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Small or big wheels?

Post by Ben Lee on Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:38 pm

Hey all,

I'me not sure what I like best... Keeping the (or other) small 12inch wheels, to keep it small and cute.

Or chosing a bigger size wheel to toughen the little van up.

Found both on the internet and actually like both. (Maybe just get both, to be able to change.)

And a question... What size rims is the max for our little van? 15, 16, 17 or is 14 more than enough.

Thanks,

Ben.
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Post by Raggy on Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:19 pm

None, you may find 13” is the biggest without modding, it’s not as much filling the wheel arch in as much as problem turning the wheels to steer. Bigger wheels will probably foul the bodywork without modding it.
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Post by Ben Lee on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:25 pm

Raggy wrote:None, you may find 13” is the biggest without modding, it’s not as much filling the wheel arch in as much as problem turning the wheels to steer. Bigger wheels will probably foul the bodywork without modding it.

Thx good to know... I'me searching for allroad tyres so I better stick to the 12 inches... Problem solved... and the stock rims.

Thx

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Post by Woodie on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:37 pm





My 185/60/13's on two of my Hi-Jets. 185/60/12's Maxmiler Commercial Tyres. You would need some pretty wide 12" rims for these.
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Post by scotia on Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 am

normaly its a miracle to find  wheels for your hijet/porter
could you post the links of the wheels you found?

i had 13 inch on my hijet




and these were my standard wheels that i painted matt black inside with a silver edge
looked pretty good to




i have seen 14 and 15 inch fitted to on a hijet but it all depends on the sizes of the wheel
the width/the offset/what tyre/ etc etc so bigger wheels do fit but it all depends on the details Smile
a while back these were for sale.. they look like 15/16 inch or something like that..
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Post by Ben Lee on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:48 pm

Hmm... Learning the hard way that the forum doesn't take emoticons...

This was a double post, I didn't seem to be able to delete...

Sorry about that...

Beb


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Post by Ben Lee on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Hey Scotia,

Didn't find any wheels yet (not worth the money or to little a change from stock)

I'me going to spray the stock rims to black and white. Like this...


Kind of like you did with the stock wheels.

When the van stays on the road without braking down, and the rust (non problematic) underneath is handled, I might look out for other rims like yours on the Carry... Really like what you did with them.

Now I'me going to test on the spare wheel... And see from there...

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Post by Ben Lee on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Btw Scotia, I really enjoyed you threath... had a lot of "I want that" in it... Accept... I want to lift it rather than lowering...

I want to go for a mild off-road look... where that's going to take me I don't know yet.

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Post by scotia on Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:10 pm

thanx
looking for wheels sucks for the hijet/porter
4x110 is verry difficult to get.
my carry has 4x114,3 and a lot of older japanese cars also have that pcd so wheels are easy to get.

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Post by Ben Lee on Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:39 pm

I think that when the spray paint works out, i'me going to look for some tyres allroad, with a nice heavy profile and white lettering (preferably, otherwise I will do them myself).

But even that isn't that easy to find for the small, narrow 12 inch stock wheels... All quad wheels seem to be to wide...

If someone can point me in the right direction brandwise... I would be grateful.

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Post by scotia on Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:33 am

i would stay away from quad wheels.
i dont think they are made for regular car use.
they cant handle the weight or speed i think

there is a nice set of alloys on marktplaats
i dont know the offset or centrehole dimensions but i think they are 4x110 and 12 inch 5,5J
https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/auto-onderdelen/banden-en-velgen/m1182110960-aluminium-velgen.html?c=4dc4183dfac1254e7aa85845826d5acd&previousPage=mympBuyer
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Post by Ben Lee on Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:00 am

Didn't think of that, but you're right... About the quad wheels.

Like the alloys... And neerby just cross the border...I live in Oud-Turnhout near the Dutch border..

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Post by scotia on Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:10 am

dont think to long about the wheels.
its like the third set 4x110 ive seen this year and they are not that expensive.
but be shure that the offset and centrehole is going to work.

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Post by scotia on Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:41 am

i was browsing trough facebook (yes i have no life) and found another set
advertised as 4x110 an verry close to where you live (Kaatsheuvel)


COPIED FROM FACEBOOK :
‎Dolf Oerlemans‎ aan Bangers & bangerstox onderdelen markt
23 uur ·
Zeldzame onbeschadigde, ongespoten Ronal R2 velgen 4x110
€ 200
Kaatsheuvel
Mooie onbeschadigde origineel ongespoten Ronal velgen
velgen 4x110, 13 inch 5j, Et19
banden zijn matig/ oud
2 naafkappen ontbreken

also advertised on ‎Dolf Oerlemans‎ aan Vraag en aanbod 0162 en omgeving
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Post by Ben Lee on Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:26 am

Thx Scotia for browsing around... Think I'me gonna hold on for a while...

First I'me gonna spray the stock ones, do some work underneath the car and try to renovate the inside. Polish the outside...

PP is in the workshop now to change some gaskets? (pakkingen), rubbers to counter the oil leak and get a full service and look around. Main problem here is getting hold of everything.

And if it keeps running as it does now... I will put some cash in for other cosmetics. Think I will buy a bullbar fist...

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