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 Post subject: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Hi, I know this is supposed to be a very stupid question but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere (and yes, I did use the search button!)... There's a lot of conflicting information out there, so I'm a bit lost.

I have a BA ute XLS and bought a set of FG XR6T genuine wheels with tires (245/40) and tried to mount them to the car but the front wheels look like they will rub on the suspension tower... I didn't even finish putting the wheel on because it was touching even before I'd tighten the bolts. The rear fits fine.

Is the offset from the BA/BF different to the FG? If so, how different?? I want to order spacers but not sure what size to get... Also, I'm assuming I'd have to use spacers on the rear as well even though they fit, right?!

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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:40 pm 
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they should fit fine.
maybe opt for some smaller profile tyres. 245/35/18 or somthin?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Wish I could but they came with tires and all... I know the BA XR8s with optional 18"s came with the 245/40s fitted. Can't understand why it won't fit on the ute...
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:52 pm 
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What wheels are they? Are they staggered fit? Are you putting the rears on the front? I didn't think XR wheels were but i know some FPV rims are. I have 18's with 235/40 on my XLS no worries... 245 are only 10mm wider overall; couldn't see that being a problem. Running 245/35 wouldn't make any difference as the 35 is the height of the sidewalls 35% of 245... And i'm almost 100% sure that AU-FG wheels are all the same offset.
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Ute the in first post of this page has FG 19's on it... Sure you had the wheel on hard to the hub?? not tilted in?? Sorry not that i think your talking s**t but i can't see how it could be an issue..

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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:57 pm 
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This is the wheel:
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The set came from a FG XR6T, the owner bought a set of forged 19"s and sold me his old set with tires and all. I didn't think of checking if the width of the wheels were different but I loaded them myself on the ute and I didn't notice anything different on the way the tires sat on them. I did put the 2 tires that had more wear on the rear though.
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:59 pm 
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They are originally BA or BF(??) wheels anyway.. Should fit no worries at all.
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:02 am 
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That's what I thought... but then they didn't fit so I was wondering the FG series had a different offset to the BA/BF. I read someone saying FGs +38 and BA/BF are +36 but I just can't find a way to confirm that.
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:05 am 
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ED77 wrote:
That's what I thought... but then they didn't fit so I was wondering the FG series had a different offset to the BA/BF. I read someone saying FGs +38 and BA/BF are +36 but I just can't find a way to confirm that.


:? 2mm wouldn't make a difference anyway.. But they should be +36.
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:06 am 
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True. I guess I'm at that stage where I just want an explanation! I think I might just order some spacers anyway... I'm thinking 5mm all around and see what happens?
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:11 am 
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ED77 wrote:
True. I guess I'm at that stage where I just want an explanation! I think I might just order some spacers anyway... I'm thinking 5mm all around and see what happens?


Chuck the wheel on, take some photos and post them up... I wouldn't put spacers on, and if 5mm makes the difference then somethings not right....
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:12 am 
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Cool, I'll do that in the morning. Not sure if I'll be able to show the issue properly 'cause it's rubbing on the suspension but I'll give it a go!
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:16 am 
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ED77 wrote:
Cool, I'll do that in the morning. Not sure if I'll be able to show the issue properly 'cause it's rubbing on the suspension but I'll give it a go!


I just checked mine and i can only just fit my finger between tyre and whatever the thingy is called.. haha Is it the tyre or the rim thats hitting??
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 Post subject: Re: 18in FG Wheels on BA Ute
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:20 am 
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Tire, definitely the tire. I noticed 'cause when I put the wheel I spun it with one hand and I could hear the rubber rubbing on something... and then I put my hand and felt it rubbing on the suspension tower (I'm calling it that tonight hahaha). I removed the wheel imediately but I image it will only get worse when I fit the wheel and lower the car.
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:25 am 
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ED77 wrote:
Tire, definitely the tire. I noticed 'cause when I put the wheel I spun it with one hand and I could hear the rubber rubbing on something... and then I put my hand and felt it rubbing on the suspension tower (I'm calling it that tonight hahaha). I removed the wheel imediately but I image it will only get worse when I fit the wheel and lower the car.


Maybe 245's are to wide for the front. :(

Wouldn't matter if the car was off the ground or on.. That bit (whatever it's called) that the hub mounts to... (Waits to be flammed) wont move regardless.
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