Do van wheels have to be load rated?

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Do van wheels have to be load rated?

The wheel and tyre needs to meet or exceed the maximum axle load on the front and rear of the vehicle, which is actually a requirement for your vehicle insurance and UK law. Many of our van wheels have been TüV approved, and produced with high loads in mind, but without sacrificing the look.

How do I find out my wheel load rating?

Wheel load rating requirements are determined by dividing the vehicles heaviest gross axle weight rating by 2. The axle weight rating for most vehicles is shown on the identification label located on the driver’s side door jamb, gas tank door, truck lid or glove compartment.

What is a good wheel load rating?

The rear axle GVWR is 3,296 pounds on ALL trim levels. With a safety factor, that means any rim you consider should be around 1,800/1,850 pounds, or higher.

Can you put alloy wheels on vans?

Though more people are buying alloy wheels mainly to enhance the looks of their vans, there are other reasons in buying and fitting them on a van. Since alloy wheels weigh less than steel wheels, the “unsprung” weight of the vehicle is decreased which lowers the risk of shock transmission.

Can car wheels go on a van?

It’s an easy option to add a set of wheels to set your van off, especially as most vans just come with the standard steel rims, which don’t do anything for its aesthetics. But before going out and buying any old wheels, there are a few important things to take into consideration.

Will Mercedes wheels fit VW T4?

Mercedes do loads of different fitments all of which will fit the stud pattern and usually the offset, the only problem is fitting them under the wheel arches without rubbing. You will need spiggott rings, possibly new bolts and you might need to drill the olt holes to take the larger diameter T4 bolts.

What is a 121 load rating?

The load rating of the tire displays the weight a tire can carry. The product of the load capacity of a single tire and the number of tires determines the load carrying capacity of all the tires combined. The rating of 121 shows that it has a load capacity of 3297LBS.

What speed rating is R?

For tires with a maximum speed capability higher than 240 km/h (149 mph), a “ZR” may appear in the size designation. Tires with a maximum speed capability higher than 300 km/h (186 mph), require a “ZR” in the size designation….Tire Speed Rating Chart.

SPEED SYMBOLS
P 150 94
Q 160 100
R 170 106
S 180 112

What is wheel max load?

Wheel Load – this is the maximum load that the wheel is designed to carry. The wheel load is determined by taking 50% of the heaviest axle rating of the vehicle (GAWR – gross axle weight rating). Example; if your heaviest axle weight rating is 3000 lbs then your wheel load requirement would be 1500 lbs.

Are VW T4 and T5 wheels the same?

T4 wheels are 5 x 112, T5 wheels are 5 x 120 pdc.

Do Mercedes wheels fit VW Caddy?

The wheels, from a Mercedes Vito (would you believe) lent their looks and with some loose ‘bodgery and trickery’ we got ’em rolling under the arches to confirm… the look was correct. These wheels fit directly onto all variants of the Volkswagen caddy and caddy maxi.

Where can I find the wheel load rating?

Manufacturers identify a wheel’s maximum load rating and tire diameter by checking the back of the wheel or with the wheel manufacturer. If the load rating is not available the wheel should not be used on the vehicle.

Do you need a load rated wheel and tyre?

When vans are designed it is with the intention of carrying a load (which is listed as the payload), so your wheel and tyre choice needs to be capable of doing the same. The wheel and tyre needs to meet or exceed the maximum axle load on the front and rear of the vehicle, which is actually a requirement for your vehicle insurance and UK law.

Why are alloy wheels important in a van?

The Importance of Correctly Load Rated Van / Commercial Alloy Wheels… In today’s advanced alloy wheel market, there are so many great van wheel options available… so why not do it right? The key to this is selecting wheels which are designed with the strength required to support the vehicles intended capacities.

What’s the difference between car and Van Wheels?

No… there is one HUGE factor which really is the difference between buying car and van wheels. Load Rating. Load Rating. Load Rating. We cannot emphasise this enough: Load Rating is of vital importance.

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