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Pontiac Grand Prix, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#35 of 84 Re: Tire Rims, torque, balancing: Question [mbissonnette]
Oct 20, 2006 (11:06 am)
I'm ordering tires today for my wife's GXP. Tire Rack has a special $194 for the front tires. They currently offer Bridgestone Blizzak tires in the same (rare) combination of 255/45/18 front and 225/50/18 rear for winter driving, although most posters on this site say they drive fine with the regular (summer max performance) Bridgestone RE050A.
I'm sticking with the summer tires year round, as we live in Atlanta, and snow is rare.
#36 of 84 Re: Tire Rims, torque, balancing: Question [punchit]
Oct 22, 2006 (9:14 pm)
I live in WI, so I KNOW we'll get snow. I'm going to wait and see myself. I also have two Conti M&S, in the same size, that I had on the back of my Infiniti for the winter. I'll put those on if the stockers are too bad, otherwise, I'll use them for the dragstrip!
#37 of 84 2001 grand prix gt sedan
Nov 06, 2006 (11:19 am)
i got a decent set of winter tires (i live in MI) but i want rims.. i will need to buy new tires in 2 years if i drive on them until then.. so i was thinkin that i buy a new set of rims and tires and change em before winter.. so i want some 18" maybe 19" black machined rims for my car but im not exactly sure how big i can go without messing with the suspenion or anything. any ideas?
#38 of 84 Re: 2001 grand prix gt sedan [sc0rnypoo]
Nov 09, 2006 (9:30 pm)
Depending how good or bad the stockers are, I'll actually go smaller for winter wheels and tires. Tire Rack shows that 17" will fit, plus, there's a LOT better tire selection, winter wise, for 17" as opposed to 18". As far as geometry, as long as you stay close to the diameter, and offset, you won't notice a thing. I'll drop down to a 215 width, so it will bite all the better. I know I'll lose some traction on dry, but in snow, it will dig a lot better.
#39 of 84 2000 Grand Prix
Jan 17, 2007 (5:59 pm)
Sorry guys, random gal question... my manual does not specify what psi my tires should be at... They are 17inch firestones... i drive a gt... any info please email me at luvon01yahoo.com
#40 of 84 Re: 2000 Grand Prix [aritzie]
Jan 19, 2007 (4:15 am)
Every vehicle sold in the US has a vehicle placrad that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually located on a doorpost or in the glovebox.
I happen to have a book that summarizes this info by vehicle, and a 2000 Grand Prix didn't come with 17" tires, only 15" and 16". I can only assume the rims are from a later model. This changes everything and the pressure needs to be recalculated. Assuming you are using a P225/55R17's, the size the later models used, then the pressure would be 30 psi.
If the size is different, then I'll need to know what the size is.
#41 of 84 Re: Clean Wheels [rayjaygxp]
Apr 04, 2007 (2:59 pm)
i have a 2001 gtp special edition coupe,the special edition package comes with chrome wells,on day i noticed my car not riding like it usually does,i work for a bmw car dealer here in new jersey so i put the vehicle up in the air removed the rim ,i figured a bad tire valve,,,,,,,,,wrong the rim had corrosion on the inside of the valve seat,amazingly all four rims had damage ,i was pissed,my car is cleaner then some people houses,i never use acid to clean them ,so i called gm ,they advised me that i do have a gmpp ,xtended warranty,which covers all with no deductible,i didnt think rims would be covered,i had to bring the car to a dealer of my choice and they would send a rep to see it ,the rep couldnt believe it ,he took pictures and gave approval ,btw eac rim was $450.00 within 4 days i had new rims,my car has low mileage and is well taken care of as the rep commneted ,good thing i had the gmpp ,btw i wax the rims when i have the wheels off,it does help keeping them clean ,so if you see you start loosing air pressure in your tires ,check the rims ,according to a friend its common with chrome rims
#42 of 84 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix tires
May 20, 2007 (11:13 am)
#43 of 84 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix tires
May 20, 2007 (11:13 am)
I had to replact two of the Goodyear tires on my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix after 18, 200 miles. They were rotated, balanced, and alligned. I think GM and Pontiac Division are using substandard tires. The car was driven by a middle age woman who does not abuse the vehicle. Let the buyer beware. Dan
#44 of 84 Tire Wear - Did I get taken?
Jun 04, 2007 (10:32 am)
I have a 2003 Grand Prix SE. I purchased new 70000 mile tires for the car 42000 miles ago. I have a shop do all the work needed so I was taking the car in for rotation every 6-10K miles. Recently I had some break issues (worn pads only) and while looking at them I notices the inside treads of the tires were worn down pretty good. I took the car in for another rotation and asked them to look at it. They said that the Grand Prix's and Grand Am's have a built in negative camber in the rear wheels which causes excess wear on the inside treads. I'm not one to argue much, especially when thrown a curve ball like that so I had them finish the rotation and left. Does anyone have any idea if this is true? I'm deciding if I need to go to a new tire place or if these guys are ok.