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Old 18 Aug 2017, 04:36 pm
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Default Wheels to fit 2003 Pt GT TURBO

Hi all & Thanks for letting me join, I have a 2003 gt turbo that has the 17" x 6 low profile alloy wheels, they keep getting bent on the pot holes & Chrome peels which causes Tires to develop slow leaks ect ... I now need to replace 2 more (front ) so I wanted to try & put standard steel wheels like on the limited & Touring models. I went to the dealer & they did not seem all that knowledgeable & at first told me that it will only fit on the gt , After looking at the parts he then told me that 2003 - 2010 only came with 17 x 6 for Gt & the others where 16 x 6 , so I called the Junk yards & they told me that 15 x 6 are the ones not 16 x 6 .....So What I was hoping is that someone here is in the know on what size wheels I could look for that would be more durable, Bolt right on & Available through the Junk yard since once bought there are no returns if not I would have to buy one see if it fits & then go from there Please anybody help clear this up for me Thanks !!!
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Old 19 Aug 2017, 09:52 am
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Hi all & Thanks for letting me join, I have a 2003 gt turbo that has the 17" x 6 low profile alloy wheels, they keep getting bent on the pot holes & Chrome peels which causes Tires to develop slow leaks ect ... I now need to replace 2 more (front ) so I wanted to try & put standard steel wheels like on the limited & Touring models. I went to the dealer & they did not seem all that knowledgeable & at first told me that it will only fit on the gt , After looking at the parts he then told me that 2003 - 2010 only came with 17 x 6 for Gt & the others where 16 x 6 , so I called the Junk yards & they told me that 15 x 6 are the ones not 16 x 6 .....So What I was hoping is that someone here is in the know on what size wheels I could look for that would be more durable, Bolt right on & Available through the Junk yard since once bought there are no returns if not I would have to buy one see if it fits & then go from there Please anybody help clear this up for me Thanks !!!
if you want steal you have one choice with out buying special 16 steels. Whitch are hard to find. OEM 15" will fit the GT. PAINTED alloy wheels don't have the corrosion problem. But you still have the pot hole problem.
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Old 19 Aug 2017, 12:11 pm
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The steel rims off of many mid-size Dodge Sirrus, Chrylser Sebring, Plymouth Breeze and others will fit on a PT Cruiser. Add in all the PT's in salvage yards and steel 15" and 16" rims that fit PT's may be the most common ones at many Salvage yards. The size is 5x100.

Rims off smaller Pontiac's and a few Toyota's will fit too, IF the center bore is large enough. This often means the aftermarket rims on these cars will often fit but the factory rims won't.

Your 2003 GT has larger front calipers that many other PT's. They will say "TURBO" in the casting. You may find some 15" or 16" rims that don't fit over the turbo calipers. But many will including most of those on the mid-size cars mentioned above.
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The reason you are having the issue with the potholes is due more to the short sidewalls(low profile) of your tires than anything else. The bolt pattern of 5x100 is extremely common, so you should have little trouble finding wheels. My advice if you are having problems is to go to a 16" wheel with the 205/55/16 tires that are standard on most PT's. There are tons of aftermarket wheels that you could get, rather than going to a boneyard.
Pepboys(yea i know, but bear with me) offes buy 3 get one free wheels, and you can end up getting a decent set of 16" wheels for $300.
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If you are buying actual PT Cruiser wheels from the junkyard, most will fit and not have a problem when it comes to the turbo caliper. So far, I have only come across one original PT wheel that will not fit over the turbo caliper. It is one of the pictures I have posted below. Both are very similar, but I think it is the first one I have listed. It may be both of these that do not fit. Again, I believe it was the first picture that I have tried myself. I found these pictures from ebay. They are not mine.



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I've bought and used 16' wheels from 4 dr Sebrings (Not the Coupe) 2001-05 I believe
and If you spend some time looking you will score set of tires with them for $300.
Dodge has some nice one too.
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