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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
#9 of 18 Re: '06 GTO replacement winter tires [elkiii]
Nov 03, 2006 (8:02 pm)
Thanks for the info. I will look further into the 17" wheels and tires. Fortunately I only drive a short distance too and from work about 4 miles round trip. Although the town is quite hilly getting home!
Blizzaks eh? Never heard of them.
How do you like your car? Any issues, mechanical, fit & finish?
Chat soon, thanks again
#10 of 18 Rims,finish,and strenght
Sep 09, 2007 (11:03 am)
The Sheriff Dept. purched a 2006 GTO for my patrol car,we traded in a Mach1.First it was the brakes and rotors,then the struts are rubbing,the battery has to be replaced and the coating on the "BRIGHT FINISH SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS"hand to be redone,this is on a $35,000.00 vehicle with 26,000 miles on it now.It had 5 miles on it when i got it.With all these problems i went to the dealer,all it was was a waste of time.I was very unhappy about the rims because i was told there was a defect in the rims and there was someone just ahead of me that got four new rims.I had to wait on the Pont. Rep. before they could do anything.He had the dealership do them which took my car off the road for 5 days.I went on vacation and when i returned my left front tire was a little low,i know no one drove it why i was gone, so i went to the repair shop to get it fixed and after they took it off there was a large crack in the rim where the bead meets rim and there was a good size piece of metal missing. So if i was a owner of a 2006 GTO with the same kind of rims check the inside of the rims for your own safety.
#11 of 18 Tires rubbing
Sep 14, 2007 (3:45 pm)
After looking at the messages under tires and wheels I was surprised to see that there was no mention of the problems that I have experienced with my 04 GTO. The original tires were 17 inch, approximately 9 inch wide and after only 6,000 miles, one of the tires on the front was worn out completely on the inside of the tire from rubbing on the strut. I noticed that there was very little cleareance between the tire and the strut, one could barely get their little finger between the two. I had the wheel looked at and the dealer informed me that the rim was bent, causing the rubbing. I had the rim replaced and rotated the new tire and the old tire on the front to the back, but the tires that were moved to the front continued to rub against the strut and wore out on the inside of the tire, long before the tread was gone. Needless to say, the dealer played dumb to all of this. I have since replaced the wider tires with ones that are only 8 inches wide. I am curious if anybody has had a similar experience and received any satisfaction from a dealer in dealing with the problem?
#12 of 18 Re: Tires rubbing [ourgoat]
by claires HOST
Sep 14, 2007 (10:30 pm)
I am curious if anybody has had a similar experience and received any satisfaction from a dealer in dealing with the problem?
Enough people had this problem that we dedicated a separate topic to it:
Pontiac GTO Strut Issues
#13 of 18 Re: Tires rubbing [claires]
May 08, 2010 (5:08 pm)
I own a 06 goat with 18' wheels, I ordered my 1st new tires from "tire rack" seeking a better preforming tire and each time i did i received a call from tire rack stating that there might be tire rubbing problems with the new tires and they will accept them being returned other than me paying for the freight back the mounting fees,,, hmmm so i asked what tire do you assure no rubbing and there answer was using only origional tires "bridgestone's",,,,,,I took the gamble and ordered better tires anyway ,,,wish ,me luck,
#14 of 18 tire replacement
May 09, 2010 (10:09 am)
Has anyone tried putting wider tires on their 2006 GTO? I want to put slightly wider tires on mine but am concerned about clearances, especially on the front. Anyone have any advice on this?
May 09, 2010 (10:54 am)
You can not put wider tires on the front of 06 gto's only dealer factory brigestones fit perfectly, you can on the back but you will have some rubbing with the extra weight of carring passenagers ,,,the car has the power with not enough bite from a dead stop, the only way to fix this problem is to modify the rear wheel wells and maybe a slight lfit kit,,,,, then of course with different front and rear tires you no longer can rotate them-------- or else buy special soft racing tires that has maybe 1 quarter of the tread life---only for racing ---- decisions decisions,,,just have fun and "light um up"
#16 of 18 Re: '06 GTO replacement winter tires [06gto]
Jan 07, 2011 (10:06 am)
I just put Blizzaks on my 06, 235 40R 18's. They are great in the snow but really squirmish on dry pavement. Takes the fun out of driving the GTO, except when it snows, then its amazing.
#17 of 18 06 GTO- Wide Tires ?
Jan 07, 2011 (10:09 am)
I hope to put a set of 10 Rims with 265 R35-18's on my 06 GTO. I assume I will need new A arms on the rear to allow clearance. Does anyone have experience with this, recommendation on rims, offsets required etc. I plan to stay with the stock size on the front but hope to add tires and rims to the rear with out modifying the wheel fender openings.
#18 of 18 06 GTO - Wide Tires!
Jan 08, 2011 (6:26 am)
According to Tire Rack, 265/35R18's will only fit on the rear. They specify 235/40R18's on the front. But you will need to buy new rims for the rear as the stock rims are too narrow. Be careful to get the right offset.