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Changing alloys to steels

threetone

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Who here has changed (or is thinking about) their pretty alloy wheels to utilitarian steels?

I am seriously considering making the switch. I love the look of black steels, but i’m hastant to change because alloy wheels are supposed to be better, lighter, more fuel efficient..

Who here has thrown caution to the wind and did it anyway.

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2into1

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Just note the pics show the 17" steel which are considered trendy by the youff. The 16" steel is a different design, with less 'design'.
 
Aidy P

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I put steels on every winter with winter tyres. They do rust though with the salt on the roads.
 
paradise city

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Just note the pics show the 17" steel which are considered trendy by the youff. The 16" steel is a different design, with less 'design'.
I quite like the 16" design too but have to use 17"s because the 16" don't fit certain calipers.

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I looked for a van with 16" steels because the high sidewalls are more durable for offroad.
 
Alibee

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Can anyone please advise as to the best place to buy the 17" steelies, as per posts #2 & 3?

I need some to leave my winter tyres on rather than chopping them on and off the alloys every year....
 
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Can anyone please advise as to the best place to buy the 17" steelies, as per posts #2 & 3?

I need some to leave my winter tyres on rather than chopping them on and off the alloys every year....
Give James Morgan a call at all-star customs. he sells delivery millage T32 steel rims with Goodyear cargo vector tyres on for under £500 delivered to your door.

Like these.

Image result for vw t5 t32 steel wheels



https://www.allstarcustoms.co.uk/contact.html
 
Elmo the Ocean

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Can anyone please advise as to the best place to buy the 17" steelies, as per posts #2 & 3?

I need some to leave my winter tyres on rather than chopping them on and off the alloys every year....
if you just want the rims, Tyreleader. I’ve just ordered one for a spare.
 
Sandyvan

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if you just want the rims, Tyreleader. I’ve just ordered one for a spare.
Make sure they are genuine VW, not saying the one you have ordered is not, just check. The VW ones are rated at 950kgs. I've had a set from James before and they come with the Cargo Vector M&S tyres on.
 
Elmo the Ocean

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Make sure they are genuine VW, not saying the one you have ordered is not, just check. The VW ones are rated at 950kgs. I've had a set from James before and they come with the Cargo Vector M&S tyres on.
Thanks. Tyreleader sell the Alcar steels. VW approved and load rated. It was a post from Loz that put me on to them.
 
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There is a set for sale over on the T6forum
 
Sandyvan

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The ones I had before come with tyres and are M&S so not a bad winter combination. Also delivered. Just answering the OPs question he makes the choice.
I am going to order another set soon, then get my alloys powder coated instead of diamond cut.
 
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I am seriously considering making the switch. I love the look of black steels, but i’m hastant to change because alloy wheels are supposed to be better, lighter, more fuel efficient..
I'm not sure if the lighter part is still up to date.
Alloys used to be much lighter. Like this A6 alloy.L1375315A.jpg
But the less spokes, the thicker or heavier the alloy has to be, so they are not lighter anymore now.

I think we should throw a steel and an alloy on the scales and see if and what difference there is between the two.

I am happy do drive my original steels in winter, and save my alloys for the better wetter.
 

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