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post #1 of 6 Old 05-06-2007, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Winter Tires and Steel Rims

getting the compass 4x4 limited.

it's 18" rims with performance tires. Just wondering when i change my tires, am I getting car tires or SUV tires?

Actually looking at getting some steel rims and winter tires. Same question, should i be getting standard car tires and rims or ones specailly for SUVs?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-06-2007, 06:40 PM
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I believe the limited has p215 55 R18 which would indicate passenger vehicle (P).

If it were a truck tire, you'd see an LT at the beginning instead of a P.

For steelies and Winter tires, Passenger car tires should be more than fine. For the sake of money, you'll probably want to go with a smaller diameter rim, and a taller tire (as long as it clears the rotors) since winter is more about function than looks. :lol:
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-07-2007, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the reply.

winter steelies and tires, do you know if an 16" rims and getting P215 65 R16 tires would be ok? (Or even 15" rims P216 70 R15?)

I know 17" rims and P216 60 R17 are fine cause that's what the compass North is using.

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thanks for the reply.

winter steelies and tires, do you know if an 16" rims and getting P215 65 R16 tires would be ok? (Or even 15" rims P216 70 R15?)

I know 17" rims and P216 60 R17 are fine cause that's what the compass North is using.

thanks.
well accodring to some quick math,

tire height for the stock 18s should be about 27.31 inches, the 17s should be about 27.16 inches and for the 16s you say there it would be about 27 inches even I think. So that SHOULD be alright, you normally want to keep the tire height more or less the same. As long as the 16 inch steelies fit (no clearance issues around breake calipers etc) and the offset is OK then I can't see why it won't be fine.

you'll want to test fit before you do it though - any tire shop worth their salt should be able to hook you up.
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Asked a number of dealerships and parts/service departments but nobody was able to give me any answer.

Thinking of getting 16" steel rims for snow tires but they could not supply me with any information as to to the specs needs for the car. (if 16" rims would be ok with the correct sized tires, what measurement i'd need to clear the roters).

any help would be appreciated. (thanks ACX for some info)

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Asked a number of dealerships and parts/service departments but nobody was able to give me any answer.

Thinking of getting 16" steel rims for snow tires but they could not supply me with any information as to to the specs needs for the car. (if 16" rims would be ok with the correct sized tires, what measurement i'd need to clear the roters).

any help would be appreciated. (thanks ACX for some info)

thanks
There should be a Sticker on the Edge of the Door when you open it - that sticker will list all of the acceptable tire sizes.

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