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Changing alloys to steels

Sandyvan

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I just like the look of the T32 Steel wheels with the Goodyear Vector M&S Tyres. As said going to have my diamond cut 18" Bi-Dakar alloys powder coated satin black all over.
 
Aidy P

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This is still one of my favourite photos. I drove to Samoen a month after getting the van to go skiing with my eldest daughter. I’d never driven that far before. The steels worked for me! B3C4686C-9761-47C0-A322-C2FFEF6FC631.png
 
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Offset for 18 Amarok steels is ET45. Standard vw 16 steels are ET51 and alloys are all within that range... Mine is 40mm lower on H and R springs and the offset is perfect with 235/50/18s... No clearance issues at all.

BTW I love Samoens! I used to live in Morzine...

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B J G

B J G

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Offset for 18 Amarok steels is ET45. Standard vw 16 steels are ET51 and alloys are all within that range... Mine is 40mm lower on H and R springs and the offset is perfect with 235/50/18s... No clearance issues at all.

BTW I love Samoens! I used to live in Morzine...

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16" rims are narrower than the 18" ones which means that you can't do a direct offset comparison.

16" are 6.5" - 18" are 7.5"

This site shows actual differences.

 
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Exactly right.. I used that site to compare 16/17/18 steel before I bought.
 
Borris

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Those are not the gratest looking things, I agree. (although you probably mean the 17" steel rims)
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But this is just a tad worse I suppose:
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One of the first things I have done with both of our vans to date is to smother the spare wheel in wax oil. It will get filthy anyway but at least it won't rust. I also spray all of the suspension and other under body parts that tend to rust with Dinitrol clear wax. (Not the exhaust).

If you plan to do this as well, be careful to first mask off the brake discs and calipers with plastic bags.

I'm also thinking of having our winter wheels powder coated. They have done four winters and are in need of a spruce up. I may just use some rattle tins this year though.
 
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Oh, well, I don't really bother.
The spare wheel is there just in case...
The winter steels are covered with the plastic trims, so the rust is also covered.
Don't forget, it is still a utensil (??).
First thing when it starts getting cold, or they start salting the roads, is taking off the alloys and put on the rusty's.
Works for me.
 

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