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cityguy
post Nov 5 2012, 07:59 AM
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Hi guys, advice needed. I am looking to buy a set of second hand alloys, the dimensions of my present wheels are 7J x 17 x 52.5

I have been offered a set but the dimensions are 7J x 17 x 49, would anyone know if this wee difference (49/52.5) is important or not.

My tire size is 205 x 50 x 17 the tire size on the wheels I have been offered are 225 x 50 x 17. I don't want to buy these wheels only to find out that my tires don't fit

Thanks for any advice (Glasgow)



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post Nov 5 2012, 05:28 PM
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The increase in the wheel offset shouldn't matter much; but that tire size is 20 MM wider than your current 205; and computes to a profile about 10MM or 0.4" greater than what you're currently running (or a wheel/tire radius about 0.4" greater). Do you have that space available in your wheel well ?

Can you mount just one and check for rubbing ? . . . . BEFORE committing to purchase ?
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post Nov 5 2012, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (cityguy @ Nov 5 2012, 08:59 AM)
Hi guys, advice needed. I am looking to buy a set of second hand alloys, the dimensions of my present wheels are 7J x 17 x 52.5

I have been offered a set but the dimensions are 7J x 17 x 49, would anyone know if this wee difference (49/52.5) is important or not.

My tire size is 205 x 50 x 17 the tire size on the wheels I have been offered are 225 x 50 x 17. I don't want to buy these wheels only to find out that my tires don't fit

Thanks for any advice (Glasgow)

i have a set of five alloys with good tyres with the set of bolts the tyres are 205 .65.15 and i am in glasgow for £160 they came from the volvo s80
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post Nov 6 2012, 01:47 AM
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By playing with the wheel/tyre comparer in the following link it seems the new wheel/tyre combination compared to the old will be about 0.3" closer to the suspension on the inside and stick out 0.5" more on the outside as well as going about 2mph faster when the speedo reads 60mph, all of which is generally acceptable.

However, still best check there is more than 0.3" clearance with the suspension components with your current wheel/tyre combination.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp?item=W...e%20to%20suit%2

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post Nov 11 2012, 04:54 AM
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Sorry I have not replied sooner guys but thanks for the adsvice, I am a wee bit wiser now thanks to your help.
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