Mercedes Sprinter 3500 Dual Four Wheel Package – 16×5.5
If you have a Sprinter Van made before 2006 please call us at 503-427-2270 to confirm that this package will fit your van.
What is included with this wheel package:
- 4 – Front Northstar Polished Both Sides 16″ Wheels (yes 4 fronts, rears are the same, they just get turned around)
- 2 – Rear Stainless Steel Alcoa Hub Covers
- 2 – Front Stainless Steel Alcoa Hub Covers
- 24 – Stainless Steel Alcoa Lug Nut Covers
Is this just another package that is jury-rigged to fit the Sprinter?
No, it was specifically created to fit the Sprinter. It is not an item that you will have a hard time getting it to fit because it was designed specifically for you and your needs.
What is this thing made of?
The wheels are made of aluminum.
Does that mean that they are lighter than they look?
Your assumption is a fair one. Aluminum tends to be much lighter than their steel counterparts.
I’ve heard that aluminum has the ability to dissipate heat well? Was that a concern when they designed this wheel?
Actually, yes, the information we have specifically notes that the Aluminum of this wheel does give your wheel the opportunity to vent heat through the hand holes provided and the makeup of the wheel itself.
Does it help me resell this thing if I need to do so? Seems like it might enhance the value.
Yes. The upgrades should make your Sprinter more attractive to potential buyers when compared to those Sprinters that do not have the wheels. You might get a higher trade-in value if and when you make that decision.
What does the J type wheel designation mean?
J means that the rim flange is J-shaped. J shapes are the most common for passenger vehicles.
Wait, you said that the weight is reduced between these and steel wheels. Do you have any idea how much they are reduced?
The manufacturer tells us that the weight difference is around 12 lbs.
How does that affect the load rating of the wheel?
It does not affect it at all. You still get a load rating of 2337 lbs.
I’m not a great driver… Does it protect against damage?
The manufacturer says it provides some resistance to curb damage. Please do not expect miracles or for it not to damage the rims in some way. However, the manufacturer does say that the rim will give some resistance to curb damage.
Can you tell me which vehicles this wheel package will fit?
Sure, you can put this on the following vehicles:
- Mercedes-Benz 3500 Cab Chassis & Sprinter Vans
- Freightliner 3500 Cab Chassis & Cargo Vans
- Dodge 3500 Sprinter Vans