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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:44 am 
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Is there an ET for wheels that I can use for steels/alloys which would fill the wheelarch gap between the tyre and the inside of the rear wheelarch?

The steel wheels I have on my 9000 are et38, and are off a 900. I can use wheel spacers but I really don't like them, and have to use longer wheel bolts.

Are 9000 steels a different ET? I know they are 6j rather than 5/5.5 but they are rare beasts!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:09 pm 
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some citroen are same bolt fit as 9000
eg 4x108 same centre hole too on some
i have some newer berlingo steels in
4x108 6.5j et27 fifteen inch
so basically same offset as super aero rims but and inch smaller and steel
i have bolted these on a 9000 and they fit ok
but important pay attention to this bit
a 9000 steel has a flat centre hole as the 9000 has a tiny centre hub to hang on to

some citroens have flat centre hole
but not many in the right offset only use these flat centre hole ones ok
most have curved centre hole as citroens have a larger centre hub to hang on
the ones i have have the round hole long hole round hole around the rim and curved centers
https://www.google.com/search?q=4x108+6 ... 4&dpr=1.25

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:27 pm 
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Thankyou - Will check out a c5 at the breakers I saw the other day. Never realised they were aluminium. Have they got a part number stamped onto them? Is it obvious about the centre hole at a glance or do the wheels need to be removed to confirm?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:01 pm 
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Brand new at 35 quid each is easily affordable - Steel too - Selection of different offsets as well.

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/steel-wheels/citroen/c5/4x108


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm 
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mine were 50 quid with almost new tyres on right time right place collect only deal
think theyre berlingo 2 rims
if they had flat centers id sell em to ya but i wont because its dangerous

look at 9000s with supper aeros see if you think theyre wide enough
any reason for steel over alloys mate
superaeros are 6.5j et27
they do some 7j saab rims there 5 spoke one curvy one hard doudle edged
this is handy http://www.saabarchive.net/index.php/w/11-wheels

just really pay attention to the centers on citroen ones

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:10 pm 
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If you can find them, Abbott racing commissioned some 16" x 7" alloys that fill out the arches nicely.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:07 pm 
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McVities wrote:
If you can find them, Abbott racing commissioned some 16" x 7" alloys that fill out the arches nicely.


I have heard about these - They are related to high numbered saab 900 primaries in terms of availability!

Definitely prefer steels though - This oponeo site allowed me to search by size and surprisingly, centre-bore. http://bit.ly/saab9k16steels


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:07 am 
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scanditurbo wrote:
some citroen are same bolt fit as 9000
eg 4x108 same centre hole too on some
i have some newer berlingo steels in
4x108 6.5j et27 fifteen inch
so basically same offset as super aero rims but and inch smaller and steel
i have bolted these on a 9000 and they fit ok
but important pay attention to this bit
a 9000 steel has a flat centre hole as the 9000 has a tiny centre hub to hang on to

some citroens have flat centre hole
but not many in the right offset only use these flat centre hole ones ok
most have curved centre hole as citroens have a larger centre hub to hang on
the ones i have have the round hole long hole round hole around the rim and curved centers
https://www.google.com/search?q=4x108+6 ... 4&dpr=1.25


My son is using Superlegerra wheels off a Fiesta ST on his 9000. With additional 15mm hub centric spacers and upgraded wheelbolts.

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They still sit in really far though Paul.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:58 pm 
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Those fiesta wheels look good but do sit in quite far - What tyre size are they?

I have bought some 6j 4x108 23 offset steels - for 125 delivered


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llamamall wrote:
Those fiesta wheels look good but do sit in quite far - What tyre size are they?

I have bought some 6j 4x108 23 offset steels - for 125 delivered


He has 215 /50 x17 on there.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:08 am 
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Paul Taylor wrote:
llamamall wrote:
Those fiesta wheels look good but do sit in quite far - What tyre size are they?

I have bought some 6j 4x108 23 offset steels - for 125 delivered


He has 215 /50 x17 on there.


Do you have a full side photo?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:40 am 
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16 " 6.5" rim with 20mm hubcentric spacer (no long bolts needed) 205/50 profile tyres
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Realistically thats as far as you can push the wheels out on that setup. The plastic arch trim returns are cut right down and the bolts that hold them on cut down too. I could maybe go another 10mm but I'd have to lift the springs a few turns.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 am 
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thats pretty low
black and low does looks snazzy
the big arch gap does make 9000s look a bit grandad
even lowered 40mm they dont look low really
its a funny shaped rear arch
never seen a 9000 fully cambered in the uk like alot of cars

that looks not comfy at all big wide wheels wrong sized tyres wheels at a silly angle

the police said they were gonna crack down on it here still see the same cars like it
mostly vws or cars made out of old vw bits nobody wants

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 am 
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It's on coilovers so I can adjust. It was about an inch lower than that before the coilovers but there are too many potholes here and I was wearing through the downpipe :)
I know of a few on air ride and also very low static fitment but the whole stretch tyres/camber thing doesn't do it for me, I still want to be able to drive it!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:24 pm 
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first time i saw one like this on the road i almost broke a rib from laughing
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/09/e7 ... 86b1c3.jpg

had lots of french cars so like a bit of comfort
never had low pro tyres ever and im from essex

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scanditurbo wrote:
first time i saw one like this on the road i almost broke a rib from laughing
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/09/e7 ... 86b1c3.jpg

had lots of french cars so like a bit of comfort
never had low pro tyres ever and im from essex


Would last 10 minutes around here if that's not on air ride.

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