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Old 03-14-2005, 01:38 AM   #1
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What are some of yalls opinions on tire size I would like to go with 18'* but would settle for 17". Ive noticed alot of different sizes on here what are maybe some of the more popular ones.


One other thing will I have to stay with the 16'* because a guy around town told me because it is front wheel drive I will have to buy front whell drive wheels. and because of the tire pressure monitor I would have to stay with the factory size and no bigger.

Is there any truth to these statements??

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you will have to get front wheel drive tires because of the offset...

the rest is BS...you can go to 20'* easily
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You will want to stay with the same (or close to the same) circumference of tire. You can use this Tire Size Calculator to find suitable tires. The stock 17" tire is 235/55R17, but the stock 16" tire is 225/60R16. The circumference is 85.4in and 83.7in respectively and that would throw off your speedo (if you have stock 16" rims/tires and go to 17" 235/55R17) by 2.1% under so if your speedo says your going 60mph, you are actually going 61.2mph.

So long as you stay somewhere close to the factory circumference, you shouldn't have to worry too much about your speedo being off.

A good match to your 225/60R16 in 18" rims is the 245/45R18. This is practically an exact match to the circumference of the original tire. It also has a much wider contact patch for better traction in the dry.
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The tire calculator is really nice. Thank you.
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because of the tire pressure monitor I would have to stay with the factory size and no bigger.

Is there any truth to these statements??

thanks,
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Mac, if you were to install 17'* which obviously changes the circumference, you would be able to reset the tire pressure monitor to adjust to the larger wheels as long as all wheels were of equal inflation pressure. The tire pressure monitor is based on rotational speed (rpm) of the wheels via the 4 wheel speed sensors. The sensors also supply input to the ABS & Traction Control
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Hey thanks for the tire calculator. That really is too sweet. I was thinkin 18'* and thats prolly what i'll go with.

thanks again

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