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My new ride

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Barry, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    you’re too quick there Phil
     
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    The other benefits are that I got rid of the middle passenger seat belt as I now only have a 7 seater and not the 8 seater and it now matches the grey GL interior
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Ed was sort of upset he never gave me grey buttons but to be honest I like the black
     
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    Wow huge difference - Eds panels work well.
     
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    They look great @Barry :) Ed’s panels are a great fit too hey!
     
  7. General Vee

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    Hi, I see some t3 s here with nice wheels. need some advice on the best size and the widest possible?
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    best wheels I ever had were Porsch Cookie Cutters (with PCD 112 :rolleyes: )
    Only 15” x 6” with 36ET and powder coated white.
    Loved them.

    I have Airevo 17” x 7” 40ET 112 PCD

    look great but I’m a tad low at the front and every now and then they grab when going up an incline coming on at an angle.

    personally I reckon a 16” x 6” and 35-40ET would give the best ride to look ratio

    haven’t found that wheel yet
     
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    Thanks for reply, I do not understand 40 et?
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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  12. General Vee

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    Thanks Barry that calculator is great but do not understand what the (the inside of the wheel to the strut housing) refers to? What is the strut housing?
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    a generic term
    They are talking about, say, fouling on the front spring.
    They are just saying it is, for example, 5mm closer to the strut housing
    Or
    The position of the outside edge of the wheel is 2mm further out


    you need to have a “known wheel” - say your stock wheel.
    This programme will tell you the movement of “wheel 2” compared to “wheel 1”
     
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    Thanks for clarifying.. great help. There are a lot of european cars with compatible stud pattern that I like so now it is possible to narrow it down a little.
    Cheers.
     
  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should also check the centre bore dia on the rim and compare it to the hub on the General before buying ;)
    T3 Wheel / Rim and tyres sizes are discussed in the T3/T4 Technical Section.
     
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    Thanks, yes you are right,, Got it down to some Merc wheels as they have a 66mm hole.
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Now you need to worry about stud length and nut seat
     
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    I had Merc wheels on my last manual 2wd Caravelle and the ET was 25 - they were 16 x 7" with 215 x 60 x 16 tyres.

    They cleared the front upper control arm by about 9mm.

    I would not recommend going any larger than ET35 at the screaming largest offset.
     
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    Excellent advice, Thanks. Quite rare the Merc steel wheels with the offset needed. 16" x 7" would be great but for now I bought some 15"x 6.5" with 205/60 tyres with an et31. Fit perfectly. Had to get something that would fit over the new rear disks.
    On another note, I have been exploring the front end and for the life of me can not work out what the the 2 plastic chambers in each of the wheel arches are?
     
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    They are part of the breather system

    don’t try and understand it. itvwill only do your head in
     

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