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    Question Looking to buy alloys. Confused!

    Hi all,

    I've got a set of tires with hubcaps on that read 195/65 R15 91H. I'm looking to get some alloys, but just forked out for these new tires. Is it possible to bring a set of alloys to a garage and get them popped inside my wheels?

    Also, I'm considering bidding on an ebay listing of wheels with alloys in. The tyres apparently read '195/45 RR15 78V'. The tyre width, aspect ratio and '(R)R15' are the same as my existing tires, but have a different load index to my tires.

    Can these alloys be fitted to my existing tyres which have hubcaps? I drive a mk5 5door astra.
    The ebay listing advertises them as '7 Spoke 14" TSW alloys'.

    Thanks

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    YES no worries mate

    ur existing tyres are still from a 15" wheel so will fit on a 15" alloy no problem

    as long as the last number is the same (in this case 15") then ur ok

    BUT dont just get any alloys!!! They need to be the correct fitment for a Vauxhall

    Have u got 4 stud or 5 stud hubs as standard on ur car at the mo?

    4 stud will need 4 x 100mm and 5 stud will need 5x 110mm - this is so the holes for the wheel bolts line up.

    Offset is important too (ie how much the wheels sticks out from the hub) seeing as ur looking at relatively small alloys then an offset of betwee 38 & 49mm is ideal

    HTH

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    Thanks for your quick reply!

    Here's the ebay auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ksid=p3907.m29

    I've got 4 stud tyres.. Just measured the distance between the centres of two opposite studs, and they're 100mm! (yay)

    How do I determine if the offset is correct? I can't see much about that on my tyres.

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    If they came off a 206 the pcd will be 4x108 and the offset will be 20 to 25.

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    I just found the offset on my tyres. It's ET 35.

    Is this ok?

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    It should be on the wheel not the tyre mate. As above you need 4x100 those wheels are 4x108, they wont fit

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    Ahh.. I totally misunderstood GeordieBandit's comment about having to have 100mm spacing. Of course my wheels are 100mm's

    Thanks for all the help, I'll keep on looking for some alloys.

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