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    Default bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Whats the bolt pattern for a 1971 riviera? I searched but I found mixed results. I found 5x4.75 and 5x5.

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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by mauls View Post
    Whats the bolt pattern for a 1971 riviera? I searched but I found mixed results. I found 5x4.75 and 5x5.

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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    To complicate it further there are two different 5 x5 Buick wheels. One fits your car and the other does not.
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Well I just bought these, I hope they fit



    I got 17x7 up front, and 18x8 in the rear, I hope it looks as good as i picture in my head
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by flynbuick View Post
    To complicate it further there are two different 5 x5 Buick wheels. One fits your car and the other does not.
    This has something to do with the fact that "drum brake wheels" don't fit on the front of cars with disc brakes ?
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by mauls View Post
    I hope it looks as good as i picture in my head
    Something like this ?
    17 inch wheels on a '72:

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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Yeah that looks good, Now i wanna find a tire that will fill out that wheel well, would a 275 do it, or should i go wider?
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by mauls View Post
    Yeah that looks good, Now i wanna find a tire that will fill out that wheel well, would a 275 do it, or should i go wider?
    295 is no problem.
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Check out this Dutch Boattail: Custom made 20 inch Intro Wheels







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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Dang those are some clean rivieras man!!!

    I want my car to sit just like this one, i love how it sits.



    I know it's a long shot but you dont happen to know what size tires he's running.


    Thanks for the help man, your awesome
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Only thing I know is that the rims are 16 inch with Scorpion tyres.

    The other week another board member also asked me about the wheels on that '72.
    Follow the instructions in this post to contact the owner
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boattail View Post
    Check out this Dutch Boattail: Custom made 20 inch Intro Wheels
    Can you get any more details on these wheels, if they were custom made, I guess they are as big a possible, so width, offset and backspace would be great to know.
    Metallic black, shiny chrome, big wheels........ that is one seriously sexy car. Any more info on it on the interweb??

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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Nice Rides
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Man, those boattails look they are flying just sitting still ... and they seem to take custom large wheels with ease.
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Quote Originally Posted by OzBro View Post
    Can you get any more details on these wheels, if they were custom made, I guess they are as big a possible, so width, offset and backspace would be great to know.
    Metallic black, shiny chrome, big wheels........ that is one seriously sexy car. Any more info on it on the interweb??
    You can contact the owner of the car about the wheels, he's a board member: Click here

    This '72 will be one of the nicest Boattails on the planet when it's finished !

    Click here for a thread about the restoration (already a 6-and-a-half-year project now)

    That link is in Dutch, but photos speak an universal language:



    Click thumbnails











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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    Really cool thread. I'm thinkin' 16x7 fronts and 17x9 or 16x10 (can't decide) rear. In all black Cragars or silver Rallys.
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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    beautiful cars!

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    Default Re: bolt pattern 71 riviera

    a long time ago i ws dong some measuring... with the proper offset on the wheels you can run an 18x11 in the back with a 315 45 tire.. with out tubs. and in the front an 18x9 with a 265 50. give or take..
    there is a whole bunch of room under these cars. i love it

 

 

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