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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:41 am    Post subject: BRM's for my Vanagon...I want 'em! Reply with quote

Very cool BRM replicas Cool Follow this link:

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC%2DC10%2D6628

I think they would look soooo cool on my white Westy! Plus they are only 5.5 inches wide which will help me still be able to steer my non-power steering equipped Vanagon Smile

What do you guys think?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah they are awsome...I had seen those & wanted 'em too...but they are out of stock, wonder how long before new stock is available?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUT OF STOCK!

Damn, damn, damn......

Quick, someone photoshop up some pix with them mounted!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Check with Flat four performance.. they are the ones who make the wheels(a sub-group of EMPI). They also make them in a 16x6 made specifically for the new beetle. I have not yet seen them on a vanagon, but they fit on an old bug like they were made for them... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just called the supplier...said they are getting a bunch of them in around the second week of August!! Now I just need to see how I can get the wife to give the OK... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which supplier is that?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops, sorry not the supplier. I called the site the link takes you to that I first posted.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe contact can be gotten with Flat Four and we see what kind of wholesale or group buy can be made? In the last weeks I have spent over $5K on this and that and the purchase of this bus, so I do not know if it is in the budget. Wife questions why I would want to change wheels if the steel ones we have are still round. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big hammer should take care of that.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which wheels are those?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think those are Ronal R-28's, here is the link to Ronal's website:

http://www.ronalusa.com/cars/vw_vanagon.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have looked into this also and found that the flat four wheels will work if you change out the brakes for ones with a 5x100mm bolt spacing....just to get you wondering i was thinking of audi TT brakes on mine with the 17inch BRMs.... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would only be for the 17" ones...I just want the 15" ones in the 5x112 bolt pattern. I am taking the wife to Hawaii in August...so maybe that is enough buttering up for her to not mind me dropping the $ on new wheels and tires that I really don't need. Anybody want to buy my stock wheels and hubcaps with nearly new LT radials?? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will TT brakes fit up to a Vanagon w/o too much hassel ? 17" BRM's might be cool Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet lookin'!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What sort of tire would you run on the 15" x 5.5" faux BRMs that would not jack up the final drive ratio and support the weight?

Just curious.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use a size of 205/65-15, here is one they have at the BusDepot:

http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=COMTRAC15

You could probably find a comparable one in the same size cheaper from a local tire store though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I wonder if they would fit well on my 15 x7 alloys? I would imaginne they would. I have 215/65/15 on there now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those Ronals look like nice wheels. No question about ratings and what not about those. If you can get 15 inch fitment starting at $900, why bother with other wheels, unless you find nice used wheels for cheap, then it makes sense.

My wife, too, wonders why I want to change wheels, when the ones we have are still round.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can get a new set of these in 15" with new tires for 1100 total.
or
you can do like I did
a set of 16" ronals with Nokian low profile tires, brand new, awesome tires
450$ total off of ebay.......whooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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