Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, XLR Rim Question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello all! Long time Eldorado owner and I just bought a 2007 XLR. Love it!!! Have a question though. I ...
- 01-22-13 06:10 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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XLR Rim Question
Long time Eldorado owner and I just bought a 2007 XLR.
Have a question though.
I found these rims:
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
- 01-30-13 03:29 AM #2
Re: XLR Rim Question
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.Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
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- 02-03-13 05:16 PM #3
Re: XLR Rim Question
Many Thanks GizmoQ!!!
That's the conclusion I came to also
Will definitely chec out the Vette wheels.
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