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jcgeorge
12-16-2011, 02:57 PM
My browsing of Ebay, I ran across these beauties.
16" Sprinter wheels (http://www.ebay.com/itm/DODGE-MERCEDES-SPRINTER-WHEELS-FREIGHTLINER-16-/270804150019?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item3f0d2f6703)

These are 6 lug, so I called about ones for my older '04 Sprinter. Ron said that they are showing up in January.

Note - I have no affiliation, receive kickbacks, etc.... I just wanted to share with the Sprinter world.
A little more conversation with Ron indicated that the overseas folks are buying these like hotcakes. These are built in Alabama and he said are twice the thickness required for our vans. He also sell new lug bolts for aluminum wheels!

I need something to replace my old 15" steel wheels. These fit the bill...
Now, just to get the WAF so I can buy these! :thumbup:

DODGE MERCEDES SPRINTER WHEELS FREIGHTLINER 16"
6 LUG APPS,,, JUST IN / GVW RATED @ 3450 # EACH $129

RONS RIMS (888) 734-1999 TOLL FREE!!

MB of Laguna Niguel
12-16-2011, 05:05 PM
I see someone post new wheels and tires for sale, but I lost the link and cant find on forum again.....:thinking:

Dually
12-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Basically you can run any wheel you want provided: They clear the wheel wells, same bolt pattern, same hub diameter and correct offset.

I have seen people with AMG wheels on NV1s


the NV3 uses 6X130 bolt pattern, not sure of the offset or hub...YET

jdcaples
12-16-2011, 08:18 PM
Basically you can run any wheel you want provided: They clear the wheel wells, same bolt pattern, same hub diameter and correct offset

I have seen people with AMG wheels on NV1s


the NV3 uses 6X130 bolt pattern, not sure of the offset or hub...YET

so you're saying that the following attributes:


clearing the wheel wells
having the same bolt pattern
having the same hub diameter and
having the same off set


guarantees that the wheel won't fail with 80 psi of pressure and when supporting one corner of the van loaded to maximum gross vehicle weight?

OrioN
12-16-2011, 08:42 PM
so you're saying that the following attributes:


clearing the wheel wells
having the same bolt pattern
having the same hub diameter and
having the same off set


guarantees that the wheel won't fail with 80 psi of pressure and when supporting one corner of the van loaded to maximum gross vehicle weight?

...well there's one way to find out... and from the looks of the sagging/overloaded 170EXT van in the OP, it won't take long!

ben a
12-16-2011, 09:02 PM
try this http://1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.aspfor the rims .
for the tires http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php and don't buy rims from china at all dog:turd:

BRANCALEONE
12-17-2011, 05:00 AM
For those who are interested in these wheels inquire at Discount tire.
They are call Warrior 375 and are really cheap.
Good luck.:cheers:
Mauro

jcgeorge
12-19-2011, 07:41 PM
I called Discount Tire out by me, Detroit MI
$95 per wheel (16")...

Dang that is cheap.:rad:

mendonsy
12-19-2011, 08:32 PM
I called Discount Tire out by me, Detroit MI
$95 per wheel (16")...

Dang that is cheap.:rad:
Yeah, a little TOO cheap. I would be a bit concerned about running those on something as heavy as the Sprinter. :2cents:

maxextz
12-19-2011, 09:27 PM
...well there's one way to find out... and from the looks of the sagging/overloaded 170EXT van in the OP, it won't take long!

yes they always sag:rolleyes:even when empty.

BBlessing
12-19-2011, 10:03 PM
For those who are interested in these wheels inquire at Discount tire.
They are call Warrior 375 and are really cheap.
Good luck.:cheers:
Mauro

i flatout refuse to do business with discount tire. they hire nincompoops who can't follow directions or be careful. they will never see another dime of my hard earned cash. i do all my tire related business with les schwaab. they require drug tests and fbi background checks for all prospective employees.

bb

Bigdaddydaveh
12-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Does anyone have load rating info on these wheels?

jdcaples
12-22-2011, 04:14 PM
<snip>DODGE MERCEDES SPRINTER WHEELS FREIGHTLINER 16"
6 LUG APPS,,, JUST IN / GVW RATED @ 3450 # EACH <snip>


I guess the original poster believe they're rated at 3450 lbs each.

Attached is a pdf from http://www.visionwheel.com which shows either 2100 or 3400 lbs as the rating....

I don't feel like reading more about these wheels to figure out which part number is on the Sprinter pictured in the first posting of this thread; or which part number fits US/Canadian Sprinters. I'm sure the website, visionwheel.com will have info for forum members drooling over these wheels

-Jon

mendonsy
12-22-2011, 07:20 PM
According to the list Jon posted they are all 2100# rating except for a few 8 bolt wheels which are rated at 3400#.

jdcaples
12-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Thanks, Mendosy.

I pulled that PDF spec sheet down from the visionwheel.com website today. The document properties say the PDF was made 25-Oct-2010.

Maybe they've updated the product w/o updating the spec sheet. To be fair, maybe someone should call the manufacturer.

Personally, I think it'd be criminal to sell a 2100 lbs rated product (x4 == 4400 lbs) to someone driving a van north of 5000 lbs off the lot.... I don't know about other vans, by my 2500, 144" WB high-roof cargo was 5300 lbs with my 140 lbs in the driver seat, I think, just off the lot.

Today, with shelving and what ever I have in the back it's closer to 6,000 lbs.

-Jon

mendonsy
12-22-2011, 09:04 PM
Exactly!! The four wheels total don't add up to the GVW of the Sprinter with no safety margin.

slsbl77
12-23-2011, 01:44 AM
Thanks, Mendosy.

I pulled that PDF spec sheet down from the visionwheel.com website today. The document properties say the PDF was made 25-Oct-2010.

Maybe they've updated the product w/o updating the spec sheet. To be fair, maybe someone should call the manufacturer.

Personally, I think it'd be criminal to sell a 2100 lbs rated product (x4 == 4400 lbs) to someone driving a van north of 5000 lbs off the lot.... I don't know about other vans, by my 2500, 144" WB high-roof cargo was 5300 lbs with my 140 lbs in the driver seat, I think, just off the lot.

Today, with shelving and what ever I have in the back it's closer to 6,000 lbs.

-Jon

Jon, 2100 lbs rated product (x4 == 8400 lbs) ???

jdcaples
12-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Jon, 2100 lbs rated product (x4 == 8400 lbs) ???

Yeah, I really need to stop doing integer math. Thanks :)

HERK
12-23-2011, 02:23 PM
It took one simple call to find out it's 3450 per rim. 3450 X 4 =13,800lbs :professor:

Even if it had been 2100 x =8,400 the GVWR of the 2500 Sprinter is 8,550.

Don't get confused by the GCWR that is the maximum combined weight of the Sprinter 8,550 and the maximum weight the Sprinter can tow 5000lbs in combination 8,550 + 5,000 = 13,550lbs

The Max allowable hitch weight for the 2500 Sprinter is 500lbs. FYI

So you these rims exceed the GVWR by 5000lbs :rad:

OrioN
12-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Who cares what the weight rating of these are... the most important thing is that they are below $100 ! :rad:

MillionMileSprinter
12-23-2011, 04:06 PM
...these are $100 per wheel... and the load rating is good, too.
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/2749321569.html
<<<I paid $400 for these wheels AND tires with less than 500 miles on them (I was stopped by another sprinter driver last week asking where I got my wheels from!)
The deals are out there, you just have to find them.
Who cares what the weight rating of these are... the most important thing is that they are below $100 ! :rad:

Mrdi
12-23-2011, 07:00 PM
Porsche wheels are forged, not cast, big difference in strength.
Pic of them on your vehicle?

MillionMileSprinter
12-23-2011, 10:05 PM
Here
they
are
right
here
<<<< (look at the wheels on the red van to the left)
Sorry that my post wasn't clear. I actually don't have the Porsche wheels, mine are off of an Audi Q7. I just found that post for the Porsche wheels quickly and easily.

Porsche wheels are forged, not cast, big difference in strength.
Pic of them on your vehicle?

jcgeorge
01-24-2012, 06:50 PM
Called Vision Wheels and there is a model made exclusively for the Sprinter and not listed on the spec sheet. I am in the Chicago coverage area and the rep. there said that they exceed the weight requirements for the Sprinter.

Time to get new wheels and tires.
:bounce:

Lojack72
10-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Thanks all for the heads up on these, as Michelin did a recall on my tires for sidewall cracking I had them put the new rubber on Warrior 375 versus the rattlecanned black stock steel rims. I ordered from Eurocampers since their price included the longer bolts, and did need to cut about 1/2 an inch off the inside edge of the front bumper cover. I trimmed using trail & error, cut a bit off with a pruning saw then sanded it smooth when I could drive around the neighborhood without any noise or visible wear.

Definitely classes up my '02, but now the paint looks shabby...

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/kevinwharding/Vehicles/Sprinter%20Wheels_zpstebhfqc8.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/kevinwharding/Vehicles/Sprinter%20Wheels2_zpsnue4movu.jpg

jesusgatos
10-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Recently purchased a set of these Method Racing wheels for my T1N, but they make them for later-model sprinters too. Going to remove the simulated beadlock hardware and plasti-dip them so they will look a little cleaner.

GoProCowboy
10-26-2015, 09:46 PM
Same here.. Just put on a set of the Method race wheels with some Duratrac 265's. I couldn't be any happier! A++
http://www.methodracewheels.com