Alloy wheels for my Sprinter based Pilote

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  1. FJmike

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    After suffering my second corroded rim whilst away in France recently, whether the corrosion is due to bad workmanship or the Puncturesafe I have in them I am not sure. Having no space or payload for a spare wheel I have decided that it would probably better if I fitted alloy wheels and was looking at Tyresave Has anyone had any dealings with this company? and am I right in thinking that I would need different wheel bolts as I can't see any mentioned on their website. I would welcome your feedback
     
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    Bought a set for my Peugeot from Wheelbase Alloys, excellent to deal with. They supplied new bolts as they are different.
     
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    Check the weight of alloy wheels I think they are heavier than steel. If you are short on payload they will eat into it if I am correct.
     
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    Thanks Electraglide for the recommendation of wheelbase alloys, I had a look and they are very keenly priced. I sent an email to them asking about steel valves and they promptly replied offering to chuck them in on the deal. So will order them up soon when I have the pennies
     
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    Make sure you get the proper wheel bolts, it very very important.
     
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    Search the dark side .. for: Big Time Alloy Wheel Failure

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    They are lighter. That's the whole point of using them.
     
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    Alloys don't transmit so much road vibration either ,especial pot holes, because they are lighter.
    I would love a set but still thinking about it.
     
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    Some information here about alloy for campers http://whichtyres.com/2012/03/which-fiat-ducato-motorhome-wheels/

    One paragraph states:

    "Finally, there seems to be a belief that swapping onto alloy wheels will offer a dramatic weight saving, freeing up some load capacity for a few more cases of French plonk! Unfortunately this is not really the case (not another wine reference), campervan alloys are of a similar weight to a steel wheel, due to the amount of aluminium required to get to such a load capacity."
     
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    seen a few cheap alloys disintergrate dew to weight issues and the wheel not bulky enough . i would stick with steel and nice set of caps much safer . :cool::cool: STAN
     
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    Thanks to all who replied I have now fitted a set purchased from Wheelbase
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