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Old 18-07-19, 10:46
chrisey chrisey is offline
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Hi All,

We've had our converted camper a 2002 T4 Caravelle since January now. Having just spent £1000 on a new dash, Cam belt, Fuel pump and ECU i'm looking at upgrading the standard 15" steels to some 17" alloys. I've read the non-standard wheels/tyres sticky and it suggests that wheels that are 8.5Jx17 ET30 are only suitable for the rear with arch extensions and extended sliding door runners. I just wanted confirmation that's the case and I wouldn't be able to fit them to a standard T4 velle with no mods to the suspension or body?

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Old 18-07-19, 15:18
Or_GazM Or_GazM is offline
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"Having just spent £1000 on a new dash, Cam belt, Fuel pump and ECU"
Which cowboy did that work?!?!?!
I'd think more like 2 grand would have been a sensible price if it was done properly!
"Good" belt change is usually over 500 quid (unless they use cheap parts, that do NOT come with the 3 year warranty!)
Fuel pumps are EXPENSIVE....500 quid is a fair price.
ECU....depends upon version, but a programmed one should be over £200
Changing the dash?!?!?!?!?
Do you mean the WHOLE dash, or just the instrument cluster?



Why not buy wheels that are "designed" for the van!??!?!

READ the threads in this section of people fitting DANGEROUS wheels!!!!!

IF the ET is wrong, the wheels are WRONG!!!!! (As simple as Worzel Gummidge!)

I run 17" alloys, but they are VAN rated, and the correct ET for the van.

I bought them from a reputable dealer, who provided the correct TUV papers for them. (And the correct sized spigot rings).

There is another thread with someone wanting to fit Audi A4 rims!?!?!?!?!?!
The "WHOLE" car has a less rating for wheels than the front axle on my T4.

Whatever you fit (or think of), contact your insurance company 1st.

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" it suggests that wheels that are 8.5Jx17 ET30 are only suitable for the rear with arch extensions and extended sliding door runners."

Of course....as the std wheel are ET45!!!! (ET40 you can "get away with"), but they are NOT T4 wheels!!!!!

FFS....your LIFE depends upon those 4 "hand-print" sized contact areas with the road....BUY CORRECT WHEELS/TYRES!!!!!

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Old 18-07-19, 18:51
chrisey chrisey is offline
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Thanks for the reply. Having done some further research since posting thatís exactly what Iíve decided to do. Just need to find a decent 2nd hand set now.
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Old 18-07-19, 18:58
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"Having just spent £1000 on a new dash, Cam belt, Fuel pump and ECU"
Which cowboy did that work?!?!?!
I'd think more like 2 grand would have been a sensible price if it was done properly!
"Good" belt change is usually over 500 quid (unless they use cheap parts, that do NOT come with the 3 year warranty!)
Fuel pumps are EXPENSIVE....500 quid is a fair price.
ECU....depends upon version, but a programmed one should be over £200
Changing the dash?!?!?!?!?
Do you mean the WHOLE dash, or just the instrument cluster
No cowboy did that work they are a vw garage and restoration specialist. Don’t be so quick assume.
Belt change was indeed bulk of the work and included water pump etc.. genuine parts and did cost over £500
The fuel pump was 2nd and fitted with the cam belt as part of the same assembly
ECU again was 2nd hand and yes just the instrument cluster of dash as half of the lights weren’t working on the old one
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Old 18-07-19, 20:56
Or_GazM Or_GazM is offline
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" Don’t be so quick assume."

Sorry....but "we" mostly "have" to assume..... it's about 90% of what is posted here!

We "always" assume the worst.

It's the £1000 that rang bells.....too cheap!
You have to tell everyone where/who the garage is, as they'll have loads of customers.
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