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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:04 pm 
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is the rubber on my 15" wheels (stock gli ef)
the same WIDTH as el xr 15's?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:10 pm 
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Dunno, you tell us what size rubber you are running.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:37 pm 
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Well stock rim width is 6.00J (6") as opposed to XR series which is 7.00J (7").

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:05 pm 
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oh f**k, thats not cool...

i have stock wheels and wanna put my rubber onto el xr wheels.... no good?

so going by what you say, they wont fit?

 

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looking at e series tech oage
says for ef:
Wheels and tyres
205/65/R15, 15" wheels
225/50/R16, 16" wheels (EF Tickford 16" Wheel Option)

and for EL
Wheels and tyres
205/65/R15, 15" wheels
225/50/R16, 16" wheels (EL Tickford 16" Wheel Option)

but they dont say xr6 or a anything?
(these are 15's too, not 16's)

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:25 pm 
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if you've got 15" tyres, and have XR 15" rims, then yes the tyres will fit - they may not look as 'fat' as they would if you had a wider profile, but they'll still go on ok. 225's look good, but they're not cheap for what they are :?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:28 pm 
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what tools do i need to transfer rubber
or am i better off just going to bobjane and paying $11 a wheel to transfer rubber across

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:31 pm 
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go to a tyre shop - they have the tools necessary to do it! plus, you'll need a balance & alignment as well, or else you'll be inviting uneven tyre-wear, and you'll have to replace the tyres sooner than you otherwise would have to. although its extra $$$ its def worth getting done :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:32 pm 
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u can do it with a match and lighter fluid! i've seen in on abc...it was done in antartica ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:32 pm 
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I'm only looking at an EL Owners manual, and Fraser is correct - the std 205's will fit XR rims, and also F/mont & F/mont Ghia rims (which are 7"). Your load rating drops a bit from the std 94 down to 90 - but this shouldn't be a worry.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:08 pm 
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cheers al (bundy)

also i get fleet discount.. i know it works with alignment, not sure if rubber transfers...

 

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chunkz wrote:
cheers al (bundy)
Al's the man . . . . 8-)

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also i get fleet discount.. i know it works with alignment, not sure if rubber transfers...
Yeah, as suggested by the others, fitting and balancing is mandatory - not that expensive, saves you a lot of effort with tyre levers/jacking, etc. Wheel alignment is only necessary if you've noticed uneven wear on your front - and if you haven't had one in a while. Check out your front suspension for excessive play if you plan to get an alignment, i.e. wheel bearing adjustment, steering gear, ball joints, etc. Don't just wobble the wheels for ball joints, actually use a pinch bar or the tapered end of your wheel brace to check for movement. Not much point getting an alignment done on a substandard suspension. Also ask for a print out of your alignment figures.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:00 pm 
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i had an alignment like
4 weeks ago... when i got new rubbers

will i need another with new wheels (same rubber)?

 

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i had an alignment like
4 weeks ago... when i got new rubbers will i need another with new wheels (same rubber)?
No - should be okay, alignments are suspension related more so - the readings are simply taken off the rims. Provided rims aren't badly damaged/warped (which should be noticed during install/balancing).
Still check out your suspension though if you haven't already - the alignment guys won't tell you if ball joints are worn - better if you know what state it's in.

 

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if you've got 15" tyres, and have XR 15" rims, then yes the tyres will fit - they may not look as 'fat' as they would if you had a wider profile, but they'll still go on ok. 225's look good, but they're not cheap for what they are :?

i love 225's :D

 

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