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Old 06-15-2018, 05:25 AM   #1
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Alcoa Wheels!

After a couple of years dealing with the problematic wheel simulators and valve stem extenders - I installed a set of 6 Alcoa EVO Durabright aluminum alloy wheels on our Forester MBS.

The wheels are really well made, look fantastic, save about 12 pounds per wheel and the metal valve stem kit I bought eliminates the frustration of the poorly made plastic valve extensions. The external TPMS sensors work fine too.

The newest wheels are the EVO style and were redesigned lately so that you won't have an issue with too short mounting studs on the dual rear wheels.

Downside, of course, is the cost. I also had to purchase the Haweka balance adapter as the local MB dealers wouldn't install the wheels and nobody else had the Sprinter-specific adapter plate.

Anybody in the Atlanta area need a set of steel wheels and wheel simulators?
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:38 AM   #2
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Another great thread with no pictures.
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:27 AM   #3
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Another great thread with no pictures.

Sorry my post did not meet your expectations.


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Old 06-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #4
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Glad you got the job done, Katana!
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:48 AM   #5
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Katana, can you share with us where you got the wheels and their part numbers?


I am so done with listening to my clicking wheel covers and fishing around for valve stems. I'm ready for Alcoas too.


Thanx!
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:47 AM   #6
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Glad to do that

I bought from a company listed on the web as "BuyTruckWheels".


https://buytruckwheels.com/collectio...=6966398255140


I actually priced the wheels, caps and lug nut covers, plus the valve stem extension kit separately - and it was a little cheaper than buying the exact same components as a kit. Not sure why and it seemed a little backwards to me.



Shipping was prompt, free and was also tax free - but that may change soon due to the SCOTUS decision yesterday.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #7
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You read my mind regarding the sales tax thing :-(

The whole rear axle lug nut stud length has me confused when it comes to using 2 Alcoas per side vs one Alcoa + one steelie, the latter being something I read about sometime somewhere. I see you went with the 6 wheel package so obviously had no issues.

Last question! ...can I ask what year your coach is? I also think I read that newer chassis have slightly longer rear studs.

Thanks again-
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:24 AM   #8
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Itís a 2015 MBS chassis.

There were issues in the past with the stud length being insufficient or at least marginal when both the inner and outer rear wheels were aluminum. Alcoa issued a service bulletin to address that.

They have subsequently redesigned the wheel(s) to address the issue. I donít know which wheel it is or maybe itís both the inner and outer. In any event the newer wheels work fine and the studs are long enough to project through the nut the required amount.

Just make sure you get the wheels with the newer part number (starts with 251XXX vs the old 250XXX). Hope this helps.
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Just a thought if you are looking to compare pricing with other brands. My Isata 3 has Hispec brand aluminum wheels. I'm not sure if they make the inner dual wheel in aluminum, however.
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