Fiat 16" Steel Wheel Load Capacity?

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  1. SandraL

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    Hi, am looking to uprate my alko rear axle from 2400kg to 2600kg. Have had various responses to question of how much load my existing 2013 16"Fiat steel wheel can take. Anyone know for sure? Would make quite a difference if I have to buy 5 new rims as well as air assist and tyres. Thanks in advance, Martin
     
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    Don't know the weight for sure but I'm sure they must be ok or surely SV Tech would have raised the issue when my fiat axle up plated to 2600kg with air suspension & 121 Tyres
     
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    with 225 75 Michelin Agilis Camping 1250kg each
    Alko 2400kg axle is what it says regardless of wheels
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    SV tech are willing to "uprate" the Alko 2400kg axle to 2600kg IF I add air assist and correct load rated tyres. ie higher than the 116 rated 225/75r/16cp tyres that exist. ( In fact I could go to 2500kg on existing 116 rated tyres). The Alko label will still be there, a bit like the old weight plate from both fiat and alko which has been superceded by the Hymer weight plate. My question is what is the load rating of the original steel wheels. They must be OK to 2400kg ( 1200kg each) as Fiat use them as that. But I am unable to find an actual rating for them. For my proposed use they would need to be 1300kg each, am trying to verify exactly what they are .
     
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    Fiat use 16 inch rims ooñ my maxi which is 3.5 tonne gross and can go up to 4.2
     
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    They are good enough for whatever tyre will fit them.(unlike alloys)
    The air assist kits I've seen cannot be fitted to my Alko as it has a tapered rear end
     
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    Thanks for your replies. I still havent found a definitive answer, but it has been suggested by a company that 1275kg is their limit, so 2550 on an axle. But no certificate available to that effect. I note new Fiat Ducato can go to 2500kg on an axle with single wheels, not sure it uses same wheels but it would still be short of 2600kg . SV tech are willing to accept these wheels at 2600kg max per axle so thats what I will accept too.

    Sorry Andy but I havent found air assist for tapered chassis, luckily I have 380mm before it tapers.
     
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    I have 4250kg anyway and air assist must weigh a chunk so a bit pointless for me
     
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    Martin,

    I can see what it is you're asking but I don't think it's the ability of the wheels to take the load.
    It's more likely to be the ability of the axle load and the tyres which will determine what you will be able to upload to.
    The chances are it will either be limited by the chassis on your outfit or on your ability to fit tyres of a sufficient load rating onto the rims of your wheels that will give you the ability to uprate.

    Sorry but I don't know the width of the wheels on a 2013 'van. The wider though, the better.
     
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    The steel wheel is capable of the load index of ANY tyre that will fit it by a great margine. Only the alloy alternatives have a load rating and I've not come across an alloy of this size that can take more than 1250kg
     
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