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Old 12-22-2004, 03:56   #1 (permalink)
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AU wheels on an EB

hey guys
I own an EB falcon and i wanted to put the AU series 2 XR8 wheels on it, is this a straight fit?
the xr8 ones are 17 inch and i think 225 or maybe 235.
any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: AU wheels on an EB

Nope. They're are going to sit in too far due to the difference in offset. They'll actually fit on the back but they'll sit in A LOT and they're going to hit on the brakes on the front. As far as I'm aware spacers are illegal in VIC but you may want to check with VicRoads.
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Re: AU wheels on an EB

you can get copies of those wheels to suit an EB.
go that way if you can find them in shops.
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Old 12-23-2004, 18:33   #4 (permalink)
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Re: AU wheels on an EB

hmm yeh.
What other mags would suit my eb then.
my budget is around $1000 with tyres so brand new stuff isnt really possible, so i was looking at 2nd hand wheels. I would go up to 1300 maybe. I can get EL GT fakes with tyres for 1290. is that good? are they alright even though they are fake?
i was also thinking about el xr8 ones to.
i want 16" or 17". what should i get?
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EL GT's for $1300 aint a bad price... is that new or 2nd hand tyres?
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Old 12-23-2004, 22:30   #6 (permalink)
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thats with new tyres, i heard somewhere though that gt fakes are pretty bad quaility and dont last long, like get cracks and stuff. does anyone know about this
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A lot of the copies are done by cheap (almost backyard) operators overseas. I haven't heard of any specific cases, but I know some of these wheels are done by BSA, and as I said in one of my other posts, BSA quality is ordinary at best.
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If you have around $1300.00 to spend,try some speedy longchamps.
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