tire sizes for these cars, - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mista_sse is on a distinguished road
Default tire sizes for these cars,

I plan on gettng a new(er) bonnie definately new gen, I'm thinking 01 to 03 SLE (if the price is very good maybe an 04-05 loaded SE)

I need to know the diameters of the wheel well though,

with any of these size tires fit?

265-30-22
255-35-22
265-35-22

I'm trying to get a idea as so I won't have anything rubbing.

thanks.
mista_sse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 09:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

this guy has 265-30-22'*
check it out
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/528601

I wouldn't go past 255'*
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 09:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

22s



I think 20s are pushin it.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans
22s



I think 20s are pushin it.

I agree but if its what he wants.


. forget about 3 point turns.
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 10:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MACDRIVE is on a distinguished road
Default

You will be taking a highly respected American Icon and turning it into a damn hoopty ride. There should be a law against doing that. Put the factory size wheels and tires on the car for that year and forget it.
MACDRIVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MACDRIVE
You will be taking a highly respected American Icon and turning it into a damn hoopty ride. There should be a law against doing that. Put the factory size wheels and tires on the car for that year and forget it.
may i remind you that, opinions are just that, opinons
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 01:38 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

265-30-22 - 28.3" dia
255-35-22 - 29" dia.
265-35-22 - 29.3" dia.

Your stock tire diameter is about 27". Any taller than that and you would probably rub the strut spring mount.

So it might be difficult to pick the 22" size because they are made for trucks that crave larger diameters.

You would be best to go with 20" wheels.
255 - 35 - 20 is 27." dia
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2005, 12:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the 'swha
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kaddykid is on a distinguished road
Default

Thats the same size rim and tire I run, 255/35/20. Its the biggest you can stuff in your fenderwells.
Any larger and you would have to lift the car. The blue bonne on Cardomain.com even says it had to be Lifted 1" ........too much hassle. Toss on 20'* and call it a day.
Cheers "TheKaddyKid"
Kaddykid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 03:20 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MACDRIVE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaddykid
Thats the same size rim and tire I run, 255/35/20. Its the biggest you can stuff in your fenderwells.
Any larger and you would have to lift the car. The blue bonne on Cardomain.com even says it had to be Lifted 1" ........too much hassle. Toss on 20'* and call it a day.
Cheers "TheKaddyKid"
" May I remind you that opinions are just that, opinions. "
MACDRIVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 12:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mike_peperni is on a distinguished road
Default



dont go sarcastic, stay focused on the main subject.


I would like to put some 19" , for me thats the size i prefer, and then you lower the car just a bit with better shock. (if only i had the money.... anyway i love my chrome swoop )
mike_peperni is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
17'' tire sizes lordvader Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 9 02-15-2009 12:49 PM
Anyone running staggered tire sizes? bigerik Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 13 02-25-2008 01:50 AM
another semi-related question. tire sizes? Marik_bathory Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 0 04-28-2006 11:48 AM
How to read tire sizes anthonyv62 General GM Chat 7 06-28-2003 09:11 AM
Tire sizes pontiacfan1978 General GM Chat 12 10-19-2002 02:12 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:00 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.