Tires. - 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 07-29-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asdfbadboy is on a distinguished road
Default Tires.

So i get my new tires in the mail today and they look fairly wide. Will 255/50/17'* fit on my 2000 bonneville SSEI?
asdfbadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmmm....should be close.
245/ 50 R 17 would be the same OD as the stock 235/55/17 tires.
The 255/50/17'* will be about 3/8" taller and 3/4" wider.
I don't really know if they will interfere with anything.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asdfbadboy is on a distinguished road
Default tires :P

ya...all the tire places are freaking out! *THEY WON"T FIT** OMG!....i'm like try one tire and check so this place its at currently is checking the front.....people make me laugh :P
asdfbadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 06:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

They should probably fit. They will be a little taller and your speedo will read slower than you are actually going.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 06:19 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asdfbadboy is on a distinguished road
Default

So...they fit thanks for all your help No rub or anything. And it looks verrrrry nice.
asdfbadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sussex NB
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dantec is on a distinguished road
Default tires

Would it not throw off the computer and get less MPG?
Dantec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 07:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

Should get better actual MPG and your odo will record less miles than you have actually traveled, so your car will retain more value.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2003, 11:52 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

So for my car, what tires should I get to do some cheating with my mileage? I already have 235/55/16 instead of the stock 225/60/16
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2003, 01:38 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
So for my car, what tires should I get to do some cheating with my mileage? I already have 235/55/16 instead of the stock 225/60/16
Any tire that has a larger OD than your stock 225/60 16'*, which are ~ 26.6" OD
Your 235/55 16'* are ~ 26.2" OD or slightly smaller than stock.
275/50 16'* would be the same as original size @ 26.8"
If you could fit some 255/55 16'*, they are ~ 27.0" OD.....not even sure if this size is available.
235/60 16'* would be 27.1" OD
You really should consider going to 17" wheels.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2003, 05:39 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ssesc93 is on a distinguished road
Default

What does OD stand for?
ssesc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GXP tires vs SSEi tires xyeLz Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 1 01-12-2008 01:02 PM
Bigger tires in back VS ABS/4 Bigger tires Lee_Mur 1992-1999 1 10-12-2007 11:06 AM
Got some new tires (update on page 2 about some diff. tires) TJ'sblackbonne General GM Chat 27 12-22-2006 03:00 PM
Douglas Tires?? need tires in NY Drifter420 General GM Chat 11 08-16-2006 02:48 PM
Tires should I go with cheaps tires or expanse of ones Masterbm General GM Chat 7 04-16-2006 10:27 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 01:13 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.