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Old 28 Feb 2012, 02:59 pm
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Question 20" wheels

If poslble use 20" wheell on 2004 pt cruiser???? Some help ....thank
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 03:59 pm
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A couple owners on this forum are on 20's. I'm sure someone will pop in to talk with ya.
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 06:24 pm
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Default Re: 20" wheels

u shouldnt have any problems running a 20. im running 19s without a problem
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 03:06 am
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Hey their halconj,

As long as your not planning on doing any drop without major modifications, and depending on the offset and width of the rim you can do 20"s however the width and tire will be key to it working without rubbing in front as the front just has yeah so much room to play with. You also want to watch the width in front to keep from rubbing on the struts. 7.5 is the best but their is not much of anything I know of currently on the market that is within this range without either having one offs made or being rims undrilled and having them drilled to spec. I was going to do 20"s in back and 19"s up front and hit up every major wheel house in LA as well as a couple friends at KMC Wheels Factory and nobody had much to work with without getting into some big money.

Also keep in mind which I am sure you are already aware, 20"s are outside of OEM spec diameter and will throw off your speedometer, put more wear on your brakes due to size and weight so its better to upgrade to something like Bear Brakes or so forth to compensate, and the added stress from the larger wheels will add stress to an already well established somewhat weaker transmission though keep in mind both the brake and trans issues are not just inherent to the PT as a good example would be many lifted trucks with big tires blow through trannys pretty regular if not re-geared. Not to discourage but just things to keep in mind.

I do know given the right tires 19"s can be done within factory specs meaning the tire wheel combo can be done within the OEM 15" - 17" overall diameter thus not messing up the speedometer and so forth, and should have no rubbing issues. Also as long as you keep factory specs you should be able to do a drop up to a full 3" x 5" on drop springs and have no issues. It is really tight and needs to stay within that 7.5 width range to get it to work but can be done. I tried it on a test fit using my custom CandyDrop Spring kit.

Another popular choice is to stagger with an 18" in front and 20" in back which also works fine.

Also just remember, the skinnier the tire side wall, the rougher the ride quality, and the easier it is to bend a wheel going over a good bump, railroad tracks, or pot hole and so forth.

Here is a PT dropped on my 3" x 5" drop kit I had made a few of riding on 19"s.



And another buddy's PT with the 18" 20" stagger.



And then here is mine bagged on a custom set up still rolling my old school stocker 17"s.




Anywayz, just some food for thought. I want to make sure you think about the big picture from all angles to try to help make sure your on the right track. I wish you all the best on which ever way you decide to go and remember we like pic's around here for sure.
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Thank people i think continue whith my project............Thanks to all:
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