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Does anyone know if the wheels for the Lincoln LS or the Jaguar S-Type will fit on the 3rd Gen? From the factory they had the option for 17 x 7 aluminum wheels. I like the look. Sporty, yet not too flashy.

Thanks, Ken
 

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They more than likely won't fit your car but will fit mine. I tell ya what, U can check into some Volvo wheels though. Remember the Volvo 850 T5-R?
 

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As I recall, the volvo wheels from the 850/s60/v70/c70 cars made before 2001 (this includes the R series and t5r) have the same lug pattern and offset as our cars, HOWEVER, they are not hubcentric - so you would need rings inside the hub of each rim so that the hub will match up to the car. Go to shoforums; someone there is currently running those same exact wheels as blackshine posted on his SHO (he is using rings in the hub). Gotta love the anthracite color



I'm not sure about the LS wheels either; they have the same lug pattern, but the LS is RWD, and might have a different offset (negative offset compared to positive that is used in FWD cars).
 

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I did a little searching to figure out what the off-set was for the Lincoln LS and the Jaguar S-type. The wheels are actually off the Jaguar, but the listing stated they would also fit the LS. They do have a 5 bolt 4.25" pattern. I could not find a listing anywhere for the offset.

I tried a couple different custom wheel retailers online, but only American Racing would show the offsets for the wheels. I checked a couple for both the Sable and the LS. The site said the wheels were 42mm offsets, but it did not indicate +/-.

I hope they fit, I already bought them...
 

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Went back to American Racing and rechecked the part numbers.

For their 38 series, 17x7 wheels, the website came up with the same part number for both a 99 Sable and a 2001 Jaguar S-Type. In my mind, that tells me the offsets for the original Jaguar wheels should fit my Sable.


Anyone tried 235-50-17 tires on a 3rd Gen?
 

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The wheels that are on my car in the picture came off of a 2001 S-Type. They were 45mm offset, in order for them to fit on my car with no problems I had to get hub centric rings and 5mm spacers. I had to get the spacers so the spoke of the wheel would not hit the caliper. Weird thing was, I only had that problem on the front.

It's easier just to find wheels that are made for your car......but I've never liked the easy route.
 

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Stupid Question, here ...

SHO 2NV, what are HUB CENTRIC RINGS?

Wheels that fit might be the easier route, but I really liked the 9 spoke Jaguar rims, and the price was too tempting for me to pass up.
 

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Thanks, those are Voxx Argus in size 18x7.5. I usually don't disclose what I pay for my stuff, but since they're already sold......I bought the wheels and tires for $900. The tires that were on them were too tall so I sold them for $400 and bought the right size tires. So I basically had $500 in the wheels, not to shabby for brand new 18's.


About the spacers, I found a company on eBay selling spacers so I emailed them to see if they had what I needed, and luckily they did. I still have their info if anyone needs it. Cost=$35 shipped for 4

As for the hub centric rings, they are rings that fit in the back of the wheel to down size the hole that the hub on your car fits into. I bought mine from Discount Tire Direct. I just called them and told them which wheels I had and what kind of car they were going on and they sent exactly what I needed. Cost=$8 shipped for 4

Hope this helps.
 

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Originally posted by SHO 2NV@Dec 13 2003, 09:45 PM


The wheels that are on my car in the picture came off of a 2001 S-Type. They were 45mm offset, in order for them to fit on my car with no problems I had to get hub centric rings and 5mm spacers. I had to get the spacers so the spoke of the wheel would not hit the caliper. Weird thing was, I only had that problem on the front.

It's easier just to find wheels that are made for your car......but I've never liked the easy route.
I really dig the way your car looks
 
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