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Old 06 Aug 2013, 11:18 pm
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I have a 2005 pt cruiser. Its the Touring edition 2.4 and I am wanting to put bigger tires on it and it has 195-65-15 right now but I believe there could be some extra space that could be filled up. But I don't want them wider than the car.
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Old 06 Aug 2013, 11:43 pm
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Talking Re: bigger tires?

So I guess this is out of the question......
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Old 07 Aug 2013, 01:21 am
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Default Re: bigger tires?

There may be one on here running 20's but for a while it seemed most of us were running 235 40 18's

That is a bigger tire, but with a smaller profile.


Most common way to alleviate that extra space is by lowering the pt, by springs, coilovers, or air bags.


Hope that helped some
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Old 07 Aug 2013, 10:40 am
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Default Re: bigger tires?

I don't recommend a "taller" tire for a couple of reasons:
1. A 1/2" more radius will rub the strut spring perch.
2. They change your gear ratio (sort'a), good for mpg but bad for get up and go.
3. Heavier (see #2-B).

You can go same height but wider, though. This will appear to fill up the wheel well a little but the same gap will be there. Here's a run down of wheel/tire sizes that work......


PT Cruiser base and Dream Cruiser
195/65-15 25.0 ---- 5.5-7"
205/55-16 24.9 ---- 5.5-7.5"
225/50-16 24.9 ---- 6-8"
245/45-16 24.7 rear only --- 7.5-9"
205/50-17 25.1 ---- 5.5-7.5"
215/50-17 25.5 ---- 6-7.5"
225/45-17 25.0 ---- 7-8.5"
235/45-17 25.3 ---- 7.5-9"
245/40-17 24.7 rear only ---- 8-9.5"
245/45-17 25.7 rear only ---- 7-9.5"
215/45-18 25.6 ---- 7-8"
225/40-18 25.1 ---- 7.5-9"
235/40-18 25.4 ---- 8-9.5"
245/35-18 24.7 ---- 8-9.5"
245/40-18 25.7 rear only ---- 8-9.5"
235/35-19 25.5 --- 8-9.5"
245/35-19 25.7 rear only ---- 8-9.5"

PT Cruiser Limited and Touring
205/55-16 24.9
225/50-16 24.9
245/45-16 24.7 rear only
205/50-17 25.1
215/50-17 25.5
225/45-17 25.0
235/45-17 25.3
245/40-17 24.7 rear only
245/45-17 25.7 rear only
215/45-18 25.6
225/40-18 25.1
235/40-18 25.4
245/35-18 24.7
245/40-18 25.7 rear only
235/35-19 25.5
245/35-19 25.7 rear only

PT Cruiser GT
205/50-17 25.1
215/50-17 25.5
225/45-17 25.0
235/45-17 25.3
245/40-17 24.7 rear only
245/45-17 25.7 rear only
215/45-18 25.6
225/40-18 25.1
235/40-18 25.4
245/35-18 24.7
245/40-18 25.7 rear only
235/35-19 25.5
245/35-19 25.7 rear only


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