WAIT ! I'm not going to ask if I can put AU/BA wheels on my EF !:s4
well maybe, but not the front...
I'm in the market for a new set of wheels shortly and have been talking to various wheel/tyre places. As per usual in the discussion came up the topic of spacers and using AU/BA wheels because of the different offset etc. I initially thought these were required on all 4 wheels but apparently it's only for the front. They said I can put any wheels on the back ?
I've got a set of wheels from my old vn commodore. Will these fit on the rear ?
The main reason I ask is I'm looking for a spare (the car didnt come with one) I need one temporarily till I get my new wheels - then I'll have 4 spares. If the commo ones will fit I may as well put them to use.
I don't think the Commo wheel will have the correct offset AND correct bore hole AND correct stud pattern. I'd forget that idea.
It's true that AU offset wheels foul on the front uprights. They would probably physically fit on the rear but will move the wheel/tyre more inboard, changing the rear track. Both illegal and a bad look even if they do fit (fouling may occur on the inner sheetmetal or brakes or suspension components).
Yeh can anyone shed some light on what cars share the same stud pattern and offset as the falcon xf-el, eg: do skylines??? I posted this on skyline forums n no one knew, so the next best thing is to try it out for myself!
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I’ve seen AU1 XR wheels on Soarer/SC400’s and also on a Mitsubishi Express van (the new model with the bonnet) – not sure if wheels from these would be ok but Mitsi van wheels – perhaps? If you’re after a spare, surely a standard EF steel wheel would be the cheapest?
afaik your basically screwed on finding any other brand of car that's wheels will be the correct offset for a e* falcon. I'm fairly sure that the E series falcon was unique in the world in terms of offset ( maybe there is a russki car somewhere that matches it :) )
AU's and BA's are "normal" by comparison I think, and are compatible with a few other models in offset at least ( magna rings a bell here )
Rollin - have you checked the tyre factory or similar in dandenong ? ( I can't remember their website ), but they claim to be able to find just about any rim...
afaik your basically screwed on finding any other brand of car that's wheels will be the correct offset for a e* falcon. I'm fairly sure that the E series falcon was unique in the world in terms of offset ( maybe there is a russki car somewhere that matches it :) ).......
I believe that the 5 stud Ford Explorer wheels (previous model), Jeep Cherokee (Grand Cherokee etc), light commercial Toyota's (Hiace, Hilux, Tarago?) and some other (aftermarket) 5 stud offroad wheels are the same stud pattern and offset as the E-series Falcons.
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