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cstoffel 05-17-2008 11:29 PM

Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
Does anyone know if it will work?

SaturnRaycer 05-18-2008 12:02 AM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
Whether they fit or not depends on several factors. You didn't indicate whether or not you have 18" wheels in mind.

The bolt pattern for the Astra, Aura and Sky is 5x110. I checked discount tire direct and found a number of wheels that fit both the Aura and the Sky. They all seem to have offsets of 40-45mm. One of the other threads shows the 17" Astra wheels to have an offset of 37mm. If this holds true for the 18" wheels, then you should be able to fit either Aura or Sky wheels as long as you avoid the 45mm offset. The 45 would give a greater chance of rubbing on the fender lip than the 40's.

FWIW, I put a set of wheels with 40mm offset on my L200. It gave it a noticeably wider stance (filled the wheel wells better) and I never had issues with rubbing on the lip.

cstoffel 05-18-2008 12:11 AM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
These are factory Sky wheels. I don't know what the offset is, and I don't even know where I would find this out!

Thanks,
Chris

SaturnRaycer 05-18-2008 12:13 AM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
[QUOTE=cstoffel;1250188]These are factory Sky wheels. I don't know what the offset is, and I don't even know where I would find this out!

Thanks,
Chris[/QUOTE]

Check the Tire Rack [url]www.tirerack.com[/url]. Their customer service folks are very knowledgeable and helpful.

saturnguy 05-18-2008 11:34 PM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
W/ out checking, I'm gonna say no. Because, one is FWD and the other is RWD. I could be wrong though.

dm919 05-19-2008 10:52 PM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
I made a quick photoshop of an Astra 3-door with Sky wheels-it looks pretty hot if you can make it work:

[IMG]http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5928/astrajn3.jpg[/IMG]

Gravana1 06-06-2008 05:52 PM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
[QUOTE=cstoffel;1250157]Does anyone know if it will work?[/QUOTE]

No. The offset on the OEM Sky wheels is +55mm and the maximum you can fit on an Astra is +45mm in an 8" wide wheel. That is pushing it even with 225 tires...

Jim

robert4380 06-06-2008 06:56 PM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
Why go through the effort and the expense when the upgraded 18s on the Astra look basically the same as your photochop?

Gravana1 06-09-2008 11:33 AM

Re: Sky Wheels on the Astra
 
[QUOTE=robert4380;1260331]Why go through the effort and the expense when the upgraded 18s on the Astra look basically the same as your photochop?[/QUOTE]

He probably has a set already, or he can get a great price on a set from his local Saturn_retailer???

When Saturn_retailers buy our aftermarket wheels and install them on new_cars for their lot, they either send the OEM_wheels out to chrome for their inventory, or they sell the OEM wheels/tires as-is. If a dealer is selling them as-is, it is 100% profit. Thus, he may be able to get them cheap.

Jim


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