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Old 11-12-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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wondering if 16" steelies will fit on the front of the GXP.... Canadian Tire says yes but I have my doubts.
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from what iv herd no... Because the GXP brakes are bigger and need at least 17"
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Canadian Tire is wrong as you suspected. 17" is the min. tire size you can put on the GXP and that is a very close fit. I purchased my 17" winter rims from Canadian Tire and they worked fine. Too bad I only used them for half a season. Now I just park the car for the winter.
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no, the smallest wheel you can run is a 17" on the GXP because of the brakes
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And 17 is really just for the emergency spare, it leaves a credit cards width to the caliper. I wouldnt want to trust it with the gravel and such you incur with winter driving. Just finally replaced ny RSa'* with Goodrich g-force T/A KDWS'*. Great looking and becoming a bigger fan of them everytime I drive since I bought them. They are OEM on the GTO"* and Mustangs. Huge rain grooves, chunky tread for snow, great all around tire with excellent traction and cornering bite, for $150 a piece.
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I just put the exact same tire on my GXP. IMO they are much better than the RSA'*.
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Venom and DP I just ordered 4 KDWS for 79.00 per tire.
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Thats a good deal. I paid $100 per tire installed. Thought that was pretty good considering the quality of the tire. A heck of a lot cheaper than replacing the RSA'*.
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That will teach me to shop!!! Are they the ZR rated ones??? Either way, a heck of a deal, I'm sure You will be happy with them. The ride difference is incredible. Let me know what You think.
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That will teach me to shop!!! Are they the ZR rated ones??? Either way, a heck of a deal, I'm sure You will be happy with them. The ride difference is incredible. Let me know what You think.
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