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i'm wanting some sporty rims. they have to be silver or chrome. they have to fit a stock 1971 opel gt. they have to be 13's, 14's, or 15's . x7 or x8.... $ 125 each or less... give me a pic and where to get them. or just give me a list of rims that will fit...Please, and thank you....
 

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A fellow on the board named chuck luther put some honda (I think) rims on his opel. the rims themselves were $113 a pop but you would still need spacers, and fancy low profile tires.


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Registered: 6/2003
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Posts: 37 Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:55pm


they were big bucks jordan! 17x7s I paid 113 for the rims, 95 for the tires and 60 for the spacers... 4 bolt - honda patern rims - that is each - so it ran me about 1200$!! from performance wheel and tire in sheridan, co - let me know if you want more info on them..
they are SPORT MAX rims... hard to find on the internet.
 

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Although the 15x7 25mm offset version of the last wheel is only $101, and I think would be a pretty good ride. I'm going to order a set for my "new" Rekord if I do end-up getting it as the 16x7's I have now on the Kadett are just a tad too harsh with 40-series tires for daily driving.

All the above wheels are current pricing as of tonight at:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/home.jsp
 

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offset

what is the offset on a 71 opel gt???? isn't between 20 and 25????
 

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Willy_g77, I gotta ask if you read any of the previous threads in this catagory? There is a ton of information already here, all you have to do is go looking for it. The short answer is that the offset required depends entirely on the width of the wheels and tires chosen.

To answer you question, here is the link again for John Seaman's excellent article on aftermarket wheels and tires for the GT.

http://www.opelclub.com/public/blitz/articles/wheels.pdf

Hopefully this article should clear up most of your questions.

In order to make those last wheels work you'll probably need some 1" or so wheel spacers, so probably another $200 over the cost of the wheels. Look in the thread about my new wheels on my Kadett for more information about that.

You might try these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43954&item=2454420747
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43954&item=2453938593
 

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Offset is dependent on wheel width, of course, but for a 7" rim, you want to be in the +16-20 mm range for the GT. The Mantas and Asconas can tolerate more offset.
When searching, a good guide is a fitment for the BMW 2002 and/or 320i. These will be an exact fit. Keep an eye on eBay under BMW. They pop up from time to time.
Rims for later BMWs (318/325) will not work right on a GT (unless you use spacers), but will be fine on the other Opels.
I bought my ROH Snypers from JDWheels.com a few years ago. $125 each in a 15x7, but I heard somewhere that ROH no longer has the correct offset? JDWheels would know, and Jeff's a great guy to deal with.
 
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