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Old 04-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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So i bought a set of 4 17 inch, 5 lug rims plus 4 brand new tires for 350$... Turns out they dont fit my car, and now i have to sell them. Any idea how i should go about buying rims next time? Its my first car and no one in my family knows anything about cars, so you guys are my only hope haha.
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Bonneville'* have 5x115 lug pattern. If buying new rims make sure they are that lug pattern.
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You need to know the bolt pattern. Ask before you buy. 5x115 with a high positive offset, or a FWD wheel.
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thanks so much guys, one more thing, i just got new low beam headlight bulbs... They are nearly impossible to put in, any suggestions?
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Did you get 9005 type bulbs?
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What year is your car? I've never had to much trouble changing the bulbs. There is a write up in tech info under electrical.
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no, the size that fits my 1999 sse is a 9006. Ive got one in, but it took my 15 mins and i scratched my hand up bad. The other one is nearly impossible to get to.
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no, the size that fits my 1999 sse is a 9006. Ive got one in, but it took my 15 mins and i scratched my hand up bad. The other one is nearly impossible to get to.
Oh, damn I'm an idiot. That'* the bulb I meant. Sorry about that.
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lol no worries mouse.

Dude i wish it was that easy but i cant even fit my hand in that little hole... haha, ill figure it out, but thanks for the help guys.
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