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Upgrading alloys...watch outs?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tyres' started by David Bailey, Sep 11, 2018.

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    Good point and the same goes for tyres too. The Wheelbase configurator filters out underrated wheels for T5 T6: the ones above 8.5x18" 5x120Pcd are 1025kg so good for 4 tons. TUV approved too.
     
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    Rating (1025kg) here:
    https://www.wolfrace.com/product/temperament-blizzard-grey-polished/

    they are 18 inch and the PCD (hub fitting spec) for T5 T6 is 5x120

    I bought some and they are lovely.... got to get some winter tyres now. Don’t forget the discount code VIP25 :thumb
     
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    I just tried your link and it only give me 16" and 17"............. strange. Im sure if you call them they'll help you out
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    Have you any pics of the wheels fitted to the Cali?
     
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    No I haven’t bought winter tyres yet but here’s a picture
     
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    Wow they are nice alloys nice one :thumb
     
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    Fab for £399 but not as nice as your Gen 6: wanna swap? :)
     
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    Sorry my friend but the boss would kill me :)
     
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    Wanted to give a quick update, having picked up the van from SMG Cowfold.

    Thanks to the advice received from many of you, I focused on the lowering and anti roll bars.

    Lowered springs and T32 rear anti roll bar have made a massive difference to the handling of the van. Feels much more car like now, although clearly the ride is a bit harder, but much less prone to do that back to front wallowing thing it used to do.

    Interestingly it has improved, but not completely solved, the van pulling to the left thing I have always had...which is a side benefit I was hoping for.

    I decided not to change the alloys until I knew how the ride would be. I am inclined not to change them now as the balance between ride and handling is spot on. Just wished they filled the arches a bit more....although the van already looks much better.

    Thanks again for all the advice.
     
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