Elbrus Wheels: Your Questions Answered

Elbrus I02 with Ice CoatingHere are the most frequently asked questions about Elbrus wheels (Elbrus IO2 shown here).

What is Ice Coating? Ice coating is a special, ultra durable clearcoat that protects the machined finish of the wheels from brake dust, road salt and the hazards of daily driving. 

What does this mean to you? The wheels have the shine of a machined aluminum wheel and the easy maintenance of a painted wheel. 

Will they fit my car? For that, our handy shop by vehicle feature can provide the answers.

Finally, what does the name Elbrus signify? Elbrus wheels are named for Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe. Mount Elbrus is one of the famous Seven Summits, which are the tallest peaks on each continent. To scale all of the Seven Summits is like the grand slam of mountain climbing.


Sunday, December 26, 2010 by Scott

Has anyone ever experienced a problem with the lug bolt hole sizing with the Elbrus wheel? They are pretty close tolerance and if slightly off the lug bolt not have enough clearance for insertion
Thursday, January 6, 2011 by Ben

When ordering through tirerack.com for your vehicle, bolt hole sizing and spacing will be taken into account. I have not come across any machining errors where the holes were not machined to the intended spec.
Friday, July 29, 2011 by Ray

I bent the spacer on a elbrus 105. How do I get another one?
Friday, July 29, 2011 by ben@tirerack

I am guessing that you are talking about the centering ring, which fits into the center bore of the wheel and makes sure it is perfectly centered on the hub.

If you can call with the wheel size and vehicle application we should be able to find the one you need.
Sunday, August 7, 2011 by Rob

Why can't I find any pricing info on the elbrus 104 wheel?It's advertised on many different sites that all lead back to tire rack.Looking for this wheel in a 16 inch with a 5/114.3 Is this wheel even available?
Sunday, October 9, 2011 by Rick

I have a 2007 f-150 4x4 crew cab. I run 255-70-17,keeping the stock wheels how much of a bigger tire can I put on this wheel? Thanks
Friday, October 14, 2011 by Andy

I have the IO5 at 16".
The wheel hubcap's claws broke inside so I doubt they'll be holding on this season. The back says EB-0074CP.
On site it says 74.1mm size, is there any VW caps of this size as replacements? (instead of the elbrus logo ones?)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by thom

I am trying to fit Elbrus I06 17" rim to my 08 saab 9-3 turboX. I have been told they will work but likely will need hub rings to avoid vibration at speed A Saab bore should be 65.1mm. I can not find specification for Elbrus wheel either hub bore or offset and if you carry proper hub rings for this application (and if so how much $$)
thank you
Friday, February 24, 2012 by Hans

So the finish on this does not resemble a hyper silver then I take it?
Monday, April 23, 2012 by Jeff

The centering rings that come with these wheels are not a snug fit and allow the wheel to move around on the hub too much causing vibration.
I have had these balanced more times than I care to admit chasing down this problem.
I plan to buy some aftermarket centering rings that fit more snugly and are located against the hub face (not 10mm down in the wheel like these). Can you tell me the ID of this Elbrus wheel without the centering ring? Is this specified by Elbrus?
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Jeff

I too am in need of the decorative center plugs for the 102s. The tire shop broke 3 out of 4 when changing them out. Where can I get the replacements please
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Ryan Schram

Like thom 2 years ago, I need to know the center bore size. I got these wheels with my used audi a4 and have had all the wheels balanced but i still have wheel wobble issues. I looked behind the wheel and low and behold, no hub centric centering rings.

Recap: What is the center bore size on the Elbrus IO2?
Sunday, May 11, 2014 by mark hofschneider

hello i'm in need of a replacement lug nut for 08 toyota prius with a Elbrus IO2 rim. would you happen to know the size of the nut. nothing seems to fit the rim.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Rus Man

Hello, I own a set of Elbrus i02 wheels on my 2010 Ford Focus Coupe. I have lost some of the centering rings and need to obtain replacements please. Can you help me? Thanks!
Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Rus Man

Sorry, wheel size 0n 2010 Focus Coupe is 205/45R17... Thx!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by ben@tirerack

The Elbrus wheels are discontinued, but in some cases we may still have replacement parts available. Call 888.541.1777. If you have your previous order number or billing phone number, that will help us look up your order and find the correct parts.
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Josue Rodriguez

I bought some Elbrus wheels (17s) about 3 years ago. Installed them on my wife's car (2002 Pontiac Grand AM 4 door SE 2.2)She always complaint about vibrations. I worked back then for Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids. I balance the tires almost weekly and even use to tag team with the Hunter rep with all kinds of adapters to make it go away and nothing work. I balanced the wheels with and w/o the centering rings to no avail. I noticed hat the wheels are discontinued. I just want to know if this is or was a known problem and if there ever was a fix. Please send me the center bore measurements for Elbrus wheels and what size rings I need to use. I will try to go at it again. Thank You for your help.
Monday, November 24, 2014 by juan

i bought elbrus i05's of my buddy who drove an 08 audi a4, i drive a 07 passat variant 2.0t. i have had the hardest time finding hubcentric rings for these. i have measured the ID of the wheels at 80mm, and i know the vw hub is 57.1. do you happen to know where i can find these? or is this even going to work?
Monday, November 24, 2014 by ben@tirerack

Is it possible that the wheel might actually take a 79.5mm ring? Those are much more common. We do not have any 80mm rings currently available.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Chris Hamre

What is the center bore diameter for 16X7.5 5-120 ET40 ELBRUS I08 wheels? I need centering rings for my 2004 BMW 325i.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 by steve

Hi Ben, I have searched all over for one (1) Elbrus 102 17 " wheel for my 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe. Any ideas. Thank you
Saturday, April 11, 2015 by eric morales

Does Elbrus have a web site? or a contact to call them direct? I had the i02 on my 13 ford focus, they look like they will fit on my 14 transit connect. i want spec info.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Andy

What bolt pattern(s) is 17" Elbrus I05 rim?

5x110 or 5x112?

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Curt Shelton

Looking to buy a set of Elbrus E101 5x100 wheels for a 06 Toyota Corolla,can't find info if they will fit. Concerned about high positive offset I have with the stock wheels, is this a problem and will these wheels fit, I have 15" original steel wheels, going to a Elbrus 16".
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by luis

I hace the elbrus 106 I need the hub centric ring for my bmw 528i 2000 please
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Luis, Please give us a call so that we can review your original order and determine which ring to send. Thank you. -- marshall@tirerack.com

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