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 Post subject: Au/El Wheels interchangable?
Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Just a quick silly question. I just wanted to know if the wheels between the EL and AU can be interchange without any modifications?

I just need to know as I am getting my car roadworthy tested and it has been knocked back due to 18inch wheels. So I am looking at putting on my mates Au wheels for the inspection.

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:02 pm 
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they will fit the stud pattern, but the offset is wrong and do not sit out far enough. They do not have the clearance over the rotors/calipers.

Spacers is the illegal option to make them fit.

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:19 pm 
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I just need to know as I am getting my car roadworthy tested and it has been knocked back due to 18inch wheels.


Knocked back fro 18" wheels.
That sucks.

But what DC_Todd said, only way is to get the correct offset wheels, or use a spacer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au/El Wheels interchangable?
Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:27 pm 
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why did the car fail the roadworthy because of 18" wheels?

unless hes being REALLY fussy and questioning ADR approval of the wheels or any obvious offset/width issues, he cant fail them for the size as long as rolling diameter is correct
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:45 pm 
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why did the car fail the roadworthy because of 18" wheels?

unless hes being REALLY fussy and questioning ADR approval of the wheels or any obvious offset/width issues, he cant fail them for the size as long as rolling diameter is correct


You are allowed 2" over original size wheels, On an EF that is 17", on an EL it is 18" due to the 16" FTR optioned wheels. So if you have an EL you should be OK.

And he can fail them due to size. if you are within the 2" increase on original option wheels they must also be within the rolling dia allowance.
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:55 pm 
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hmm i thought this topic has been brought up a few times. In QLD its rolling diameter and im nearly sure other states were the same

have you got a link to light vehicle modification laws in VIC/NSW?
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:02 pm 
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why did the car fail the roadworthy because of 18" wheels?

unless hes being REALLY fussy and questioning ADR approval of the wheels or any obvious offset/width issues, he cant fail them for the size as long as rolling diameter is correct


You are allowed 2" over original size wheels, On an EF that is 17", on an EL it is 18" due to the 16" FTR optioned wheels. So if you have an EL you should be OK.

And he can fail them due to size. if you are within the 2" increase on original option wheels they must also be within the rolling dia allowance.


Edit, on EF if you have a Tickford optioned vehicle, XR6/8 Series II or Series II Fairmont Ghia you can go 18" as they were optioned with 16" Tickford Wheels.
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:52 pm 
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Hell I am confused now. The wheels on the car are not overly big. Just your standard size 18s.

Whats my best option now? Leave em on again and try fight it, or just try find other wheels?
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Hell I am confused now. The wheels on the car are not overly big. Just your standard size 18s.

Whats my best option now? Leave em on again and try fight it, or just try find other wheels?

Show them the tyre placard? That could solve the issue... if the 16" wheel is one there.

But that said, could we all say that the 17" EL GT wheels were the maximum size from stock, therefore allowing 19"?

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:22 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
BoostedVT wrote:
Hell I am confused now. The wheels on the car are not overly big. Just your standard size 18s.

Whats my best option now? Leave em on again and try fight it, or just try find other wheels?

Show them the tyre placard? That could solve the issue... if the 16" wheel is one there.

But that said, could we all say that the 17" EL GT wheels were the maximum size from stock, therefore allowing 19"?



Cheers thanks mate. This is going to sound like a dumb question. Can you please tell me what I need to look for on the tyre placard?
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:24 pm 
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BoostedVT wrote:
Hell I am confused now. The wheels on the car are not overly big. Just your standard size 18s.

Whats my best option now? Leave em on again and try fight it, or just try find other wheels?

Show them the tyre placard? That could solve the issue... if the 16" wheel is one there.

But that said, could we all say that the 17" EL GT wheels were the maximum size from stock, therefore allowing 19"?


Fitted only to the EL GT and not an option on standard issue vehicles.
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REW93N wrote:
BoostedVT wrote:
Hell I am confused now. The wheels on the car are not overly big. Just your standard size 18s.

Whats my best option now? Leave em on again and try fight it, or just try find other wheels?

Show them the tyre placard? That could solve the issue... if the 16" wheel is one there.

But that said, could we all say that the 17" EL GT wheels were the maximum size from stock, therefore allowing 19"?



Cheers thanks mate. This is going to sound like a dumb question. Can you please tell me what I need to look for on the tyre placard?


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