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Old 12 Feb 2013, 03:11 am
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Question "Big Fat Tires" on a PT?

How big is too big? (What can be done on a stock PT Cruiser...)

I'm fond of the 'Dragster-ish' Hot Rod look, something with big fat tires and even jacked up a little at the back - say like this for example:



I'm not so fond of lowering the car, but I realize that jacking it up would probably compromise the handling (??) - so better to lower the front a little?

Anyone point me to pics of PTs where this sort of 'slightly jacked up inclination' thing has been done?
Most of the gorgeous custom PTs I've been finding lately are "low-riders".

But as far as practicality goes, that sort of thing is out of the question around here... Ground Clearance is a beautiful thing!


(this is overkill tho...)

Anyway - what's the scoop on BIG FAT TIRES for PTs??
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Old 12 Feb 2013, 04:06 am
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Default Re: "Big Fat Tires" on a PT?

I think the main reason your not seeing that look on our cars is because of the fact that they are front wheel drive. Even Fwd drag cars only put the wide tires on the front. There are some people who run slightly larger in the back for looks but not many. Thats my two cents.
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Old 12 Feb 2013, 04:08 am
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I just found this thread. maybe this will help. Bigger tire size ?
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Default Re: "Big Fat Tires" on a PT?

yes, entirely for looks - and yes, that thread is addressing the same concept...

I saw another thread a short while ago showing a custom "five window" PT that was right up my alley (but I think impossible to achieve with stock fenders...) - can't seem to find it again tho
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Old 12 Feb 2013, 05:04 am
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Default Re: "Big Fat Tires" on a PT?

It is hard to find anything on here with the search feature. The best way is to go to google and type in ptcruiserlinks then what your looking for. That helps, sometimes
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Old 12 Feb 2013, 05:41 am
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Default Re: "Big Fat Tires" on a PT?

ROCKETMAN used bigger stagger on his check out his mods in the project page.
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To achieve that look you posted I would go this way:

Front wheels 16 x 7 ET35 with 205/55 16 tyres, completly doable and maybe add some EIbach (for example) springs on it that will drop it 1,2".

Back wheels 16 x 9 ET20 with 235/55 16 tyres, this will be doable to drive cause our PT's have such enormous fenders. And it will give you this big tyre look, and it will lift the back of your car.

I'll post a chart with the specs.
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Old 12 Feb 2013, 09:04 am
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Here I used a website to compare wheel and tyre sizes.

As you can see wheel 1 is stock (as used on front in my example), and wheel 2 is the one with the big tyre. At the bottom af the collumn on wheel 2 you can see that the tyre will stick out 30 mm (1,2") and will have a larger overal diameter of 16 mm (3/4th"). As I see it this will not be a problem for your cruiser.

You can even go bigger in the tyre, let say 235/60, but that could cause problems
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