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What wheels for my T25

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Hi,
I am looking for some alloys for my T25 and was wondering what size would be ok.
I have seen some second hand wheels with the following details.
5 x 112
15" Diameter
ET 42

Would these be ok on a T25 High top 1.9 1983 petrol?

The guy selling them said he had them on a Syncro using spacers.
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All right buddy

When I looked at changing my steels for an alloy alternative I found a huge amount of confusing info unfortunatey.
You'll also need to do a wheel stud conversion front and rear. I used 65mm length and a new set of wheel nuts to suit the alloy (tapered or bull nose)

Some basic requirements I determined which 100% work are.

Stud pitch 5x112
Stud hole diameter m14
Centre Bore 66.6
Rim width 7j
Rim diameter 15
ET 30-35 (using a 7j rim I went for an overall ET of 30 i.e. in your case ET42 + 10mm spacer = ET 32. I went for an ET of 30 which I found was the same as a factory Carat alloy.
Load Rated rim
Tyre size ? (I used 205x65x15 load rated 104)

All I can say is all of the above works and fits really well. The alloy I went for is a Borbet A which pop up for sale now and again on fleabay.

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Another factor to remember when using after market alloys is you may need to extend the sliding door hinge to clear the rear wheel.
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All of the above wheel dimensions etc etc fit perfectly so no rubs or scrapes on the suspension or door etc.
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It wasnt a comment on your post fella.
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No offence taken my duck, just didn't want the poor chap thinking he'd have to sort his sliding door out as well with the wheel dimensions I'd posted

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On mine I have merc 16 inch alloys. ET33, they fit straight on without spacers. Just need to fit longer studs and the vw nuts are the right size.
So all I had to buy was:
10x conversion studs for front.
10x standard vw nuts for front.
10x longer wheel studs for rear.
The hardest bit was fitting the new rear studs because I had to take the hub off to do it which involves taking off the big axle nut.

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Thanks everyone for the replies.
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...and then go and buy some 16” Mercedes Tolimans’s because they fit and look ideal.
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Or better still (IMO) buy some nice 16” Mefro Steelies which need no mods at all :)

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DoubleOSeven wrote: Or better still (IMO) buy some nice 16” Mefro Steelies which needs no mods at all :)

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Oo that's my van. But not mefro, they're mercedes steels 16". I've a thread somewhere about buying them from eBay Germany for cheap and cleaning them up. No modding, just the correct new bolts and nuts for the Merc 12mm ball seat profile.
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DoubleOSeven wrote:...and then go and buy some 16” Mercedes Tolimans’s because they fit and look ideal.
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So I know it's posted above, but I don't understand exactly what parts I need and why: I have a set Of The 16 inch Merc wheels as in the picture above, so what do I need to do to fit them? I currently have the standard 14inch steel wheels on.
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