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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 06:07 PM
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The BMW bolt pattern is just about the only bolt pattern that matches the Regal. I have a set of 17" aftermarket BMW wheels for winter use, the pictures are in the Wheels section. The offset is 35 mm instead of our 42 mm, but they work just fine with the proper centring ring.
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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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bmw, vette, camaro and somethin else all have 5x120

my LM reps are 35mm offset....but 8.5 inches wide which im sure your bmw wheels are thinner lol
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Mine are 17"x8" and I have 225/60R17 on there. The stance is just slightly more aggressive than with the stock wheels.

I forgot about the Camaro and the Vette - there's also the newest Lacrosse and some Cadillacs that are on 5x120. I wonder if GM is about to abandon the 5x115 they've had for decades in favour of 5x120. I think there is also the Acura TL (or RL?) that uses 5x120. It is nowhere near as popular as 5x114.3 so your choices are somewhat limited.

One thing to keep in mind is that the lug nuts on the Regal are MASSIVE. Make sure there is room for the lug nuts and the socket in whatever wheel you buy. With my wheels, they have to be pressed up against the hub in order to spin the nuts on. Otherwise, the flange on the nut rubs against the side of the hole and takes paint off.
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Just go with aftermarket lugs if you can find any, as usually most after market wheels should be used with after market lugs and stock wheels used with stock lugs. + most after market lugs are thinner and more a slim profile.
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yeah im still trying to decide on a tire width...

235/40/19 is hard to find cheap....

might just stretch a 225 over it.

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You might have a lot of difficulty with 225 on an 8.5" rim. The bead on two of my tires were just 1/8 of an inch too narrow to seat properly on my 8" rim, even when blasting 125 PSI of air through with no valve core. Straps around the tire did not help. In the end I rigged a bicycle inner tube around the rim to seal it and inflated the tire while deflating the inner tube. Normally I would just redneck it with brake cleaner and a lighter, but didn't want to toast the TPMS sensors.
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225 on a 8.5" rim will fit pending on your tyre if they are willing to stretch. Ive had guys run a 195 on a 8" wheel and 205 on a 9" wheel but those are extreme stretch.

225 on a 8.5" wheel isnt that bad at all, my buddy atm is running 225 on a 9" wheel.
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i think im going to try and get someone to take over my lease.
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okay so im the most indecisive muck ever and i got a set of bridgestone potenzas on CL today for 200

245-40-19's for the wheels....200 bones brand new....
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Brand new? Sounds like a deal.

Be sure to check the DOT code for manufacture date, make sure it's not old stock you're getting. Tires age in storage as well.
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got my K&N today from autoanything. they always have decent deals and im patient sooo shipping stuff like this doesnt make me get crazy haha


K&N is suggested...it didnt make a noticable power difference but the stock filter is rediculous (pics later). i was having a problem with my boost dying off and coming back strong at random points in the rpms. this has seemed to either cover it up or fix it. nice solid pull now.


also after looking at the inside of the airbox....someones gotta make a CAI soon for this.


will someone plz call ZZP in michigan and bother them or lets all send em emails.
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Or someone should just make a mandel bent CAI or even just a PVC piping short ram or CAI!
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