Topics of Significance for all T3 Owners

We have said for years that OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)  Mercedes, VW and Audi wheels are much stonger than the common aftermarket wheels being used on Vanagons. The article in the link below proves exactly what we have seen over the years. The cheap replica wheels simply do not have the same strength and quality standards as the OEM wheels. We have personally seen the replica wheels (and other cheap wheels) bend easily, crack and even break, exactly like those you see in the article below. Vanagons are heavy, see lots of rough terrain and lots of miles. We urge you to think long and hard about the quality of the wheels that you choose to put on your van.