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Exclamation What size are rims on 2003 Esprit?

want to go back to orig rim size i know rears are 18 x 10 and
fronts are 17 x ?
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Look up the Lotus Esprit World website. All model years specs can be found there.

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If you haven't found it...it's 17 X 8.5 in the front...
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want to go back to orig rim size i know rears are 18 x 10 and
fronts are 17 x ?
In case you don't already know... You can't just bolt up any 18x10 and 17x8.5 wheels to the Esprit.

You also need to be aware of the proper offset and the PCD (bolt circle pattern).

The Esprit uses a 5x108mm PCD and a +19mm offset in the front and a +17mm in the rear.

There aren't many aftermarket wheels that fit those requirements.

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Hi..I am also trying to change the wheels on my 98TT Esprit, but I am not having any luck finding many options. I have been pricing HRE's, Asanti's, and Lexani wheels. The HRE's are the only ones I can find that would be the original size on the front and rear. The other two would probably require me to go to a 19" wheel all the way around with a little different tire fitment. Any comments on these three brands, or does anyone know of any other more common brand of wheel that will work on my car? Thanks
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Your choices of wheels are very limited. I would go with the HRE. Also you can try Boze Alloys - Custom billet wheels and forged wheels, they make decent wheels and can engrave Lotus logos for you. The only down side is they don't have 17 X 8.5 for front, so you have to go with 17 X 9 or 18 X 9.

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don't forget to look at forgeline.com

excellent stuff!!
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I looked at the forgeline wheels, but I would definately have to go up in wheel size if I ordered wheels from them. Do you have forgeline wheels on your car? If so, what model and sizes? I am really struggling with this decision. Thanks
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