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    I've got these older rims which don't fit on my 2004 GM. Is there a way to make them fit, spacers or something like that perhaps?
    They touch the calipers....

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    Spacers will work.

    The wheels will stick out if the wheel well a lot. May not be the look you are going for. Consider before buying spacers.
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    Thanks for your reply.
    Is there different sizes for the spacers? What would I have to look for?

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    You can put like a 1/4" spacer on that they sell at parts stores, they WILL be just outside the front fender since they are low offset(+12 or so) and your stock wheels are high offset(+50)

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    You would be better off, and have a better fit, using 2005+ Mustang wheels.
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    I have a set of Mustang wheels from a Mustang GT, 17". But the smallest tire to go on there is a 245 and I'm not that rich to buy new tires for those rims . Plus they don't look like the GM wheels at all and I do like the look of the GM wheels.
    Thanks alot for your replies, I'm gonna try the spacers first, before I cave in to those Mustang rims....

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    Which MGM wheels do you have on it now? There are several different styles from 03-11 that will fit fine (though not having them on hand will of course raise the price of things as you'd have to acquire them).

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    Right now I have the ones that came with the car, they are nasty but it was the only option at the moment. I had to get a new set of new tires and wanted 16" tires on the older rims. Wanted to keep the nasty one for the winter tires.

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    Spacers will make the problem worse. The 02- wheels will stick out considerably past the wheel well on an 03+ car. Adding spacers just pushes them out more. Expect ball joints to wear quickly along with it looking generally silly.

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    Gadget73, what you say makes sense. I don't want it to look like a "hick car"
    I'll deal with the ones I have on right now, perhaps sell the older ones. Although I spent a full summer taking all that crappy looking clear coat of and polishing the outer rims to a shine. F**k


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    Something to keep an eye out for would be a set of these popping up in the usual places if you like the wide spoke design (instead of the Y spoke like you have now): https://www.getallparts.com/Mercury-...-rim-3622.aspx

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