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VW Amarok Wheels

Discussion in 'VW Amarok Wheels and Tyres' started by dan, May 23, 2011.

  1. dan

    dan Forum Teaboy Staff Member Amarok OC Member

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    Catt Amarok OC Member

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    It's going to be stock 18" Durbans for the time being though I'll have to get better off road tires as the standard fit are going to get me stuck as soon as i look at a muddy field!
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    you ca get a cheap set 18 on ebay look for discovery one ive just got a set for 150.00
  4. Kamaro

    Kamaro Amarok OC Member

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    Planning on getting 18" with some nice rims. Will not be doing so much off roading but need to have tires big enought to park on sidewalks ;) ....just kidding! Woman with an Amarok, when there is no parking spots in the city then need to improvise.
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    Dinger Amarok OC Member

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    General Grabber AT's 255/60/rR18 standard size or....
    BFG AT KO 265/65/18 bit expensive though......
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    What we should be carefull on getting some Tyres 18'' (only the 5x120) ?
    or some more

    Thank you
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    Dinger Amarok OC Member

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    Hi there Corfu, i don't quite understand your question, do you wish to know what the largest tyres you can fit on the 18" rims are?

    If so you will find it is 265/65/R18, any larger and you will affect the travel on the suspension, those tyres have a diameter of 31.5" or 800mm.
    I wouldn't want to go any larger than that.

    The tyre width will also impact on what depth of tyre you can fit.

    Here's a quick calculator to help...
    Tire size calculator

    Hope this helps
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    Hi,
    thanks for the info - I am thinking of changing from the factory fitted 18 inch rims to something smaller and more readily available in Southern Africa - even finding suitable aftermarket rims is proving very difficult . Thanks for the calculator link , this is most useful and I am passing on to our 4x4 community link.
    Cheers
    Graham
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  9. corfu

    corfu New Member

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    Hi dinger

    Thank you for your info.
    But I want to know about the specification of the wheels so I can get second hand by ebay do you know if the wheels for bmw x5 feet

    Thank you
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    Dinger Amarok OC Member

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    Don't think they will, you need to be careful and make sure the offsets and centre spindle dianeter are the same.
    I'll have a look about i'm sure i've seen someone else try this......when i find it i'll post it up here...
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  11. Dinger

    Dinger Amarok OC Member

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    Something to bear in mind, apparently..... that any rims other then VW rim will need to change to tapered studs/bolts because VW use a ball stud setup. I'm sure some people wont be aware. One more thing, make sure your new studs screw far enough into the hub- at least 8 full turns.

    BMW have a wider offset than VW wheels
    The BMW center bore is 72.6mm vs VW 65.1mm. So you will need hubcentric rings

    Like this.... spigot rings - 72.6 mm -> 65.1 mm - HubCentric-Rings.com

    You will also need some new wheel bolts to suit the BMW wheels, as they have a tapered seat, opposed to VW ball seat. BMW X5's have the same size lugs as the amarok (14x1.5mm with a 19mm face) these are also high tensile, with a washer so they really hold on well.
    And they can handle 180nm (as a lot of aftermarket ones won't)
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    Thank you
    you were very helpfull
  13. dan

    dan Forum Teaboy Staff Member Amarok OC Member

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    BVR Automotive (a member and sponsor of this forum) has bought some VW Transporter wheels (I think there were Transporter anyway) but a certain type. And he's tried them out on the 'rok and they fit perfectly he said.

    There is another thread / topic on the forum somewhere with pictures actually on an amarok. Run a search on the forum or Private Message "BVR Automotive".

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: found the thread for you: http://www.vwamarokforum.net/f5/tra...-steel-wheels-cooper-discoverer-st-tyres-530/
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    Thank you
    I myght get some new for winter m+s
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    This looks familiar haha... Glad my info could help
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    Im not sure whether to go with the 18" rims or the 19" rims. some are telling me that the 19" rims are no good for afford, and also that the ride quality is effected negatively.

    Does anyone have any advise on that.
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    I picked my new Highline on Tuesday, and it has Bridgestone tyres, pity it does not have the Goodyear Wranglers as some of the others in the Dealership. I had those on my Grand Cherokee, and found they were good both on and off road. The off road or snow capability of the Bridgestone appears to be nil by the tread pattern, I am suprised that VW would fit them to a 4X4. i guess I will stick with what I have until the Autumn, and then change to either Goodrich or Grabber All Terrain
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    I have had my truck into the woods with standard Bridgestone dueller hp sport 18", I spent the day getting it back out - spade, traction boards, decking, paving slabs and several towing straps and about 4 hours later. I even have a locking mechanical rear diff lock. I have had grabber all terrains fitted today, and my nearly new bridgestones (295 miles) are now on eBay if anyone wants to 'have a look'. 255 60 r18.
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    You have confirmed what I thought, if we have snow like the last two winters, I would not even get of my drive, my wife's GTD would do better
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    Well I have 255/60/R18 Continentals and used my truck of roads loads. (round farms) and so far the only problem that i have had is with the poor turning circle. Yes it can dig itself in very quickly if you have the locking mechanical rear diff lock switched in but I only use it for pulling away.

    Having said all the above, the continentals are rubbish on wet grass! And yes when/if i get the tracking sorted I will get some more off-road bias tyres just in case! ;)

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