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Old 10 Apr 2005, 02:49 pm
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Hello everyone. I am on here quite a bit, but don't post very often. Anyway, I bought my Cruiser in July and it was already modded pretty heavily. What I am concerned with are the rims and tires. This is my first experience with low profile tires and I am kind of stuck in the middle of liking them and hating them. I like the look, but I am not enjoying the hassle. I will explain. First, I have 235/40 ZR18 91W Nitto tires on 18" Lexani wheels. I do not know the width of the rim. I have had 2 blowouts with these tires already. Given, they were used and I do not know the mileage that was on them. I didn't realize they were around $170.00 per tire. I have replaced the front 2, but they constantly lose air pressure. I have had them checked and nothing is wrong, so they tell me. Within a week they lose 10-15 lbs of air. I was told that running low pro tires with low air really tears up and weakens the sidewall which seems obvious. I am just tired of having to pay extreme attention to the air in my tires, like daily. Does anyone else experience anything like this. I am contemplating going to a smaller rim and a larger tire to remedy this. Any and all input is welcome. Thanks guys, and hope for lots of input.

1.) What size rim comes stock on the cruiser?
2.) Can you also post pics and specs of what you are running?

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Old 10 Apr 2005, 02:55 pm
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Old 10 Apr 2005, 04:46 pm
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Welcome aboard Opie,
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Old 10 Apr 2005, 07:14 pm
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About the tire pressure thing, your tires shouldnt lose air that fast, no matter how low pro they are. You may have some kind of hole or leak in the tire, and i would replace them with pirellis, michelins, or falkens.
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Old 10 Apr 2005, 07:31 pm
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You may also want to talk to someone at a good tire shop and ask about the best size tire and the best tire for those wheels.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 10:34 am
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I'm running 215/35-19's and I did have one go flat due to my error. but if you are constantly losing air pressure you may want to have the wheel inspected. If you bought them used they may have a crack in the wheel itself causing the lose of air pressure? I had the same problem about 3 years ago with my other car running low profile tires after a flat, came to find a stress crack which was causing me to lose pressure.. Your local wheel /tire shop should be able to run a test for you. As for tires I've had Toyos, Nitto, Yokohamas, and Falkens. Nitto's gave the best performance for the $.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 11:48 am
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I have to agree with Kevin about Nitto's. I am running a 235/40/18 inch setup and have had no problems. It sounds like you might have a crack in your rims. Have a rim shop check it out. When you had the blow out, that could have very easily caused a rim/or all of them to crack. If you have a crack in the rim, you could be loosing air very rapidly, like you are suggesting. Just a happended to me before.
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 01:08 pm
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The high-tech (?) way to check is to remove the wheel and tire, and submerge it in water. Check the valve stem, wheel, bead and tire. My wheels are 18X7.5, +45 offset. Tires are 225/40R18. It would look better dropped, but my route is smooth roads with dips and driveways, so I choose not to decrease clearance. Each person's road conditions determine what can be run.

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Old 12 Apr 2005, 07:23 pm
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Welcome to the forum. Nice looking ride you got there!

GT's come with 17" stock wheels & the stock Goodyears are not much cheaper
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