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Old 10-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Standard wheel size?

What is the stanadard wheel size for our cars? I know they were 17's but what is the offset and bolt pattern? thanks
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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"The bolt pattern is 5-114 and the offset is 40mm"
Will these fit??
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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I think our wheels have a bolt pattern of 5 x 120.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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ok, what about the offset?
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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found a 5x120 with a +32mm offset... Will these work?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:38 AM   #6
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That will be fine. It's when you get into the bigger wheels like 19's that the offset really comes into play. I used to run 245 wide tires on an 18" wheel with 35mm offset all the way around.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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First off bolt pattern is 5x120mm...

Personally I wouldnt recommend 35mm offset at all... stock wheel is 8" wide and 48mm offset... so 35mm is 13mm less... meaning the front face of the wheel is 13mm closer to your lip on the wheel well. This will work fine if you are not worried about putting big tires out back though... just dont expect to get anything bigger than a 245 on without rubbing.

I would recommend you look for something in the 45-50 range or higher in a 9.5" wheel for the back... and 8.5" for the front with a 40-45 offset. This will allow you to fit a 275-295 out back and a 245-265 in the front. If you arent worried about getting more rubber on the ground... than you dont need wider wheels or wider tires, but why spend money on new wheels then?

In other words there are two types of people who by wheels for this car... one who buys them for looks and doesnt care about getting wider than stock tires for more grip/power to the ground. Then there are those that are trying to put as much tire out back as they can, and that is where offset gets critical with these cars.

It can be difficult to find a 9.5" or 10" wheel that fits these cars with a 50+ offset so you can put 285/295s or 305s out back without rubbing like a mad man on the insider of the fender well... or on the outside fender lip. Its a fine line... but its proven a 9.5" ( min 45-50 offset) or 10" wheel (min 50-55 offset) with a 295 on the 9.5 or 305 on the 10" can fit. Usually it will require massaging the wheel wells in certain areas with a BFH (BIG F* Hammer) and grinding the fender lips down at a minimum. The next step is usually grinding or modifying the control arms a little bit... for extra room. 1" shock spacers are also commonly used to push the bottom mount on the shock in towards the diff more thus giving you more room for your wheels/tires. Coilovers are also an option... but I am not as familiar with that area.

Read this if you havent... http://gastiresoil.com/showthread.php?t=337
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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Thanks man, I just went ahead and replaced the tires with the stock size.. Next summer i want to go wider for traction. Thanks a ton. That link really helped to btw
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