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T4 2.5 TDi 2003 SWB
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Hi all,

I trust everybody had a successful day :)

I, on the other hand ........ had possibly the worst day in quite a while :(



I have spent literally months researching Borbet A's, and a decent tyre package.
With the help of Colese, I got me some stunners.

As my staggered Contis arrived yesterday, I got them to put the tyres on only. I wanted to put the Borbet's on myself as I wanted to clean up the arches and the brake calipers.


Here's what I had ....... before the 'farce' ensued ! >>





A quick line up, showed that I wouldn't have to alter my suspension too much, if at all. >>




So I got cracking ....... low profile trolly jack, axle stands, breaker bar ......... 17mm socket.
Went to undo the first bolt ......... crack !!!! ......... I had just snapped my socket :mad:

So off to town I went. went to the tyre place with all wheels on board. As it's their half day, I got there just before closing time.
So he lent me a 17mm socket ( what a nice man T: ), at least I could continue.

So, back to the 'workshop' ........ I proceeded to remove the front right wheel.
Lined up my Borbet ......... only to find out it doesn't fit !!!! hsy:

Here's the problem ...... that center 'ring' which is part of the brake, is 72mm in diameter. >>





And the center hole of the Borbet is ...... yup, you guessed it ! ........ smaller ! :( ...... 67mm in fact :* >>







I'm sure you can now understand my frustrations, so much time and effort, not to mention the expense !

Over £ 1,100 spent on wheels and tyres
Over £ 400 spent on 2.8 tonne trolly jack and axle stands.



What now ...... I'm at a loss :*


Why hasn't somebody on the forum ever noticed this !?
Look at any post on this forum, it'll tell you Borbet A's fit T4's :confused:


What on earth is going on ....... are my brakes different on my late 2003 T4 :*







TURK
 

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sc vw customs 1.9tdi convert
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Nope ...... it's solid metal mate ....... it's part of the actual hub :(


TURK
you have a metal or plastic spigot still on the hub mate in the picture,it can be seen easily..

if you dont and you have a 72mm hub,then you have the only vw ever made with that size hub..

your hub size is 57.1
 

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T4 2.5 TDi 2003 SWB
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Being as so many of you are saying the same thing, you must be right !
Maybe it's rusted on :* I tried everything to get that off.

Maybe I'll have another go tomorrow armed with a lump hammer :D


Please don't take the micky ...... it's not nice I: It's the first time I've ever changed wheels.

It's all a learning curve mate.




TURK
 

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Being as so many of you are saying the same thing, you must be right !
Maybe it's rusted on :* I tried everything to get that off.

Maybe I'll have another go tomorrow armed with a lump hammer :D


Please don't take the micky ...... it's not nice I: It's the first time I've ever changed wheels.

It's all a learning curve mate.




TURK
LOL:...we are only messing mate....your skill with those lights is far superior to my wheel fitting...T:

it is a spigot mate.....it will come off....it could be a metal one...

i am pretty sure i sent spigots with the the wheels?.....these will be fitted in stead...

it will come off...i can clearly see from the picture it is still fitted...i am 100% correct....prob been on there for many years...

just had a look through your profile,are you removing those 18's....?..if so then those wheels would have a 72.0 centre bore...T:
 

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Being as so many of you are saying the same thing, you must be right !
Maybe it's rusted on :* I tried everything to get that off.

Maybe I'll have another go tomorrow armed with a lump hammer :D


Please don't take the micky ...... it's not nice I: It's the first time I've ever changed wheels.

It's all a learning curve mate.




TURK
Feel for you mate. I know what it's like when you get excited about something only for it to go wrong. I am sure you will get it sorted. Leave it alone now and have a few beers.
 

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Feel for you mate. I know what it's like when you get excited about something only for it to go wrong. I am sure you will get it sorted. Leave it alone now and have a few beers.
exactly mate....leave it till tomorrow and go back to it armed with the knowledge you have gained from here and remove that stubborn ring......and get those borbets A's on that bus...

mate if you need any help...you know my number and i am always on the end of the phone....you should of given me a bell today..T:
 

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T4 2.5 TDi 2003 SWB
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if you dont and you have a 72mm hub,then you have the only vw ever made with that size hub..

your hub size is 57.1

That's what I wanted to hear. It's a confirmation of sorts.

But at the time, I questioned whether VW made the hubs in different sizes.
You can take it from me, that thing is well stuck on there !



I'm glad you lot are having fun ......... as for me ...... NOT :(




TURK
 

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That's what I wanted to hear. It's a confirmation of sorts.

But at the time, I questioned whether VW made the hubs in different sizes.
You can take it from me, that thing is well stuck on there !



I'm glad you lot are having fun ......... as for me ...... NOT :(




TURK
no probs mate...they will come off...T:..plus once all fitted you can add a little extra on to your headlights for all of those who poked fun...LOL:

although for the hassle i had with customs i exspect a free set...:D

give me a bell tomorrow mate if you get any more hassle...:ILU:
 

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give it a good clean as yu might be hitting part of the disc.



have a google of some hubs so you know what you should be seeing.
always the helpfull man....good idea mate....T:

you can clearly see the 57.1 hub sticking out from the spigot in the picture turk......
 
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