trials and tribulations of putting non-stock bus wheels on

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Re: trials and tribulations of putting non-stock bus wheels

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:28 am

Boxcar wrote: Lured by the familiar porsche,audi,vw 5x112 b/c shopping gets quickly too.complicated for reward.
Stock steel with fresh snows are all I needs.
Meanwhile, those 15"steel M benz wheels do offer some tire choice in the 15"range.. time to shop before summer.//Eric in NJ
If you do get Mercedes wheels, I'd like to see them when I waft through. I am still interested in Plan B if 14" tires should go extinct.
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Re: trials and tribulations of putting non-stock bus wheels on

Post by SlowLane » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:31 am

Another possible option: Van-Cafe sells 15" and 16" steel wheels which were available on South African Vanagons.

They may fit a VW hubcap. They are also 7" wide, so maybe not the ideal width for a bus. Offset would be correct, though.
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Re: trials and tribulations of putting non-stock bus wheels on

Post by tristessa » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:32 pm

I hauled home a set of 15x6 Passat steelies from Pick & Pull in December to have on hand for Plan B if I need it or decide to go that way. ET45 so the offset is good, but they did require enlarging the center bore (2-3/4" holesaw did the job) and special small-ball lug nuts that cost more than the wheels did.

No provision for our style hubcaps at all..
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Re: trials and tribulations of putting non-stock bus wheels on

Post by Boxcar » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:29 pm

Just about to pick up 5 MB Bundt wheels,for not an awful price.
Incentive to address psr spring plate re-indexing,and other susp. to do list toppers.
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