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Old 18 Apr 2014, 10:03 am
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Red face 17" rims ;-(

I own a 2006 stock PT with 16" rims; factory aluminum; not sure what design; unimportant. I had my heart set on a set of DXR 16" rims; vendor doesn't know when or IF he will get more; so the next option is 17" rims; other than the 4 x 100 and the offset (37-41) is there ANY caveat I need to go by?
The dealers on eBay have 4 or 6 different BLUE 4 x 100 rims designed for Jetta etc...I believe ones that will fit my PT. SHOULD I use the same width tire then in the 17 vs the existing 16" OEMS and NOT see any issues; IF I spend ALL this $ and they rub etc I WIL BE P*SSED !!!
IF some enterprising soul wishes to get involved I can send them the order number of the rims listed on eBay for the rims in questions.
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Old 18 Apr 2014, 10:57 am
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Default Re: 17" rims ;-(

Well, I would restart your search using 5x100 instead of 4x100
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Old 18 Apr 2014, 11:15 am
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Default Re: 17" rims ;-(

LOL; I have attached a JPEG of the ones I am looking at; among others of course; I understand there is a need for a 'spacer' of some sort due to the hub size ; right? I believe the offset of these rims is also within safe parameters for use on a PT

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Old 18 Apr 2014, 01:19 pm
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Default Re: 17" rims ;-(

Inferno GT was right - you need 5 X 100, not 4 X 100.
Go on TireRack.Com - put in your vehicle, they will only show you what fits
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Old 19 Apr 2014, 06:24 am
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Default Re: 17" rims ;-(

I'm running 17" Ace Manta 5x100 alloys. Straight swap in, no spacers or hub change needed. There are quite a few sets up on eBay at the moment, used from 250, new from 850 with tyres.
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