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    Hi there, i'm after a set of OEM alloy wheels. They are 16" x 7" for a 225x 60 x 16 tyre. Would something off a pug suit?. Alternatively would 17" rims be a better option? Will the 16" and 17" wheels be the same diameter? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by cee5 View Post
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    The wheels on 2009 C5 Comforts were 17x7 and the tyres 225/60R17.

    Hence you need 17" alloys because C5 X7s were never sold with 16" wheels here.
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    Wot 'e sed. 16 inch wheels are listed for some UK models. None used 225/60

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    There were a number of very early cars sold with 16 inch black rims that needed hubcaps and taller tyres to give the same rolling diameter. Try the wreckers for a set, but I think you will find the bolts are also different and that affects the spare. The spare wouldn't be an alloy rim, but is called a 'full sized' spare because it isn't a space-saver, but is a different rim / tyre combo. Basically, to do a conversion, the entire kit from a wreck would be needed rather than just a set of 4 rims. The steel rims are not so bad and the taller sidewall probably makes them a little more compliant. Not a bad thing really.

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    my car has 16" steel wheels hence he question.

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    Thanks David S. your spot on. so the stud pattern will be different to the steel wheels for oem 16" and 17" alloys.

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    I think you would find the stud pattern would be the same. David was referring to the studs which may be different to a car with 17, 18 or 19" alloy wheels. The length and shoulders may be different to alloy wheels.
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    Thanks Craig. I'll investigate further.

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    Wrong. I have 16" steel wheels.225x60x16 tyres

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    The stud pattern in the hub doesn't change, but the bolts will differ because the pressed steel rims are a thinner material than the aluminium rims. The steel spare rim that comes with a set of 4 aluminium rims either has raised sections at the bolt holes to mimic the thickness of the aluminium rim or the bolts are a special design to cope with both thicknesses. You'd just have to make sure you get a compatible set of 4 rims, the spare, bolts and I guess the tools if the bolt head size is different.

    The bolts intended for aluminium rims almost always have a flat or conical captive washer, whereas the bolts for steel rims typically don't. If you use the incorrect bolts and they seem to fit, you may end up with only a couple of thread turns engaging and that would be very dangerous. That was a trap with two types of Xantia rim that looked virtually the same but required two different lengths of bolt. Picking the shorter one with a rim needing the long one meant barely any thread engagement!
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    Thanks David and Craig. I've just discovered that the spare is a steel wheel with a never used Michelin tyre 225x55x17. Without measuring I could assume that the overall diameter would be the same as the 225x60x16 on the car now. So I will start looking for 17" alloys. thanks for your help.

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    Car parts online in Sydney are wrecking a couple if it helps.

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    Thanks flipperman. I'll call when they open.

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