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I scored free rims & tires!! But, lug pattern is off... by retroman
Started on: 03-24-2014 07:44 PM
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Report this Post03-24-2014 07:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for retromanClick Here to Email retromanSend a Private Message to retromanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So a buddy of mine had a set of 4th gen Firebird rims he was going to use on his '85 Camaro, but changed his mind and gave them to me free of charge as long as I could fit them on my '87 Fiero GT. I think they had a set of Z-rated Falkens on them. Kinda overkill for an '85 Camaro with a stocker 305 if you ask me, but hey, I ain' t complaining I don't remember sidewall height or overall diameter, but I think rim diameter is 16" and I know for sure that current tire width is 245. Also, I should mention that I performed the Fiero Store front vented disc upgrade some time ago. My only problem so far is the lug pattern is off. That said, what can I do to correct this? Does anyone sell a kit or are there parts off of other models that are interchangeable to correct the issue? And finally, in your opinion, is it worth the time, money, and potential frustration to get a pair of freebies to work, or would you just say "thanks but no thanks"?
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I have fourth Gen Camaro rims on my 84 with wheel adapters, just in the back there are clearance and balancing issues with the front the ones I have a 16x8 with a 55mm offset my wheel adapters are 25mm thick which puts me at a 30 mm offset I have a 235 60 falken ziex 512 on them they seem alright. You are going to have a hard time trying to get these to work properly in the front
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Report this Post03-25-2014 06:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup, offset and lug pattern. You will have to have adapters made to make these work.
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Report this Post03-25-2014 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I personally would sell them and look for something else that actually fits the car. There are PLENTY of choices in a 5x100 bolt pattern to fit a Fiero (4th Gen Firebirds/Camaros are 5x120.7) that you can find from other cars that it's kind of ridiculous.
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Report this Post03-25-2014 07:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They're not 'free' anymore if you have to spend all kinds of money to make them fit.

Keep the tires if you want and sell the wheels.
Get new wheels that fit your car and the tires.

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Report this Post03-25-2014 07:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any quality adapters (I wont use them period) will cost as much as a good set of wheels that fit. Ill bet even if you get them the wheels are going to stick out past the fenders like a hot wheels toy.
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Originally posted by fierosound:

They're not 'free' anymore if you have to spend all kinds of money to make them fit.

Keep the tires if you want and sell the wheels.
Get new wheels that fit your car and the tires.



^Good point!!

 
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Any quality adapters (I wont use them period) will cost as much as a good set of wheels that fit. Ill bet even if you get them the wheels are going to stick out past the fenders like a hot wheels toy.



Yeah, not so much into having rubber on the wrong side of the fender, and even though it would be the perfect excuse to go ahead with a widebody, I just don't have the cash. I think I'll just tell my buddy to sell them and put the money back into his Camaro.
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Report this Post03-26-2014 05:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah - only some guys like this look...

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Yeah - only some guys like this look...



Awww yeah, check that stance! Stretch and poke, yo! That's hella tite!

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Cars with 5X100 lug pattern


2000-2006 Audi TT (4 cyl.)
2000-2006 Audi TT (4 cyl.) Quattro
2000-2006 Audi TT (V6)
1980-1998 Buick Skylark
1989-1996 Chevrolet Beretta
1982-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
1989-1996 Chevrolet Corsica
1995-2001 Chrysler Cirrus
1988-1993 Chrysler Fifth Avenue (FWD)
1988-1993 Chrysler New Yorker
2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
1996-2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
2001-2006 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
1986-2000 Dodge Caravan
1990-1995 Dodge Caravan (AWD)
1984-1993 Dodge Daytona
1988-1993 Dodge Dynasty
1996-2000 Dodge Grand Caravan
1994-2006 Dodge Neon
2003-2006 Dodge Neon SRT 4
1980-1994 Dodge Omni GLH
1980-1994 Dodge Shadow
1980-1994 Dodge Spirit
1995-2007 Dodge Stratus Sedan
2001-2007 Dodge Stratus R/T Sedan
1990-1991 Lexus ES 250
1992-1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
1992-1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S
1992-1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SC
1992-1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL
1982-1991 Oldsmobile Calais
1982-1991 Oldsmobile Ciera
1982-1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1982-1988 Oldsmobile Firenza
1980-1985 Oldsmobile Omega
1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero
1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1986-1998 Pontiac Grand Am
1985-1994 Pontiac Sunbird
1995-2005 Pontiac Sunfire
2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe
2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8
2005-2006 Saab 9-2X
2005-2010 Scion TC
2008-2011 Scion XD
2008-2009 Scion XD TRD
1997-2011 Subaru Forester
1993-2009 Subaru Impreza
2002-2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
2003-2004 Subaru Impreza STI
2010-2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX
1990-2011 Subaru Legacy
2000-2009 Subaru Legacy GT
1995-2007 Subaru Outback Wagon
2005-2011 Subaru Outback
1986-1991 Toyota Camry
1986-2005 Toyota Celica GT
1990-1993 Toyota Celica All-Trac
1990-2005 Toyota Celica GTS
1992-1999 Toyota Celica ST
2003-2010 Toyota Corolla
2002-2009 Toyota Matrix
2009 Toyota Matrix S
2010 Toyota Matrix Base
2004-2011 Toyota Prius
2006-2009 Toyota Prius Touring
1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
1998-2009 Volkswagen Beetle turbo
1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC (V6)
1993-1998 Volkswagen Golf III GTI
1993-1998 Volkswagen Golf III VR6
1993-1998 Volkswagen Golf VR6
1999-2005 Volkswagen Golf IV
1999-2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32
1999-2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
1999-2005 Volkswagen GTI VR6
1993-1998 Volkswagen Jetta III GLX
1995-1998 Volkswagen Jetta III VR6
1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta IV (4 cyl.)
1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta IV VR6
1992-1997 Volkswagen Passat VR6
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Nice list, but they don't all have the same hub bore size or offset. Just something to be aware of.
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Nice list, but they don't all have the same hub bore size or offset. Just something to be aware of.


True, but it will help narrow your search.
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Report this Post03-28-2014 01:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for retromanClick Here to Email retromanSend a Private Message to retromanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
TbirdMarc, thank you for your input. It so happens that I have a spare set of Dodge snowflake rims that I had bought for my Spirit R/T. I forgot about them until your list mentioned the New Yorker and Caravan...
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Dodge rims on my Indy. Unfortunately, they're only 15" x 6.5"

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What do those guys with the stick out wheels do, weld the control arms to the frame. I cant see how they can drive or turn without them hitting. Ones I see driving around here are jacked up like 4x4s.
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Dodge rims on my Indy. Unfortunately, they're only 15" x 6.5"



I like these! Do you know exactly what they came off of?

Thanks, Mark
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I like these! Do you know exactly what they came off of?

Thanks, Mark


85-86 Dodge Daytona H 1416 http://www.wheelcollision.com/dod7.htm
Other Dodge wheels http://www.dempseybowling.com/shelby/wheel101.htm

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Originally posted by James Bond 007:

Read This:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/120346.html


Looks like they're drilling rotors there. Not going to help install wheels with different bolt circle.

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