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Postby ambivert » 19 Apr 2010, 07:15

would a set of 4 VW 14" alloys like these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volkswagen-Polo-1 ... _994wt_732 a bit scuffed with 3 ok-ish tyres + 1 borderline represent good value for money at 40 quid (for the lot)? also, afaik, they originally off a golf/polo, so as a van is much heavier, would they be safe? or is it just the tyres that would need to be uprated?
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Re: quick question

Postby eatcustard » 19 Apr 2010, 07:48

40 is OK price wise

I would go for bigger wheels that are designed to take a van that weighs in at 2 tonnes
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Re: quick question

Postby jamesc76 » 19 Apr 2010, 20:17

I would be suprised summit designed with a 1 ton vehicle would stand up to a 2 ton van you would need to find out the load rating of um!
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Re: quick question

Postby ambivert » 19 Apr 2010, 22:24

ah ok, so its the wheels that are rated, not just the tyres then? but if its just down to the size of the wheels, then it should be ok as they are no smaller than standard steels?
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Re: quick question

Postby eatcustard » 20 Apr 2010, 06:21

ambivert wrote: but if its just down to the size of the wheels, then it should be ok as they are no smaller than standard steels?


Standard wheels are 14", but they look lost on such a big vehicle
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Re: quick question

Postby ambivert » 21 Apr 2010, 21:05

eatcustard wrote:Standard wheels are 14", but they look lost on such a big vehicle


nah, or maybe I have just got used to them, they look OK to me, but perhaps it depends on what kind of boat you have for a roof...
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Re: quick question

Postby CycloneMike » 21 Apr 2010, 21:28

From memory I think the PCD of those Polo wheels will be 5x100 not the 5x112 you need for your van anyway?
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Re: quick question

Postby ambivert » 21 Apr 2010, 22:13

CycloneMike wrote:From memory I think the PCD of those Polo wheels will be 5x100 not the 5x112 you need for your van anyway?


You may be right, its probably possible to look them up somewhere. But no need cos the seller is very local, so I can just try chucking em on. I guess I just wanted a 2nd opinion, as to the price (seeing as won't be so cheap once I've cleaned them up and changed all the tyres) and to know if they were even worth bothering to get dirty for, cheers.
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