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MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby KevofCov » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:33 pm

I have four good wheels and tyres with great tread from my old MK7 3.5t LWB. I’m going to use them on my MK8 3.5t LWB till the tread has gone. The wheel trims fit so there's no difference in appearance.
I believe the front suspension is the same between the vans. I can’t think of any reason not to but welcome any thoughts.
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby Frag » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:39 am

Wheelnuts on a mk8 are a taper fit,
Mk7 is flat face wheel with washers on wheel nuts.

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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby KevofCov » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Good point - I'll need 20 wheel nuts.
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby Altransit » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:21 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to get the tyres swapped?
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby bambi mk 1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:19 pm

Altransit wrote:Wouldn't it be easier to get the tyres swapped?

Yep Al as he will need to swap the studs too as they are a different thread pitch :wink:
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby KevofCov » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:26 pm

Hmmm

My idea seems to have just gone into reverse...
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby oldyellar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:52 pm

I had mk8 wheels on a mk7 for over two years now hassle
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Re: MK7 wheels on MK8 van

Postby oldyellar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:53 pm

With mk7 nuts
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