Collected the Alloys and tyres today.

28 Mar

17 inch alloy wheel examplehot hatch corner

Due to delay in picking up the van and getting it actually to the converters, we decided to pick up the alloys and tyres from the friendly folk at Hot Hatch Corner in Longton. Chatted with Jamie whilst tyres were fitted and had a quick look at his VW Trident. Gorgeous! The campervan not Jamie ! I can highly recommend them for great value for money deals without the hard sell. You can chat about classic Rallying, cycling, motorhoming and custom car/van styling too.I am sooooooo… pleased with these wheels. 205/40 ZR17 84 WXL extra load tyres fitted for van use. May sell the standard steel wheels and tyres or perhaps keep for everyday winter use. Undecided as yet. Thanks to Paul and Jamie & Staff.


9 Responses to “Collected the Alloys and tyres today.”

  1. Steve March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Look forwards to your road test report on these, especially compared with the standard wheels. You sure they will fit ok without any rubbing?

    • Dinkum March 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      No not until we try. But the supplier checked on their database including offset etc etc and they have been successfully supplying and fitting alloys for a very long time. I know and trust their judgement. If there is a problem I know that it will get sorted.Just waxed ’em so better than new. LOL

      • Dinkum March 29, 2013 at 8:37 am #

        Hi Steve, been thinking about this and they were an impulse purchase in response to seeing the Lunar Vacanza at the NEC which had same size alloys. It looked so much better than the standard wheels in our view. So, appearance took priority over performance! Unusual for me as I usually opt for function. Some of the reasoning behind this was that the campervan will definately not be driven quickly or deliberately pushed in the bends. Will report back as honestly as possible on comparison on the road. It’s definately not a roadburner,

  2. daz vickers March 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I got the standard diameter wheels on my van and there is a lot of clearance even when fully turned .. Also drove the van over one of the deepest pot holes i have ever seen yesterday .The van had at least 750 kg of bricks in it and the wheels did not catch

    • Steve April 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

      Interesting thanks, maybe the bad road holding reviews have come when running a zero load van or with a single driver in the mpv?

  3. Steve April 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Yeah, the wheels you’ve ordered look sweet to me.

    • Dinkum April 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

      I read a couple of bad roadtests too. I think it is something to do with the space saving rear suspension (for minimum intrusion to loadspace).I also read a couple of terrible road impressions on the tyres fitted to the new alloys….. but there were also a couple of really good tyre tests when fitted to sporty motors?????? Can only repeat what the local garage owner said about the tyres on T5’s. That” they were fine! No probs.”
      It’s going to be interesting to see how it all performs. The “Lightcliffe” nv200 tourer drove really well on standard alloys and tyres on cold, damp , “A” roads, but then with camper conversion it was not at minimum weight. My Fiesta handles better with some weight on board.Will report honestly and openly. I want the blog to be truthful otherwise there’s no point.

  4. mark June 12, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    Whats the offset on these wheels? The stock 14″ are 45mm, is it the same for these ?

    • Dinkum June 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

      If I remember correctly (It’s about 3 years since they were fitted) the supplier said that the offset was the same as standard. Try Hot Hatch Corner , Longton for advice. 01782 599304.

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