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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, Jackfish again. Theres a guy in town selling 300M 17 inch tires and rims. I currently have the factory 16's on my trep. What benefits, down falls could i expect if i purchase these and install them?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 AM
That rhythm is INFECTIOUS.

 
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None at all! Buy and install.
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Next set of tires will be expensive.....did SXT come with 16's????
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My 03 SXT came with 16s

Seems as though all of the 02+ Treps came with 16s.

The 01 RT may have been the last Trep to have 17s.
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Acceleration and braking would be degraded slightly, but for daily driving, no big deal. Ride would be a little rougher, and as Hank said, tires more expensive apples-to-apples.
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My 03 SXT came with 16s

Seems as though all of the 02+ Treps came with 16s.

The 01 RT may have been the last Trep to have 17s.
02 RT's and SXT's had chrome crusaders.

That's a pretty good deal, the tires alone are more than that package(if new). Just make sure they have their center caps because that's about $60-$70 for a new set. You'll like the look and feel of the 17's.
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02 RT's and SXT's had chrome crusaders.

That's a pretty good deal, the tires alone are more than that package(if new). Just make sure they have their center caps because that's about $60-$70 for a new set. You'll like the look and feel of the 17's.
It appears that they are there. If not i do have all four center caps on mine. And it came with 16's on my SXT. The tires on my car are like brand new and are fantastic in the snow and on ice. Lots of that up here. And run those 17's in the winter. Thanks guys.
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thoes look like nice tires too.
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If you are concerned about speedo errors, consult someone with a DRBIII. With that, you can change the pinion factor in the TCM to make the speedo read more accurately.
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As long as the overall diameter is within an inch, your speedo will be fine. I went from stock size tire(speedometer read a hair high) to some 18s that have tires a little over an inch taller, and only read 1mph slower at highway speeds.
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As long as the overall diameter is within an inch, your speedo will be fine. I went from stock size tire(speedometer read a hair high) to some 18s that have tires a little over an inch taller, and only read 1mph slower at highway speeds.
Also, with typical new-tire tread depth of 12mm, over the life of the tire tread, the effective tread diameter will drop over 0.9" (in your case, making the speedo/odo readings more correct).
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Next set of tires will be expensive.....did SXT come with 16's????
Yes, they came with 16''s. I have the wheels that most SXTs came with but I have an SE. I want a new set of 18''s though but I'm broke. lol
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As long as the overall diameter is within an inch, your speedo will be fine. I went from stock size tire(speedometer read a hair high) to some 18s that have tires a little over an inch taller, and only read 1mph slower at highway speeds.
What's the exact size of your tires on the 18''s and also. This might be a dumb question but how can you tell the speedometer is off with bigger wheels? Do you get someone with a radar gun to clock you? I don't get it lol.
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Couple different ways

In order of accuracy:

Use a GPS unit

Drive 60 mph and keep an eye on a stopwatch as you pass the mile markers

Have someone drive behind, in front of, or beside you (where possible) with the cruise set on a flat road
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