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Old 05-24-2007, 10:53 AM
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Question 6x5.5 to 6x5 Bolt Pattern

I ask this in vain hope, knowing what the answer will be - but here goes anyway...

I bought some sweeet Tis Rims of ebay for a very nice price. The seller assured me they were for a 6x5" bolt pattern and would therefore fit on my Envoy. Guess what, they are 6x5.5"!!!

I am trying to get him to take them back, but in the mean time, I would like to know if there is any safe way to get these puppies to fit my Envoy without making the wheels stick out illegally?

I really love these rims, and whoever can tell me how to make a square peg fit in a round hole will have my eternal gratitude!

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The only way to convert (that I know of) the bolt pattern is to use billet aluminum spacers/adapters, like these:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...G/spacer_L.jpg

They would push your wheels out 1.5 inches. You cannot go much less then this because of the length of the lug bolts.

It then depends on the wheels how far they will or will not stick out.

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Old 05-24-2007, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I think the rims are 20 x 8.5, I'm guessing the 8.5 is the width? If so, would 8.5" + the 1.5" you mentioned make them stick out?

Also, how safe are these to drive with?
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What is the offset on the rims? The offset is what will determine how far out the rims will be pushed.
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I'd have to check ... does it say on the back of the rim?
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:43 PM
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Usually not. You might have to directly measure the backspacing. Then we can calculate the amount it's going to stick out. But I predict it's going to be A LOT, especially when you add $300 worth of machined spacers. Your Ebay seller is an incompetent boob, but you already knew that.

Measuring offset:


Measuring backspacing:
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for all your help.

I'll pull out the measuring tape when I get home... you never know, where there's will there's a way! (although don't be surprised if you see some 20" rims appear in the classifieds in the next day or two!)

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:13 PM
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I managed to track down some 1" adapters, so fingers crossed for the offset!

Wheel adapter 6 Lug 5" To 6 Lug 5.5"

Just out of interest, what offset do I need to be able to use these adapters without the rims sticking out? 30mm positive offset?

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1) I've posted before, but you weren't here at the time - under no circumstances can I recommend anyone buy from EZAccessory.com. Incompetent, lying, scum who lied about delivery, shipped with missing parts, and I had to re-machine my adapters due to their incompetence and they ignored my demand for compensation. I've sent a dozen people elsewhere due to this lousy customer-screwing attitude.

2) Your lugs are currently just over 1.25" long. If you put on a 1" thick spacer you'll be grinding down your lugs to make the spacer fit. Bad and dangerous idea. I'm amazed EZAccessory even has them on their web site, but they're scum, so who cares.
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Thanks for the heads up!

They sell on eBay, which is where I found their site...

I think I'll just sell my rims and buy some the right size.

Thanks for all your help.
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