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Hi, I'm considering changing my alloys for steel wheels on a 67 plate caddy (purely for aesthetic reasons). However, I'm finding the fitment/sizing to be a nightmare to understand. I've had a read through the forum and I'm no closer to understanding.

I've seen the stitches + steel wheels, which look good, but I'm not sure if 17" would be too big. I pretty much want some plug and play black steel wheels, as I can't seem get my head around different offsets, adaptors, etc etc. However, I also don't really want them to look like space savers or bike tyres! I've looked at Alcar, and found a 16" set off a 21 plate caddy too, which I guess would fit? They're a 6.5j, which I think means 6.5" wide, as opposed to the Alcars which are 6" wide?

If anyone can help, or has recommendations on where to source steels from, it would be appreciated.

Cheers
Chris
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I puta set of caddy 5 wheels on mine 17s and they fit perfectly. The speedo reads spot on as well not under or over
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17" T5 steels. Yes, it needs lowering a touch :lol:.

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welcome back Bahnie :)
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Haha, it's not back just yet! It's got it's MOT test at 22:00 on Friday night, so hopefully it'll be back on the road then!
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I put caddy 5, steels on mine. 16inch. fit perfect. ai sprayed them silver. some excellent deals with new tyres about as people upgrade their brand new van to alloys. so you can grab a bargain set of mk5 steels 👍
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Those do look good Bahnie!
I've found a new set for £300 but I'm not sure if that's a good deal, seems expensive for a set of steels! But they are new...
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Yeah, T5 steels do seem to command high prices for what they are. I paid £80 for mine BUT that was with no tyres and in need of a refurb (which cost nothing as I sanded and rattle canned them :lol:) Bear in mind though, you'll need hub adaptors for T5 wheels as they're 5x120.
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To be honest the set I've found are from a caddy 5. I'm really just looking for a straight swap if I can I think! :lol:
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@Bahnstormer the t5s do look sooo good on a caddy though

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A random question, but those of you with steels on, have you had any problems with rust?
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@gazza31112 Agreed, I really like the look of them. THey look even better without the massive arch gap :lol:

@Chrisc90 No rust issues yet, but these have only done about 18 miles so far :lol:. It might also be worth looking at ID3 steels, iirc they're a good fit on the Caddy.
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Chrisc90 wrote: Tue Oct 24, 2023 4:49 pm Hi, I'm considering changing my alloys for steel wheels on a 67 plate caddy (purely for aesthetic reasons). However, I'm finding the fitment/sizing to be a nightmare to understand. I've had a read through the forum and I'm no closer to understanding.

I've seen the stitches + steel wheels, which look good, but I'm not sure if 17" would be too big. I pretty much want some plug and play black steel wheels, as I can't seem get my head around different offsets, adaptors, etc etc. However, I also don't really want them to look like space savers or bike tyres! I've looked at Alcar, and found a 16" set off a 21 plate caddy too, which I guess would fit? They're a 6.5j, which I think means 6.5" wide, as opposed to the Alcars which are 6" wide?

If anyone can help, or has recommendations on where to source steels from, it would be appreciated.

Cheers
Chris
Hey Chris... small world! Didn't see your post here before but given we're doing similar things but from different directions I thought I might be able to help a bit. You know I'm keen on your alloys but I'm looking to use them to match our other Caddy and use as summer wheels for both. For winter wheels and tyres I've looked here, and more specifically for 16" steels to fit Caddys, here;

https://www.mrwinterwheels.co.uk/vw-win ... 2003-2020/

Site is full of useful info and chap I spoke to today was super helpful. Steels are made by same manufacturer who supplies VW, to the same spec, but unstamped with VW part number, so I'm told. From my super-focused-research/endless-internet-wormhole-noodling I realise you can pick up a used set of steels for much less, but I'm too much of a grumpy old ****** now to go through the scrape & blast bother. Channelling my inner lazy, I'm inclined to go for the done already approach. And I do like the swamper (lite) look.
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OEM steels will be subject to surface rusting as the paint is very thin. if you paint them this problem goes away. non OEM 'style oriented' steels from other manufacturers are often powder coated so less of an issue.

£300 for a full set, if with new branded tyres of VW OEM 16s is a good price
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