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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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    Ok so iv decided to order a set of the proper nuts and center caps from
    http://www.van-cafe.com/home/van/page_1303_340/mefro_lug_hardware.html

    I went with the 215/75/15 and I have no clearance issues (especially stationary at the factory).
    This weekend I'll take it for a spin off road and see what happens.
    It will be my first off road experience in the Syncro also.
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Col,

    Just the 16"er got the altered trailing arms plus a few other goodies but they only made 2000 of them with only 2 RHD that I know of - both in Australia.

    Wheels look the goods too - those muddies look very angry- what size are they - the size is just out of view in the close up shot.
     
  3. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Too quick for my typing skills - the 215 x 75 x 15 size is a popular one.
     
  4. cbus

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    Thanks Scott.
    thought that was the case
    means same will fit my '3's and the bay
    also considering 215/70/16 as I have the mags but steelies are usualy considered better option in the rough. Are merc considered strong enough in the serious rough stuff? [not that I think I would be seeking an endurance test on corrugated roads]
    May still have room for chains with the 215 on the bay?


    cheers Jayden
    remember, you don't know the limit till you've passed it :D
    even on a 2wd, tyres like that make a big difference so expect you will get into some hairy spots . Going with another vehicle?
    have fun ;)
     
  5. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The bloke is an idiot. It's tyre fitters like that that kill people.

    You need to get nuts with a M12 ball taper. Those nuts are cone taper and for M14.
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The 16" had longer arms.
     
  7. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    I can attest to that. Luckily with the '82 camper I had another vehicle with a tow rope with us in Broome.

    [​IMG]

    The tyres at the time were 14" Coopers on Sunraysia rims.

    Ian
     
  8. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    image.jpg

    Turns out the syncro is a beast!!!!
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And you expected anything less :eek:
     
  10. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh....very nice beast you have there - the muddies look like they are having fun.

    Where is that location?
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Wheres the serious photos? anyone can get up there:p

    how did you find the improvement in difficult terrain with tyres , also whats road noise comparison from stock tyres?
     
  12. Jayden

    Jayden New Member

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    The above photo is at the Pines, Lake Eildon Vic.

    I did take some vids of some fairly serious hill climbs but the vids never look that good.

    It was pretty funny when I came accross some fully geared Cruisers and Patrols at the top of one of the hills. The blokes had this confused look on all their faces which was funny.

    As far as the noise goes you can certainly hear the difference. It's actually not that bad in my opinion though. It will get louder over time but it is well worth it.
     

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