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I have a T4 Caravelle X plate Yr 2000 and am having problems with wheels. I was on holiday a couple of months ago and hit a pot hole that damaged my alloy wheel beyond repair and have been looking at ebay every couple of days to match up without any luck. The alloy wheels I currently have are 18 x 8J P675, ET35 690KG CODE 1135-88 Tyre size 225/40Z R18 92W Extra Load. Ideally I would like to buy just one but I don't think I will find one, alternatively I could buy a set of steel wheels + tyres but don't know what I am looking for as it seems I have to be careful with laod rating etc. Can anyone offer advice or know where I can get a set of cheap second hand steels (I plan to sell the T4 so do not want to but a new set of expensive alloys).


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Probably the damage you got was due to the fact that neither the wheels you have, nor the tyres are "load rated" for your van!

Check the axle weights (on a plate inside the door, or the manual).
Divide front axle weight by 2, and that gives you both wheel and tyre ratings required.

Not 100% sure, but I think the 'velle should have 97LI on the tyres, Wheels should be rated at around 750kg +


See this thread:

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=843473


Try the Classifieds section for wheels for sale.
 

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Probably the damage you got was due to the fact that neither the wheels you have, nor the tyres are "load rated" for your van!

Check the axle weights (on a plate inside the door, or the manual).
Divide front axle weight by 2, and that gives you both wheel and tyre ratings required.

Not 100% sure, but I think the 'velle should have 97LI on the tyres, Wheels should be rated at around 750kg +


See this thread:

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=843473


Try the Classifieds section for wheels for sale.
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I have a T4 Caravelle X plate Yr 2000 and am having problems with wheels. I was on holiday a couple of months ago and hit a pot hole that damaged my alloy wheel beyond repair and have been looking at ebay every couple of days to match up without any luck. The alloy wheels I currently have are 18 x 8J P675, ET35 690KG CODE 1135-88 Tyre size 225/40Z R18 92W Extra Load. Ideally I would like to buy just one but I don't think I will find one, alternatively I could buy a set of steel wheels + tyres but don't know what I am looking for as it seems I have to be careful with laod rating etc. Can anyone offer advice or know where I can get a set of cheap second hand steels (I plan to sell the T4 so do not want to but a new set of expensive alloys).


Many thanks
Glen
I have seen some alloys that look hopeless and been repaired. Post a picture of the damage. I just had a steel wheel that I got for free that looked like a steam roller had driven over. Now they look like new.
My alloys too were rolled out to new condition.
 

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Probably the damage you got was due to the fact that neither the wheels you have, nor the tyres are "load rated" for your van!

Check the axle weights (on a plate inside the door, or the manual).
Divide front axle weight by 2, and that gives you both wheel and tyre ratings required.

Not 100% sure, but I think the 'velle should have 97LI on the tyres, Wheels should be rated at around 750kg +


See this thread:

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=843473


Try the Classifieds section for wheels for sale.



Thankyou for the info Or-GazM, I will give it a read and will check the axle weights. Regards.
 

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I have seen some alloys that look hopeless and been repaired. Post a picture of the damage. I just had a steel wheel that I got for free that looked like a steam roller had driven over. Now they look like new.
My alloys too were rolled out to new condition.
Thanks for replying, took the wheel to 2 specialists and they both said it could not be repaired. Kind Regards
 

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And the lord said, let there be light, and there was, almost, in a decade or so, perhaps.

I tread a delicate path of not caring in equal measure about either ;)
And afterwards, DARKNESS fell on the VW T4 Forum.....
It looks like the update was spawned in Hell...
There is a small (getting bigger everytime I look at this one!) chance that now I will be annoying you on the "other forum". (Can't even find a suitably annoying smiley!!!):unsure: (SOOO much sh*te here now!!!)

What they have done here....well, you can see it yourself!
 
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