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Old 06-20-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question problem with wheel spacing on my 18s

Hi all. I have a set of 18s that i'd really like to mount correctly on my 05 wagon. They are 18x7.5 with a +42 offset. Problem is when I mount them its hard to get the lugs on, i guess the hub spacing doesnt match up right, so basically the only thing holding them on the car were the lugs, which cant be good.

Also noticed a grinding/scraping noise when making hard left turns/bumps in the right rear tire, so I took em off until I could figure out a solution.

What size hubcentric rings will I need for these to fit properly/if i get them will they fit properly?

I'd like to know what I need to do to get good, SAFE fitment, but I guess if the offset isnt around +47 theres not too much I can do, unless I'm misinformed.

Any info would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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it might help if we knew what kind of wheels they are

my bet is that your tires are rubbing due to the offset...but then again, i'm not sure if +42 is pushing it on a wagon.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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roll the rear fender well.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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proper center bore alignment/fitment is essential!!!!!
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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penguin, how to I account for that? they are QT Alloy wheels, a company that has been out of business for a couple years. Will hubcentric rings fix this problem (when I put the wheels on the studs theres a gap and i have to move the wheel around to get the lugs on)?
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Hub rings can often be found at tire stores. Even if they are out of production.
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so hub rings are wheel specific? why does everyone beat around the bush and not just answer the question
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Yes they are wheel specific since they are made with different center bores. You will need to find out what the bore of your wheel is and find a ring that will adapt it to your hubs.
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That offset will be murder on your wheel bearings .
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i think i'm just gonna sell them and forget the hassle
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That offset will be murder on your wheel bearings .


hahaha OMG

so wrong
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