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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Vanagon back to 16's Reply with quote

i decided to go back to 16" wheels and tires for that more off-road look.
thought i'd show 'em off
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have defiantly achieved that 'Gnarly' look. Now you have to come up to Flagstaff to get the dirty look. I like the rack as well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, Dog pilot, i was in payson last weekend camping on the rim.
i had the syncro in the nastiest, gnarliest, muddiest, rockiest road
i've ever been on. i had the rear differential locked in for about
10 miles. hey, a bunch of us are going camping this weekend up at
the white mountains, you are more than welcome to join us.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to come. Unfortunatly, I have a spike in my foot until the end of the month. I have to keep an eye on the young one until he finishes finals next week.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: pardon me for lurking Reply with quote

So......mcsyncro.....made the change?.....well...aaa.....have any plans for the R8s?

I hate myself for this kind of thing... A Shameless bottom feeder......My apologies in advance.......

The new wheels look great !

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where'd you get 'em? I want some of those on my Tristar. Haven't found anyone who has them in stock.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and what type and size tires? Did they fit without any mods?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sorry, sold them to bill at affordable german.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where'd you get 'em? I want some of those on my Tristar. Haven't found anyone who has them in stock.


i had these wheels before, got them from mercedes benz. they fit
perfect, no mods what-so-ever. i ordered 5 from the dealer, got
them in 2 days. $335.00 for five.
m/b part number..203 400 03 02
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drat ! Thanks for letting me know.

love the emblem choice....so modest.

quick question, did you replace the alu. oil pan with a steel one? I noticed in your post, you were "gettin' after it" this weekend and I am often concern about it with mine. any issues?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i had these wheels before, got them from mercedes benz. they fit
perfect, no mods what-so-ever. i ordered 5 from the dealer, got
them in 2 days. $335.00 for five.
m/b part number..203 400 03 02


Thanks! I'm calling MB tomorrow. What about the tires?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, and what type and size tires? Did they fit without any mods?


225/75/16 kumho road venture MTKL 71. i like these tires better
than the bfg mud terrains i had on it. they fit ok, but you may have
to slightly grind the inner lip on your rear trailing arm. no fender
clearance problems. oh, also, the wheels are 7'' wide and have
a 37 et.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: tires Reply with quote

OK so I just took a good long look at that new pic. of your new wheels and tires.

Those tires are real cool man, real cool.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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quick question, did you replace the alu. oil pan with a steel one? I noticed in your post, you were "gettin' after it" this weekend and I am often concern about it with mine. any issues?

i used a 4000 quattro oil pan, the 3b pan is won't work. i have a skid
plate under most of the oil pan, but i've never come close to touching
it. my syncro has at least the same or more rear ground clearance
as it did with the waterboxer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: check.. Reply with quote

thanks for the info.

guess I'll stopping by the wrecking yard this weekend.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mellow cat, what motor are putting in your vanagon, a 7A, right?
by the way, you'll need the oil pickup tube for the 4000 oil pan also.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: awesome Reply with quote

I have a 7A in there now. Early injecton, early Header(tone), etc. At any rate, I have about three years on that motor in there, so its coming out in the next week or so. I am going to spend a little time to change some thing, like the oil pan. Considering the Steel exhaust manifold from the later sedans and coupes, as underhood temp. is a bit higher than I would like, but the "5 cyl trumpet" is hard to beat.




Great to know about the pickup tube. A million thanks, I probably would have spaced it out.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogpilot wrote:
Now you have to come up to Flagstaff to get the dirty look.


And that cool beer in the cool air look?

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcsyncro wrote:
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Oh, and what type and size tires? Did they fit without any mods?


225/75/16 kumho road venture MTKL 71. i like these tires better
than the bfg mud terrains i had on it. they fit ok, but you may have
to slightly grind the inner lip on your rear trailing arm. no fender
clearance problems. oh, also, the wheels are 7'' wide and have
a 37 et.


Hey dude.....NICE wheels. I'm interested in getting 16-inch wheels so I can fit big brake kits in there. My current 15-inch South Africa steel wheels won't fit either Small Car's kit or Vancafe's.........bummer. The 15-inch alloy wheels WILL, however. Are you by chance running a larger brake kit? I was cruising the old Vanagon.com website and saw this tidbit of information in the tires and wheels section.

Quote from Vanagon.com in their wheels and tires section

VW lug nuts do not seat properly in a Mercedes-Benz wheel. VW has a 14mm ball taper and the Mercedes-Benz has a 12mm ball taper. Put some marking dye on the nut and see how much surface area is actually touching the ball taper of the nut.

Did you simply use Mercedes lug nuts?
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