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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2016, 12:49:34 PM »
Just mounted Yokohama 235/60s - this is rear clearance (wheel offset is 35 - early GoWesty lift kit).  Same tire size as before, but with tread at maximum this is a close shave!


There are a couple of issues here.

First, from my understanding GW doesn't really make a lift. They simply stack a second rubber spring isolator....and often only on one side in the EVC. Which is about 1/2" thick.

For a lift to actually allow for bigger tires it's more than just the clearance at the top of the fender. You need to lift it far enough to make the center diameter of the wheel NOT side below the tightest spot in the fender opening.

Secondly, et35 pushes the wheels outward about 15mm(ish....or more depending on which stock wheels your van came with). Moving the tires outward makes them conflict with the fenders more. The ideal is to have the tires sit more inside the fender. So when they travel upwards they move into the large inner opening of the fender and not into the lip like yours appear to do.



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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2016, 07:04:45 PM »
which is pretty much what they say in their explanation...
http://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=26


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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2016, 02:51:18 AM »
mercedes 7 x 16 steels et31 on my 95 syncro multivan, fitted with 215/70 16 bfg at's



cheers baldy
Are there any black center caps that will fit these? I have the 16x7j et37 merc steelies.  Also looking for where to buy lug nuts. 


Unless these are correct?

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2016, 01:02:21 AM »
Seikel lift kit installed!

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2016, 01:02:49 AM »


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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2017, 07:58:41 AM »
Post pix when u can

Ended up falling into some aftermarket 16x7.5 ET45 aftermarket rims.  A friend had VW buyback his 2012 Passat TDi.  He sold me his set of snow tires/rims for a deal.  Tire size is 225/60R16.  Profile seems about right for the van. 

Now looking at possible going 225/70R16 Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus on stock rims for summer/off road.  Originally thought 215/70R16 but considering upsizing.

Any thoughts guys?

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2017, 07:07:48 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread for this but.... I'm about to upgrade my '97 EVC to 16" wheels. My buddy who has a 2002 EVC had and extra set of 16" VW wheels so I'm all set. I have Nokian 215/65R16 on order at local Discount Tires. While I'm waiting, and since I'm going to get an alignment anyhow.... I've started messing around with the Torsion bars. I have the van almost completely level from side to side and front to back. My questions is this..... should the van be this level or should there be a little bit of forward drop? I've read on other forums that there should be about 1 degree of down angle or else braking and stability could be compromised. Anyone have any thoughts on this issue? Cole? Thanks....

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
After going through the thread and now shopping for tires, what is the minimum load index I should be considering?  (1999 EVC)

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2017, 02:16:47 PM »
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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2017, 02:25:10 PM »

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Re: The ultimate tire and wheel guide thread!
« Reply #70 on: September 06, 2017, 03:49:52 PM »
Of course.


...sorry for the short replies
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