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So I have come across a set of Tesla rims for dirt cheap! My foxbody is currently still 4 lug but will be swapping to 5 lug pretty soon. So here is my question

Will the Tesla aero rims fit ? Lug pattern is the same but my concern is the center cap area. I'll post a pic of the rims also. I know this might not be a popular choice for the purist but, I think these rims look great. Almost a bbs/fr500 look.
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To me without the measurement the center does look smaller than the rear axle concentric portion. Best bet is measuring the hole on the back side and seeing what it is, then when you order your 5 lug axles compare the measurement.
 

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I was able to find online that the Tesla rims are 2.5" at the center and typical cobra r rims are 2.25". I don't know how that would affect it if any. For $200 it may be worth the risk. They are 18x8.5 all the way around.
 

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Centering your wheels with just the lug nuts isn’t how they’re intended to be. You might be able to find an adapter to give it the .25 it needs to make it hub-centric
 

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Did a little digging. Tesla is weird. Model S are said to be 5x120mm. Model 3 is said to be 5x114.3mm. Center bore on the Model 3 wheels is 64.1mm. SN95 70.5mm and the Foxbody is 63.4mm. So they may not go on without modification or an adapter.

Not bad looking wheel.
 

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This is what I found for specs

18x18.5"
5 x 114.3"
center bore: 64.1mm
40mm offset (only found one source for this)


Which 5-lug conversion are you using? Fox or Sn95?
 

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You have about 6.35" of backspace with these wheels. If you spaced them 1/4" the backspace would basically match the common 17x9 wheels used at around 6.1". And it's still 1/2" narrower of a wheel. If you put 8-12mm spacers on it you would eliminate the bore diameter issue. You would no longer be hub-centric if you care about such things. I'd spacer up and see what happens. I think hub-centric is over blown. But that's just me.
 
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