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 Post subject: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Hi guys just wanted to check if these wheels would fit my car, as I am unsure of the measurements between the studs.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sunshine ... 1028521279

also my car currently has 16 inch standard steel rims and these are 17"

thanks for your help

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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:05 pm 
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wrong offset, you have to run hub adaptors to use these rims.
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Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Just be aware that if you run hub adapters on the road you are essentially driving an unroadworthy vehicle. They are for Off Road use only (legally)
Not only could you risk getting a defect notice slapped on your car, but if you're unfortunate enough to be involved in a crash your insurance company may use the fact you had adapters on as a reason not to pay out any claims you may raise. Even if the adapters were not a factor in the crash.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Is there any other way to run au onwards wheels without wheel spacers? Could u use au front suspension arms and brakes on el nl cars??

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Jughead wrote:
Is there any other way to run au onwards wheels without wheel spacers? Could u use au front suspension arms and brakes on el nl cars??

Sadly no.. It would be nice if we could though, as that would open up the better brake options as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Damn cause i really like the g6e 19s. Is there any way to run post au wheels other then buy copies

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Is there any other way to run au onwards wheels without wheel spacers? Could u use au front suspension arms and brakes on el nl cars??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:52 am 
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thanks for the info,

won't be buying them then..

just out of curiosity, my fairlane has an alloy in the boot and 4 steel rims on the car,

has the previous owner sold the fairlane alloys for drugs or something as I was sure that they would come with the car as standard and who would want to downgrade?

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Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:32 am 
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yes the fairlane should have alloy rims standard.
someone has sold them or stole them ..lol
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 Post subject: Re: Will these wheels fit my 1996 Fairlane EL?
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:48 am 
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Jughead wrote:
Is there any other way to run au onwards wheels without wheel spacers? Could u use au front suspension arms and brakes on el nl cars??


You can't fit AU parts to the E Series suspension without fitting the AU K Frame.

You could fit a Brake upgrade kit which will give you a +36 offset and then fit an AU diff. This will then give you +36 offset alround.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FALCON-BIG-B ... 27d88d2219

This kit comes in +20 on the std offset and +28 on the std offset. This gives you either +26 (Mustang) or +34 which is good enough for AU to B/F series wheels (+36).
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