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zbaron said:
this site has 100's pics of wheels and wheels to buy and great deals to!!! you may want to spend an hour here looking well worth your time......

http://www.wheelmax.com/index.html

I looked at their site the other night. I've been hammering the net for sites that sell wheels and to find out specs on wheels that would work well on the GTO. The problem is, most sites dont list the full wheel spec (offset, lug pattern, etc) or dont have a full listing of sizes available.

One site I highly suggest just for the easy links to brand specific websites is www.wheelspecs.com
 

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Have you all noticed that Tire Rack now shows the weight of some of its wheels? I thought that was cool of them.
 

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I would be cautious with Wheelmax. I am on alot of other car forums, and the general feedback from people who have purchased through them has not been good.
 

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Have you all noticed that Tire Rack now shows the weight of some of its wheels? I thought that was cool of them.
...as well as offsets, too.

Did anyone notice that Discount Tire now has a listing for GTO fitments:

NEW BOLT PATTERN FOR GENERAL MOTORS 5-120!!!!!!!!!!
GTO IS ACTUALLY A HOLDEN MONARO FROM AUSTRALIA



WIDTH..........OFFSET............WIDTH OF TIRE
7.0...............+26/+65.............215/225/235
7.5...............+33/+61.............215/225/235/245
8.0...............+39/+55..............225/235/245
8.5..............+45/+48..............235/245/255
9.0.(MAX).........+48................245/255
REAR ONLY
8.0................+36/+65.............245/255
8.5................+42/+65...............245/255
9.0.................+48/+65...............255/265/275
9.5................+55/+64...............265/275/285

OFFSETS GREATER THAN SHOWN ABOVE WILL RUB ON REAR
FENDER LIP. (25MM FENDER LIP)
 

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So 8.5" wide wheels will fit up front as long as the offset is +45 to +48? Does this still allow the wheel to "tuck" or does it stick out some still? Personaly, I want mine to sit nice and snug under the fenders but still look good. And good luck finding 9" or 9.5" wheels with anything even close to a +48 offset.
 

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CSiJason said:
So 8.5" wide wheels will fit up front as long as the offset is +45 to +48? Does this still allow the wheel to "tuck" or does it stick out some still? Personaly, I want mine to sit nice and snug under the fenders but still look good. And good luck finding 9" or 9.5" wheels with anything even close to a +48 offset.
Based on their comment about rubbing the fender in the back, these measurements would mean tucked a little so as to not rub on the front either. Based on my measurements, this looks spot on.

You can find 9" around 45mm, REALLY close to the +48. Check Tirerack's site, but use a BMW 3 series sedan instead of the GTO. They have alot of 5x120, 9" wides wth 45mm offsets.

You also can find 9.5" wides around +55, but only 9.5" wide, as in for the corvette, with no matching fronts :(...

Additionally, the Moda R6 comes in a 18x9" 5x120.65mm (+50mm), and a 18x8" 5x120mm (+40mm), if you wanted to mix bolt patterns...
 

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Moda are not exactly "light weight" wheels, then again unless you go with hyper expensive forged wheels such as BBS.
 

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Yeah, few wheels are under 25lbs without forking out some money.

These ASA's are light:

ASA AR1
18x8 5x120 +40mm 24lbs
18x9 5x120 +45mm 22.5lbs

(just do a wheel search on 2004 BMW 325i sedan)
 

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Funny you suggest the ASA AR1, that is one of my top picks. The only thing that makes me wonder is the 45mm offset on the rear if that would be an issue or not. (The higher the offset, the more it brings the wheel under the car or the more it sticks out? Damn, I cant remember this...)
 

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CSiJason said:
Funny you suggest the ASA AR1, that is one of my top picks. The only thing that makes me wonder is the 45mm offset on the rear if that would be an issue or not. (The higher the offset, the more it brings the wheel under the car or the more it sticks out? Damn, I cant remember this...)
The more it goes in. So +45mm is 3mm too far out based on Discount's +48mm requirement. Which means you'd probably need to roll the fender just a tiny little..
 

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What offset? When I talked to them, the highest offset they had was +43mm...

Not sure but the dealer assured me a fit and I ordered 18X9 for the rear for my 275/35 Pirrelli's. I hope they do because if they no fit, they no get paid.
 

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The more it goes in. So +45mm is 3mm too far out based on Discount's +48mm requirement. Which means you'd probably need to roll the fender just a tiny little..
I can deal with rolling the fender a bit so long as it doesnt look goofy with the wheel and tire out too far. I really like the look Howie got with his wheel and tire setup on the Arrowhead Performance yellow GTO. I wish I knew the wheel specs for his setup. (Hint Hint)
 

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Not sure but the dealer assured me a fit and I ordered 18X9 for the rear for my 275/35 Pirrelli's. I hope they do because if they no fit, they no get paid.
If they are 43mm, They should still fit but would require a fender roll. 1COOLPC on this site has had issues with the Boyd Coddingtons. I think he was sent 38mm ones the first time, and they did not fit at all, even with a complete fender roll. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Will Do :)
 

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miscreant said:
...as well as offsets, too.
I'm on TireRack right now on the "wheels for a GTO" page and I don't see any offsets listed, just bolt patterns...where did you see offsets listed?
 

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...as well as offsets, too.

Did anyone notice that Discount Tire now has a listing for GTO fitments:

NEW BOLT PATTERN FOR GENERAL MOTORS 5-120!!!!!!!!!!
GTO IS ACTUALLY A HOLDEN MONARO FROM AUSTRALIA



WIDTH..........OFFSET............WIDTH OF TIRE
7.0...............+26/+65.............215/225/235
7.5...............+33/+61.............215/225/235/245
8.0...............+39/+55..............225/235/245
8.5..............+45/+48..............235/245/255
9.0.(MAX).........+48................245/255
REAR ONLY
8.0................+36/+65.............245/255
8.5................+42/+65...............245/255
9.0.................+48/+65...............255/265/275
9.5................+55/+64...............265/275/285

OFFSETS GREATER THAN SHOWN ABOVE WILL RUB ON REAR
FENDER LIP. (25MM FENDER LIP)
I want to see the original URL where this information came from. I searched Discount Tire and tires.com (Discount Tire Direct) and they had no information about this at all. So until I see the original I don't believe this. :)
 
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