Benz Bling - 8/12/2005 2:37 PM |
www.millemigliawheels.it or www.millemiglia.co.uk/
Unfortunately, although those manufacturers quote fitment, none of them make wheels strong enough for the Vito. OZ come closest with the Michealangelo II at 725Kg, but the Vito must have a minimum of 800Kg weight rating.
Many retailers quote that "this is OK, we fit loads to vans" but that simply isn't true.
Also the covented TUV rating needs to be taken with care, not just at face value. Rondell for example quote their wheels as fitting the Vito and being TUV rated, but if you speak to them their response is "They'll be OK as long as you don't load the van fully".
Care needs to be taken with TUV. TUV is like BS, they test everything. There is a TUV test for crash testing vehicles with aftermarket components and there is a TUV test for aluminium quality and even paint quality. For a manufacturer to simply state "TUV tested" doesn't mean much, They need to qualify it with which test.
Some manufacturers actually print PDF copies of their TUV certificates on their web site. These are the ones to trust. [:)]
I have some RH Alurad NAJ at 18x8.5 with a 50mm ET and 245/45R18 rubber and they fit fine, The tread doesn't protrude the arches and the inner metalwork doesn't get scrubbed on full lock.