16:57
 
fellow from the alloy store is 'confused' to be kind to him, as said the stud pattern for an old style LT (up to approx '95) single wheel rear axle variant is 5 x 160 PCD (Pitched Circle Diameter)  the 160 dimention is the diameter in millimetres of a theoretical circle that passes through the centrline of each bolt/stud, the 5 x 112 PCD refers to the T3 stud pattern
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 10 at 21:53
Great, I am not going crazy then.

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Got my 18" Touareg wheels and tyres! should have them on for the Leeds Harewood VW show next weekend!
I'll get some pics up, need some arch extensions... any suggestions???


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 10 at 15:25
Hi All
 
 To measure PCD on 4 stud wheels you measure between two opposite studs centre to cente. For 5 stud wheels you measure between two adjacent studs, centre to centre then multiply by 1.7012 for PCD
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