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How to Tell what Wheel/Rim your car needs?

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Long story short, got a flat tyre on my banger ,need the car tomorrow, someone is selling the exact make/model 2 (like new) tyres on steel wheels ( I got steel wheels as well on the car currently) for…
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banned5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Long story short, got a flat tyre on my banger ,need the car tomorrow, someone is selling the exact make/model 2 (like new) tyres on steel wheels ( I got steel wheels as well on the car currently) for pennies very locally to me. But... How do I know the wheels would fit my car?

I do not have the time ( nor wish) to visit my local scam-garage to get swapped for a new ones and someone suggested me to look for used tyres on wheels where you don't need the tyres fitted and can put them right on.. Genius..

I have 4 stud-holes, and the guy selling them has 4 stud-holes and they have the same size tyre on and look very similar, that's about all I know.. Is there a place to cross check which cars take which wheels so I can see if they would fit or something like that?
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banned5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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If the tyre number is the same and they are same number of studs they should be ok.

Edited By: barrel24 on Sep 06, 2016 17:25: .
#3
If its the exact same make and model then it will 98% fit. Only time it might not fit is if youve a bog standard version and trying to take alloys from a range top/sport model. But generally the fitament offset and stud pattern eill be the same.

For extra clarity post what makes and models you have.
#4
If they tyre sizes are the same and they are coming off same make/model then 99% they will fit.

Some times some models do come with different size wheels i,e some 15" some 16" but then the tyre sizes would be different.



Edited By: shauneco on Sep 06, 2016 19:26
#5
You need to have the same stud pattern (4x100,4x108, etc) and a close enough ET. Size of the wheels do not matter, tyres do not matter although getting the correct tyres for your vehicle would be useful as your speedo will be incorrect if not.

I was running 17" 4x100 with ET40 and now currently running 16 4x100 with ET15 and have now had to buy spacers to stop the wheels rubbing on my struts, and I'm currently going to 17s with ET15 so will have to run spacers again
#6
Not to be rude but you shouldnt really be messing about with your car if you dont know what your doing

Only way youll know for sure is to try the wheel on the car. Make sure the centre of the wheel fits flush on the flange as some wheels will fit but leave a gap then u would need spacers as all the strain would be on your wheel studs/nuts

Also check the speed and load rating is correct for your vehicle. I see alot of people trying to do things to their own motors and messing it up and it costing twice as much to fix as it would of before. You should b ok with wheels though theyll either fit or wont

Dont forget to torque the nuts and tighten opposites last thing u want is them flying off lol
#7
Don't skimp on tyres, they are the only thing in contact with the ground for your car.
You can get some good tyres for around £100 per corner from black circles
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thecoolguy
Don't skimp on tyres, they are the only thing in contact with the ground for your car.
You can get some good tyres for around £100 per corner from black circles

Seriously, if he's driving a banger then £100 a corner is probably more than the whole car is worth...

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