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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 21 Feb 2019 - 16:11

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 21 Feb 2019 - 16:21

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 21 Feb 2019 - 16:29

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 21 Feb 2019 - 18:04

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 27 Feb 2019 - 5:03

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 27 Feb 2019 - 18:33

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 12 Sep 2019 - 23:33

ubushaus wrote:
FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Atsrim11

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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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu 19 Sep 2019 - 1:50

[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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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 EmptyThu 19 Sep 2019 - 19:35

That could only be more sweet with red brake calipers that say "Corvette" on them.


FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 153817d1226558016-c5-corvette-caliper-brake-conversion-100_0034

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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 26 Mar 2020 - 2:43

Looking through 'vette rims, original and knock-off.

If you can't have a Riv centercap, a Corvette center cap is the next best thing!

Here are my favorites -

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Wheel-95-pace

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Wheel-96-gs

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 H-981

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 H-438b_81

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 H-1048


I wouldn't get these but I am a little curious to know how they'd look on the Riv -

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Wheel-84-85

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

Definitely very "period!"

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turtleman wrote:
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.

18"s? How do these ride?
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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 EmptyTue 21 Apr 2020 - 23:41

What 17" chrome newer Buick oe rims would work? The offset needs to be inside the wheel well.
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The rims and brakes from the XLR would look good on the Riv too.
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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 EmptySat 11 Jul 2020 - 17:19

For those who wondered what a Riv would look like with Bonneville diamond rims, this came up on Cars and Bids. FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 DkL0SvE
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Well how about that. I actually was wondering what it would look like with that style of rim.

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That actually looks sharp. I was planning on getting a similar design from one of those fancy aftermarket companies. Thanks for the photo!
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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 EmptyTue 14 Jul 2020 - 4:29

Which one would you choose?

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 24268_31804_8618
FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Momo-europe-300
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DeepFrozen wrote:
Which one would you choose?

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 24268_31804_8618

I'd go with this one.
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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 EmptyTue 14 Jul 2020 - 6:54

The Rivi on Bonneville rims reminds me of this -

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 1993-Isdera-Commendatore-112i-10

Because my Riv is a similar shade of silver, I thought of putting a big set of gold BBS rims on it. The 95 ZR-1 rims are more subtle though.

Odd fact - The production Commendatore was called the "Silver Arrow," but it didn't have the gold BBS rims, which was a shame.

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Jack the R wrote:
DeepFrozen wrote:
Which one would you choose?

FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 24268_31804_8618

I'd go with this one.

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FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Zr1-rims

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

Those 95 ZR1 rims fit the Riv so well they look stock.

My photochop lost the dimensionality from the BBS rims, which were lit from the wrong direction as well - I'm sure they'd look better IRL. I don't think they look $700 per rim better than the repro ZR1 rims though. I love it. The Riv is like a big Corvette anyway. The Riv is more a Corvette than the Mustang Mach E is a Mustang.
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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 EmptyMon 10 Aug 2020 - 5:01

Jack the R wrote:
DeepFrozen wrote:
Which one would you choose?

I'd go with this one.

You got it:

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FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 A81282b5609ede5b67f97cf34fceeebd


And here are previous rims:
FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv - Page 38 Da622447ff4cb24e6f105f1e5be7a5c7

These were factory Cadillac STS rims. What I found out when I was swapping tires - these STS rims are noticeably lighter than my new ones.
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The new rims look far better than the STS rims. Are they larger? Can you feel a difference in ride and handling?
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