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is this what a 1998 deville has, 5x115mm is 114.3 the same 5x114.3?
 

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115 is close, but I'm pretty sure it's 5 x 4 1/2, at least I know my 92 is. I'll check for you at work tomarrow, I work at a tire shop :).
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thanks,I am looking to put on a set of crown vic police rims to give the car a wider look. 5x4.5 pattern,,,,,thanks again
 

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Next you should change the plates to read "Pul Ovr" :).
 

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Bolt pattern should fit, but those are rear wheel drive wheels and will probably stick out. So unless you like the lowrider look (GOD i hope not) you should check the backspacing on them.
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Thanks..........i Only Like The Lowrider Girls
 

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"Bolt pattern should fit, but those are rear wheel drive wheels and will probably stick out. So unless you like the lowrider look (GOD i hope not) you should check the backspacing on them."

outside looking like hell wrong backspaceing will cause premature failure of the wheel bearings
 

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Not on most FWD cars, that happened because of the smaller diameter of the outside bearing inside the rotor on RWD cars, FWD are better about it. Still not a good idea though.
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Using wheels made for a different stud pattern is a no-no. There are probably plenty of people who get away with it but you end up putting stress on the wheel studs that were never intended.

The wheels are machined with a tapered seat that is at the specific diameter, and using an alternate wheel that does not have the same diameter means the retaining fasteners (lug nuts) are being loaded on only part of their seating surface (ie. not on the full diameter of the nut) and the result is the load concentration on only part of the nut and wheel can lead to failure of one or the other, or both--my bet would be the wheel would have problems, especially if they are aluminum, but regardless of material, the fit is not correct.

Also, if the wheels you are thinking of using have a different hub center dimension, they either will not fit or if the hole in the wheels is larger, you will not get the normal support at the hub that the factory designs into the OE wheels and end up placing even more load on just the studs.

This is especially important on FWD cars that have both drive and steer duties, unlike a RWD car.

Just my opinion, but this is not a good plan. Don't jeopardize your car with this idea. Sorry to be a boo-bird...
 

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114.3 and 115 ARE two different bolt patterns (referred to as PCD). Many people put 114.3 wheels on their GM cars, and several wheel and tire people say it's OK except for racing. I however, would not do it. There are a few genuine 115mm PCD wheels available. When I designed wheels for Enkei several years ago, I had them make me a custom set of 115mm wheels at the factory (18x7 Enkei Shurikens). Many aftermarket wheels are lug centric (centered by the wheel studs vs. centered on the hub), so I would definitely not use any 114.3 wheel that was not centered by the hub. Additionally, I would recommend getting hub ring adapters to fit your hub, instead of running the wheels with oversized hub bores ( as many people do), which can cause high speed vibration.
 

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