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Old 03-13-2005, 05:10 PM   #11
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ya here are the rims that are on that STS


you could get a Black Pontiac center cap
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The combo'* diameter will be taller overall.

The first # is the width of the tire, the second is the sidewall, in percentage compared to the width. So a 235/55/r61 would be closer to your 225/60/r60, but a slightly taller tire will give you better milage on the freeway from the gearing difference, wear less, and fill in your wheel wells nicely.
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The combo'* diameter will be taller overall.

The first # is the width of the tire, the second is the sidewall, in percentage compared to the width. So a 235/55/r61 would be closer to your 225/60/r60, but a slightly taller tire will give you better milage on the freeway from the gearing difference, wear less, and fill in your wheel wells nicely.
the more someone tries to explain that to me, the less and less i understand
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fine,

The average 92-99 tire size... 225 60 r16

225 = width of tire
60 = Sidewall height, as a percentage of the width. So our sidewall is 60% of the 225 width
r16 = 16" rim.
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you could get a Black Pontiac center cap
Where should I try and get one if I do get the rims?
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Where should I try and get one if I do get the rims?
ebay sometimes or the dealer
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i think those rims would look nice. i have the 235 size tires on the GP and they are expensiive! I am getting 225'* when i get the money for new tires~~
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I put 235/60/16 Bridgestone Turanza LS-H'* on my 1998 SSE 1 week before I sold it. To verify speedo/actual speed difference I took the GPS along and found that in town my speedo was perfectly accurate. But once I started getting up to speed the speedo began reading slow:

Speedo/HUD showing 30 mph -GPS showed 30.1 mph
Speedo/HUD showing 45 mph -GPS showed 45.4 mph
Speedo/HUD showing 55 mph -GPS showed 55.9 mph
Speedo/HUD showing 65 mph -GPS showed 66.2 mph
Speedo/HUD showing 75 mph -GPS showed 77 mph
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I have to disagree with everyone and say that your car would look better with stock rims. I think the chrom wheels would look better at first, but after you got used to them, the stock ones would be better. Your car has kind of a unique look to it, id keep it that way
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OK........You refuse to add a spoiler but want to change the wheels?????


IMO stock wheels look better but,chrome goes with anything!!!!!!
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