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Old 06-06-2006, 12:16 AM   #1
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Hey all, I'm just browsin through ebay (just discovered it a few days ago) and I may not see many Buick rims, but I do see alot of dirt cheap Cadillac rims, in sets of 4.

Question is, I know 16 inch will fit, but will a 16X7 fit? I'm assuming thats the diameter and the width of the rim lips. I was looking at some other rims, that are 17 inch too, but will they fit? My main concern is that they don't rub against anything , strut tower, or the wheel well. Maybe a little rubbing of the inner wheel well from the tire is ok, nothing serious.

16x6.5 should fit, but again, will a 16x7, or a 17x7 fit?

Thanks in advance! You'll all be the first to know what, and when I get em!
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yes, 16x7 will definitely fit -I had an almost identical car to you (still have...maroon 1989 Lesabre Limited) and I had 16x7 crosslaces on it for a week while I waited looked for tires for the 16x6.5" 1993 Park Avenue Ultra rims.

For tires I'd say go with either 215/60/16 or 225/60/16.
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Thank-you! I really appreciate that!
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Hmm, now what about a 17 by 7.5??

There are other rims there, that would look nice, but only come in 17 inch. and one things for sure, its GOTTA be chrome!
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17x7.5 probably will, but it'* most likely going to rub the tires on the tie rods or inner fender on tight turns. If going to 17" I suggest 225/50/17'*, or maybe 225/55/17'*.
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