: XLR Rim Question



Frost69
01-22-13, 07:10 PM
Hello all!

Long time Eldorado owner and I just bought a 2007 XLR.
Love it!!!

Have a question though.

I found these rims:

http://www.nlmotoring.com/XXR-521-Wheels-18x8-5-Flat-Black-p/52188142.htm

and am wondering if they will fit my car, with the stock tires.
The company stated that they couldn't guarantee the wheels for my car because they are 5 X 120 and the pattern on the XLR is 5 X 120.7

Any thoughts??

Thanks :)

GizmoQ
01-30-13, 04:29 AM
Hello all!

Long time Eldorado owner and I just bought a 2007 XLR.
Love it!!!

Have a question though.

I found these rims:

http://www.nlmotoring.com/XXR-521-Wheels-18x8-5-Flat-Black-p/52188142.htm

and am wondering if they will fit my car, with the stock tires.
The company stated that they couldn't guarantee the wheels for my car because they are 5 X 120 and the pattern on the XLR is 5 X 120.7

Any thoughts??

Thanks :)

Welcome to the XLR Community.

I don't think those wheels are going to work. XLR bolt pattern is 5x120.65mm. The bolt pattern difference may seem small, but even if you do get it to work for your vehicle - it adds undue stress on the lugs and studs as well as brakes and bearings. More importantly, the offset is half what you need. The XLR offset for 18x8.5 should be +56mm.

My recommendation - start by looking for Corvette C6/Z06 wheels/replacements and buy 2 sets of front wheels. I run 18x8.5 chrome Z06 wheels on all four corners.

Frost69
02-03-13, 06:16 PM
Many Thanks GizmoQ!!!

That's the conclusion I came to also :(
Will definitely chec out the Vette wheels.