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Well I pulled the trigger on the spider monkey replicas as I finally found a seller that listed the Pacifica as a proper fitment. I had done the math and figured they should fit, but only one seller so far has actually listed the Pacifica as being a match. 9” wide with a +34 offset. I finally got to test mount them today and it does look like they will fit and fill out the wheel well nicely. So now I just need to get the tires mounted up and we are good to go. I’ll try to link up some photos of the fit up.
They seem to have the same backspacing as the 7.5” 18” OEM wheels, and all the math told me the same, but I was still apprehensive until today. Now I’m just excited to get them all mounted up.
 

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Well I pulled the trigger on the spider monkey replicas as I finally found a seller that listed the Pacifica as a proper fitment. I had done the math and figured they should fit, but only one seller so far has actually listed the Pacifica as being a match. 9” wide with a +34 offset. I finally got to test mount them today and it does look like they will fit and fill out the wheel well nicely. So now I just need to get the tires mounted up and we are good to go. I’ll try to link up some photos of the fit up.
They seem to have the same backspacing as the 7.5” 18” OEM wheels, and all the math told me the same, but I was still apprehensive until today. Now I’m just excited to get them all mounted up.

Yes, you should have no problems at all with that width and offset. What size tires are you going with and what diameter are the wheels ?
 

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Those should look great. I've been eyeing some myself, the OE Creations PR184 in chrome, 20inch. to replace the silver painted 18 inch ours came with. Look forward to seeing your wheels installed.

Did you test fit with the OEM lug nuts? or did you purchase new ones?

Are you planning to buy 4 new TPMS sensors?
I know Rock Auto sells a service kit that's really cheap and allows you to reuse the ones you have.
 

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Curious as to the weight difference between the oem tire/rim combo and the aftermarket set. That’s why I purchased a set of 18 inch black S tire/rims and 20 inch limited tires/rims that are OEM . Direct bolt on to the hybrid and oem vs extra weight . Just remember when searching tires remember the hybrid Wright and the addition of non oem tire/rim load .
 

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I test fit with the OEM lug nuts, they fit the seats just fine, and offer enough clearance so I don’t think I’ll replace them. I did get new tpms sensors too, so now I’ll have a dedicated winter wheel/tire set and the 3 season wheel/tire set. As for the tires, they are 20” that I used on my S8 for a few months and the sizing is a little off from the Pacifica OEM size, but it should only impact the speedo by a couple mph. So I’ll run them for a few years before replacement, hopefully. But they fit nicely on the S8 9” wheels so they should be fine in this application as well. I forget the size, but I’ll report back after I get them mounted, hopefully this weekend. I just got my truck out of winter hibernation so now I can ferry the wheels and tires to the tire shop without getting the van all messy. Well that, and the fact that wheels and tires separately take up too much space to fit in the van with all the kiddos seats in there. But I’ll post up pics once it’s all done.
 

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All done. And the tires are a 265/40 20, so they are a little smaller than the OEM tire overall diameter, but I had them from my other car and they should work for a year or so. The fitment of the wheels is about perfect IMO as it totally fills the wheel wells. But the gap is a bit much for now.
265mm of tire contact patch goes a long way to eliminate wheel spin too.
 

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Yeah, definitely too much space in the wheel well, but it’s not worth it to me to replace a set of tires I had on hand to the tune of $1000 for now. We will burn these up and get proper sized tires. That should help. But the wheel fitment is about perfect for my tastes. Fills the well and gives it a nice flush offset.
 

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All done. And the tires are a 265/40 20, so they are a little smaller than the OEM tire overall diameter, but I had them from my other car and they should work for a year or so. The fitment of the wheels is about perfect IMO as it totally fills the wheel wells. But the gap is a bit much for now.
265mm of tire contact patch goes a long way to eliminate wheel spin too.

This LOOKS GREAT!!! I love it!!
 

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Thank you. I’ve been eyeing these wheels for more than a year. I did the math on the offset and figured they would fit, but still was apprehensive until I finally found a listing that showed the fitment to be compatible. Now I’m looking forward to replacing the tires to get a larger sidewall to fill the wheel well gap. It’s so much less prone to wheelspin with the new tires on there.
 

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Thanks for following up, great choice in wheels, love that color too.
The gap will definitely change once you go to a taller tire, like some 245/50/20's but I certainly understand using what you already had available. Good job
 

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Yeah, definitely too much space in the wheel well, but it’s not worth it to me to replace a set of tires I had on hand to the tune of $1000 for now. We will burn these up and get proper sized tires. That should help. But the wheel fitment is about perfect for my tastes. Fills the well and gives it a nice flush offset.
I've got just one word for you. Lowering Springs.

Your new wheels look rad dude!!
 

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I would do the spring in a heartbeat if it were my primary vehicle, but this is the Wife’s and I don’t want to compromise the ride at all. I’ve already got a Dakota RT with lowering springs to fill that void. And my primary car is sporty enough as well. No need to stiffen up the ride on the van for now. I’ll swap out the rubber in a few years and it should take care of most of the gap.
The older I get, the more I appreciate what the OEM engineers did and find myself less likely to modify certain things. Although it would be real nice to air bag it. But I’m not willing to spend that kind of money required to do so. Blah blah blah something about getting older and all that.... 😉
 
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