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rauldelp

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PostSubject: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:42 pm

Just ordered some new shoes for the wagon. These came optional on mid 2010s Buick Regal and Lacrosse models. 19x8.5 with 45mm+ offset. I'll order adapters after I get to measuring on the car.



I'd been wanting a bigger wheel, 5 spoke ish, that looks beefy enough to carry our ladies. I'll be running the factory Taurus tire which ends up just over 28" tall. Maybe a bit too modern, but I think it'll look nice. Might have them painted a darker grey. Buick wheels on a Buick!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:55 pm

You measured twice before cutting once, right ?
45mm seems like a high offset. You're going to have a LOT of wheel going inwards. I hope they fit under the skirt with the adapter. Don't cheap out on the adapter.

it is a nice wheel though
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:01 pm

The offset is lower than the z06 wheels (+56-65) the Impala guys tend to run. It should just fit. If not then I'll eat my humble pie and put them back on the auction site.

I'll be ordering custom adapters for these. Hubcentric and all. Pricey but I'd rather not buy twice with these!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:19 pm

rauldelp wrote:
I'll be ordering custom adapters for these. Hubcentric and all. Pricey but I'd rather not buy twice with these!

That too. I was thinking it's one of the things I REALLY don't want failing because it was made in china.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:06 am

I'm all about quality, but I bought some cheapo non-hubcentric adapters off ebay to run 97 Camaro SS wheels, slapped them on, and drove pretty hard around Watkins Glen race track with no issues. Just my experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:35 pm


This one?
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:42 pm

The adapters from Motorsport Tech are here! And they didn't fit.

The rotor hub is 65.1mm in diameter at the dustcap end. These came somewhere around 63mm hole. Chucked two in the lathe and 15 minutes later it's perfect. I'll still be letting the Motorsport guys know just in case another Roady/Impala guy orders a set.

Tomorrow I'll get the tires mounted and try out my new shoes!

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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:10 am

Good time to paint the caliper. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:03 pm

That sounds like a fun idea. Any suggestions on color for the calipers?
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:48 pm

That's going to look sweet
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:21 pm

Something to compliment your body color? Red,black,gray are what i see most often.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 pm

Looking forward to seeing how they fit .
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:20 pm

They fit! No rubbing and plenty of space under the skirts! It was kinda snug getting the wheels on the rear, but once there it's perfect. Also going to a 29" tire the speedo is 1mph optimistic at 70mph. Freaking great stuff!

Dunno how some guys fit 285 wide tires on their rig







The tires are 255/50r19 Continental SUV tires. Still a smooth, quiet ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:40 pm

I love it, nice looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:28 am

It looks nice ! Another option for the wagon and it even has a Buick center cap to boot .  Nice pick up .
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 am

Looks good, very different! I like stock-ish looking mods a lot!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:14 am

I can't edit my post for whatever reason, but I wanted to tell you guys that the adapters are +30, not the full 43 since the wheels are wider I figured a little less would move them in a bit. Worked out!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:18 am

Looks very fresh,you did good!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:17 am

Looks pretty good i think, i like the way it fills the wheel well . Saves the usual 1.5” drop.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:59 pm

I'd like to suggest you take the rear wheels off and paint the brake drums with Rust-Oleum High Heat paint, or Engine/header black. Easy job!

-Michael
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:18 pm

81X11 wrote:
I'd like to suggest you take the rear wheels off and paint the brake drums with Rust-Oleum High Heat paint, or Engine/header black.    Easy job!

-Michael

That's the plan for this weekend! That and I can retorque everything too. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:54 pm

rauldelp wrote:
They fit! No rubbing and plenty of space under the skirts! It was kinda snug getting the wheels on the rear, but once there it's perfect. Also going to a 29" tire the speedo is 1mph optimistic at 70mph. Freaking great stuff!

Dunno how some guys fit 285 wide tires on their rig
The tires are 255/50r19 Continental SUV tires. Still a smooth, quiet ride.

I like the look.

I fit 285 tires on wheels with a different offset. They were quite close to the frame.

what diameter tire were you running before ?
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:58 pm

I was running 235/60 r16 which work out to 27.1 inch tall according to the spec
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:53 pm

Those look good, nice choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:56 pm

Wow those look great! Much better than the ones you had before (no offense).

Great car!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:01 pm

rauldelp wrote:
I was running 235/60 r16 which work out to 27.1 inch tall according to the spec

I must be missing a piece of the puzzle. Is your speedo overreading by 1mph following the correct calibration? Or did you just not calibrate for tire size and it was previously underreading ?
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PostSubject: Re: Buick lacrosse wheels?   Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm

So the spacers you used, are they about 1.5" thick
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