Shopping For Alloys (not Asking For Opinions On Design ;))

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tyres' started by paradigm, 8 Aug 2019.

  1. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Alloy shopping help please [​IMG]:)

    With Vanslams wound right down on my Bamboo T6 Kombi am I going to have issues with either of the following:

    255/45R18 all round or

    255/40R19 front and 275/40R19 rear

    I'm decided on brand and model for both options, just want to ensure I'll get a good look and no scrubbing (hence not looking at 20's)

    19s

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    18s
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  2. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Your top choice wheel the rv135, is only rated to 690kg I think, because I looked at them when I was after wheels. It's a nightmare choosing, what rating is you van ?

    Welcome to the world of wheels;)
     
  3. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Ah bugger, thanks. They came up as an option after selecting T6 T30 so must be a bug in the LK Performance site.

    I'm looking at Rimstyle and LK Performance, did you come across any other decent (with tyres) sites on your search?
     
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  4. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Legend

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    The problem is that a lot of wheels will fit but they are just not load rated
    Websites say they will fit because of the PCD stud pattern, but unfortunately fail to mention the load rating.
    I was after bronze like you, and in the end I brought 2 sets of banded steels in bronze in different sizes ( but that's a whole new topic:rolleyes:).
    Personally theres nothing wrong with the companys you are using you just have to do so much searching. At least with a T30 you have more choice than a T32

    Good luck
     
  5. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    True, I've looked at banded a lot but decided against it.
    Just spoke to LK and they've confirmed the Diewe Trina 19x8.5 (5x120) have the correct load rating for my T30, although the 18s might not at 800kg
     
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  6. fezza68

    fezza68 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Hi @Peatey do you have any pics of your bandeds in bronze on your van?.
     
  7. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Have spoken to LK Performance and the 19s in these are correctly load rated according to them so will be pulling the trigger today I think
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  8. Peatey

    Peatey Head Treacle Miner VIP Member T6 Legend

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  9. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    As the saying goes, is the pope a Catholic?
     
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  10. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    They are quite stunning but I suspect out of my price range
     
  11. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Not much different to those Bola B1 I would think.
     
  12. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Really? Where should I be looking?
     
  13. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I feel @Peatey may have a set for sale.

    Depends if you want banded or not. Banded then Duchy banded steels seem to be most peoples choice. (about the same as the B1)

    Non banded have a look at Tamar wheels, 0r Stiches and Steel. Im sure there are others about.

    4 x VW T5 T6 18" STEEL WHEELS SILVER 5X120 AMAROK - Tamar Wheels have them at £385.
     
  14. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Sorted :)
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  15. T6 dork

    T6 dork Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    they look nice but are they the chinese wheels with fake load rating
    also are they upside down rims ?
     
  16. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Well that's p1ssed on my chips slightly. What do you mean, fake load rating? Anything online I can check?
     
  17. T6 dork

    T6 dork Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    well the ones ive seen wer just stamped on with like a punch set
    not seen online but when ive looked at them personally they dont look right
    i always buy genuine VW
    sorry about your chips !

    if upside down rims the tyre has to be fitted with the face down (scary)
     
  18. paradigm

    paradigm Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Fair enough. I have written confirmation from Rimstyle that they are suitable for T30 so if it turns out they are not I have some comeback
     

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