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there should be model numbers stamped into the back side of those rims under all the brake dust and corrosion

I had The same problem , discovering two rims I bought from the same car were 1 inch different, they sent me a front and rear instead of two rears !!
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I could not find any information stamped on any of the replacement rims, other than the words "Chrome Tech." As such I didn't bother looking at the OEM.

In any case, I mounted the 40mm rim to a front hub. It clears the outer tie rod end by like 1 mm. And I'm not comfortable with that. So I switched, placing the 60mm on front. It was clear of the tie rod end. But the 40mm rims won't mount on the back. They don't clear the car.

So I'm done w/these. Gonna sell them (and my 60mm bolts) and buy 2 new tires for the OEM rims.

Oh, and when I drive now, I'm getting a fun and exciting grind from my left rear hub; the one where I put the 60mm bolt into the 40mm rim and I tightened into things that never should experience those bolts. Here's hoping it's not too difficult a repair....

Thanks for all the help.
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Sounds like you damaged the parking brake
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Sounds like you damaged the parking brake
Cool. That's my thought. Here's hoping it'll make it back to the warehouse. And it's not too badly damaged.

Nothing like finding your way around a car due to your own mistakes
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