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Brian_K

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My first question:

I’m thinking of buying a set of alloy wheels for the Autosleeper Symbol (2004 2.2HDi). These look pretty good value:
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Tyres presently fitted are 215x70xR15

Can anyone see any problems or offer an alternative.

Brian
 

old-mo

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Make sure they are up to being fitted on a heavy Van...

And the metal thickness is reasonable...

Hit a pothole in a mini a few years ago and ended up with a crack.... didn`t realise till I went to have a puncture repaired that they were cheap maid in Taiwan things... :(

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Are Euro Trims still in business at least they are Stainless Steel

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BenGee

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Hi Brian,
Something to watch when changing to alloy wheels (15") - some do not have enough clearance for wheel balancing weights (even though offset was ok and 5x118). I ended up going to 16" (still with 5x118) and used new Michelin camping tyres - though my reasons were to get load rating at least 1250kg per wheel.

Otherwise, as others mentioned I, on previous vehicle, simply got steel wheels refurbed (cost £25 each) - look good enough to not even need wheel covers.

cheers
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Brian_K

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Thanks BenGee,

After much though I decided to go with steel wheels, 5 x of these (spare was rotten): Broken Link Removed

Also went for 4 x of these: Broken Link Removed (spare tyre was good as new)

And four of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170898726224?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

If anybody sees anything wrong please let me know, I have 48hrs to back out.

Advice for tyre pressures would be appreciated (standard 2004 AS Symbol), says 58psi on the drivers door pillar.

Brian
 

BenGee

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Hi Brian,
Have used Tyreleader in past and they gave good advice when I gave them age/spec of vehicle.
60psi front/65 rear - I had on my 15" (on 16" I find 65 front/70 Rear fine).

BenGee

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Brian_K

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Hi Brian,
Have used Tyreleader in past and they gave good advice when I gave them age/spec of vehicle.
60psi front/65 rear - I had on my 15" (on 16" I find 65 front/70 Rear fine).

BenGee

Sounds good, I'll try that. The 58psi was marked with indelible pen by the previous owner.

Brian
 

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