Getting wheels that fit

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Time has come to get new rims but before you indulge into wonderful world of wheels there are a few things to know.
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Check stud count

Some cars have variations in stud count i.e. Vauxhall Corsa. This is mainly due to engine size difference. Bigger engine models have more wheel bolts.
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Buy similar offset wheels

Offset shows distance between mounting surface of the wheel back and wheels centre line. Wrong offset wheels might touch inner arches or suspension components. Wheels are usually stamped with their offset using the German prefix "ET", meaning "Einpresstiefe" or, literally, "insertion depth". An example would be "ET50" for a 50mm offset. Also number with prefix "IS" or  on its own usually can be found on back side of the wheel or as well as the front side hidden behind centre cap in some models . Small difference in offset is tolerable.
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Be aware of size

Putting smaller size wheels  might be impossible due to oversized brake discs etc. even if alloys are for same make model car. If your vehicle is with 18" alloys chances are 15" won't fit. On the opposite hand fitting wheels that are too big will effect handling in a negative way and put out speedometer readings. To counter this it is possible to fit bigger rims with low profile tyres leaving wheel diameter same. Rule for guidance is for 1" increase in rim size profile rating has to go down by 10-15. In example 15" wheels with 60 profile tyres would be roughly same size as 16" 50 or 17" 40. Please have in mind that higher profile tyres will make your drive softer and more comfortable.
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Research other options

It is worth checking wheel fitment databases online to find exact measurements and other compatible models.  There are many wheels that fit wide range of cars.
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Use spigots

Wheels that have same PCD (stud count and position) but bigger centre bore can be fitted with help of spigot rings. These inexpensive plastic pieces prevent vibration which would occur otherwise. This way you can have unique looking rims or find better deals.
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Consult with seller

If you are not sure about fitment or want to know your options easiest way to find out is contact seller. We have extensive industry knowledge and are happy to help. Clicking on the image will redirect you straight to our shop.
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