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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can run 225/75/16s on syncro 14 rear arms without modifications but go above that and it's time for metal work... you do however need to either jack the Syncro up or modify the arches.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You can run 225/75/16s on syncro 14 rear arms without modifications but go above that and it's time for metal work... you do however need to either jack the Syncro up or modify the arches.

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That's good to know cause moded arms are not cheap. I will try running the wheels with a lift kit only and see how it goes. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That size will fit with stock equipment with a little grinding. Here are some pics of my setup; 16x6.5 with ET 20 in back and ET 24 in front.

Lip is ground about halfway, tires are worn about halfway down.

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Trimming at front fender to prevent rubbing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul You have done a very sweet job on your single cab, it looks great Very Happy Looking forward to seeing you at Syncrofest
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Burl
This truck is sure a lot tougher(burley) now thanks to your products!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

svxcarat wrote:
Yes, those are Mefro center caps from Peter. I got the rims for 83$ a piece but I get a discount through my shop. I thing list price is 110$ maybe. I agree,they should be plenty strong. The machining was 25$ a rim but you could do it yourself since they don't hub center. Depending on you machine shop, it could be cheaper. Saving up for some Duratrac's to put on there now. Razz


Not to jump off topic but those center caps look sweet. Here's hoping some 2wd ones come up soon. Wheels look great as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that the Syncro 16 centre caps would fit? VW have started producing then again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ya 16'' center caps would be sweet, good idea Mike.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You can run 225/75/16s on syncro 14 rear arms without modifications

I tried a set of 225/75/16 BFG A/T tires on my van with CLK, Mefro and a set or Mercedes rims and they all had so little clearance that you could not slide a piece of construction paper between the tire and the trailing arm seam. Unless the duratracs are significantly different than BFGs the trailing arms will need to be modded.
SyncroGhia, I never thought I would be contesting something you said but I have actually installed these combinations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering why you'd go to the expense and trouble of machining the centre of a steel 16" x 6.5"VW wheel when a steel 16" x 7" Mercedes Benz rim bolts right on...

Anybody know?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 225/75r16 will fit with certain offsets(25 or 23) as this brings them out a little more than the 30 or 33 ET. The difference is only mm. I fit a 235/75R15 with no mods to trailing arms.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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when a steel 16" x 7" Mercedes Benz rim bolts right on...

The MBZ rims are known to be bendy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of MBZ rims, I have a set here that are et 34 and 8'' wide not sure which MBZ they are off of. will these work on a Syncro?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Speaking of MBZ rims, I have a set here that are et 34 and 8'' wide not sure which MBZ they are off of. will these work on a Syncro?


Check the ultimate wheel post sticky on this forum. I think they should provided the center bore is large enough and you may need to drill the lug holes bigger too. But Loogy will tell you to stay away from 8" wheels.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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when a steel 16" x 7" Mercedes Benz rim bolts right on...

The MBZ rims are known to be bendy.


Wow - I find that hard to believe. They are from a car that weighs just as much as my van and is fitted with tires good for 140mph or so... I have two sets (summer and winter) and they feel rock solid under my van. As a former road racer I will take the occasional corner at speed! Wink

Or did you mean for off roading?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes he was talking about off roading in a Syncro
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burleymotorsports wrote:
Speaking of MBZ rims, I have a set here that are et 34 and 8'' wide not sure which MBZ they are off of. will these work on a Syncro?



Those wheels are off of a '90-'98 300SL/500SL, '92-'93 500/600 and '94-'98 S Class.

They will work on a Syncro (not so hot on a 2WD), but a 225 tire will be extremely close to the upper control arm. In fact due to variances in tire widths from one manufacturer to another, one 225 might just barely fit while another might rub...it's that close. You could run some 3mm spacers on the stock length studs to give you just that extra bit of clearance.

These wheels came on cars that had 14mm wheel hardware, so the lug holes don't need to be drill and you can use the stock Vanagon steel wheel lug nuts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Speaking of MBZ rims, I have a set here that are et 34 and 8'' wide not sure which MBZ they are off of. will these work on a Syncro?



Those wheels are off of a '90-'98 300SL/500SL, '92-'93 500/600 and '94-'98 S Class.

They will work on a Syncro (not so hot on a 2WD), but a 225 tire will be extremely close to the upper control arm. In fact due to variances in tire widths from one manufacturer to another, one 225 might just barely fit while another might rub...it's that close. You could run some 3mm spacers on the stock length studs to give you just that extra bit of clearance.

These wheels came on cars that had 14mm wheel hardware, so the lug holes don't need to be drill and you can use the stock Vanagon steel wheel lug nuts.



Do you think the Tiguan rims will work being 6 1/2 wide with an ET33?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or did you mean for off roading?

Yes. Road driven cars can get away with a lot different rim.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how thick they are? The Eurovan rims are pretty thick.
The MB and Passat rims seem to be awfully thin for off roading?
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