Alloy wheels are a popular upgrade for many vehicles, and the VW T5 is no exception.
There are many different alloy wheel options available for the T5, so it can be tough to decide which ones are right for you. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best alloy wheels for the VW T5 and discuss the benefits of upgrading to them. If you're considering an upgrade, read on!
There's just something about a set of alloy wheels that makes a campervan look cooler, don't you think? Maybe it's the way they glint in the sun, or the way they look like they're ready to take on any adventure. Whatever the reason, we can all agree that alloy wheels are a must-have for any true campervan fan.
Of course, not all alloy wheels are created equal. You need to take into account a few things when shopping around for alloys. There are so many options out there and the technical side of things is hard to get your head around. These are a few of the things you to keep in mind when purchasing a set of VW T5 alloy wheels:
- Load Rating
- Alloy wheel size
- Do you have a T28, T30 or T31?
- Is your van 4motion?
A proper set of alloy wheels should offer better performance, look better, and are safer in the event of a collision. Alloy wheels can sometimes improve fuel economy and make the ride smoother on bumpy roads.
Style’s Important Too
While performance is important, you also want your van to look good. After all, it is your home on wheels. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of VW T5 alloy wheel styles to choose from.
Whether you want something sleek and modern or bold and adventurous, you're sure to find a set of wheels that fits your personality. And don't forget about colour! With so many different shades and finishes available, it's easy to find a set of VW T5 alloy wheels that really matches the look you're going for.
What are alloy wheels made of?
Alloy wheels for 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. Particularly with your suspension components. Check out this video on how Alloy Wheels are made. It's pretty interesting!
VW T5 Alloy Wheels and Tyres
Generally this boils down to personal choice. However these are they 20" tyres we fit with our VW T5 Alloy Wheels:
We include a set of value tyres with each of our VW T5 Alloy Wheel Packages. However, some people might have different driving needs. That means you will want to upgrade to a different class of tyre. One of the most popular for campervans is the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Tyre.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons tyres are built to perform in heavy rain and slush. Designed with a wider cavity and hydrodynamic grooves for better aquaplaning resistance, on testing they reduced braking time by 19% on wet roads. This makes them a great choice for people who plan on taking Campervan trips abroad.
Load Rated VW T5 Alloy Wheels
All our Alloy Wheels are load rated for the VW Transporter T5. You can check the load rating of the alloy wheels by checking the back of the wheel or by contacting us directly. All our Volkswagen alloy wheels are great for personal or commercial uses.
Size Matters: The best size for my VW T5 Alloys
When it comes to VW T5 alloy wheels, size definitely matters. That's because the larger the wheel, the better the performance. Not only will a bigger wheel provide more grip, but it will also allow you to go faster and take corners more sharply.
Of course, there are trade-offs. Larger wheels are more expensive and may make your van less fuel-efficient. So, it's important to strike the right balance between size and fuel economy.
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.
We recommend the following wheels sizes:
- 21" (sometimes)
Don't forget that going for bigger wheels can sometimes void insurance or warranty. It's best to check with your provider before purchasing.
VW T5 Swamper Alloy Wheels
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 £2,000 on a set of 4 alloy wheels for your T5. This price should include tyres and shipping costs. All the alloy wheel sets we sell at Wildworx come with the following:
- 4 x alloy wheels
- Value Tyres (18” - 255/45/18 + 20” – 275/40/20)
- Full fitting kit (nuts + locking wheel nuts)
- FREE Delivery
- FREE fitting is also be offered if required (Alcester - B49 6HW)
Best Alloy Wheels for my 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. Check out our information general information on VW Transporter Alloy Wheels and VW T6 Alloy Wheels. If you're not sure if the VW T5 is the right van for you take a look at our blog about different base vehicles that are available.
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 Alcester HQ. Simply let us know and we will arrange for your alloys to be delivered and fitted at a time to suit you.
Wildworx VW T5 Alloy Wheels
When it comes to fitting your van with the perfect set of VW T5 alloy wheels, there's a lot to consider. But if you keep performance and style in mind, you're sure to find a set of wheels that perfectly suits your needs. So get out there and start shopping! Your dream set of wheels is waiting for you. Get in touch with our friendly team for more information!