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Hi All,

Im running a set of OZ Novas at the moment but a) they need a refurb and b) Im worried that if one gets damaged by a pot hole I wont be able to get a replacement, so Im looking for an alternative set for regular use so I can preserve the Novas.

Im sure lots of you out there are running non-standard wheels in non-standard sizes so how about a show and tell? Pics with sizes and offsets?

There are some great looking wheels out there but tyre sizes seem to be getting more restrictive.

Any help appreciated gents!

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I like these for an early Turbo, a 17" BBS style 42 I think, not mine though.... I think BMW runs these in a 17x8 20mm / 17x9  26mm combo on the 530i with a 5x120mm bolt circle, but with 12mm lug bolts.

BBSType 42 wheels.jpg

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Very nice!

I really like the BBS wheels, but I need them to be bigger than 17" for the V8.

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Also available in 18x8 20mm / 18x9 24mm here in the States. But need a 50ish mm adapter to work the offset in the rear. But you're on a different bolt circle anyway-

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Best set i have seen  for aftermarket wheels on the later esprit are these. 

lotus-esprit-v8-c836117122015024210_7.jpg.9ac417d769095be3b084b01ea0790d0b.jpglotus-esprit-v8-c836117122015024210_6.jpg.c7d94adccb528ffe787420f680d2d949.jpg

They are Ground Force GF7 alloy wheels 19 x 10 with a plus 35mm  offset and a 40mm hubcentric  spacer, making it minus 5 offset. fronts 18 x 8 with a plus 25mm offset.

Not sure how much they cost but they look very nice :)

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