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Old 19 Nov 2002, 05:01 am
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Hello. My PT is equipped with stock 16" wheels and 205/55/16.
if I mount 17" wheels , what tire size should I use ?

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Old 19 Nov 2002, 08:33 am
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What your looking to do is use a "Plus 1" tire/wheel upgrade. This keeps the diamiter of the tire on both the 16" and 17" the same. The "sidewall" measurement should go down a step as the wheel size goes up, so 45 is the recommended size for 17" wheels. The width of the tire is a personal choise. 215/225/235 will all fit in the wheel well. So what your looking for is: 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 or 235/45/17. The site goes right up to 235/45/17 when you type in a 17" wheel for a PT Cruiser.

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Old 19 Nov 2002, 08:40 am
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Do a search on "tire size calculator" on the WWW. A number of options will come up.

Here's just one:


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Old 19 Nov 2002, 09:29 am
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Default shows in a 17 inch wheel to use a 235/45/17 to keep things right compared to the 16's that come on your car...this size is what I run and I have no troubles at all.

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Old 22 Nov 2002, 07:18 pm
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hello I would like to use a 205 or 225 60 series tire in the back to get the street look probably a 15 inch to keep it the same dia. as my 205-55 16 up front. HAS ANY ONE TRIED THIS? THANKS Tom

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Old 24 Nov 2002, 10:17 pm
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I went to 225/55 on 16" rims. Later swapped them for 215/60/16. They look and run great. But, I'm still exploring to find that ultimate hot rod look.

Good luck.

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Old 25 Nov 2002, 06:13 pm
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I replaced the stock 16" wheel/tire setup on the Limited with 17x8 Mille Miglia wheels and 235/45 x 17 Bridgestone Potenza 950s. Only problem is that the wider tires really do catch road irregularities. Based on that experience, I think I'll stick to the stock 17" tires when I get my new Dreamcruiser2 this spring.

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