Sprinter 4x4 Wheels

I don’t think the Black Rhino ”Stadium” wheels have been posted in this thread before. I just installed a set, 16 x 8
with 38 offset, along with the Falken A/T3W tires, LT265/75-16. The wheels replaced the original black steel wheels and my two year old Goodyear Duratracs, LT235/85-16.

The center caps were custom, done by my shop which does lots of G Wagen business, and has accumulated quite a stock pile of MB parts. The wheels were already a very clean design, and the MB center caps are a nice added detail.

The Duratracs where very noisy, and have high hopes that the Falkens will be more tolerable. This wheel/tire combo was just installed yesterday, so no use yet other than the drive home.

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Thanks for posting this up! I've been considering the Stadiums as well. Yours look quite DIFFERENT than the Stadiums that I'd been looking at... maybe it's a 16x8" vs. 17x8" size thing, but I wouldn't think so?? I was thinking that the spokes tapered in towards the axle not outward like yours appear to - reference the links and pic below. Any insight appreciated!




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Takayama

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Thanks for posting this up! I've been considering the Stadiums as well. Yours look quite DIFFERENT than the Stadiums that I'd been looking at... maybe it's a 16x8" vs. 17x8" size thing, but I wouldn't think so?? I was thinking that the spokes tapered in towards the axle not outward like yours appear to - reference the links and pic below. Any insight appreciated!




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The 16” wheel I’ve seen in person. It definitely matches what was posted. The pics online do not match what I’ve seen in person. I was hoping for the same thing. I’m assuming it’s the sprinter offset and weight per axle
 

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The 16” wheel I’ve seen in person. It definitely matches what was posted. The pics online do not match what I’ve seen in person. I was hoping for the same thing. I’m assuming it’s the sprinter offset and weight per axle
Hmmm I'd guess that it's mostly the 38 positive offset vs. a zero (flat) or negative offset. Definitely need to pay attention to what pics you're looking at vs. the required offset for vehicle. The outward direction of the spokes on the "Sprinter Stadiums" look more like Black Rhino Havasu or Method 701s.

Do you know if all three of the pics that you posted are the same wheel size (16x8"?) and offset (38 or 45?)?

Thanks for the input it's helpful.

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Figured I’d post these up to help aid in purchasing decisions for everyone.
All three are running 285/70 R17 tires.
Black 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Yokohama Geolander X-AT
White 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Goodyear Duratrac’s
Silver 170: Black Rhino Bandolier with Falken Wildpeak AT3’s
 

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Takayama

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Hmmm I'd guess that it's mostly the 38 positive offset vs. a zero (flat) or negative offset. Definitely need to pay attention to what pics you're looking at vs. the required offset for vehicle. The outward direction of the spokes on the "Sprinter Stadiums" look more like Black Rhino Havasu or Method 701s.

Do you know if all three of the pics that you posted are the same wheel size (16x8"?) and offset (38 or 45?)?

Thanks for the input it's helpful.

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I actually used to have Method 301s and was running TOYO RTs 285/70/17. The offset of the 301s was higher than my new BR Arsenals in 16"

My BR Arsenals are a 38 ET offset so they are a little more flush with the side of the van and my Terrawagen Fender Flares
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
Figured I’d post these up to help aid in purchasing decisions for everyone.
All three are running 285/70 R17 tires.
Black 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Yokohama Geolander X-AT
White 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Goodyear Duratrac’s
Silver 170: Black Rhino Bandolier with Falken Wildpeak AT3’s
NOTE Those 3 Sprinters with 285/70/17’s are all NCV3’s, right?
Last I heard, anything over 275/70/17 will throw off the VS30 adaptive cruise system.
 

matloik

New member
Checking back in after 40K miles with BFG KO2 265/75R16 on stock rims. All good, no issues -- even though the stock rims are 6.5".

Went with BFG A/T T/A KO2 @ 265/75-16 on stock 16x6.5 wheels.

I'm gonna go with 17" wheels, probably the Black Rhino Warlords 17x8. Hey @Chad L. , how has this setup worked for you?

Checking back in after I received the Black Rhino Warlords today. Took them to the tire shop and had them mounted with BFG 275/70/17s. Mounted up really well with the exception that the wheel studs that carid.com sent with them were indeed the wrong size. After calling them three different times (before everything arrived and after the studs showed up) and them assuring me they were sending the correct lugs I still ended up with 45mm lengths. My local tire shop that I have done a ton of business with (Discount Tire) told me they had no idea why they would send that length. The correct length for these rims are as Monsterdood said, 35MM, the shop said 30/35MM would work. Luckily my tire guys had a set of what we needed on hand and were able to make everything work. Not sure why Black Rhino has such a disconnect but if you decide to run these rims you need to insist that they send the 14x1.5 with a 30-35mm stud length. At the end of the day they look pretty bad ass and have zero clearance issues. Van is starting to look a little less like a cargo van.

Edit* Per a couple requests here are the exact tire wheel and lug bolt specs.

Wheels are Black Rhino Warlords 17" X 8"
Lugs Bolts to mount correctly are GOR 14x1.5 BLTSTD 30mm CL ZN 5L From Discount tire these are hardware Lug Bolt Kit 17019SDZ-20D
Tires BFG All Terrain K02 size 275/70R17

Vehichle is a stock 2017 MB Sprinter cargo 4x4 144" wheel base.
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
Maybe I am missing something, but if you intend to so serious 4WD offroading, why would you want anything but steel wheels?
What you are missing is a Sprinter is not a Jeep, Toyota 4x4 or similar...and I don’t think many Sprinter owners are deluded enough to believe their 7000-9500lb Sprinter 4x4 conversion can do what the aforementioned “serious 4WD offroading“ vehicles can do.
We buy a Sprinter 4x4 to increase our chances that we can get to and from some off the pavement camp spots with fewer screaming kids or partying jkasses still playing freebird at 2am. Or, have a better equipped and safer vehicle for driving in snow, ski/snowboard trips etc... and still be able to stand upright in our vehicle, and be relatively comfortable and protected from the elements (or bears 🐻) if we want.
Some roll on factory steelies, some don’t. Some just want the bling factor. Whatever, all good.

PS I see plenty of “serious 4Wd offroading“ vehicles with alloy rims.
 
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OffroadHamster

Well-known member
Show me a factory Rubicon Wrangler, TRD Pro Tacoma/4runner, Bronco WIldtrak, Range Rover Anything, with steel wheels. Next explain to me why these vehicles can get seriously off the beaten path with alloy wheels.

Ive been airborne in my 8500lb van on several occasions on 17" Method aluminum wheels. Been on 2 and 3 wheels enough to make my wife consider leaving me. For some reason they are still round a true??
 

Wrinkledpants

2017 144WB 4x4
Figured I’d post these up to help aid in purchasing decisions for everyone.
All three are running 285/70 R17 tires.
Black 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Yokohama Geolander X-AT
White 144: Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with Goodyear Duratrac’s
Silver 170: Black Rhino Bandolier with Falken Wildpeak AT3’s
Do you know which offset those Bandolier's are? I'm looking at the 16x8 38mm offset with Toyo AT3's in 285/75/16
 

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