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Heya Folks!

I'm still thrilled about the car after a month of ownership.

But......... I am not crazy about the handling on the standard 215/60/R17's. But because I leased the car, I cannot take the chance of putting ultra profile tires without speeding up my KMs/Miles which will cost an arm and a leg if I go over my quota by the end of my lease.

By doing the calculation, here are the tires/rims that will match the same height as the current stock setup:
  • 255/50/R17
  • 225/55/R18
  • 255/45/R18
It appears that the Bolt size on the Caliber is 5X114.3 (But even Dodge/Chrysler could not even say for they had not recieved those specs yet ?!!? lol)

So I guess my question is, has anyone tried 255's on this car. I am just wondering if there would be some rubbing done when trying to turn or inside rubbing when doing a tight turn.

I am not a tire expert but I do my studying when I am interested in something. The only problem is that there is a serious lack of technical information on the wheels/tires from the Chrysler/Dodge side of the game.

If anyone has information, I would GREATLY appreciate your input as you seem to be the last/ONLY line of information on this car.

Cheers!

Pyth0s
 

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Pyth0s said:
Heya Folks!

I'm still thrilled about the car after a month of ownership.

But......... I am not crazy about the handling on the standard 215/60/R17's. But because I leased the car, I cannot take the chance of putting ultra profile tires without speeding up my KMs/Miles which will cost an arm and a leg if I go over my quota by the end of my lease.

By doing the calculation, here are the tires/rims that will match the same height as the current stock setup:
  • 255/50/R17
  • 225/55/R18
  • 255/45/R18
It appears that the Bolt size on the Caliber is 5X114.3 (But even Dodge/Chrysler could not even say for they had not recieved those specs yet ?!!? lol)

So I guess my question is, has anyone tried 255's on this car. I am just wondering if there would be some rubbing done when trying to turn or inside rubbing when doing a tight turn.

I am not a tire expert but I do my studying when I am interested in something. The only problem is that there is a serious lack of technical information on the wheels/tires from the Chrysler/Dodge side of the game.

If anyone has information, I would GREATLY appreciate your input as you seem to be the last/ONLY line of information on this car.

Cheers!

Pyth0s
I'd verify that 255's would fit with the stock suspension. That's quite a change in width. And if they do clear the suspension make sure the wheel offset is right so you aren't rubbing into the wheel wells/fender lip.
 

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Well the SRT-4 has 255's so they should fit..
 

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That's what I was thinking as well, but maybe they are flaring the fenders on the SRT-4..

/shrug... Guess we'll have to see.

Cheers!

Peter
 

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Well the SRT-4 has 255's so they should fit..
Regardless of what the SRT-4 is rumored to have doesn't mean a thing to a regular caliber. For example the spring seat is at a different height with the SRT-4 and the Neon, don't even try putting the 205/50/17's on a non-srt neon with the factory struts.
 

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How wide of wheels do you think will fit on the caliber? 18x8?
 
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