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Old 05-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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ok I know we have 5 x 115mm on our cars but I was wondering
about 5 x 114.3'* . anybody drivewith them?
whats your thoughts? there is a guy near me selling a set of
18 x 8 5 x 114.3'* . with 245-45-18z he said he had them on his Eldorado and if Im
not mistaken dont the caddys run the same bolt pattern as us.
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Don't do it. It can be VERY dangerous. The lug doesn't fully support the rim. Rim and hub damage can occur.
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The proper and safe thing to do is only use 5x115

but... saying that I'm running 5x114.3 on my 97, without any issues.... so far...
I've had them on for around 2 years now....
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my buddy was looking at 114.3 rims for his malibu and i told him HELL NO...
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Straight driving, there isn't alot of danger except at higher speeds. In turns you can get into danger with those. I've seen them destroy wheels, and I've seen a couple come off.
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here is a question though, what if you use the hub centric rings? the guys at grandprix.net suggested that to make sure the wheel is centered and a lot of them seem to be running wheels with a 5x114.3 pattern. this would def. make sure the rim was centered on the hub and keep it on straight.
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