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Old 09-09-2005, 22:16   #1 (permalink)
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BA Rims on a EF

hey guys,

i was just wondering what was involved in getting BA rims on my EF xr8.
i tried putting them on and they hit on the strut. i think spacers might do but i dont know where to get them from.

also do you guys know of any good rims with a dish that would suit the xr8?

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Old 09-10-2005, 05:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA Rims on a EF

The AU and BA rims run a different offset so as you have found dont fit. You may be able to find spacers around some tyre/mag places but they are illegal in most states, if not all, and void insurance etc so are a bad idea. Hub adaptors are available but are expensive, talk to your local tyre place and they should be able to give you an idea.
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Re: BA Rims on a EF

There are BA copies available with the correct offset for E-series cars. I can't help with places, websites, etc, but your best bet would be to sell the BA wheels to a BA owner (say someone with an XT/Futura wants the XR rims) and you buy some copies for your EF.

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Old 09-19-2005, 18:48   #4 (permalink)
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Re: BA Rims on a EF

I have a set of the wheels that GHIA5L is talking about you can see a pic on the post "putting new springs in struts" as you will see mine are the BA xr8 option rims in 17" the. are from a place called wheelsdirect and are about $1000. i think he has a website now. like GHIA5L said selling the ones you have now to get the coppies is your best bet. Or also i think ROH or CSA do a version of the standard XR rim.
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Re: BA Rims on a EF

Koya wheels have a 17" rims called (oddly enough) the XR. They're almost a direct copy of the factory xr6 series 1 rim but are 1 tonne rated for fittment to the Territory. The overall appearance of these rims have as good a finish as the factory items, with offset for pre-AU as well as for AU-BA.

There is also the 17" BA XR8 copies in the previous posts which are also an option. I am personally opting for these on my XH XR6 ute. As soon as i have the dollars.

I'm with the others here, sell your rims to someone with an AU or BA and get the rims with the correct offset. I've been screwed over by insurance companies several times, and can speak from experience. Don't ghive them any ammo to cancel your policy.
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Re: BA Rims on a EF

ive got the ba xr8 rims on my ef, to fit them i had to get spacers. theres a slight vibration but apart from the there fine, been on the car for over 3 years, started with the au xr8 rims and then upgraded to the BA 18's
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