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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i was thinking of takeing the phone dials off my rabbit and putting those on my van. has anyone put dials on there vanagon?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loogy wrote:
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i was thinking of takeing the phone dials off my rabbit and putting those on my van. has anyone put dials on there vanagon?

You gonna need adaptors any way you slice it for those.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loogy wrote:
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i was thinking of takeing the phone dials off my rabbit and putting those on my van. has anyone put dials on there vanagon?


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thanks for that pick. the dials look much sharper on my rabbit i think
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump Laughing
hey...haven't been here is a while...was thinking of selling but it's not happening. now I'm thinking I need tires so it's a good time to think about rims too Cool

one issue I don't see mentioned that the guy I bought my rig from is weight rating. vanagons I guess are pritty heavy...I think my Doka is somewhat over a ton. this guy bought Dokas and parts from Germany and had them imported. I'd hunt on German ebay for rims and send him a link...first thing he's say was 'what's the weight rating' of course I had no idea.

anyway...I'm looking at these on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/16-x7-4-New-Rage-Co...0067803332

16 x7 *4-New! Rage Coda Wheels 5x112 5x120 ET 40 (seller also has the same rim w/ an ET of 20)
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I really want something with a deep lip (within daily driving practicality)

the same seller has some replica AMG rims w/ bolts around the edge that look cool too...I'm on the fence. I'm also thinking damn they're so cheap, are they made well ? are they strong enough ?

what do you guys think ? this seller was pointed out earlier in this thread.

also, what's a good all weather 'sporty' tire in a 205 or 215/55/16 ?

I just orderd the SA grill package (with full width lower grill) from Tiico and I have H&R springs to install sometime too. I don't want to ruin the truckin' abilities of my rig, but I do want a little more cool factor. those of you with shorter sidewall tyres, how's your ride ? I was thinking of running Bilstiens when I get the springs installed.

thanks for bringing up the topic again Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this "Old Style" Mercedes rims. Theyfit right in, no modification, no special lugs.

rim size: 14x6.5

tire size: 205/70/14 (load index 99)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crankey wrote:
bump Laughing
hey...haven't been here is a while...was thinking of selling but it's not happening. now I'm thinking I need tires so it's a good time to think about rims too Cool

one issue I don't see mentioned that the guy I bought my rig from is weight rating. vanagons I guess are pritty heavy...I think my Doka is somewhat over a ton. this guy bought Dokas and parts from Germany and had them imported. I'd hunt on German ebay for rims and send him a link...first thing he's say was 'what's the weight rating' of course I had no idea.

anyway...I'm looking at these on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/16-x7-4-New-Rage-Co...0067803332

16 x7 *4-New! Rage Coda Wheels 5x112 5x120 ET 40 (seller also has the same rim w/ an ET of 20)
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

I really want something with a deep lip (within daily driving practicality)

the same seller has some replica AMG rims w/ bolts around the edge that look cool too...I'm on the fence. I'm also thinking damn they're so cheap, are they made well ? are they strong enough ?

what do you guys think ? this seller was pointed out earlier in this thread.

also, what's a good all weather 'sporty' tire in a 205 or 215/55/16 ?

I just orderd the SA grill package (with full width lower grill) from Tiico and I have H&R springs to install sometime too. I don't want to ruin the truckin' abilities of my rig, but I do want a little more cool factor. those of you with shorter sidewall tyres, how's your ride ? I was thinking of running Bilstiens when I get the springs installed.

thanks for bringing up the topic again Smile


I saw some similar to those on Ebay by the same seller a few weeks ago. I emailed him and called to find out what the center bore was, and got no response. When folks don't respond, I assume they don't want my business!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep I agree, I wrote about the weight rating and no re either. Confused

discount tyre handels rage wheels so you could call them. as far as the center bore goes you can have them machined to fit. the bolt holes will probably need bored out too.

I assume whatever mercedes or audi rims I look at need machining.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No information here, just some pictures. 16'' Mercedes AMG rims.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those look great Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those do look good, what size/kind of tires on those AMGs?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tires on the AMG's are Falken 225/60/16's. I love the rims, the only problem is that I am missing a center cap on one of them, and I cannot find a new one.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMG's? Did someone ask about those? Well let's see...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

type3_in_ga wrote:
AMG's? Did someone ask about those? Well let's see...
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Very, very sharp Vanagon, in my favorite Vanagon color as well. Pretty much your Van is a newer version of mine along with newer AMGs. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 91 Double-Cab on Iltis wheels and tires.....

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Had to grind a little off of the lip on the rear control arm. Other than that, it was a tight fit, but it fit!!! (and it actually rides better!!)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey now. Does anyone have these wheels on their Vanagon? I'd love for some clever dickey to create a small java app that would let us see various wheels "installed" on our vans. That would be cool.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

South African "Rhein" wheels -Highly recommended Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. I meant to ask if anyone has these wheels installed could they post some pix?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotsa nice wheels available out there but I think the Rhein Alloy is still the best looking on a Vanagon.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:46 pm    Post subject: what wheels fit. Reply with quote

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Here is my 87 Westy fresh from the body shop after a nasty wreck caused by a front wheel blowout at 55. this side took on a guard rail.It got new wolfram grey paint all around and I used the 8 hole alloys from a 98 benz sedan, 15 by 7 with a offset of 37. I used 15 mm spacers up front with lug bolts from the "tunerlugs" store on ebay. 14mm with a 1 and 1/2 inch threaded length. no spacer in back, I used 35mm studs 14mm with a knurl of 14.94mm and a 10.5mm shoulder from "empi" I need to get tires next as the wheels came with car tires and they feel a bit mushy. Thanks to all for the tech support in my process.[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: hints Reply with quote

ok so why didnt my picture show up after following the posting instructions? any help for a newbie?
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