Last post on Feb 09, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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Chevrolet Metro, Geo Metro, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback
#29 of 36 Re: Geo Metro lug nuts [butch22]
Sep 21, 2009 (9:05 am)
The person that recommended this site: Offset Lugs for the shoulder or acorn seated lugs is spot on.
Please be safe and enjoy a few new shiney parts by investing in the proper upgrade lugs.
You'll enjoy the better ride and handling w/ the 13's over stock 12's, but remember your speedo is going to be off by 5 to 7mph so do 5mph under what it reads.
#30 of 36 Re: Geo Metro Factory Tires [garynofishing]
Nov 10, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Hello Don't know if it will help you or not but that size wheel comes on 1992 Geo Metro. Found a Place tht can order than 45 a piece brand new. took me 2 months to find this place. Good luck
#31 of 36 GEO 13 INCH TIRE SWAP
Jul 14, 2010 (8:33 am)
LETS MAKE THIS SIMPLE IVE BEEN MAKING ALL SORT OF CONVERSIONS ON GEO METROS AND SUZUKI SWIFTS SINCE THEY WERE NEW YOU WANT 13 WHEELS GO TO A LOCAL JUNKYARD FIND A CONV OR LATER MODEL METRO IE HATCH OR 4DR BUY THE 13 INCH RIMS AND TIRES AND FRONT SPINDLES INCLUDING CALIPERS AND ROTORS I USUALY PAY ABOUT $100.00 THEY WILL BOLT RIGHT ON NO MODS BUY 8 STUDS FOR REARS SLIGHTLY DRILL REAR HOLES BIGGER TO ACCOMADATE BIGGER STUDS NOW YOU HAVE A REAR BRAKE SYSTEM WITH SLIDE OFF ROTORS AND 13 THAT WILL IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY SLIGHTLY AND ALSO HANDLE ALOT BETTER ANY QUESTIONS FELL FREE.
#32 of 36 Re: GEO 13 INCH TIRE SWAP [candoit]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:07 pm)
Did you read this whole thread? No offense, but how much simpler can it be than a set of rims an lug nuts??
1. Find a Conversion or late model geo at the bone yard that hasnt been stripped already (tough)
2. buy conversion, or late model spindles ($$$)
3. buy conversion, or late model calipers ($$$)
4. buy conversion, or late model rims ($$$)
5. buy conversion, or late model tires ($$$)
6. Dont really expect to get all that for $100
7. Do alot of work changing spindels, rotors, calipers, rims, and tires
8. buy 8 studs for the rear
9. pray you have a decent drill press to precision drill the rotors for oversized studs
10. Install all this and do it your self
10. have tires mounted
1. goto: www.teamswift.net (or google) search the forum there. There is a LIST that tells you every wheel that fits the metro for nearly ANY GEO. My '94 is 105mm 4 lug I think. But you can search out any conversion you want online and make you own list. This is easier than drilling rotors!!
2. Go buy any set of 13 in rims that you can find off of multiple cars for multiple years. I bought 89-94 hyundai rims for $10 ea! Painted them they look great.
3. All the 13" rims you find will be to accomodate a 19mm stud the originals are for 17mm, so the lugs are smaller, sooooooo, go buy some online!! They are around 75 cents each, and get a few extra. look back in this thread, and you will find the link I posted. The BRAND is GORILLA. The STYLE is BULGE SEAT. the SEAT is over sized, and you need this because the hole is larger on the 13 inch rims, and your old lug nuts will slip into the hole itsself.
4. buy a set of tires and have them mounted.
5. install the tires and new lugs.
Just to recap, you can do all those mods with brakes, spindles, calipers, and drilling rotors, OR you can do it the EASY way:
1. Get a set of rims, tires to fit, and ovesized lugs
2.Have the tires mounted, and put them on with the new lugs
I do not mean to be harsh. What seems easy to us is not to others. I have been working cars since I was knee high to a grasshopper (30+ yrs), have a degree in it, and dont mean to be rude to you. But you have to look at the fact that buying a set of rims availible from many cars, tires and lugs to fit is pretty easy for most people. What I consider easy is replcing the V-hold chip and channel in your TV, or rebuilding a transmission or engine, or engineering an idea from scratch and fabricating parts. Most other people do not have the knowledge, tools, or time to do such things. The fact that I 'discovered' there was a lug nut that would omit the 'need' for a conversion, and made it a very strong point to come back AFTER I finished the project so that the information could help other, really solved the problem for many people. Some have even posted so in this thread. I think its commendible that you took the time to post your ideas here, but I do not agree your way is easier.
#34 of 36 94 Geo Metro Wheel Bearings
May 20, 2009 (4:50 pm)
My '94 1L Geo makes a noise which seems to come from the drivers side front wheel. At first I though it might be the CV so I pulled it out and replaced it. But that didn't solve it. Now after talking to some folks my thought is that it might be the left wheel bearing. The noise occurs when I'm driving straight or turning towards the right. When I'm turning left there's no noise. As long as I'm under 55 mph, the noise is not that bad, but when I speed up to 65 it get's pretty noisy. Is the wheel bearing pressed in and do you have to take off the whole front wheel assemply? If that's the case it looks like you have to take off the ball joints as well. This seems like a two day job taking off the front wheel assembly getting a new bearing pressed in and putting it all together again. Would appreciate any feedback/comments on this.
#35 of 36 Re: 94 Geo Metro Wheel Bearings [geopete]
Jul 05, 2009 (8:36 pm)
the wheel bearing is not pressed in, and you do have to take off the whole knuckle. and you do have to take off the ball joint and tie rod end, but if you're a novice mechanic and you get up early on a weekend or whatever then you should be able to get it done before dark, taking somewhat frequent breaks in between. I am, what i would call, a shade tree mechanic, I've been doing my own mechanic work for quite some time, but with no actual training, and i changed both my front wheel bearings in under 4 hours. It's a fairly simple process, but just to for warn you, you may bust the seal on your tie rod end and need another one, and the oil seal that goes on after the inner wheel bearing will likely break too. so just two simple and for the most part cheap parts that you may also need. Good luck
#36 of 36 94 Metro Rear Wheel Bearing
Feb 09, 2010 (12:12 pm)
My metro just started to make a noise.I pulled the driver-side rear wheel and spun.I could hear the noise.I pulled cap off and bearings look okbut i guess they're not.Are they pressed in or bolted?