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Old 13 Nov 2010, 05:11 pm
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Default Anyone seen similar wheels for a PT? (Challenger 22)

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I fell in love with these rims and am disappointed they don't have them in smaller sizes. Anyone seen this style in a size that would fit a PT? Looking for something that would fill the wheel well better than the stock 16" on my 2010 PT.

I've been online to all the big retailers, ie tire rack, pep boys, etc and their wheel selection sucks. I found a few I like but they aren't made for a PT





Then there is this one from RIAL but it isn't sold here in the states to my knowledge.

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Old 13 Nov 2010, 07:50 pm
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Default Re: Anyone seen similar wheels for a PT? (Challenger 22)

You can fit 17 or 18 inchers perfectly fine on your PT.
Just use thin tires!

Another forum member has installed 20-inchers with thin wheels!
Though I don't know if it was just for show, or he actually drives with them, I won't recommend 20". But anything from 15 to 17" (and a bit) works perfectly fine without modifying anything on the car (meaning you won't need to change the spring height, or shocks or so; perhaps only changing tires)!
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Old 13 Nov 2010, 11:50 pm
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Hey their tigerjeepguy,

As far as wheels go, you can go anywhere from 15" up to 19" wheels without stepping outside of Factory OEM Specs. The only thing that offsets the increase in size is by opting to go with a thinner tire to compensate, and of course anytime you go thinner on a tire sidewall, you will slightly lose some amount of ride quality. Basically the thinner you go, the less ride quality as far as tires go, so maybe something to consider.

You can go up from their to 20" wheels and be fine at stock height, but it will have a slight effect on your speedometer calibration, as well as you will get a rougher ride from the increasingly skinnier tires, and you also will run the risk should you hit a pot hole just right you could potentially bend a wheel in the process. This is why 20" wheels are used more so for show vehicles, or part time drivers rather than full time daily drivers.

And last but not least, if you do not find the wheels you are looking for, you can opt to see if you can find the wheels you want within the PT's required Specs, and see if you can order them as Blanks which are undrilled, and have them drilled at the Tire Shop. This way you can get around things if the biggest obstacle is not having the correct bolt pattern available to fit the PT's 5-100 Specs.Just be sure the wheels are otherwise within a 35 - 40 Offset preferably, and within a 7.5" - no wider than an 8" wheel maximum to fit properly.

Ideal wheel size to help close up a little wheel gap I would recommend should be somewhere around 17" - 18" should fit well and still be drivable without much problem. Or you could accomplish the same thing on a much cheaper budget with the same end result by purchasing a mild set of Drop Springs as a viable alternative. Basically the cost difference would be roughly $800.00 - $1200.00 plus for wheels, of $150.00 - $250.00 for a set of drop springs plus install. Big difference in cost and roughly the same 2" of gap closed either way.

That's my 2 cents for what its worth. I wish you good luck on whatever you decide, and if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask me and I am always more than happy to try to help wherever I can.
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