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    Wheel fitments - help

    Good Evening fellow AOC'ers

    Ive got a list of things im going to be doing to my coupe over the next few months.

    The Biggest problem is the new alloys i have planned. But i have no idea what will and what wont fit on my coupe.

    Below are a few examples of what i will be aiming to get, can someone please explain, if they would fit and what the max width of the alloys can be and what stud length are able to fit ?

    Examples:

    Wheels 1 FITTINGS = 18" RH Cup Felgen 8,5x18 5 x 130

    Wheels 2 FITTINGS = 17" RH CUP 8jx17" LK 5x112

    Wheels 3 FITTINGS = 8x17 RH AG Cup Felgen 112/5




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    well your hubs are 5x110mm PCD (pitch circle diameter) - basically the distance between the holes

    as u can clearly see none of them match - however different PCDs can be fitted by using offset (wobbly) bolts.

    In doing so, the PCD can be adjusted 2mm either side of the OE size so in this case, 5x108, 5x109, 5x111, 5x112 can be used with offset bolts.

    VAG and Merc tend to use 5x112 so fitting these type with wobblies is your ideal choice

    Example 1 is out of the equation straight away

    2 & 3 can both fit, but only with the adaptor bolts mentioned above


    Depending on how low u go and what type of stance u want, ie Euro slammed and poking out with stretched rubber then you'll want a nice wide rim with a low offset.

    If however, ur not bothered about that then a nice simple offset of 38-42 with 215.35.18 or 215.40.17 rubber will be more than necessary.

    HTH

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    As GB says above Also the "J" as in j7 or j7.5 or j8 is the wheels width ie j7 is 7inches wide

    Also one of my sets of wheels for an astra coupe are pcd 112 and i got away
    with fitting direct without the use of wobblies (bolts) But i don't recommend it.

    The standard coupe alloys are usually 17 x 40 x 205 7j
    17in 40mm 205mm 7in
    17in(diameter) 40mm(profile) 205mm (width)


    A 7j rimm or 7inch wide rim can take up to a 225mm width tyre But has to be the same size on the axle

    For instance i have on the front 18x35x215
    back 18x40x225

    But for comfort use 40mm profile
    i will finish for now
    Before it gets too confusing

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    Paula: the middle number in the tyre size is not in mm's but instead is a percentage of the width

    example: 215/35/18

    WIDTH 215mm
    PROFILE 35% of 215mm = 75.25mm
    RIM DIAMETER 18"

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    DOHH!!! Thanks GB i never knew that,

    All i know is with 35 profile gaawd ya have to be careful Ha

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    Great stuff guys thanks a bunch !

    Ill be going for the low euro stance with them poking out.

    GB - do you know of any or would recommend a decent (and if possible) cheap bodyshop around the boro/darlo area?

    Thanks again
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    What would be the max width of the wheels if i was to go as low as possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula View Post
    As GB says above Also the "J" as in j7 or j7.5 or j8 is the wheels width ie j7 is 7inches wide
    Just to clarify, the 'J' is used to describe the profile of the rim flange, nothing more nothing less... You can also get JJ, K, JK, B, P and D profiles too, but J is by far the most common

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    I never knew you were so close Stan i'm in Stockton,

    anyway if you go much wider than say 225, your in danger of wheel arch catching, if you intend to lower, again your in danger of scrubbing'

    I have two sets of kei force 10 one set anthracite the other silver on two of my cars,

    18x35 x215 front 18x40x225 back (anthracite) on standard coupe shocks/springs,
    and not lowered but it looks as though it has been

    my other silver set 18x35x215 with toyo's on standard srings/shocks but looks maybe needing lowering a touch
    Both those wheels are 7.5 j maybe 8 unsure

    You realy need some more advice than i can give you, maybe you can go a little wider say235 but risky


    Hope this helps i'm sure some member will help

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    Yea Paula we are located close

    EDIT: What about these? They seem perfect

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8x17-RH-AG-Cup...item1e5a80773b
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