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any one know of a source for 15" 0r 16" steels? with metros no longer a option 
I got a set of 16" alloy merc Vito van wheels but with a et of 50 these will need a lot of spacing to get the clearance on the inner suspension and I am not sure I want to do that unless someone is running similar without issues ? any help or if anyone has a set they want to shift? thanks 
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Vito wheels will probably also not have a sufficient weight rating for a syncro.

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Surely the Vito is a similar weight to T25?

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A syncro should not have rims rated lower than 800kg load each min. For an syncro with all the extra camping and bolt on stuff most fit it should be higher. A Vito is a light duty 2wd van not a 4wd vehicle that can have its weight thrown arround onto its rims. In reality there are not many rims out there that are legaly suitable for a syncro. Not even the popular Audi A8 winter alloys are suitable as their load rating in under 700kg per rim.

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there both rated to 3500 and are similar gvw within a few kilos, a Vito with its full payload is considerably heavier than a t3 with say a camping interior, I agree that the wheels are not designed for 4x4 work but as there is literally no one making a rim that will fit that is rated there has to be a compromise somewhere. unfortunately my original rims are structurally unsound. I have been looking into defender/disco series two wheels as there rated to 1000kg per rim with either machining hubs or using adapters. as there are loads of options for them around. 
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86 scirocco 2l 16v 
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you can still find 15" and 16" Mefros in Germany but the price of the last remaining stock have gone up a bit; some sellers have now got an alternative AMW brand in, I don't know the load rating of those
Why Mefro stopped production of 15" and 16" I don't know, you can still find the 13" and 14" versions, maybe there is no longer a pcd 112 hub for the trailer market, or the company that did use it have changed design or pcd to suit another readily available cheaper rim

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thanks I will have a hunt for some in Germany, I have just emailed Weller to se if they will produce them be interesting to see if they can do them load rated and not obnoxiously expensive 
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Is that the correct spec for 16" mefros to fit in a 14" syncro?

6Jx16H2 ET30, Mefro, 251601027MF

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