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Bought myself a set of 16x6" Kia Venga rims, ET51.

So these will sit about 5mm futher out on the car, so I assume I should stick to fairly narrow tyres. Anyone tried to use 205x55x16" or 205x60x16" on their XG's? Any risk of scrubbing the trye to the fender arches? :confused:

These are the ones I got (four rims for £48 was to good to pass on).
http://www.carstrek.com/image-posts/1443-Kia-venga-16-crdi-08.jpg.html
 

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Nope. Larger ET (51 vs. stock 46) means they sit further inside since ET specifies the distance from the mounting flange to the center plane of the wheel/rim.

So if they rub somewhere it will be the strut. And it will look odd.
May need shims/distances and install longer studs in the flanges.

Stock size of the XG350 is 205/60/16 which will be the correct size to use on an XG30, too.

BUT: Apparently these rims are designated to a much smaller (=lighter) vehicle than the XG is. Do you have any information about the max. load spec of these things ?

The larger ET may have been chosen by the manufacturer on purpose to prevent that people put them on larger (+heavier) vehicles. Similar to what BMW did with rims for the 3 series compared to the 5 & 7 series. Same bolt pattern but different ET (larger for the 3 s.) since the rims for the 3 s. are 'thinner'.


Why don't you check such things before you buy ? Just had $$$ (sorry, £££) in the eyes ? The needed mods to your car will cost you more than you saved on buying these rims. And still potentially risking your life ?
I don't get it.
 

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Arent we a bit short of sunshine today :D

Ofcause youre right, but if these turns out to be a no good solution, I'll ditch them. I have a set of 5mm spacers from another car I've had these might come in handy then.
 
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