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Finding 15" T3 Syncro wheels

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Jayden, May 18, 2015.

  1. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    I have been searching for a while now and I am finding it quite hard to find a nice set of 15" wheels that that will fit and fall within the desired 30-39 ET (offset). Yesterday I managed to get my hands on an single 15" x 7j Merc steelie rim with an ET of 37. I put a 225/75/15 tyre on it just to check clearance/rub. It is close, although it clears everything. I want to actually run some 215/75/15 BFG Mud tyres when I get a full set.

    Anyways..... Does anyone have any help/suggestions that may help me find some viable rims? I'd settle with the steelies however, are there any other options that are realistic without changing lots of stuff?
     
  2. Gerry and Robyn

    Gerry and Robyn Active Member

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    Hi Jayden, if you want the new 15'' steel Mefro type, (offset 30 mm)you could try Mick Motors in Brisbane.

    Gerry.
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Luckyphil had some 15x7 alloys for sale the same as my syncro. I think that the ET was around 25.
     
  4. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    Thanks man. If I can't find alloys I'll probably go for the steelies
     
  5. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    Would you be able to post a pic of your alloys please?
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Mags are now on my Caravelle
     
  7. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    All good. What were they exactly Phil?
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a guy Andrew I think AT501 who had a set of syncro Steelies for sale on here a while back - possibly PM him and see -he I think is on the NSW northern beaches?
     
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a few of those Merc ML320 4wd alloys on syncros.

    There are many different off-sets but have a read through this Samba thread:

    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=203519

    Very informative - I'm still going through it.

    Also VW Tiguan alloys seem to be the go and the correct off-set and stud pattern - quite a few have gone down that path in Australia anyway.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2015
  10. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. Now it comes down to availability, I guess.
     
  11. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Syncro wheels are 14".
     
  12. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    Sorry I probably should have stated that I want 15" wheels to fit a t3 syncro. I currently have the 14" factory mags.
     
  13. AT501

    AT501 Member

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    if you want genuine t3 syncro steel rims that will take hubcaps then I only know of one size, 14" x 6" unless anyone knows of
    another. I do have a set of wheels (5) and hubcaps no tyres yet, I will return your PM.

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
  14. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Do you want mags or steel wheels?
     
  15. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    These are CSA 7 x 15 with ET of 24 and were fitted to many T3's by Australian Dealers from new and are the same as Syncro has on his Syncro. I picked these up for $350 and had near new load rated tyres. Did need to get the correct bolts and nuts and have 1 rim steele sleeved ($120) as the wrong bolts were used on that rim.

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  16. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    I want the best looking wheels possible in 15" with the correct ET. Mags look better in my opinion however I may have to settle for steel wheels if I can't get the mags. I'm only going 15" because I want to put some good mud tyres on.
     
  17. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    I like the look of the CSA's. How hard is changing the bolts and nuts Phil?
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Firstly Jayden, as I see you are newbie who didn't post up in the "New Members" forum............welcome to the Kombi Club.;)

    Many wheels are possible to fit, with a bit of adjustment.

    Just finished sorting some 16" VW Borbets to my bus, to now allow me to get the 18" MAKs straightened after a severe pot hole encounter.

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  19. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Bolts are no harder to put on or take off than stock wheels
     
  20. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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