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Old 11 Jan 2008, 06:15 am
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Default Low profile tires/tyres on an OEM 2001 pt alloys

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Would like to know the lowest size profiles possible that can me put onto an oem pt cruiser alloy? are there and complications with this! pros and cons!

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Old 11 Jan 2008, 05:47 pm
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I don't know what size is the smallest that would work, but I do know that it would make your speedometer wrong.
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Default Re: Low profile tires/tyres on an OEM 2001 pt alloys

Just remember the bigger the rim, the smaller the tire sidewall, the more you will feel every little bump and potholes could destroy/damage your rim and tire. Really depends what kind of ride you want and the condition of the roads you drive on.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 04:05 am
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Default Re: Low profile tires/tyres on an OEM 2001 pt alloys

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I don't know what size is the smallest that would work, but I do know that it would make your speedometer wrong.
Thanks,OK wrong as in too fast or too slow?

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Just remember the bigger the rim, the smaller the tire sidewall, the more you will feel every little bump and potholes could destroy/damage your rim and tire. Really depends what kind of ride you want and the condition of the roads you drive on.
Thank,im not looking to increase the rims just keeping the originl OEMs 16" polished chromes but change tyre profile size to as small as possible...i wont be driving on dirt roads or very bumpy roads...

Are there any links to this kind of infos!

Many thanks
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 06:46 am
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Thanks,OK wrong as in too fast or too slow?



Thank,im not looking to increase the rims just keeping the originl OEMs 16" polished chromes but change tyre profile size to as small as possible...i wont be driving on dirt roads or very bumpy roads...

Are there any links to this kind of infos!

Many thanks
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here's one link about speedometer:
Tire size calculator

and a good overall article about tire choosing:
Tire Basics - Reading Sidewalls - Car Care - Motor Trend

Some basics -
wider footprint - the first, larger # - is better for handling, but worse in rain or snow.
The lower the second number, aspect ratio - means less sidewall, harsher ride more danger to the rims, but better (firmer) handling.

Then, there's different tire compounds - grip at expense of wear, etc.
I got Michelin Hydroedge tires as replacements on my 16" wheels and love them. Much better handling in the dry, and extremely better in rain/snow and they have already outlasted the original "good-for-a-Years" and show little wear.
Hope that helps.
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Thanks for input everyone especially quicksilver.cheeers
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