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tiguan rims to syncro

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by njg02, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    Hi. I am wanting to upgrade from 14" to larger rims for a bit of clearance.
    I've had a bit of a look through some threads and have come to the conclusion that the best option is tiguan 16" alloys. But. I am assuming that I will have to do the centre bore. Also, are the studs on the T3 long enough or do these have to be changed out as well.
    Thanks.
    Neil
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    they will definitely need new ones - but that is the easy part.

    Someone one on here did this

    merc wheels are a good options as well.

    A lot of USofA'ians use CLK Merc wheels
     
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  3. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    Thanks Barry. Merc rims have the ET all over the place. mainly too much. Haven't seen any merc steelies online.
    What is involved with changing the studs? Is it as simple as doing trailer studs?
     
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  5. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Rear studs are easy but the fronts require changing the bearing at the same time. Fortunately you usually only have to use longer studs at the rear with Tiguan(San Diego) rims.
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    The front are screw in and the rears press in
     
  7. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Finding longer studs which fit properly for the front is a bit of a nightmare, JK did have some(same a Bay Window front)but are not stamped with the grade so not legal here.
     
  8. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    Ok. Thanks again. Not something I can get from stupidcheap?

    The ones I'm looking at are san francisco.
     
  9. mackaymanx

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    Syncro, so they are press in studs. Not screw in.
     
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    To fit on what? :rolleyes:
     
  11. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    I'll have a look for studs before I commit.
     
  12. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    T3 Techinque for rear studs.
     
  13. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    tiguan rims to syncro
    Thread title
     
  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t see a syncro in the list of vehicles in your sig......o_O
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Oops. :confused:
     
  16. getsideways

    getsideways New Member

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    I have Tiguan San Diego rims on my Syncro
    Need to be machined out to a 66.56mm diameter to depth of 48mm
    You'll also need some small ball seat lug nuts from T3 technique
     
  17. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    getsideways, did you have to get longer studs?
     
  18. getsideways

    getsideways New Member

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    No, didn't have to change the studs, the car did have Mercedes 15" wheels on it when I bought it however. I'm assuming you wouldn't need longer studs for those rims?
     
  19. njg02

    njg02 Member

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    Done.
    Machined out to a 66.56mm diameter to depth of 12mm
    Small ball seat lug nuts from T3 technique.
    215 70 16 At's.
     

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  20. kimosabi

    kimosabi Active Member

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    Now the fun starts with your speedo.. with 16" rims I had to reduce my front tyres to 215/55/16 to get correct k's per hour.
    With the 215/70's my speedo ( 2wd - not a syncro) was 15 kph out.. that is at 100k's I was actually doing 115 kph!
     

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