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Rims don't fit on Mustang, why?

Hey there guys! I just recently acquired a set of 18" ASA JH3 rims for my 2007 Mustang, and I accepted because after some research, I saw that they both had a 5 lug, 5x114.3 bolt pattern, so I figured it would fit.

However, I tried putting one on and for some reason it felt like the bolts couldn't all go in, so I am assuming the don't fit. When I tried to put on my stock rim, it fit on the second try. On the ASAs, I tried for about 35 minutes.

Do you guys know any reason it wouldn't fit? Maybe the answer is obvious, but I'm not too car literate

Thanks in advance!

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rotate the rims try a different part of the rim to match. give it a little push they should go in.


it is possible they sent you the wrong bolt pattern


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I would have to say they dont fit. Tirerack.com lists this wheel for a 2007 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro and it does not show up if you search wheels by vehicle using a 2005+ Mustang.
 
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Wheel fit

Probably the pilot diameter on the center hole is too small doesn't let it fit flat against the hub face. Somebody may make a spacer to correct the pilot mismatch. The pilot is important tho, I wouldn't want to depend on the lugs alone to support the loads.
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Yup the Hub diameter is a different size, They will not fit your mustang, unless you have the hub on the rim boared out.

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yeah your centerbore is 70.5mm, look on the rims on the backside to see if they have hubcentric rings on them for a smaller car.
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