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Old 03-06-14, 17:29
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Hi Following the thread in tech about the load rating of non van alloys such as golf audi etc I went and purchased 5 steels and good tires for my 2.5 1200, partly due to there being no late steels near me and partly because I prefer the early ones I bought those and had the tires removed before sending off to the powder coaters.

Having done this just been told early steel wont fit a late van the early are ET44 and the late ET 55 from the tech thread so what does this relate to if I fit them to my late 2.5 please?
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Old 03-06-14, 17:39
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It depends on how early you have bought.

Early were 14" so will only fit the first vans. Later 15" ET 44 and 15 ET 55 will fit but the reason for the change was the new version had hubs that stuck out further so the wheels had to go back in with a bigger ET.

SO YES 44 ET will fit but will stick out a bit more.
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Old 03-06-14, 17:57
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They are 15 for sure, not the slightly deeper one but the flatter one with the oblong holes.
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It depends on your brake calipers.

Teves/ATE will fit, Lucas won't.



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Old 20-06-14, 22:13
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Finally got around to trying the early steels and they don't bugger! well actually they do but as you turn the wheel on the front it catches the caliper slightly. If I used spacers to push them out a few mm woul that not cure the catching problem?
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spacers would work. 5mm ought to be fine if they're just catching.
This is my '97 van with 15mm spacers on the back for purely cosmetic reasons. The wheels just missed the front callipers.

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Finally got around to trying the early steels and they don't bugger! well actually they do but as you turn the wheel on the front it catches the caliper slightly. If I used spacers to push them out a few mm woul that not cure the catching problem?
It depends where they are catching, if it is the face of the wheel then a spacer should help, if it is the inside eof the 'dish' they may not (possibly have a look for missing paint on the wheel or paint from the wheel on the caliper where they touch)

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