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syncrodoka
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can wait, get the rims that VanCafe is bringing in an a month. They are more than strong enough and are a straight bolt on deal- correct offset and good width. Audi rims usually need to have the centers machined bigger and some kind of spacers depending on 2wd or syncro. Good luck
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, the new wheels offered by VC will be a great addition to the parts list. However, if you still need help sussing out any of the information here, just let me know. Also, if you look on the first page of this thread, there is a link to the Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two where much of the information from this thread is condensed into a more concise list.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test fit these today but haven't driven on them yet. They are audi 15" steels with 225/75/15 tires. The center bore was slightly too small but fit with a little cutting. I may need longer studs in the rear at least...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the result!! Smile I'm real happy with the outcome.
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Audi 15x6 ET45 wheels, made in Germany
10mm spacers in FR - none in RR
Nokian Hakka C Van tyres in 205-65-15C
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished this Bus for a friend of mine. It has "modified" H&Rs and Konis. Wheels are '08-'09 Porsche Cayenne, 18x8 ET57. Tires are 225/45R18 (front) and 235/45R18 (rear). Adapters are 28mm thick (front) and 46mm thick (rear). Sliding door hinge will have to be extended.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

quick question about rear wheel ftting:

are the stock studs in the back long enough to attach 20mm adapters to, or do they require longer studs..?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the adapters that we do will bolt to the stock rear studs, no problem. Thickness of the adapters has no bearing on the fitment to the rear studs.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks

we actually just exchanged e-mails about the adapters, didn't pay attention to your signature until now. appreciate the help!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Porsche 996 Turbos Reply with quote

Hey Guys!

Any thoughts on Porsche 996 Turbos on a 90 with stock Carat springs?

http://911pcar.com/Porsche_Parts/IMG_4364.JPG

Fronts: 18x8
Rears: 18x11

Came across a set fairly affordable. Trying to get some research done.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Subaru wheels? Reply with quote

Has anyone thought about or actually gone thru with putting Subaru alloy wheels on their Vanagon? I am thinking about ripping them off of my donor vehicle and seeing what happens. Any thoughts would be helpful.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's 5x100, vanagon needs 5x112
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys, I bought a set of 15'' wheel from a Vw Passat and also a set of Nokian WRC tires, I just finish to installed them on the van.


-wheel 15x7
-offset 45
-bolt pattern 5x112
-center bore 66mm
-spacers 12mm (1/2'')
-front lugs nuts 48mm
-rear stud 52mm
-tires Nokian 205/65/15
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vspecter wrote:

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looks great! I'm off to find a Passat. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to taking pictures of my new wheels. I got these several months ago from another Samba member, so all the machine work was already done. Previous owner had drilled out the lug holes with a 37/64 bit. Thank you to Loogy for all information, advice, spacers and bolts!

- Wheels from a 2000 CLK 430 AMG
- Front 17x7.5, ET: 37, Tires: 225/45ZR17
- Rear 17x8, ET: 30, Tires: 245/45ZR17
- No spacers front of rear (had spacers but found that I had plenty of clearance without them... no rubbing issues so far)
- 50mm bolts up front
- 52mm SwayAway studs in the rear
- 70mm AVO springs w/ AVO adjustable shocks

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LHB,
Thanks for the pics and writeup.
I too have been using those wheels for a few years on Carat edition vans.
They are very easy to mount vs some of the other options out there.

Nice looking van for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliment! I oringinally was looking for 18's but I couldn't pass up the offer on these wheels. Now I just need to lower it a little more, about another inch lower... I'll post pictures when I get that done.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Audi A4 16" 7 Spoke Rims Reply with quote

Thanks to Loogy for setting me up with the right spacers, lug bolts and studs. Picked these rims up off CL for $200, another $300 to Loogy, $100 for machining the bore and $800 at the tire shop. Man it adds up but its only money right?

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Audi A4 16" 7 spoke rims with machined bore
Nokian 215/60/16 99H XL Tires
15mm spacers
Extended lug bolts and studs

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are (repainted) VW Passat Speedline 16x7" ET 45 mm. I use 10 mm spacers so effective ET is now 35. The clearance is about half an inch.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snevakela, Those wheels are going to look great on there.

I'm sure that you are aware of this, but for those who are not, having the wheel clear the upright is only 1/4 of the battle. It's having enough clearance between the tire and the upper control arm that usually causes the headaches.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an idea I have for some Benz rims available locally

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I used MSPaint to graft the rims on to a van that looks like mine. They are 2005 E class 17" rims. Opinions?
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