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PostSubject: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:46 am

my friend has a GT mustang a newer one like a 05 or so and has some 17" spinners for it would these rims fit on my car???
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:46 pm

need to be 5x115 with a +30 or higher offset. they probably would not work simply b/c the offset of a RWD car is different than a FWD.
spinners... :punk: you'll never be faster than that srt-4 if you increase the size of the rim and add the extra weight of spinners.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:42 pm

2nd gen w-bodies use mustang wheels all the time. do a search on clubgp.com for mustang wheels. theyll probably fit in terms of bolting on and not rubbing but not w/ the taste of the car imo
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:50 pm

my friend actually needs me too take them off his hands he'll give em' to me for $200 there 17's and have new tires !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:52 pm

they are most likely 5x114.3 bolt pattern, they will still fit but will not ride as nice. just check with him to find the bolt pattern and offset.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:57 pm

he wouldnt kno if his life depended on it we're gonna check them out on my car this spring and for his car {":DADDYS MONEY:"}
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PostSubject: Doe's Anyone Have Rims On There Rivi? (20's and Up)   Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:44 am

Is anyone riding dubs and up? If so post a pic!

I'm thinking of getting some 20'' Black Dubs For My Rivi......

When putting rims that size on the rivi is there anything i should know? Like offset & do i need a adapter? This will be my first time purchasing rims so I'm a newbie at this also!

I'm about to post a pic of the rims..........
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:50 am



Pic of the rims I want!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:13 am

One reason I (and I know a few others agree) don't ride on big rims like that... it'll make your car slower. Even non-supercharged Rivs will be able to keep up with you!

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:41 pm

22" will fit. I know this because of the infamous ebay riv with the "22"" label on the rear quarter.

Offset shouldn't be a big deal, get an offset in the 30's range and that should counter the increased tire width. You will only need an adapter if you get wheels that aren't 5x115. You'll also be riding on rubber band tires, so I suggest you avoid every pothole.

Or you could donk it with a silverado skyjacker suspension kit and 38" rimz.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:21 pm

I like that rim, but I would not go over 17's on my Riv. I don't mind the stock wheels for now, but when I next need tires, will probably look aftermarket rims as well.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:48 am

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22" will fit. I know this because of the infamous ebay riv with the "22"" label on the rear quarter.

Offset shouldn't be a big deal, get an offset in the 30's range and that should counter the increased tire width. You will only need an adapter if you get wheels that aren't 5x115. You'll also be riding on rubber band tires, so I suggest you avoid every pothole.

Or you could donk it with a silverado skyjacker suspension kit and 38" rimz.

Good To Know........I did'nt think a 95 could fit over 22"?
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PostSubject: Need Help w/ 22"s   Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:07 pm

I just got a 95 buick riviera supercharged wit 120,000 the car is in excellent shape. i got it for $2,500 is that good price?.... I wanna put some rims on the car and i wanna know can i put 22" on it .
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:12 pm

i would say that's a slightly better than fair price. i would guess that would typically run about 3-3.5k for the year/miles/condition.

and yes you can put 22" on it although i promise 18-20" looks really nice! 22" is more than necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:21 pm

tanx. if i go for the 22 do you know if i have to do any mods,
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:35 pm

I got mine at 140,000 miles for $4,500 in 2002. I'd say even with depreciation you still did excelent.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:54 pm

Man it's like I'm making duplicate accounts or something...

22"s will work, just some minor rubbing on the front of the front fenter with the wheels cut, check the sig pic for my sick setup.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:45 am

racinfan wrote:
Man it's like I'm making duplicate accounts or something...

22"s will work, just some minor rubbing on the front of the front fenter with the wheels cut, check the sig pic for my sick setup.

Dat's just wrong...smile
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:00 am

Never understood why people spend money on rims. I have never changed the rims on a car or truck that I have owned, my dollars go to performance. It must be that I am cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:00 am

There are three reasons I would change a rim: 1) The factory wheels are too small for the car, or they are not nice-looking; 2) The car is going to be raced, so a weight reduction or handling improvement is needed; or 3) One or more of the OEM wheels are damaged/defective.

The older style was 14 or 15" wheels with a bigger tire wall, but most modern sedans use a lower profile wall with a bigger 17" or 18" wheel. Upgrading to a bigger wheel while decreasing tire wall size will change the look of the car, making it look more current and up-to-date. This is commonly referred to as a "+1" or "+2" upgrade. You get a bigger wheel, but it won't throw off your speedo. Imo, 18"s on the Riviera look very good proportionally.

Factory wheels might be made of aluminum, but they're heavy, especially with all that chrome on there. Wheels can be made amazingly light nowadays. Decreasing their mass can enable you to accelerate and brake more efficiently. Changing to a wider wheel with a lower profile tire can change the ride and handling of the car quite a bit. If you really want to stick in the turns, this could be the key. Tires can affect overall handling more so than struts, springs, stabilizer bars, etc.

If you hit a curb or pothole hard enough to crack or bend a rim, or if you just get tired of nursing a set of constantly leaking factory wheels, it's tempting to look into replacements. New factory wheels are going to be expensive, probably more than a lot of aftermarket sets. I know a guy who bought a Saturn Sky and refused the chrome wheel option because it was priced at $3k. Instead, he bought a nice set of aftermarkets with tires and saved a grand in the process. While it's true that used OEM replacements could be had for less, you're taking the chance that the new ones won't be perfect. As we all know, our chrome/aluminum wheels are notorious for leaking around the bead, used ones are no exception. The only way to really solve this is to change to a different design.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:42 pm

Donnie Darko is one of the best movies of all time wink
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:27 pm

^^^ I was thinking the same. Great soundtrack.

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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:59 pm

I got 20s on mine. I like the ride and the look.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:14 am

YEA YO RIV LOOK NICE MY DUDE...........WHAT TINT PERCENT DO U HAVE?

20%........5%?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Big Wheels Question.............Will they fit?!   Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:28 am

Thanks DoughBoy. 20% all the way around.
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