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Old 08-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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I MUST have 15". I already selected the slicks, the price is right, and they're local. Forget 16" please.

I'm not paying to have steelies widened. As mentioned above, I'm on a budget.
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They WILL work. jr's3800 just test-fitted his old steelies from the 91LE onto his 95, and the calipers do clear it, but they're only 6" wide. The tires I'm talking about are listed as 8.5'*, but are actually only a tread width of 8.1". I'd prefer a steel 7" wide 15" rim with the right offset.
Yes correct... I also checked the 15" alloys and they are also 6" ...... Hmmmm

After looking and looking, it seems that just about every GM FWD with a 15" rim was 6" wide... hmmm

So a 215 MM tread patch would be? in inches? Would that be a 8.75 " tread path?

So my 91 had a 215mm wide tire on a 6" rim...

Anyone know if there is a 7" wide 15" stock steel out there?

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Yes correct... I also checked the 15" alloys and they are also 6" ...... Hmmmm
Do you mean the spoke type ones or the earlier cross lace?
The earlier (pre 92) cross lace defintely work and are 15"
That was my spare for a while.
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Yes correct... I also checked the 15" alloys and they are also 6" ...... Hmmmm
Do you mean the spoke type ones or the earlier cross lace?
The earlier (pre 92) cross lace defintely work and are 15"
That was my spare for a while.
either the alloy or the stock steelies... The 87-89 had a spoked 15" x 6" wide rim as an option.. I think 90-91 you could have gotten a crosslace in the same size...

But every 15" alloy or steelie I can find for a GM FWD is 15 x 6

But again, even with the stock 6" steelie a series of the LE'* came from the factory with the 15" x 6" wide wearing a 215 wide tire...

Our stock 16" 92-99 rims are all 16 x 7 wearing a 225 wide tire....

I don't think there were any 15 x 7'* made for the C,H, N, W, A or U bodies, all of these used a 15 x 6

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Yes correct... I also checked the 15" alloys and they are also 6" ...... Hmmmm
Do you mean the spoke type ones or the earlier cross lace?
The earlier (pre 92) cross lace defintely work and are 15"
That was my spare for a while.
either the alloy or the stock steelies... The 87-89 had a spoked 15" x 6" wide rim as an option.. I think 90-91 you could have gotten a crosslace in the same size...

But every 15" alloy or steelie I can find for a GM FWD is 15 x 6
Yeah you're right, I searched everywhere on the internet trying to find Bill a rim, the only rim I found was a 15x7 but it was too pricey for Bill so I don't think a factory rim is available.

Sorry Bill I tried. Good Luck
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Well, if 215 is 8.5", the 6" wide steel Bonneville rim should work. I need to call the wrecker.
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yeah there is atleast three bonnevilles to pick wheels from at your local Pick a Part Bill..this is very intresting, your car with excellent traction..wow...now we are talking low 14'*....
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