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Old 10-15-2003, 02:55   #1 (permalink)
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What size wheels fit AU?

What size wheels will fit a Forte AU Series 1!!! so yeah..?? i was wondering would BA XR8 wheels fit?? cheers also..wat is stud pattern..i got hub caps ..dont have time to take off and look!!!
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Re: What size wheels fit AU?

I’m 99% sure all AU-on wheels would be happy, try searching a bit in this forum, it will have been discussed before. They did change the suspension for AU2 but I don’t think the wheel offset changed (the change to standard 16” wheels was to fit over brakes, they then used the same brakes on utes with 15” wheels so go figure!)
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Re: What size wheels fit AU?

Any AU or BA wheels fit any AU or BA.
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I’m 99% sure all AU-on wheels would be happy, try searching a bit in this forum, it will have been discussed before. They did change the suspension for AU2 but I don’t think the wheel offset changed (the change to standard 16” wheels was to fit over brakes, they then used the same brakes on utes with 15” wheels so go figure!)
Pretty sure the change to 16" wheels was to fight some of the problems with H-U-G-E wheel opening in the guards and to try fill them out a bit more
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Re: What size wheels fit AU?

Actually, I believe the 16" wheels were required to fit over the larger front callipers and discs of the AU2s.
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by no means was i claiming what i said to be gospel, it's just what i thought at the time..
The calipers are used in hoppers stoppers brake upgrade kits fot pre EA falcons, and they need a minimum of 15" wheels for clearance
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DK - I must admit I hadn't read outbacks post before writing mine - I have only just realised that mine sounds fairly harsh, when in fact it I thought i was the first to post this type of info (I think i need more sleep).

So your reason is probably as valid as any! Anyway, the point is AU2 onwards wheels will definitely fit any AU and any BA.
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