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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

a2wolfsburggli wrote:


You can shorten / cut the caps down about 5mm with a dremmel. I had to do that with mine, not so much for the length, but to remove the cap's raised ridge. (go back a couple pages or search for my username.)


Thanks for that suggestion, I think minimum needed to clear the inside of the hole where the center caps latch on is about 10-12mm. What's really needed is a conical shaped grease cap or something to that effect.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

vanonimous wrote:
Experimenting with Chrysler Crossfire wheels, has anyone else done this yet?
These wheels bolt on without spacers but front greese cap won’t clear the wheel center cap. I had some 15mm spacers laying around and with those they clear.


You can shorten / cut the caps down about 5mm with a dremmel. I had to do that with mine, not so much for the length, but to remove the cap's raised ridge. (go back a couple pages or search for my username.)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

hinterlands wrote:

The first rim at the top of the page is what I have, a Ronal 15x7 with ET 45 , 5 x 112 bolt pattern at a 58mm bore. My van is a stock suspension 1987 Westy w a subaru 2.2. These rims are a 8-spoke from late 90s Audi A4 and maybe certain Passats?

From what I understand reading this thread I would need a 20mm spacer on all 4 corners? And maybe have to bore out the centre also? I haven't found anyone running these exact rims on this thread - doesn't bode well.

But my real question is I cant seem to find a good heavy rated sidewall tire smaller than 215 75 15 (BFG KO). I dont think I can run this combo with stock suspension and Im not ready to swap all of that suspension out and also the taller height etc. So maybe these pristine Ronals are not worth much of anything for my van? (He wants $100 for 4) - thank you for your advice.

I had BFG K/Os 215/75-15s on Carat suspension as well as on Westy springs (see picture) and they cleared everywhere with proper spacing. I had those tires on 15x7 rims, ET45 and 15mm spacers on the front, no spacers on the rear.
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As for the Ronals you'd have to bore the centers which is a hassle unless you have a lathe or good machinist. I once gave a set of forged Audi S4 aluminum wheels to my machinist and he broke his tooling cutting them. Crying or Very sad Those in your picture are probably cast but nevertheless, additional work needed.
After boring them you would need to bring fronts out 10 or 15mm with spacers. Then you'll need to measure wheel thickness, add spacer and add 15mm to get the length of the new lug bolt. Lug bolt has to have the correct seat, probably conical for Ronals.
For the rears my guess is you can mount them with just longer studs. Adding a spacer is optional.
If you don't have the determination the guy who started this thread can provide you with all this in exchange for some energy in form of money.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

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OK so I can post photos! So the white basket weave I have on now and they have to go I really dont like them (the van is white btw). I'm interested to fit the 8 spoke Ronals I describe above.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Hello, it feels like Im pretty late to this huge thread of wheel sizing. I cant post photos yet , maybe because I'm new to The Samba? I found these at my local wrecking yard:

https://www.myturbodiesel.com/d2/1000q/wheels/15-16-audi-wheels-5x112.htm

The first rim at the top of the page is what I have, a Ronal 15x7 with ET 45 , 5 x 112 bolt pattern at a 58mm bore. My van is a stock suspension 1987 Westy w a subaru 2.2. These rims are a 8-spoke from late 90s Audi A4 and maybe certain Passats?

From what I understand reading this thread I would need a 20mm spacer on all 4 corners? And maybe have to bore out the centre also? I haven't found anyone running these exact rims on this thread - doesn't bode well.

But my real question is I cant seem to find a good heavy rated sidewall tire smaller than 215 75 15 (BFG KO). I dont think I can run this combo with stock suspension and Im not ready to swap all of that suspension out and also the taller height etc. So maybe these pristine Ronals are not worth much of anything for my van? (He wants $100 for 4) - thank you for your advice.
I am located far away from any speciality stores and such, so shipping a set of nice rims from VanCafe etc is not an option for me.

PS the rims on my van now are some kind of 15" white basket weave type and I think they look horrible. Maybe they are from an early 80s BMW or Audi?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Experimenting with Chrysler Crossfire wheels, has anyone else done this yet?
These wheels bolt on without spacers but front greese cap won’t clear the wheel center cap. I had some 15mm spacers laying around and with those they clear.
Fronts could be tucked in some more, I have some ideas waiting for a day off. Sliding door opens but rubs and needs to be moved out a bit.
Currently front:
18 x 7.5 ET35 5x112 and 66.6mm centerbore
15mm spacers, M14x1.5x60mm small radius lug bolts
Nokian 225/50R18 99W XL 26.9” diameter. 215s will fit but they don’t come higher than 95 load rating.
Rear:
19 x 9 ET22 5x112 66.6mm centerbore
No spacers, 56mm studs and M14x1.5 small radius lug nuts
Pirelli Sottozero 255/40R19 104W XL 27” diameter.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Cobra88 wrote:
Beautiful

Sadly in europe a set of 911 fuchs are 2 to 3 grand Shocked


https://www.ebay.es/itm/4-Cerchi-Volkswagen-T2-T3-...2749.l2649

there you go, plug & play, no adaption needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

WillRB wrote:
I see a lot of wheels suggested from vehicles like Volkswagen passenger type cars (Passat,etc) as a potential option for 16” wheels on a Vanagon (with mods of course). When I look up these wheels their rated load capacities wouldn’t seem to jive with Vanagon use. Am I missing something here? Is a rim load rating not as important as a tire for instance?

Thanks.
Yes indeed, that's why I'm using Mercedes and not VW car wheels: much bigger, faster cars with stronger wheels. A 5000 lb Mercedes at 180 km/hr needs strong wheels! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

I see a lot of wheels suggested from vehicles like Volkswagen passenger type cars (Passat,etc) as a potential option for 16” wheels on a Vanagon (with mods of course). When I look up these wheels their rated load capacities wouldn’t seem to jive with Vanagon use. Am I missing something here? Is a rim load rating not as important as a tire for instance?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:13 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Has anyone tried the BRM wheels that are a replica of Fuchs?

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

They are available in NZ now.
Size: 15 X 5.5
Stud Pattern: 5X112
Offset: 12
Finish: Finished in Black with Machine face.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Small Car Performance wheels on the Sea Cow.

I think they look pretty nice. 16". Titanium color.

They do bolt on without spacers. However, the gowesty control arm risers needed to be removed as they caused contact. I can put them back in after getting some appropriate wheel spacers installed.

My old 16's didn't work with the new Burley front brakes

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Doing some shopping on CIP1 the other day and came across these wheel/tire packages. 16x7.5" Mercedes replicas, with 215/60-16 Kuhmos. The appear to be very similar, if not the same wheels that GW sells in their wheel/tire packages.

Silver set
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC%2DC10%2D6599%2DSET

Black set
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC%2DC10%2D6599%2DSETB

Install hardware
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-6687

Not sure how long these have been available, but I'm just now noticing them so I thought I would share. As of writing this post, GW is currently out of stock of their package, so this is a good deal on a currently in stock option. Also worth noting is that they offer "free shipping" as well, which could be a big cost savings.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Big thanks to [email protected] for all of the necessary hardware to get these Audi wheels mounted. Super easy guy to deal with, can't wait to do more business with him more in the future!

Audi B6 A4 wheels. 15x7 ET39 with spacers front and rear. 205/70-15 LT tires. I also installed the front lug stud conversion from T3 at the same time. Now I have all of the same hardware front and rear. Super happy with the look and fitment!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

dariushz2 wrote:
You are correct they are indeed 16x7 ET37, will they fit without spacers?
Depends on your tire size, etc. You'll likely have to drill the mounting holes to 14mm.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

You are correct they are indeed 16x7 ET37, will they fit without spacers?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

dariushz2 wrote:
Any one knows if these will fit, allegedly they are 15x7 with an ET 37

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/pts/d/boulder-creek-mercedes-c240-wheels/7212996537.html

They are 16 x 7 ET37
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

Any one knows if these will fit, allegedly they are 15x7 with an ET 37

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/pts/d/boulder-creek-mercedes-c240-wheels/7212996537.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

vanagonjr wrote:
andy52 wrote:
i bought these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Cerchi-Volkswagen-T2-T3...1879598493

fit perfectly without any modifications

fitted well:

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What a nice match to your van. I’ve got steel rims, but this has me leaning to painting the outer rim silver, and black center.


thanks! i got these because of the Porsche connection, and love them!

https://blog.heritagepartscentre.com/blog/2017/02/10/porsche-engined-b32-van-hottest-vw-bus-ever/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

andy52 wrote:
i bought these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Cerchi-Volkswagen-T2-T3...1879598493

fit perfectly without any modifications

fitted well:

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What a nice match to your van. I’ve got steel rims, but this has me leaning to painting the outer rim silver, and black center.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post. Reply with quote

How about these? I guess I will need spacers due to the offset. Where do I find Centre caps from?

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