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: Tibby Rims



Gomez
11-06-2004, 10:46 AM
If one were to buy tib rims what would be intailed in the five lug conversion. Could you get the five lug piece off a Tiburon and get the rotors to match and then attatch that to the strut with my original brake calipers? I agree with the opinion on this site that the conversion piece is not safe cause it's another thing to go wrong. Hence, I'd prefer tib lug piece. Also, what's the width of tib rims? I looked on the hyundai site and they only list them as 17".

yevRPS
11-06-2004, 11:36 AM
do the search...it's been answered many many time...in short, too much needs to be changed to make it worthwhile

Gomez
11-06-2004, 02:57 PM
I did search: "Tiburon Rims" and what I got wasn't much. I'll keep looking.

JuMpMaN6235
11-06-2004, 03:37 PM
from what i remember it is Not safe, and Not recommended, but it is possible to order a 4 to 5 lug conversion piece, i dont remember the site offering it, but i think it was somewhere around $100 for the piece

Gomez
11-06-2004, 04:07 PM
I looked some more on this site and on the web in general. Consensus; adapters not realistic - could have them custom done but that's pointless and not cost effective, replacing with tiburon pieces not cost effective. I would still like to know what all the required parts are just to look at the numbers. From a search, I read that the braking system would have to be reworked but there wasn't anymore detail. Why and what of the braking system needs to change?

slow 2K2GT
11-06-2004, 07:29 PM
why would you spend money on tib rims when you could get aftermarket for cheaper?

Gomez
11-06-2004, 09:28 PM
Because you can get a friend's used tib rims for a quarter of the hyundai price cause he's getting 18"s and selling his stock 17"s.

evan938
11-06-2004, 10:13 PM
why dont you get something that looks like the tib rims? like some BSA 259's?

Gomez
11-07-2004, 10:54 AM
That's what I'll do since the 5 lug conversion is not worth pursuing. It's a shame those tibs are so nice.

only1db
11-07-2004, 11:13 AM
i was thining of that that too...and through on some snow tires on them....but like you said its just not cost effective