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Old 02-12-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Chrysler rims on my Bonne?

I have some 17" 10-spoke Chrysler rims from a 97 Sebring. I bought them from my friend for $125 thinking they'd fit. Well they didn't fit completely. They were a bit loose. I figured if I used some different lug nuts they would probably fit (my lugs are a bit rounded on the back but the rims are flat at that spot).

Anyway, does anyone by some miracle know the bolt pattern for these rims/ offset? If not, where could I find this out on the internet? I'd love it if I could make these fit safely, but if not I have to sell them 'cause they're doing me no good sitting in the garage.
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So did you try to put the Chrysler lugs on or just the Bonnies. Try doing a search, I know we talked about this in the past, & somebody stated the bolt pattern.. It got brought up after someone saw a Bonneville with 300M rims on it.
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GO get them. I might be buying my friensds rims on his 88 SSE. He has the LHS chome 17'*
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So did you try to put the Chrysler lugs on or just the Bonnies. Try doing a search, I know we talked about this in the past, & somebody stated the bolt pattern.. It got brought up after someone saw a Bonneville with 300M rims on it.
No, I just used my lug nuts. And to me that'* what didn't make them fit right. It may be more than that though. I'll try a search. If I could use these rims that would be great.
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a friend of mine got some really nice custom rims from a friend of his for a song, the problem is they did'nt quite fit. He contacted a local tire/rim shop, apparently they have special lugs for just this purpose. I think he paid $50 for all of them, it may be worth it to call and check...
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i recall a aurora owner buying there aurora with 300m rims. it had a shimmy at highway speeds, when he decided to take them off for somthing else (that was the right setup) the lugs were about 1/3 the way to being sheared off.

bonnie'* and aurora share the same pattern, chysler has some nice rims, but id pass, or resell on ebay hehe
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If the rims are not the same bolt pattern, they will NEVER fit your car. Sell them for $150 and call yourself lucky. The only way to get them to fit properly is to swap out all four corners with the proper pieces/parts to accept those rims. The street rod guys have been doing this for years, but they do it right $$$. Do you think that '32 Fords really came equipped to accomodate 15" Chevy rims? If the automobile manufacturers wanted their rims to be swapped around like that, they would have standardised on a common bolt pattern/offset years ago. That hasn't happened yet, not is it likely in our lifetime.

Bolt pattern dimesions mean much more than correct fit. No amount of spacers, shims or other jury-rigged nonsense will make them fit right. You are asking for vibrations, tire wear, ridicule from friends or evern injury or death.

I am only breaking your balls on this so you don't make a stupid mistake. Lets just say that experience is talking here, ok.

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If the rims are not the same bolt pattern, they will NEVER fit your car. Sell them for $150 and call yourself lucky. The only way to get them to fit properly is to swap out all four corners with the proper pieces/parts to accept those rims. The street rod guys have been doing this for years, but they do it right $$$. Do you think that '32 Fords really came equipped to accomodate 15" Chevy rims? If the automobile manufacturers wanted their rims to be swapped around like that, they would have standardised on a common bolt pattern/offset years ago. That hasn't happened yet, not is it likely in our lifetime.

Bolt pattern dimesions mean much more than correct fit. No amount of spacers, shims or other jury-rigged nonsense will make them fit right. You are asking for vibrations, tire wear, ridicule from friends or evern injury or death.

I am only breaking your balls on this so you don't make a stupid mistake. Lets just say that experience is talking here, ok.

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Oh believe me I agree 100%. I wouldn't even try to make them fit if the pattern wasn't the same. I'm not risking my life or car'* safety for these rims. There are much better ones out there anyway. I just hope someone will buy them.
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Chrysler=5x100mm
Pontiac=5x115mm
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Yeah, zzzzzeke had some that size as well i believe, and didn't like em. Got pix?
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