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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

I'm not an expert, but, that said,

5x112 is right.
66.6 centerbore fits.
14mm lug hole will fit.

43 et definitely will need spacers. Since stock et is 30, 13mm would bring you back.

Definitely would need longer bolts front and pressed into the back, with the correct ball seat, whether its small or large I don't know.

Center caps may or may not fit.

Christopher at t3technique knows and sells all the stuff you'll need.

All of that aside, ideally I think staying under 40et is best, but I'm a little bit funny that way.
Maybe Christopher has an educated opinion on that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

I'm no expert either, but I do know Christopher/T3 is on vacation until July 8th, I'm getting ready to do the front end overhaul "stuff" and eagerly but patiently await a reply to a question I have before placing an order.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:25 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Anybody know which wheel this is? Sorry for the bad pic, was blown up from a small pic I found of a van with this wheel on it. Looks like a 16".

I looked at tons of pics but can't find the exact one. The use of hosting sites for pics has REALLY screwed up this thread!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

I'm going to guess audi because of the dimple on the ends.

They made 16 and 17 like that from what I remember.

Maybe on the s4?

I'll also guess at et45 just because I like to guess a lot.

At least a 50 percent chance that I'm 100 % wrong, of course.

Another thing, I was looking at audi wheels a long time ago, and I'd swear these are the same ones that Christopher recommended against because the ET put the wheels way out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Thats an Audi wheel, A4 I believe,. Smallcar used to sell. They opened up the center to fit syncros. ET is correct (23?)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

I think I found them. AT Itlia 16" 6.5W

Is there a 7" version too?

I didn't notice it sticking out at all on the small pic I saw.

Yes hubs are machined out to fit. Saw one on ebay for $35. Lots of deals on them if you search.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Those really are the same ones, AT italia with an et of 16, meaning that they sit outboard from the stock et30 by 14mm.

I was concerned that sitting out 14mm would have an unfriendly effect on steering, also with braking, maybe hard wear on components, maybe even hard wear on the tires, BUT, I don't know since I never got them.

They do look good though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Oh. Where did you get the ET spec from? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Ebay.
I saw 3 AT italia on there.

*full disclosure* I am not an expert, the guy who sees all/knows all is Chistopher, the guy who started this thread.
I believe he's off on vacation right now, but he's the one to ask.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Mercedes Benz 2114014702 E350 W211
8x17 et38 66.6cb 14mm holes 14mm Radius Ball seat 790kg load rated
10mm spacers front & rear.
General Grabber AT3 235/55R17 99H Rubber.
suspension 17.5" front 17.8" rear Height.
No rubbing

Door trim just kisses Tyre on fully opening.

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last one to show they are still inside the Arches Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Anyone know anything about these wheels? They look pretty cool.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/wto/d/lakewood-riken-mesh-rims-and-tires/6946653958.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

VWeGoBeachNow wrote:
Anyone know anything about these wheels? They look pretty cool.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/wto/d/lakewood-riken-mesh-rims-and-tires/6946653958.html

No specs on the BCD, centerbore or ET number so no telling if they fit, and the brands listed have conflicting specs (Datsun and BMW don't fit Vanagon, etc.).
See if the seller can provide more details, like a 5x112 found in the web area of the wheel; that's five bolts on a 112mm circle. Nice looking wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

campism wrote:
VWeGoBeachNow wrote:
Anyone know anything about these wheels? They look pretty cool.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/wto/d/lakewood-riken-mesh-rims-and-tires/6946653958.html

No specs on the BCD, centerbore or ET number so no telling if they fit, and the brands listed have conflicting specs (Datsun and BMW don't fit Vanagon, etc.).
See if the seller can provide more details, like a 5x112 found in the web area of the wheel; that's five bolts on a 112mm circle. Nice looking wheels.

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I tried contacting the seller with all those questions but no response but i did find
this...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=394893
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Sure, but that doesn't tell you what you need to know.

Like Ronal, they probably made these in 5x112, 5x120, and who knows what else, along with a variety of offsets.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

16/7JJ ET35 Mercedes

Nokian Entyre 225/60/16

Any spacer advice appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:57 am    Post subject: C280 Sport Rims Reply with quote

Any know anything about these rims?
Reported as C280 Sport Rims - 16 x 7 ET 37.

Would standard Audi/VW lugs nuts and ball seats work on these if they are drilled to 14mm?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

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Paul, those wheels fit best when you use thin spacers on the front, slightly thicker on the rear (to help even out the track width) and you will definitely need longer rear studs, small ball seat lug nuts, and small ball seat front lug bolts. Standard Audi/VW lug bolts are too short and the Vanagon gall seat lug nuts do not seat in the wheel properly.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Christopher Schimke wrote:
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Paul, those wheels fit best when you use thin spacers on the front, slightly thicker on the rear (to help even out the track width) and you will definitely need longer rear studs, small ball seat lug nuts, and small ball seat front lug bolts. Standard Audi/VW lug bolts are too short and the Vanagon gall seat lug nuts do not seat in the wheel properly.


Hey Chris,
I already have longer studs installed for the Passat wheels and 12 mm spacers I'm running now and longer front Lugz for the same Passat wheels. I think I bought the hardware from you? So I was wondering if that Hardware will fit with these wheels? Or do I need to measure the ball seat radius to verify?
Thanks, Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Franklinstower wrote:
Christopher Schimke wrote:
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Paul, those wheels fit best when you use thin spacers on the front, slightly thicker on the rear (to help even out the track width) and you will definitely need longer rear studs, small ball seat lug nuts, and small ball seat front lug bolts. Standard Audi/VW lug bolts are too short and the Vanagon gall seat lug nuts do not seat in the wheel properly.


Hey Chris,
I already have longer studs installed for the Passat wheels and 12 mm spacers I'm running now and longer front Lugz for the same Passat wheels. I think I bought the hardware from you? So I was wondering if that Hardware will fit with these wheels? Or do I need to measure the ball seat radius to verify?
Thanks, Paul


The Mercedes wheels are about 23mm thick and the Passat wheels are about 10mm this. This means that the studs that work with the Passat wheel are too short to work with the Mercedes wheels. But yes, they both use lugs that have the same ball profile.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Long time lurker here. I have a set of msw/oz rims 6.5x 16 et 38 wondering what the best set up would be with 215/60 r16 tires on a 89 Wolfsburg tin top.
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