We often get asked the question what are the best VW Transporter Alloy Wheels? Now this often boils down to personal choice. However there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a set of VW T5 alloy wheels. We have come up with our guide to not getting burnt when purchasing your own set of wheels for pimping out your ride!
WHAT ARE ALLOY WHEELS?
Alloy wheels for your VW T5 are made of lighter metals than normal wheels. Specifically they are made of aluminium or magnesium, sometimes both. They offer different advantages to steel wheels, for example they usually perform better. This is because they are usually much lighter than steel wheels. This means quicker acceleration and stopping. Less weight also means less strain on your VW T5 van, for example of the suspension components.
SHOULD I BUY ALLOYS WITH TYRES OR WITHOUT?
The choice of whether to buy alloys without tyres or with is pretty tough to decide. Wildworx Customs specialises in making purchasing conversion materials much more simple than other brands. All of our alloy wheels come with tyres on. We do this because we can monitor quality easier and we know our customers are getting the correct fit for their van. It can sometimes be very slightly cheaper to purchase alloy wheels without tyres. But you need to keep in mind that you are going to need to pay a garage to fit tyres for you. To do this they use a complex machine, and this can be costly. Never mind the time it takes you to get to the garage for this to be completed!
COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN PURCHASING ALLOYS
When buying alloys for your VW T5 you need to make sure you don’t fall into the usual pitfalls. We highly recommend our customers don’t buy second hand alloy wheels. It can take an expert to tell if these wheels have been involved in an accident. They might be buckled or cracked in places which means that the integrity or safety of the wheel has been compromised. When purchasing new alloys always check the safety around the brand that you are looking at. And never buy reproduction wheels! These will almost always be subpar in terms of safety, and put you and your passengers at risk. We recommend finding a reputable dealer who specialises in VW T5 alloy wheels to ensure you’re getting the correct product for your vehicle.
WHAT IS THE BEST SIZE FOR MY VW T5 ALLOY WHEELS?
Now what is the best type of alloy wheel for your T5? Wildworx recommends only considering either the 18” alloy wheel or the 20” alloy wheel for your VW T5. Although you are able to use alloys that are smaller, these will make your vehicle look a little odd! It is possible to use wheels that are bigger than 20” on your VW T5. However, you might experience some rubbing on the wheel arch of your vehicle. Which can be very dangerous and cause damage to your VW T5.
HOW MUCH SHOULD ALLOYS COST FOR MY VW T5?
This is such a difficult question to answer! Prices vary from £500 right through to £5,000. This is because of a variety of factors, including quality of materials used, brand name, shipping costs, size, the list goes on! We generally suggest spending on average £1,500 on a set of alloy wheels for your T5. This price should include tyres and shipping costs.
BEST ALLOY WHEELS VW T5
We offer 4 different sets of alloys which are suitable for the VW T5. Check out our selection of alloy wheels that are available from Wildworx Customs. All our alloys come in either 18” or 20” they all include tyres and shipping as standard. You are also welcome to use our free fitting service at our Redditch depot. Simply let us know and we will arrange for your alloys to be delivered and fitted at a time to suit you. Get in touch with our friendly team for more information!