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Old 24 Jul 2003, 04:55 pm
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Does anyone know of a cheaper solution for winter wheels than using the painted alloy wheels that come with the PT GT Turbo? I'm told that the 15" and 16" PT wheels won't fit.

Winter tire recommendations for 17" tires are welcome also. [8D]

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Old 24 Jul 2003, 07:38 pm
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Check with Flashbk2. He just sold a set of 16" aftermarket wheels at Carlisle. They were off of his previous n/a PT. Don't quote me but i think he said they were +40 or 42 offset[:I] They fit his GT and cleared the brake caliper with space to spare. Good Luck! and happy Boost'n![8)]
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Old 24 Jul 2003, 08:35 pm
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you could run non GT wheels, but would require 10mm spacers... or look for a set of used 15" VW golf/jetta MK4 wheels...
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Old 25 Jul 2003, 09:25 am
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Normal PT wheels won't fit due to our oversized brakes. I have a set of 15" steelies that I got cheap at Canadian Tire - you should be able to get a set just about anywhere. I have chrome plastic covers for them that are pretty close to the GT wheel, so it looks close enough to stock to fool most people. Wheels were about $50 Canadian each.
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Old 25 Jul 2003, 09:56 pm
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good deal Buck...i may have to look into that. Did they come with rubber?? For $50 i'm guessing no
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Good guess. I got the rubber off the wheels I used on my '01 LE, which, of course, didn't fit the GT. Note to self: don't EVER buy a new car in December again!
If you're going to drive in Ontario winters you owe it to yourself to put on winter tires. Even the less expensive ones should out-perform the stock all-season tires. I used to drive all-seasons all year round but switched in 2001 - mainly to save my chrome from the salt - I noticed a big difference, and now I'm a convert.
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Old 29 Jul 2003, 02:36 am
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IMHO, pirellu snow-sports are the best winter tire i've driven; and they come in probably the widest array of widths and sidewalls.
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Old 29 Jul 2003, 04:57 pm
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Excuse me for being dim. Is a 40mm offset enough, or does it have to be 40plus or 42mm?

I REALLY don't want to pay shipping and get the wrong thing!

Thanks much if anyone is sure.

Roger
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Old 06 Aug 2003, 12:11 pm
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Hey Buck,

did the 15" steelies from CT clear the brakes ? Did you get a certian kind ? I have to buy a set of steelies for the Nova Scotia Winter and I want to make sure I can clear my brakes ok.

Thanks !

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Old 06 Aug 2003, 10:13 pm
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Canadian Tire has the wheels listed in their database. No clearance problems.
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