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So I bought an 04 Bonneville for the girlfriend to get around in. Her old car was nearing the end and I got a hell of a deal on this car that was out in Boise. It seemed to be pretty well optioned and I never saw a picture of it, just knew it was in decent shape, had 65K on it, and was white and that was enough for me.

So I fly out to Boise to drive it back. When I get there, to my suprise it has hub caps on it. I was over it pretty quickly and figured I would throw a nice set of 17s on it and call it good. Well the girlfriend hates how aftermarket it is going to look with most of the rims I've found for a decent price and wants something stock on it. So I thought well I'll just go on eBay and find a set of Bonneville wheels to throw on it. Nice because I can keep the relatively new tires on it but I have a hard time justifying spending 5 or 6 hundred on used Bonneville wheels.

So here is my question. I found a set of rims off a 00 Grand Prix for about 350 shipped but I don't know if they are going to fit. Ive called a couple of local tire places and the local Pontiac dealer with no help. I searched a little online as well but found conflicting information. Anyone know if this would work?

Thanks

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The ebay listing should mention the dimensions of the wheels you bought (width, offset, etc.), look on ebay listings for Bonnie wheels and see how they match up. That's what I do when I dream of wheels for my car. :P

I want a set of Avenger 18's....

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Usually, those discount wheel/tire sites, like tire rack, or discount tire, have bolt circle and offset measurements posted for each model.
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One thing I did was go to americanracing.com and put the same wheel on a Bonneville and a Grand Prix of the appropriate year. It put the same bolt pattern, 5x115, and the same offset on each vehicle as well, a +42. I found a set of Bonneville wheels that claim they are a +48, and a set of the Grand Prix wheels that are a +52. If I know my wheel numbers well enough we are talking about a difference of a centimeter here right? And only a 4 millimeter difference between the two wheels I found. I wouldn't think it would be a big deal but when the number gets higher isn't there even less room? I would hate for these wheels to get here, have them not fit, and then have to get rid of them myself.

Any wheel guys here that can help me out?

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So I bought an 04 Bonneville for the girlfriend to get around in.

I totally read this the wrong way.

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