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Got my z24 wheels on. by Buck531
Started on: 05-24-2016 09:24 PM
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Report this Post05-24-2016 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Buck531Click Here to Email Buck531Send a Private Message to Buck531Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I picked up my Fiero about 2 months ago and the tires were pretty rotted pretty bad but enough to drive on. I searched around on here on what wheels would work and and also would be cheap. I ended up 16" cavalier z24 wheels I picked up on Craigslist last week for $100. A few days later I was looking for tires that weren't junk so I found a set for $65 bucks. Sumitomo's with barely any treadwear. I swear the tires are probably stolen (would make sense because the part of town I got them in).

So I started stripping them as they were pretty nasty and one had a nice slice down the center of two of the spokes.

Then got a few decent coats of primer and then ended up with Dupli-color silver/gray wheel paint along with some clearcoat.

Not a bad investment for about $200 including the stripper, paint, clear, etc. I had my son mount the tires on the wheels for free since he works at a tire shop .

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They look good and congrads on the price
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IMO, you need a set of These on the back.
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Report this Post05-26-2016 12:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Buck531Click Here to Email Buck531Send a Private Message to Buck531Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah I probably do need some of those. I couldn't see a price in the thread? I might do something in the future but for now this plan was to get rid of the 15" wheels and the rot in the 3 of the 4 tires I was running. Just to keep it somewhat safer.
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Originally posted by Buck531:

Yeah I probably do need some of those. I couldn't see a price in the thread?


At $35, these spacers Here are about half of what I paid several years ago.

I suspect your wheels probably have the same 42mm offset as the Sunfire wheels I use. One inch (25mm) hubcentric spacers will be perfect on your rear wheels.
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do, not.. DO NOT cheap out on Wheel adapters...

[This message has been edited by E.Furgal (edited 05-26-2016).]

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Report this Post05-26-2016 08:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Buck531Click Here to Email Buck531Send a Private Message to Buck531Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. I probably won't do anything until I finish the 3800 swap (whenever that'll be). Right now i'm still collecting parts and need to put the 3800 motor back together.
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do, not.. DO NOT cheap out on Wheel adapters...



+1 on that. Watching your wheel pass you is not a pleasant thing.
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Watching your wheel pass you is not a pleasant thing.


Some people believe that'll eventually be an occurrence no matter what the quality of the spacers/adapters are. I'm not one of those people.
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Report this Post06-10-2016 04:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by E.Furgal:

do, not.. DO NOT cheap out on Wheel adapters...



It is not actually the wheel adaptors it is the bolts sheering threads so never buy cheap bolts.
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