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Old 17 Apr 2019, 05:40 pm
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Default 2005 Wheels on a 2008 PT Cruiser?

I bought a 2008 PT Cruiser Convertible (last year manufactured) with very low miles a few years ago. It came with the 9 spoke powder coated silver 16 x 6 wheels as shown. I prefer the looks of the 2005 5 Spoke chrome 17 x 7 "Empire" wheels that were available on 2005 models. See the following website for clarification:

https://www.hubcaphaven.com/c/355/ch...eels_rims.html

Should this be a direct bolt on or will it cause problems, ie rubbing or clearance problems?
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You should be fine. I've got 2004 PT GT wheels on my 2007 convertible. You can see them in my footer below.
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Excellent! Thanks so very much!
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All OEM wheels are interchangeable between all models and trim packages.
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I don't believe all wheels are interchangeable. I have read that the GTs have bigger brakes and the front calipers will hit the smaller 16 inch rims. I have American racing 17 inch rims that fit on a non turbo P,T but I needed a spacer for it to clear the GT brake caliper. Does anyone have the specs on the stock rims used on the PT.
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Old 13 May 2019, 06:29 pm
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I don't believe all wheels are interchangeable. I have read that the GTs have bigger brakes and the front calipers will hit the smaller 16 inch rims. I have American racing 17 inch rims that fit on a non turbo P,T but I needed a spacer for it to clear the GT brake caliper. Does anyone have the specs on the stock rims used on the PT.
As a baseline, the GT 17 inch wheel is 5x100 7 inches wide and the offset is 39 mm. The stock tire is a 205/50 R17.
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I don't believe all wheels are interchangeable. I have read that the GTs have bigger brakes and the front calipers will hit the smaller 16 inch rims. I have American racing 17 inch rims that fit on a non turbo P,T but I needed a spacer for it to clear the GT brake caliper. Does anyone have the specs on the stock rims used on the PT.
Hey Brains!
How thick a spacer did you have to use for the AM Racing Wheels?

I am getting AM Racing AR105 Torque Thrusts.
The offset is 10mm more - 45mm.
And the back spacing is 6 inches on the AR wheels.
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Old 13 May 2019, 07:11 pm
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Not sure if you have the same wheels as I do. I used a 5mm spacer since the wheels spokes would just barely hit the brake caliper. I replaced my 5 spoke chrome rims that were leaking and needed to be refinished. I should have fixed them because I think they re the best looking wheels for a GT. The price for the OEM replacements is outrageous. I still have my old wheels. I may check into getting them refinished.

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