Will 17 inch rims fit my late bay?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Serpent7, May 10, 2013.

  1. :( ohhhhhhhh bugger
     
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  2. Update:

    Did a fit test on the front wheels. At first, I had a little trouble mounting them over the grease cap. I then took the wheel off, took the grease cap off, and tried to put it through the center bore whole, and it worked! So I put the cap back on and tried to re-mount the rim again. The second time was the charm!!! And here are some pics:



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  3. they are different - I like the look, have you got the tyres fitted yet, if so pop us all a pic up
     
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  4. No, I have not gotten tires for it yet... Still contemplating tire sizes before 1) I spend $800 that I don't have on tires, and 2) I make a $800 mistake in the process. I want Vogue Tyres but, the smallest Vogue Tyre they make is a 215-50-17 (with the gold/white wall). I think, with a small spacer (maybe 8mm, or so) it would work in the rear... Not really to worried about the front. I have plenty of space there. Then, I got this crazy notion to frequent the local Pep Boys, and used tire places near by to have them give me an old one when someone comes there to have there tires replaced. Get one of them and have them mount it on my new rim, and bring it home to test fit it. If it works, then I can order my Vogues.
    At any rate, I will need to have it all done by Aug. 3rd. I want to put it in the Annapolis Car Show in Annapolis MD. coming up. I'll trove the local used tire places tomorrow if I can get away for a bit.
     
  5. So Guys/Gals... I need your help... Will 215-50-17 fit on a late bay with 4 inch lowered horseshoes, and lowered shocks with 8mm spacers???
     
  6. Have you been on thesamba.com mate? Loads of good information on there for you..
     
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  7. i run 225/75/15 tyres on the back according to car bibles a 215/50/17 is a lot smaller in rolling circumference

    it's even smaller than a stock wheel and tyre
     
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  8. lob a partworn on the right size and try it? you've spent hundreds on the wheels and the suspension mods surely a £30 part worn and a drink to a friendly local tyre fitter to try it is small change and will answer all your questions
     
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  9. Tech... That was my thinking! I'm about to head out now and find one. The problem is where I live is "good" service does not exist, and everyone wants to get paid for nothing. Being lazy is well accepted here. I'll see what I come up with.
     
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  10. ... and the moment we have all been waiting for!!!! I can tell you that nothing rubs, but 1/4 inch spacers where used, and I will need longer wheel studs for the rear. The fronts seem to be just fine without spacers, or wheel studs. I am pleasantly surprised nothing rubbed. Mind you all I did was pull out and back in my garage. I managed to strip one of my lugs but, other that that, everything was fine. And now, without further delay, the pics of my last test fit... SUCSESS!

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  11. :thumbsup:
     
  12. ... and the short answer is YES!

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    ... a full write-up will be coming in a few days! Finished in direct sunlight, in 95 degree heat, and super high humidity. Bus is super dirty. Better pics coming as soon as I shower and sleep off my heat headache.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
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  13. Looks superb, kind of a Hotwheels look
    I really like it.
    Al
     
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  14. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    Beautiful wheels :thumbsup: I want some
     
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  15. Wicked! Makes a change to see something different! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. They are the best non stock wheels i've seen on a bus, Like that ALOT!

    I wonder what they look like on stock height :thinking:
     
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  17. does any body know if these Porsche replica fuchs WHEELS 16" 7.0J ET23 + 8.0J ET10.6 i have 15mm porsche adapters on van already?
     
  18. I think your et should be in the 40 range. You may have to get slightly bigger adapters. Your not too far off though. Try it out first and see.
     

  19. @darren.moss did you have any pictures of these at all? I know its from a long time ago but did they fit at all? cheers
     

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