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Fitting Non standard wheels- Photos/other info

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by felixqld66, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. felixqld66

    felixqld66 Member

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    The question of what wheels can I fit to my Kombi comes up so often I think it would be great to make a sticky thread where people add the details of their own ride with the following suggestions as a guide.

    1. Year of Bus - with photos- bus with wheels on
    2. Rim Make - after market or from an exsisting model car ie merc 1998 slk
    3. Rim size- ie 17' x 7.5'
    4. Tyre sizes used
    5. PCD either 5x112 or wide 5 ( 5x205???) or other
    6. Offset - ie 38 mm
    7. Mods to standard suspension ie- lowered 3 inches
    8. Any mods needed to make the set of wheels fit ie - needed to fit longer 75mm studs, had to roll the rear guards etc.
    9. Approximate costs of doing the set up.
    10. If you were happy with the service where did you get them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  2. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Our new wheels on Monty
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    Lowered 2.5 inches
    Rims BRM's 15"
    Tyres Yokohama A Drives 185 65 R 15
    Price Rims approx $1200 Tyres $480
    Rims purchased from The Bus Stop
    Tyres from local dealer in Lismore
    Very happy with the service and performance
     
  3. felixqld66

    felixqld66 Member

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    Lorraine and Andy

    Monty looks awesome with not just the wheels but all the other love put into him do you still have the picks of him when he had the jelly beans on him so we could add those details as well.

    Cheers Alex
     
  4. RUBADUB

    RUBADUB New Member

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    Beyoodiful

    Very Nice indeed!
     
  5. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

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    I like this idea alot as it is true that many a question is asked about aftermarket wheel and tyre compatability.... so therefore Ishall excercise my discretion and sticky it! :D
     
  6. felixqld66

    felixqld66 Member

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    Hey Guys lets get some more pics and specs up for others to share.
    Cheers Alex
     
  7. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    A picture of the tyres fitted to my T3.

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    The rims are restored Sunraysia white spokes fitted with Cooper 225X14 ATRs. I found the rims on a bay out at Volksparts and had them sandblasted / powder coated.

    Clearance is fine though I have raised the van to the same height as a Synchro. Photo was taken before I raised the vehicle. Synchro springs were used in the back and Falcon in the front. Shocks have been replaced in the rear with Sachs Super Touring 110 338 which are for Audi / Seat. Front shocks are still standard at this stage. These changes have been an evolution. Set up is legal in NSW.

    They proved to be an excellent choice for the Kimberley trip performing extremely well on both sealed and unsealed roads. Looks like I will get about 60,000ks out of a rear set and 80-90,000 out of the front. I have a locking diff in the rear which is a bit harder on the tyres.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  8. Konrad

    Konrad New Member

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    springs/shocks

    Hi, I don't want to hijack the thread, but I was interested in Komb Dads' suspension modifications, as I'm not inclined to spend around $800 (plus freight from UK) for a set of shocks for my T3. So, what model Audi are the rear shocks from, and where did you source them, and what model Falcon are the front springs from? Are the springs standard height (for the Falcon)? perhaps a new thread in the T3 tech clinic for suspension?

    Regards,

    Konrad
     
  9. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Monty and his '70's Jellybeans
    Sorry don't know any specs but they fitted before he was lowered......Lorraine


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  10. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    I sourced all of the bits through Nick through Volksparts here in Bungendore. Not sure of the model of Audi. The info I gave was straight from the box that the shocks came in. Checked with Nick - they are actually Synchro rear shocks.

    The front springs were heavy duty from an XA or XD Falcon if I remember correctly. Checked with Nick but was unsure as we did with a bit of trial and error. Definitely were Falcon Xa or XD heavy duty springs.

    PM me if you need Nick's phone number.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  11. kombiboys

    kombiboys New Member

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    wheels

    I dont have any photos but Ford au wheels are very close only 1.5mm diffence in stud pattern ,off set on the 15x7 II fitted were perfect. I slotted the stud holes and recut the bevel for nuts my self . new wheels and tyres from bob Jane were $ 699 plus new wheel nuts $ 40 . tools needed Die grinder, drill and a timber plug making bit took about 3 hr .
     
  12. clayjay

    clayjay New Member

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    It would be nice to see some wheels other than the standard aftermarket stuff. I have 5 spoke EMPI's on my 79 bay but have been toying with the idea of changing them for a more modern 17" rim for a while. HAs anyone done this ???
     
  13. felixqld66

    felixqld66 Member

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    1979 Bay Early Cheviot Hotwires

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    I got a set of old Cheviot Hotwires from a club member and they are very retro.

    1. Year of Bus - 1979
    2. Rim Make - after market Cheviot Hotwires australian made
    3. Rim size- ie 14' x 7'
    4. Tyre size Bridgestone 195/70R14
    5. PCD 5x112
    6. Offset - unknown
    7. Mods to standard suspension- none but would like to loose 31/2 inches all round
    8. Any mods needed to make the set of wheels fit ie - The washers that come with the wheel nuts now are not as thick as the originals and either 20 extra have to be purchased to double up or custom ones made.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  14. Dudo

    Dudo New Member

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    thats a sweet looking ride you have there ,which beach is that in background any good waves?
     
  15. felixqld66

    felixqld66 Member

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    Castaways Beach Sunshine coast- unfortunately Huey is not that kind at the moment.
     
  16. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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  17. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing wrong with standard rims with a bit if bling.
    Pinched this from another thread. This is the olympus camera advert Kombi.
    I like!
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  18. sally & chris

    sally & chris New Member

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    "jellybean" mags

    Hi
    We have a set of mags just like the ones on Ruby's Monty.
    But not the wheel nuts.
    Does anyone know where we could get a set please?
    Thanks
    Sally & Chris
    :)
     
  19. OberonViking

    OberonViking Active Member

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    Sunraysia on a Bay? It would seem that Yes is the answer, just hoping to confirm it.
     
  20. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    The Sunraysias that I have on the T3 came from a bay out at Volksparts so yes they certainly do fit a bay.
     

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