May 30, 2006Need some info. NEW WHEELS 17x8 all around, what will work best. Has anyone had to trim the shock mounting plate in the rear? Would like a little biger tire in back.
Forums : Tires & Wheels : 17x8 wheel--- Whats best tire size? (108 Views)
May 30, 2006I'm running 245/40/17's in the rear and they do not rub at all..pretty wide tire. How wide are you looking to go?
9.65" (245.00mm) Width
3.86" (98.00mm) Sidewall height
24.72" (627.80mm) Overall height
77.65" (1972.29mm) Circumference
I am running the 225/45/17's in the front...
8.86" (225.00mm) Width
3.99" (101.25mm) Sidewall height
24.97" (634.30mm) Overall height
78.45" (1992.71mm) Circumference
I do know the 17's ride a little more rough than the 15's that were on it when I bought it, but not too bad. you are going from some pretty meaty tires so it might be a little more noticable..
I love the look and the ride of the 17's with the lowering springs and they strut bar, it handles pretty darn good. you do have to be willing to dodge the potholes with the lower car and shorter sidewalls..
p.s. my rims are 17 x 7
Just checked on tirerack.com and it shows 17 x 8 wheels fit on the PT and 18 x 8....You might email them and ask if that's right. They sell those sizes for the PT so I think it would fit..
June 2, 2006Thanks that will help. I had ordered some BOYD wheels from MOSS but they only sent ONE wheel and then told me they are not ordering any more so now I'll have to send the one back and start to look for another set.
June 2, 2006that is so not cool....especially since those wheels are pretty spendy..
That just means you will find something better or a much better deal!
Good luck, and happy shopping!!
June 3, 2006Sinister Sedan wears 225/45/17, when selecting tire size, a good rule of thumb is, Wheel well gap is not to be larger than tire sidewall, this in most cases requires a lowering kit minimum 2'' rear 1 1/2 front, also keep in mind, with lower profile tires you will experience rougher ride and vibration, and will require you to slamm the suspension for it to be visually correct, higher profile tires with minimum lowering is much more affordable, and really enhances the ride, performance, and apperance. Hope this helps.
June 5, 2006Thanks guys ordered a new set today. Will post pics when I get them on. I have the GOLD LINE 1 1/2 frt. 2 rear drop I'm just worried about my ground clearance with the Bruiser front end. Only have a 4" clearence with the 15's. Hope I don't lose much. Plane on bagging her next year anyway.
June 5, 2006If you stay with the same overall height of tire, I wouldn't think you would be any lower.
I went from the 195/65/15's to the 225/45/17
I went from 24.98 inces tall to 24.97 almost no change. I also am running the Goldline 1.5/2.0 drop. It all worked out very well. I REALLY want to go with the 2.75/3.25 Slammer springs...
What size tires are you running now front and rear? I used the limk below to figure out what to go with..
I mostly was concerned with my spedo being correct. That's why I went with the 225/45/17..
It's all about what fits first..then what you want after that..