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  Topic: What size tire on a 16" SA steel rim fits in the spare storage?
Jon_slider

Replies: 2
Views: 299

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:25 am   Subject: Re: What size tire on a 16" SA steel rim fits in the spare storage?
the spare tire cavity space is inconsistent between vans

there are 2 different clamshells, each with their own different top bars.

the shallower setup is from vans that originally came with stee ...
  Topic: Spare Tire Clamshell - Size Fits?
Jon_slider

Replies: 1
Views: 432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:39 am   Subject: Re: Spare Tire Clamshell - Size Fits?
your 195 tire will fit with modifications to the clamshell system you have

There are two different clamshells, you have the shallow one on the right:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/142752 ...
  Topic: Tire carrier for rear or top,what do you have that's better.
Jon_slider

Replies: 20
Views: 1953

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:45 pm   Subject: Re: Tire carrier for rear or top,what do you have that's better.
I recommend the Van Cafe carrier for non Syncros, its a simple and inexpensive solution that does not require any fabrication.

I suggest you read this link, then call them to ask questions
The on ...
  Topic: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 35
Views: 5427

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
from here

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7888468

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1427528.jpg

Ah-ha! I simply removed my springs and made a shim pack of washers on t ...
  Topic: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
Jake de Villiers

Replies: 35
Views: 5427

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
from here

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7888468

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1427528.jpg

Ah-ha! I simply removed my springs and made a shim pack of washers on t ...
  Topic: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 35
Views: 5427

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: Mefro vs South African vs GoWesty Steelies
from here

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7888468

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1427528.jpg
  Topic: How to identify the larger clamshell for factory alloys?
kalispell365

Replies: 74
Views: 5666

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:41 am   Subject: Re: How to identify the larger clamshell for factory alloys?
Found it on google!
The one on the left is the alloy clamshell.
Now, if I can find out the difference visually in the springs. Thank you everyone for your input so far.


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