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Old 05-08-2005, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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AU/BA Wheels on EF?

Hi everyone,

I would love to get some wheels off a BA for my EF sedan. But I've heard people reckon they won't fit. Its got something to do with the offsets. Is this true? I don't even know what an offset is. Has anyone overcome this problem and put AU/BA wheels on a E series Falcon?

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Old 05-08-2005, 05:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AU/BA Wheels on EF?

No they don't fit. The offset indicates where the wheel mounting face is in relation to the width of the rim, ie closer to the inside or outside. The AU/BA wheels have the wheel mounting face closer to the outside of the wheel, so when put on the front of an EF the tyre hits the suspension - the tyre sits further inboard.

Spacers can be used to "adapt" but check to make sure they are legal where you are and that your insurance company is happy with you using them.

Several of the AU/BA rims are available as copies to fit the EF, including both the 17" and 18" XR rims. This would be a better option than using spacers.
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Re: AU/BA Wheels on EF?

I think the offset is like this:

1) Standard Offset (no offset) for standard width tyre. Tyre sits under guard nicely.

2) Positive (?) Offset. Tyre sits out wider than normal (ie half out of guard)

3) Negative (?) Offset. Tyre is tucked under guard much more, giving "fat man on barstool" look to car. Negative Offset is for really fat rims. I think the AU/BA rims have either positive or negative offset compared to E-Series Fords do they don't sit quite right...

Not sure how to describe a remedy for this though. I spose spacers would do if it's a negative offset...

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Re: AU/BA Wheels on EF?

lol my post took ages to make (got distracted)...

Perfect answer outback_ute!

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