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Alloys for my dobbi!

Hi folks new here, I have had my new shape dobbi for a year now, and I am most impressed but I think it is in need of a nice set of CHEAP alloys when the tyres are due for replacments.
Now I have been to halfords and they have some wheels that look good (and cheap) (fox evo 6's?) but tell me that they are not compatable, i.e. wrong size / load rating.... in fact they sell nothing in the right size??? so I need some help! Value is key! I dont want to spend loads on alloys (and tyres), some of the deals out there seem to make buying tyres a thing of the past! But obviously they need to fit!
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

Matt,

I can't welcome you to the forum as we have an official welcomer!!

If you do a search there have been a couple of long threads on this topic.
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If I welcome you Ozzie will smack my legs...................again
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

Hello there Mat and welcome to the forum

I work in Halfords myself and am after a set of alloys.

So far my enquiries have led me to the Fox R2's, now whether I can get them in the 4x98 PCD that's needed for the Doblo is another question! I know I can get them, and many other alloy wheels in 4x100 PCD and then use 'wobbly bolts' but I wanted to try and stay away from them.

As Obadiah said do a search, not just in the Doblo section either as other Fiat's share the 4x98 PCD.
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

Damn, Niall beat me to it by about 10 seconds
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Damn, Niall beat me to it by about 10 seconds
OUCH...... that really stings!!!
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

Serves you right!! Should have been a good boy, like me.....
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Serves you right!! Should have been a good boy, like me.....

You're right......... They're still bright red and stinging......... he enjoys it a bit 'too much' if you know what I mean......
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

This is what owning a Doblo does to you
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

Cheers for the help (and the welcome)!

4 x 98 brings up some cheap deals on ebay so I may start there, it is just what wheel / tyre size will be best now?
I dont want a tricked up thingIi just think alloys will smarten up the overall look.

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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

If you just want to add a bit of style over the steel wheels then I would probably recommend 15" wheels. Easily avaliable, tyres are cheap, and you can get them in the correct load ratings. Here's an example of some good tyres to put on 15" wheels for the Doblo, and they comply with load ratings for the rear axle.

195/55 R15TL 89H is a good size/weight rating. You need at least a load rating of 88 on the rear axle to pass an MOT (so I'm lead to believe).
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Indeed you need 88's on the rear for an axle weight of approx 1000kg but if you've got the extra carrying capacity version like me you need 95/93's on the rear. The tyres which escaped the Fiat pdi and Fiat were too scabby to fit even though the spare was correct. AGH! I won't go on I'm not bitter....just it drags up bad memories
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

88's wont give you around 1000kg, as the rear axle of the Doblo is rated at 1100kg (or 1.1 ton). 88's are equal to 560kg per wheel so you get just over The front axle rating is only 1000kg so you can get away with 84's on the front, although I'd recommend going higher to help reduce wear and ALWAYS go for reinforced tyres on a vehicle with so much lean
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1000 1100 what's the difference unless you're down being weighed in just shows how long its been since I've been under the bonnet - how do you open that again???

Anyway I assume when you say "lean" you mean at what speed in a corner can the tyre be ripped from the rim
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Re: Alloys for my dobbi!

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Anyway I assume when you say "lean" you mean at what speed in a corner can the tyre be ripped from the rim
Precisely I had 4 lads weighing in at about 15 stone in the car + me tonight and even with the fuel gauge half way into the red she still pulled well and cornered well

*EDIT*: I must remember to remove the FF stickers off the Doblo before I sell it otherwise the buyer could come on here and the price could deteriorate severly
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