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    I needs links to recommended new wheels

    Hi guys, my fiancee is not loving her steel wheels because they cant hold on to hubcaps. Im having a hard time finding aftermarkets for the 14 x 4.5, 4 x 100mm. Any links would be appreciated. Her tires are brand new so any wheel that can safely fit her 165 Dunlops is appreciated as were trying to avoid tire rub.



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    Also, she wants alloys not steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Also, she wants alloys not steel.
    This should be a good reference point for you to start at.

    Rim width = Recommended tire widths below -
    4.5 = 145-175
    5.0 = 155-185
    5.5 = 165-195
    6.0 = 175-205

    I have not seen aftermarket rims that are 4.5" wide. Not saying they don't exist, but 5" wide rims aren't that common either. If you look at the rim widths above, any 4.5-5.5" rim should be perfectly fine. When you search, 6" wide rims will be way more common. That's not within the recommended range for a 165/65-14 tire, but guys have probably done it.

    I bought a pair of steel rims for a pair of 165/65-14 snow tires. I couldn't find anything less than 5.5", but 5.5" wide rims seem to work fine for them.

    If you really feel you may go to 175/65-14 tires some day, you could buy her new 14" x 6" rims and 175/65-14 tires to go with it. You could keep her 165/65-14 as replacement tires for your car some day.

    If you can find a 5-5.5" wide rim that would make her happy, I would go that route. Hopefully, someone will suggest something for you soon.

    Just tossing thoughts around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Hi guys, my fiancee is not loving her steel wheels because they cant hold on to hubcaps. Im having a hard time finding aftermarkets for the 14 x 4.5, 4 x 100mm. Any links would be appreciated. Her tires are brand new so any wheel that can safely fit her 165 Dunlops is appreciated as were trying to avoid tire rub.
    I remember when he bought these rims from someone else. He had a 2017 ES with steel rims, & he was going to change them out. A few month later he traded his Mirage in for an Outlander Sport. He just reposted these items in the past week.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...els-from-14-15

    If my memory serves me right, they were more of a plain looking alloy wheel. They are 14" OEM alloy wheels for $160, however. Even with shipping, you would pay way more for something else. Ask for a pic of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I remember when he bought these rims from someone else. He had a 2017 ES with steel rims, & he was going to change them out. A few month later he traded his Mirage in for an Outlander Sport. He just reposted these items in the past week.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...els-from-14-15

    If my memory serves me right, they were more of a plain looking alloy wheel. They are 14" OEM alloy wheels for $160, however. Even with shipping, you would pay way more for something else. Ask for a pic of them.
    Mark, as always your a saint! Thank you mi amigo! So here's my thinking, and you tell me if it sounds fine. Get the 14" x 5.5 alloy wheels for her 165 65 r14 tires and when we're ready to put on 175 65 r14 (maybe like in a couple of years) those alloys we have on will fit the new bigger tires just fine?

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    Mark whats the offset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Mark, as always your a saint! Thank you mi amigo! So here's my thinking, and you tell me if it sounds fine. Get the 14" x 5.5 alloy wheels for her 165 65 r14 tires and when we're ready to put on 175 65 r14 (maybe like in a couple of years) those alloys we have on will fit the new bigger tires just fine?
    Just looking at what my 165/65-14 Federal tires recommend for rim width, & they give a range of 4.5-6". If you have trouble finding 5.5" rims, 6" wide rims may be ok even now. Any 5-6" wide rim is going to handle 175/65-14 tires ok.

    I am not sure how critical the offset is going to be? I may let someone else speak on that matter, because I haven't done anything outside of steel rims myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Mark, as always your a saint! Thank you mi amigo! So here's my thinking, and you tell me if it sounds fine. Get the 14" x 5.5 alloy wheels for her 165 65 r14 tires and when we're ready to put on 175 65 r14 (maybe like in a couple of years) those alloys we have on will fit the new bigger tires just fine?
    Just looking @ tirerack.com briefly, they list

    14" x 5.5" - they offer one rim choice for $110.82/wheel with free shipping.
    14" x 6" - they offer 15 rim choices starting @ 76.27/wheel

    This is what I mean by aftermarket 5-5.5" rims are not that common. Most rims start @ 6" wide. You will need to do some searching for 5.5" rims.

    I don't mind the look of their one 5.5" choice, but I would look at the used 14" OEM factory rims, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Just looking at what my 165/65-14 Federal tires recommend for rim width, & they give a range of 4.5-6". If you have trouble finding 5.5" rims, 6" wide rims may be ok even now. Any 5-6" wide rim is going to handle 175/65-14 tires ok.

    I am not sure how critical the offset is going to be? I may let someone else speak on that matter, because I haven't done anything outside of steel rims myself.
    Offset is always critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Hi guys, my fiancee is not loving her steel wheels because they cant hold on to hubcaps. Im having a hard time finding aftermarkets for the 14 x 4.5, 4 x 100mm. Any links would be appreciated. Her tires are brand new so any wheel that can safely fit her 165 Dunlops is appreciated as were trying to avoid tire rub.
    The nice thing about a place like tirerack.com is they have installers all over the country. They would ship these wheels to one of their installers in your area. The installer would remove your tires/sensors from your factory wheels, install your existing sensors on new wheels & mount/balance tires on new wheels for you.



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