Has anyone replace their Tourx wheels?

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I have yet to see a German company busted for faking TUV compliance. China is the wild west of manufacturing. They can make fantastic stuff and they can make rubber dog poo for three cents a unit or less.
You got the point right. I think it is down to what price people wanna pay really. If somebody buys legit stuff from legit vendor, Made in China is actually better than Made Elsewhere for most of the time, because China has experience and manpower to do things right.
However, there are people who wanna pay 1/5 the price for the same stuff (even less, have you seen $1 phone cases on AliExpress), and imo they are not less of a scam than the Chinese counterfeit makers.
 

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Just here to echo the question on where you got your Opel grille badge. From what I’ve found so far, the whole grille has to be replaced due to the Opel badge not being a direct fit swap for the tri-shield. Not having much luck finding a source yet.

And more on topic, this is a helpful thread. I run winter snows on my Chev SS, but went with the steelies used on the Caprice PPV.

Will probably get a set of aftermarket for the X one the ContiSilents are in need of replacement, and will run snows on the factory wheels.

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Just here to echo the question on where you got your Opel grille badge. From what I’ve found so far, the whole grille has to be replaced due to the Opel badge not being a direct fit swap for the tri-shield. Not having much luck finding a source yet.

And more on topic, this is a helpful thread. I run winter snows on my Chev SS, but went with the steelies used on the Caprice PPV.

Will probably get a set of aftermarket for the X one the ContiSilents are in need of replacement, and will run snows on the factory wheels.

es
The Opel and Vauxhall badges are all over ebay- I run a 112mm rear and have a 138mm front, which will require a ring adapter to be made as the Buick emblem is larger diameter. There's a guy who can 3D print the ring, but it's pretty easy with a Dremel and some scrap plastic to make something that will work. Easier to just make a filler piece than to replace a whole grille- even if you had to pay someone $20 to 3D print the part. There are web sites where one can commission 3D parts to be made.
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The Opel and Vauxhall badges are all over ebay- I run a 112mm rear and have a 138mm front, which will require a ring adapter to be made as the Buick emblem is larger diameter. There's a guy who can 3D print the ring, but it's pretty easy with a Dremel and some scrap plastic to make something that will work. Easier to just make a filler piece than to replace a whole grille- even if you had to pay someone $20 to 3D print the part. There are web sites where one can commission 3D parts to be made.
Awesome, thanks for the added detail! We have a 3DP at work, and now that I think about it, it would be a simple piece to model up. The other badging, as you say, is pretty easy to find online.

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Awesome, thanks for the added detail! We have a 3DP at work, and now that I think about it, it would be a simple piece to model up. The other badging, as you say, is pretty easy to find online.

es
Just a note - if you have adaptive cruise, the badge is not the same. Details can be found on this post - note the badge with adaptive vs non-adaptive is a different part number...and carries a much higher price:

Considering a 2019 TourX - questions
 

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Ah, good to know, as our car has both DC1 and DC2 (didn't really want the latter, but that's what we ended up with). I wonder if the Holden emblem would be easier, then? I'll have to poke around and see if I can find whether there are two versions of the Holden grille badge like the Buick has.
 

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Tire size question. Using a tire size calculator, I note that the originals are a size 235 50 18. So, by changing to a wider tire, say 255, and reducing sidewall to a 45, but keeping the stock 18 inch rims. It looks like I still lose overall diameter, and thereby circumference also.

So, I gotta wonder. What's wrong with going to a 255 50? Or a 265 45? Will a 255 50 be too tall? Or a 265 45 too wide for the stock rims?

I'm new to this. I've put slightly wider and taller tires on every vehicle I've owned, but only slightly.

So.. how big can I go on the tourx? Without spacers, or anything else crazy.

Thanks in advance.
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If I stick with the stock wheels, I might go with a 245/45R18. I like the slight reduction diameter and it seems like there is a good choice of tires in that size.
 

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Tire size question. Using a tire size calculator, I note that the originals are a size 235 50 18. So, by changing to a wider tire, say 255, and reducing sidewall to a 45, but keeping the stock 18 inch rims. It looks like I still lose overall diameter, and thereby circumference also.

So, I gotta wonder. What's wrong with going to a 255 50? Or a 265 45? Will a 255 50 be too tall? Or a 265 45 too wide for the stock rims?

I'm new to this. I've put slightly wider and taller tires on every vehicle I've owned, but only slightly.

So.. how big can I go on the tourx? Without spacers, or anything else crazy.

Thanks in advance.
255/50/18 seems like it would work - maybe just a tad stretched on stock 8” rim given sidewall height. Circumference would somewhere around +2.9%
 

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255/50/18 seems like it would work - maybe just a tad stretched on stock 8” rim given sidewall height. Circumference would somewhere around +2.9%
Not a lot of room to play, 245/50-18 is about it for max diameter.
 

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I remember reading on a tire size vs rim size chart and the maximum suggested tire width for an 8" rim is 245.
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Here are some wheel choices that may actually fit the Tour X and be lighter than the factory slugs.
Will Fit:
Misano - M116 - MHT Wheels Inc.
Maybe:
Gemello - M219 - MHT Wheels Inc.
Maybe:
Gemello - M219 - MHT Wheels Inc.

Wheel Details - Road Wheels - BBS USA
BBSSizeB.C.OffsetWt.C.H.List
SR 018 - SG18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $275.00
SR 018 - VGPK18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $305.00

CHR 115 - BPO20 x 95-1152428.1PFS $695.00

Ampliform - Konig Wheels
Amazon.com: 18" Inch Konig 56MG Ampliform 18x10 5x115 +20mm Graphite Wheel Rim: Automotive
https://www.ebay.com/b/Wheels/43953?Brand=Konig&Bolt%20Pattern=5x115
Konig AM Ampliform Graphite 18x9 5x115 15mm (AM98515156) | eBay
AM0851520618x10B5×11520DARK METALLIC GRAPHITE71.5FLOW FORMEDprojected 19.72
Verdi, Not familiar with the brand?
V27 Saga - HYPER Silver Dark by Verde Wheels Wheel Size 18x8
4-New 18" Verde V27 Saga Wheels 18x8 5x115 38 Satin Black Rims 641822059748 | eBay
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Here are some wheel choices that may actually fit the Tour X and be lighter than the factory slugs.
Will Fit:
Misano - M116 - MHT Wheels Inc.
Maybe:
Gemello - M219 - MHT Wheels Inc.
Maybe:
Gemello - M219 - MHT Wheels Inc.

Wheel Details - Road Wheels - BBS USA
BBSSizeB.C.OffsetWt.C.H.List
SR 018 - SG18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $275.00
SR 018 - VGPK18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $305.00

CHR 115 - BPO20 x 95-1152428.1PFS $695.00

Ampliform - Konig Wheels
Amazon.com: 18" Inch Konig 56MG Ampliform 18x10 5x115 +20mm Graphite Wheel Rim: Automotive
https://www.ebay.com/b/Wheels/43953?Brand=Konig&Bolt%20Pattern=5x115
Konig AM Ampliform Graphite 18x9 5x115 15mm (AM98515156) | eBay
AM0851520618x10B5×11520DARK METALLIC GRAPHITE71.5FLOW FORMEDprojected 19.72
Verdi, Not familiar with the brand?
4-New 18" Verde V27 Saga Wheels 18x8 5x115 38 Satin Black Rims 641822059748 | eBay
Nice research. Verdi is another no-name import - seen some owners over at BMW forums run them. They visually look pretty good...
 

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Verdi, Not familiar with the brand?
We bought a set of four Verde Saga Hyper Silver to replace the multi-spoke wheels on our 2008 Mercury Milan; we've been very happy with them and they pair up well with our Milan's color and shape.

Speaking of TireRack, when I was in their showroom a few weeks back, they had a set of BBS RS Matte Graphite wheels with Machined Face which TireRack indicates fits our Regal Sportback AWD. As has been pointed out, TireRack doesn't have enough fitment data to suggest anything for the Regal TourX but I'd assume the Sportback AWD would be close.
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Tire Rack is selling the BBS at List price
Wheel Details - Road Wheels - BBS USA
SR 018 - SG18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $275.00
SR 018 - VGPK18 x 85-1153625.970.2 $305.00

These are a bit heavier, not by much
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I measured the weight of a stock rim and tire at 51 Lbs. Tire is 24 lbs, so stock rim ought to be 27 lbs.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ProContact+TX&partnum=35VR8PCTXCOSI&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

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So, my understanding is that the TourX tires and wheels are as follows:

Tires: Continental ProContact, Grand Touring A/S, 235/50R18 97V

Ideal rim width:7.5"
Overall Diameter: 27.3", 762 revs per mile
Max load: 1,609 lbs

Wheels: 5x115mm bolt pattern, 8Jx18, ET40, 70.2mm bore.


I have stock 19" rims on my Mazda6 and love the look and road feel of them with 225/45R19 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 UHP Summer Tires.

When my Conti's fade away I want to get a 19" summer tire/wheel package and use the stock rims for winter rubber.

First off, it's a real P.I.T.A. finding 19" rims with 5x115 pattern and 40mm-ish offset.

Any wheel recommendations?

Then, I'm not going to find the exact outer diameter for a 19" tire...

Should I go down to 26.7" (245/40R19) or up to 27.7" (245/45R19)?
 
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