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New wheels for 95 Triple black??
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu Feb 21, 2019 2:11 pm

I'm thinking of getting a set of these for my Riv:

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 IhWk2vb

Here are the specs:
Wheel Diameter: 17”
Wheel Width: 7”
Bolt Pattern: 5x115
Offset: 46
Hollander: 4092
Fits: 2008-11 Buick Lucerne

Seems like they would fit the Riv, but I'm a little worried about the offset. Could there be something else I'm missing that could make them not fit?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu Feb 21, 2019 2:21 pm

the only issue I can think of is tire rubbing on the inner wheel well or a control arm or some such. Lucerne and Riv are (close) cousins, turns out. Lucerne and Park Ave are fraternal twins.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu Feb 21, 2019 2:29 pm

I have 2007 Lucerne CXS 18" rims, they fit perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu Feb 21, 2019 4:04 pm

Stock offset for the 7" wide Riviera wheel is 38-40 mm. 6mm is like a 1/4". Should be no problem. Just to be on the safe side, take a look at what clearance you have on the inside of the tire now. It will move 1/4" towards the inner fender.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 3:03 am

My summer rims are Cadillac STS 7" R16 ones with ET51. No problem at all.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 4:33 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys! Yeah, I think those rims I identified will work fine. I read this entire thread looking for rim ideas. Very subjective, of course. Larger rims make the Riv look more contemporary, which is good, but 18" rims a bit too contemporary, I feel. I want to hold onto a bit of a retro look. I also want more classy than sporty. I'm hoping those Lucerne wheels will give me what I'm looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 10:33 pm

ubushaus wrote:
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I went with these after shattering a stock chrome rim on the highway. Knock off Cadillac ATS rims by OE Wheels. 18x8 with 245-45-18 tires.

Nice wheels, but how's their durability? Before I fit my new nexen tires, I'm planning to buy new rims also and getting some replica ones is one of my options.
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Nice job.
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[quote="ubushaus"]FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Atsrim11
I would never have guessed it but yeah - that works quite well
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FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 I0Ribj

This is a more involved option for sure but the C5 wheels look good. I threw them on my car with 1.25" wheel adapters for the different lug pattern and basically the front is ok like that. The rears will rub the inside of the fender under decently hard steering. The nicer solution I came up with is change the rear wheel hubs out for a the part used on the front of a 4th gen f-body. You need to drill the threads in the hubs through so they're like the riv hubs but that's about it. The wheels fit without an adapter then. The rear hubs off a vette should work for the front but I haven't seen the need to switch yet. Hubs aren't cheap either. I probably will do it though eventually.
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That could only be more sweet with red brake calipers that say "Corvette" on them.
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