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Old 31 Oct 2010, 11:27 am
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Default 14 inch wheels

Hi everybody,

This is my first post.I have found this forum a great source of informations.My question is: Is it possible to install on pt 2003 non turbo 14" wheels using the rims from some GM cars and tires 185/75/14 ? I know that caliper size is limiting factor.Thanks in advance and best regards from cold Ottawa,Ontario.

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Old 31 Oct 2010, 09:24 pm
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Default Re: 14 inch wheels

Why would you want to go down to 14" wheels?
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 09:25 pm
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Default Re: 14 inch wheels

Main reason why is the cost of the tires.14" is 40% less expensive than 15".Also more narrow tires better cut trough the snow and wheels are less heavy then 15".
And for PT and my driving style there is no need for big rims.

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Old 01 Nov 2010, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: 14 inch wheels

im going to say No pulse you say it will cut the snow better ok that may be true but that big lower lip on the front will be pushing a lot of snow and them little wheels and tires will just be aspinning
and no way will the little 14 handle the curves like a good set of 16 inch tires

Not being a smarty btu i live in the country my drive way is over 1/2 mile long and is gravel and when it snows i have to take the john deer up with the grader blade or i will never get up the drive

OR i could take my bad boy chevy 4x4 with some 38 inch mudders ion it they cut the snow pretty good also
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 10:16 am
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I'm going to say no, because I've been on every PT Forum I could find since 2001, and I've never read of anyone with 14" wheels.
PTs come with 15, 16, and 17 inch wheels, and people have put on 18, 19, ...
Your agrument makes sense - just go with 15" wheels.
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 12:52 pm
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Why would you want to go down to 14" wheels?
"Ricer" look???
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 01:31 pm
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Default Re: 14 inch wheels

When you reduce the wheels size, you may run into problems by getting the bumper stuck benind the concrete logs of parking lots.

You'd need to set the springs higher.

I know because I hit some things when just using 15 inchers and thin tires.

Your odometer might also misread the mileage, and speedometer probably needs to be reconfigured. My speedometer measures 45mph when my GPS shows 40mph.
Bit annoying ....
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 04:39 pm
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Default Re: 14 inch wheels

I wouldn't change wheel size, diameter of wheel would stay the same:
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Anyway, thank you guys,I'm gonna stick with 15s.Cheers from Ottawa
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Old 10 Nov 2010, 12:59 am
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Pretty sure 14s won't clear the calipers.
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Default 265/25-20 RULES!!!

Hi guys, circumference of the wheel (read: tire) give correct or incorrect speedometer reading. Definitely not the rim size.

Thought forum is the best source of technical info. I was lookig for the same answer - will Cavalier 14" rims fit PT-Cruiser. Matter is calipers, not performance. Ferrari use 14" rims (surprized?) and perform... how should I say, almost like PT-Cruiser.

So, yes - 195/70-14 fits perfectly. In the end of the day well known Chrysler Neon is predecessor, that's the drivetrain. Nothing performable happened since then.

Not to offend those who prefer shaking-head dog riding on the bicycle's wheel... or should I say low profile 20" tires, I stick to my style.

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