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    Amarok wheels & tyres suitability with transporter t5 ???

    Hi Guys......

    I have a 2008 T5 Transporter doublecab Motion running 225/65/16 tyres.

    Am wondering on compatibility with Amarok wheels/tyres.

    Would the Amarok 245/70R/16 wheels and tyres fit without rubbing and if so, also what would the speedo difference be between the 65 and 70 ??

    Thanks

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    These are the amarok 19s.. No scrubbing. 255 45 19 I think.

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    I run 255/55/18 no problem
    225/65=146.25
    245/65=159.25
    245/70=171.5

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    Thanks for the input Guys.

    Anybody able to tell me the speed difference @ 100ks between 225/65/16 and 245/70/16 ??

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    Hi Guys got a set of 215 Amarok Alloys 6.5 x offset 51 PCD 120 ......................the original steelies wer 6.5 x 0ffset 52 PCD 120.

    The alloys fit nicely on the rear but the front brake calipers touch slightly and the fitters tell me that the slight touching would skim off some of the alloy and would weaken the wheels.......so it would appear the Amarok alloy rims are not suitable for a T5. SFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOUBLECAB View Post
    Hi Guys got a set of 215 Amarok Alloys 6.5 x offset 51 PCD 120 ......................the original steelies wer 6.5 x 0ffset 52 PCD 120.

    The alloys fit nicely on the rear but the front brake calipers touch slightly and the fitters tell me that the slight touching would skim off some of the alloy and would weaken the wheels.......so it would appear the Amarok alloy rims are not suitable for a T5. SFP.
    Only partially correct. You need Amarok wheels larger than 16" (so 17" and up) to clear the callipers on the T5.1 400TDI and 350TSI Vans. 16" only fits the 340TDI

    Reason is the 340TDI has smaller brakes than the 400TDI and the 350TSI.

    Same applies to FWD v AWD on the earlier models. AWD had/has larger front brakes I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkie View Post
    You need Amarok wheels larger than 16" (so 17" and up) to clear the callipers on the T5.1 400TDI and 350TSI Vans. 16" only fits the 340TDI

    Reason is the 340TDI has smaller brakes than the 400TDI and the 350TSI.
    Thanks for that info.
    I just wondered -- do you know if this applies to the T6 models as well?
    ie. Can I fit the Amarok 16" rims on a T6 TDI340, or did the brakes get bigger between the T5 and T6 on that variant..?

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