Mercedes Wheels on '85 Westfalia


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I am new to the forum so please forgive me if I am asking a question that has been asked before. I have looked for the answer and ask local mechanics but no luck so far. Hopefully, someone can set me straight.

I have a 1985 Westfalia (full camper) and want to upgrade the 14" wheels to 16". A friend has a set of 16" wheels from a Mercedes with tires that are 225/60/R16. Will these wheels and tires fit my VW? I understand taht the bolt pattern for the Van is 5x112 and from all that I read this is the same for Mercedes.

If the bolt pattern is the same, what do I need to fit them (hardware, lug nuts, etc.). I see that GoWesty offers lug nuts and hardware for 15" wheels (hardware for 16" are sold out), will these fit?

Also do I need to do anything to lift the suspension to accommodate the wheels or is this not an issue.

I am hoping for a response soon since the wheel will probably not last very long.

Thank you for reading this post and for any replies.