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Twin wheel alloys

Postby Guy88 » Sun May 15, 2016 10:01 pm

Alcoa are making them for the MK8 8) 8)

So these should also fit MK6 & 7

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/catalo ... hicles.pdf

wont be cheap thou, around £1500
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby ned » Sun May 15, 2016 10:43 pm

Wonder if they do the duel style for a single wheel van quite like them, they look like truck alloys, don't like the single style. N
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby Guy88 » Sun May 15, 2016 10:55 pm

nedforceone wrote:Wonder if they do the duel style for a single wheel van quite like them, they look like truck alloys, don't like the single style. N



They are truck alloys, no paint or laquer, its got stuff impregnated into surface to make it stay shiney
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby ned » Sun May 15, 2016 11:04 pm

Thought I recognised the name from t&d mag, I want some don't think the duels would look right on my van :(. N
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby DodgeRover » Tue May 17, 2016 12:09 pm

Blimey, makes Euroliners look like a bargain
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby wojciech » Mon May 23, 2016 8:51 am

Guy88 wrote:Alcoa are making them for the MK8 8) 8)

So these should also fit MK6 & 7

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/catalo ... hicles.pdf

wont be cheap thou, around £1500


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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby conrod » Sun May 29, 2016 6:07 am

I have emailed Alcoa and asked if they will make me a set of these but in 6x170 PCD for my Mk2. Will post the reply up when I get one :)
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby Guy88 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:21 pm

conrod wrote:I have emailed Alcoa and asked if they will make me a set of these but in 6x170 PCD for my Mk2. Will post the reply up when I get one :)



Dont think alcoa would do a one off :(

adaptors maybe?
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby conrod » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:15 am

Guy88 wrote:
conrod wrote:I have emailed Alcoa and asked if they will make me a set of these but in 6x170 PCD for my Mk2. Will post the reply up when I get one :)



Dont think alcoa would do a one off :(

adaptors maybe?


A week later and not even the courtesy of a reply! So you are probably right :( Adaptors would not work, as they would push the wheels out too far. Pity, as the Alcoa wheels would be spot on for offset and width on a Mk2! I did a lot of measuring, and looks like they would be good on the Mk2 with a 195 or 205/60x16 tyre.
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby Guy88 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:17 am

conrod wrote:
Guy88 wrote:
conrod wrote:I have emailed Alcoa and asked if they will make me a set of these but in 6x170 PCD for my Mk2. Will post the reply up when I get one :)



Dont think alcoa would do a one off :(

adaptors maybe?


A week later and not even the courtesy of a reply! So you are probably right :( Adaptors would not work, as they would push the wheels out too far. Pity, as the Alcoa wheels would be spot on for offset and width on a Mk2! I did a lot of measuring, and looks like they would be good on the Mk2 with a 195 or 205/60x16 tyre.



could hubs be swapped to later ones? then drill out wheel holes to suit?
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby conrod » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:38 am

I don't know, it is possible I guess? When did the twin wheel axle change to 6x180? What was the PCD of the Mk5?
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby Guy88 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:21 pm

conrod wrote:I don't know, it is possible I guess? When did the twin wheel axle change to 6x180? What was the PCD of the Mk5?



MK5 is 6x180 with 24mm studs
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby conrod » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:50 am

thanks, that helps :)

I am now considering fitting a Mk7 rear axle to mine, narrowed to suit. That would give me disc brakes, a much better ratio, and 6x180 :) Will look at fitting Mk5-7 front discs to the Mk2 front axle. Can't redrill the existing front hubs as there is not enough material outside the studs to make 6x180.
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby oldyellar » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:00 pm

Mk8 wheels do not fit on the inside rear I put 6 on my mk7 and it wouldn't budge when I went to drive it I just put mk7 wheels on the inside and 4 mk8 wheels on the outside
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Re: Twin wheel alloys

Postby conrod » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:09 am

all very interesting! So obviously some variations in offset for the later model wheels. Looks like I need to research a bit more, and have the wheels I intend to use here, as well as the rear axle, before cutting/narrowing it to suit.
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