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Old 11 Jul 2012, 11:34 am
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Default From 15 to16 or 17 Inch Wheel & Tire Upgrade

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and wow it's a blast reading what can be done to upgrade.
We are a proud owner of a 2005 Pt Cruiser, the basic model.
My question is that it came with 15inch wheel and tire. Now when I drive from SF to LA and hit the grapevine, the car feel very shaky and I have to hold on to that steering wheel. Do you think it would be worth it upgrading to 16inch wheel and what type of tire is recommended? Can it even handle a 17inch wheel with out making any adjustments?

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Old 11 Jul 2012, 01:36 pm
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Fix the shake first. Then get what you're wallet and you agree on.
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Okay, just found out that the tires need to be replaced. That is why it was shaking. So is it a problem to upgrade to 16 or 17 inch wheel?

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Old 11 Jul 2012, 02:41 pm
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No, some PT's came with 16 or 17" tires and wheels depending on the model. If you go to a large tire you will also have to buy new wheels to match the tire size

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So the 2005 pt crusier Base 5-door hatchback should be able to handle a 16' or 17' wheel right? It came with the 15'wheel.
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Yes it can handle a 16" or 17" wheel and tire combo. Some PT's came with 16's or 17's as stated above.
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Thanks for the answer, so since that is taken care of, does anyone have a recommendation for a good quality tire that has a smooth ride for long trips? Also any place in California or online that sells the generic wheel in 16' or 17'? I was thinking to going over to pick and pull.
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Mine has 19's and I have seeing people even with 20's
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And the 19's you have, is the ride pretty smooth on the road? How does it handle on rough roads? Are they low profile or just normal? Did you have to make any modifications?

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And the 19's you have, is the ride pretty smooth on the road? How does it handle on rough roads? Are they low profile or just normal?
Rides great! They are low profile! Great high end! Works great in high speed! Mine has the Tokiko blue and drop 2 inch front and rear so great for turn in fast speed too!!!! I have some pictures on my Rocketman mod thread!

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