406 estate steel wheels

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406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 24 Oct 2012, 09:06

My son has a 406 HDI estate with 16" alloy wheels he wants to fit 15" steel wheels and winter tires would there be a problem with this
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by Peter.N. » 24 Oct 2012, 12:18

Not providing the same overall diameter is maintained using taller section tyres - unless the insurance company views it as a 'modification' of course.

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 06 Nov 2012, 13:55

I asked the question about steel wheels for peugeot 406, my son bought 2 15" steel wheels from a scrap yard who said the were from a peugeot 406 but when we tried the wheel on the car it was about 3/4" nearer the caliper so dont know if it was the right wheel can someone help please
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by spider » 06 Nov 2012, 14:02

Probably they were 306 wheels or for a drum braked model. Was it the fronts that were too close or the rear ?

I'd suggest the offset is probably wrong which is why its too "close" to the caliper.

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 06 Nov 2012, 14:56

it was the front wheels can you tell me if the 15" wheels from a 406 will do
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by spider » 06 Nov 2012, 15:44

As far as I can remember only the later ones had 16 inch alloy wheels, the rest were all 15's usually with 195/65/15 or 195/55/15, 65's were the more common I think.

Please bear in mind I'm working from memory from a long time ago now.

I'm not sure if the caliper design varies, I suspect not, only on the Coupe and V6 models would have the larger front caliper assembly.

I do not have access to any tech data at the moment although I'm not 100% sure it will display a great deal about this. I would be surprised if a 15 wheel from another 406 did not fit though.

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 06 Nov 2012, 16:16

Thanks Spider
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by citronut » 06 Nov 2012, 20:20

wernt some of the earlier 406's 15" like early XANT's

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by Peter.N. » 06 Nov 2012, 21:52

My 01 406 has 195.65.15s

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 07 Nov 2012, 11:42

Thanks for getting back to me about the wheels I now have to find a scrappy who has a couple
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by spider » 07 Nov 2012, 14:18

citronut wrote:wernt some of the earlier 406's 15" like early XANT's
Yes the 1.9 / 2.1 diesels and the 1.8 / 2.0 petrols were (mostly) 15. Its when the shape changed and again later when they were plexed that more and more started to get 16"s

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by lurchy666 » 15 Nov 2012, 23:21

wouldnt xantia hdi estate steel wheels fit?? my xantia estate is on 205/60 R 15 wheels if that helps any, its on a 99 t reg

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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 16 Nov 2012, 09:30

I have a 2000 xantia hdi 110 and the first thing we did was to try my wheels on the 406 and they fitted but there was very little clearance between the wheel and the caliper so he has decided to buy a wheel the same as the spare and two tires to fit
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 16 Nov 2012, 11:09

My son has now decided to go for the right size wheel for the car which is 6.5 J/16/H2.ET31 he missed one on ebay on Wed. and so far cant see another one I think the ET 31 is the important bit
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Re: 406 estate steel wheels

Post by allanmc » 22 Nov 2012, 14:21

An update on wheels for my sons 2004 406 Estate he has checked the numbers on the spare wheel and they are, 6.5J 16H20 ET20 would someone tell me what the numbers are, there is a wheel on ebay number 6.5J 16" H2E ET26 how critical are these numbers.
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