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Old 09 Mar 2005, 11:25 pm
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Default Need help for the right 17" tire size!

Looking to purchase the 'American Racing' AERO wheel. The rim size is 7.7, what would you suggest, 215/45...225/40 ??? Since I'm going to 17s, and I'm lowered 1.5 front and 2 in the rear with Gold Lines, I think the 225s are to wide? Thanks for your comments. Anyone with pics with AR AEROs?
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Old 10 Mar 2005, 12:20 am
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I think the 225s are to wide?
1low, I don't think the 225's are too wide. [:I] Consider, the GT is 205/50 on a 6" rim. The 225 is only 20 mm (ie 3/4" ) wider on a rim that is 1-3/4" wider. I have 235/45's sitting on 7.5" rims waiting to go on & they look great!!! [8)]
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Old 10 Mar 2005, 12:45 pm
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225/45/17
closest oversize tire to stock diameter so it won't affect your speedometer
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 04:20 pm
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I think the 225's would look better than the 215's.
I just like the look of the wider tire.
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 05:50 pm
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225/40 18's here......225 would look much better...
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 11:00 pm
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225/45/17 closest oversize tire to stock diameter so it won't affect your speedometer
Think the 225/45/17 would look good and work well on your car. Since my GT is not lowered, here is what I did: http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...TOPIC_ID=11644

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Old 14 Mar 2005, 02:32 pm
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Been running 235/45/17's for about 2 years now wihtout a problem. Wider is better....[?]
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 03:46 pm
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I had 235/45/18 on mine. I am very happy with the look and they did not mess my speedometer at all. 235 don't stick out at all, but I also put the xenon body kit.
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Old 06 May 2005, 01:32 am
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I had American Racing Aeros installed in Febuary. I have had nothing but tire problems since then. Vibration, clacking noises, and squeeking noises.

Just got a call from Sears yesterday saying that the Aero's have been recalled!!

1lowufo, I thought you should know.

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