New Wheels And Tyres

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by Richard Wilderspin, 8 Feb 2020.

  1. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    20” wheels off and original VW suspension back on. Black Rhino Warlords (17”) and BFGs. Great ride quality and very pleased with how it looks. Elite Wheels and Tyres - super company, great service and good wheel selection. 4BD75CEE-F8F6-4229-ABA1-14D43693C240.jpeg B5583823-5F34-4BE8-87E3-0528BC2FE5FB.jpeg 0CF3095A-CF7E-4B2A-AED1-9AD48A59FD3E.jpeg
     
  2. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Looking good - did the suspension go on OK?

    You’ll have to plan a trip to the arctic circle to test them out!!

    Ian
     
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  3. RichDavies82

    RichDavies82 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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  4. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    Yes, wheels and suspension to same guy, so he had the whole set up.
     
  5. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    Hi Ian, it did indeed! Heading to Spain for almost three weeks in the summer and will make the most of it. Also, although not currently planned, we’re definitely driving around Iceland too at some point in the future!
     
  6. DaveD

    DaveD Member T6 Pro

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    Looking fantastic, (more than a hint of envy.;))
     
  7. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    Thanks Dave. Well worth the time and money. Tyres BTW, are 245/65/17. Total cost of wheels and tyres approx £1500.
     
  8. DaveD

    DaveD Member T6 Pro

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    You just ruined it.......:(

    Ha ha, joking, it is money well spent, I've recently spent money like a champion so I'll just have to dream for a few months!
     
  9. DaveD

    DaveD Member T6 Pro

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    I've foolishly spent the last few months telling my wife how well my tyres perform on muddy fields, now I need to tell her they're really not good enough!
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  10. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    You need to get stuck, maybe twice. Plant the seed and make it her idea
     
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  11. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    And have her push you out in a ‘comedy’ mud spattered in the face style
     
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  12. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    A lovely addition to the plan Ian. She’ll be begging you to change those tyres before you know it Dave...
     
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  13. kiter

    kiter Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Totally recommend Iceland for a driving holiday, we did it 4 years ago in the defender, although quite alot of the tracks we were on wont be suitable for the t6 and if it was me I'd try and have something with a bit more off road/ water crossing capability. Be prepared for all weathers, even in summer. Camp sites range from pretty awful to average ish and can be busy. If you can try and spend a few days in the faroes either on the way up or back its definitely worth it. The ferry from hirtshals also gets booked up pretty quickly in summer and there will be hoards of elderly germans in huge plastic motor homes, hence why I was glad we were off the beaten track alot of the time and didn't really see them much. Enjoy if you do go, it's an unforgettable trip.
     
  14. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

     
  15. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    Thanks for that Kiter. Nice bit of information there. Appreciate the time you took to share it.
     
  16. Richard Wilderspin

    Richard Wilderspin Member VIP Member

    Fitted 15mm Bimek spacers to the rear to bring in line with where the fronts sit in comparison to the wheel arch. Subtle difference but a visual improvement. Before and after: 892C6336-6EA0-4EE7-A8C8-9CA04A549B3A.jpeg A479E486-ED64-4926-87BE-D0C4FA6520B3.jpeg
     
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