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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by markbaja, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. markbaja

    markbaja New Member

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    Hey fellas, I've got a VY Executive and just bought a set of VE SV6 wheels from my mate who's a wrecker for $500 with 245/45/18 tyres in great nick. I've bought a set of nuts from Holmart that have a larger flange to suit the studs on the VY, which will hold the wheel properly, and the wheels are now getting machined down, for $20 a wheel. What I'd like to know is how much will the speedo be affected by putting on these wheels? I'm coming from the stock 15s that have been on it forever.

    Thanks for your help guys.


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    vyseriesII The Blessed Hellride

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    I always thought they just bolted straight up to vy?
     
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    VT-VZ 18's only run 40 series tyres and the 45's that come on VE 18's may not clear your spring mounts on the front struts as the overall tyre diameter is around 20-25mm taller (radius about 10-13mm).
     
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    yeah your probably going to struggle for clearance on the struts
     
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    Dam, I thought it would be good, as I see 19s, even 20s on VY/VZ commodores. The tyres are virtually new, and didn't want to just remove them and buy new ones, as the only reason I bought them was for the good price.

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    It's not wheel size that's an issue, 20s are fine with the correct width/profile to suit your car. 15s will rub with the wrong tyre.

    Even if you got no rubber, you got the wheels for a good price. Find a second hand tyre dealer that will swap the tyres for you at little or no cost. Then you'll have no trouble with speedo, clearance or roadworthy.
     
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    well im running 245/35/19's and the clearance is about 4mm.... so i dont think 245/45/18s is gonna fit
     
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    RiCeY F O R U M W A R R I O R

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    the 18s will be 23.6mm taller than the 19s, 245/40R18s would be almost identical to 245/35R19s in height.
     
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    the difference between 40 and 45 is 23.6mm?? is that radius or diameter
     
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    35 on 19s vs 45 on 18s

    Diameter. 245/35R19 654.1mm 245/45R18 677.7mm
     
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    yeah just wanted to check it was diameter you were talking about cause i was thinking possibly you were talking about radius and it wasnt computing in my brain lol
     
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    I put 18 245/45 on my vy wagon.The Potenzas just fitted by a mm but the other brand didnt
     
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    What's the diameter of the tyre supposed to be on a VY?
     
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    These just took a pic inside my drivers door.. Tyre size vy .JPG
     
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    On mine there's 235/45/17s (97v- from memory, not sure how that compares
     

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