Wheels from Berlingo to C3

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I've got a C3 with original citroen alloy wheels (slightly sporty trim I suppose) . Can I put standard steel wheels on from a Berlingo. Would my alloys be good on the Berlingo? Thanks
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Roy wrote:I've got a C3 with original citroen alloy wheels (slightly sporty trim I suppose) . Can I put standard steel wheels on from a Berlingo. Would my alloys be good on the Berlingo? Thanks
Hi Roy, I have not tried this myself, but the numbers for berlingo and C3 wheels match up, both being 5,50 J14 CH 4-24 for the 14" steel and alloy wheels on the berlingo and C3.

It would be good to see some pictures of the finished swaps :D
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
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Thanks Arfur. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm finding some tyre web sites saying max width tyre for C3 is 205mm, but for a Berlingo it's 215. The berlingo wheels I'm looking to fit are 16" diameter with 215/55 tyres.
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Roy wrote:I'm finding some tyre web sites saying max width tyre for C3 is 205mm, but for a Berlingo it's 215. The berlingo wheels I'm looking to fit are 16" diameter with 215/55 tyres.
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Sorry, I thought you wanted to swap the standard steel berlingo wheels for the on the C3 and swap the factory fit alloy wheels from the C3 to the berlingo. If this was the case the tyres would go with the wheels.

I have no idea what the biggest wheel/tyre combination is for the C3, other than the factory options and I didn't see a factory 215/55 x 16 for berlingo.

Don't forget, if you change the wheel and tyre size from standard your insurance company would need to know :)
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
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I'm hoping to swap the tyres on the wheels they're already on, as you originally thought. My C3 is apparently an "Exclusive" trim, which seems to have come with factory fitted 16" alloys with 205/45 R16 tyres. I have noticed that when the speedo says 70mph my sat nav says 68mph (sat nav shows the same as the speedo in other cars), so I'm wondering if the tyres are slightly wrong anyway, slightly less overall diameter than the speedo is set for, so making it show 70 when actually doing 68. I had hoped it would be a straight swap, like you said, but it looks like both this Berlingo and my C3 have got non-standard wheels and non-standard tyres.
Thanks for your help
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Roy wrote: I have noticed that when the speedo says 70mph my sat nav says 68mph (sat nav shows the same as the speedo in other cars), so I'm wondering if the tyres are slightly wrong anyway, slightly less overall diameter than the speedo is set for, so making it show 70 when actually doing 68.
The speedo is designed to read over (some EU directive), my C3 unmodified reads over compared with sat nav. I am surprised the sat nav shows the same as the speedo in other cars.
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My Old 2008 C2 VTR SensoDrive And My Brothers 2009 C3 Exclusive Auto Owned Both From New both Had The Same Cheetah Alloys But My C2 was fitted with Low Profile Tyres 195/45R16 and His C3 was fitted with 195/50R16.
Current C3
2011 C3 1.6i 16v VTi Exclusive Auto

Past C3's Mine and My Brothers
2005 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive SensoDrive (My Car)
2003 C3 1.4i SX Auto
2006 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive SensoDrive
2009 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive Auto
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Thanks CE11LDB. When you say Cheetah Alloys, are they the ones Citroen fit from new?
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Cheetah Alloy Wheels 16" Citroen C3
Cheetah Alloy Wheels 16" Citroen C3
16" Alloy Wheel - Cheetah
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Model: C3 Picasso
Year: 2014 (14)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 4100
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: EGS - electronic 6 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Location: Bargoed, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

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Yeah that's the one.

Models That Got Them As Standard Are
My Brothers Old 2009 C3 Exclusive Auto.
My Brothers Old 2009 C3 Exclusive Auto.
On My Old 2008 C2 VTR SensoDrive
On My Old 2008 C2 VTR SensoDrive
2005 - 2010 C2 1.6i 16v VTR SensoDrive
2008 - 2010 C2 1.6HDi 16v VTS
2006 - 2008 C3 1.6i 16v SX Automatic
2006 - 2008 C3 1.6i 16v VTR
2008 - 2010 C3 1.6i 16v Auto/1.6HDi 92BHP Exclusive.
Current C3
2011 C3 1.6i 16v VTi Exclusive Auto

Past C3's Mine and My Brothers
2005 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive SensoDrive (My Car)
2003 C3 1.4i SX Auto
2006 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive SensoDrive
2009 C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive Auto
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