My custom painted wheels.
I've just started the build on the 08. So barely have any driving time in it.Burly Cole!
Can you enlighten us on the merits on your thoughts about either chassis?
Those wheels and tires look awesome! I can't wait to see more of this van. Really good start.
Those tires look killer on the NCV3!!
What width of rims are those? 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 ? Are the tires 235/85-16's ?Thanks guys:wings:
I was torn on the color matched paint, even while I was painting it. Wanted to bring out the deep dish look and add a custom wheel look to the van. Unfortunately, unless you buy Alcoas there is simply no custom wheel option. available for a dually. Even with the alcoa wheels you lose the ability to rotate all 6/7 wheels.
I know! Right!?Seems weird since the only difference between the two versions of the vans is the axle ratio and the two extra wheels?!?
I'll have to double check the width. Tires are 235/85/16 on both vans.What width of rims are those? 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 ? Are the tires 235/85-16's ?
I like the look of the newer dually rims better with just the round holes instead of with the longer oblong holes on the earlier ones - although with your two tone black/yellow paint scheme the difference it negligible...
Thanks much for your feedback Cole.I've just started the build on the 08. So barely have any driving time in it.
Here are the *first impressions*
The NCV3 is a more refined chassis. It's quieter, smoother running, more car like drive. But....the longer wider wheelbase is less manuverable, harder to park.
Both my vans are *tuned* and the T1N hits harder and **feels** more powerful. In reality I think the NCV3 actually is more powerful. Fuel mileage is in favor of the T1N, I'll post real world numbers after some more driving.
The T1N is definitely a simpler platform to work on with fewer nannies and less costly emissions garbage to maintain(my dpf is clogged on the NCV3)
The interior is slightly taller in the NCV3 and the slider door is far larger (but dual sliders on my T1N is FAR more useful).
The NCV3 is growing on me but I much prefer my T1N at this point.
Yeah. That is the problem I've had. The van itself is a rare bird with dual sliders and lots of factory options. (Heated seats, cruise, 7 day timer and espar) Then of course there is all the add ons (lift, tune, conversion,). But also sorta higher miles, dings, etc)I would say 5-8k for the van plus the conversion. So 13-24k? Definitely tough to price out.