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Old 02-16-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Wink I Need opinions on whether to buy 19' or 18' rims???

I am a new member to this club. I have always searched for things on here but never joined till recently. Anyway, I am looking to buy 18' or 19' rims for my 04 grand am. I would like to gather opinions from as many people as possible. Now keep in mind I am planning on lowering the car this summer using eibach lowering springs. So that being said what does everyone think will look best 18' or 19' rims. I am wanting a 35 series tire to go with them. What tires should I buy depending on what size I end up picking?? Everyone I talked to so far says 225/35/19 or 18. I would also appreciate pictures of anyone's grand am that has these two sizes of rims. Thanks in advance for each one of your time!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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unless your car is lowered more then average 19"s just look too big IMO.

To keep the speedo accurate use 225/40/18 tires Or if you want more aggressive look 245/35/18
Keeps the overall diameter the same as the stock tire.


I am actually running a staggered tire setup on mine, 225/40/18 up front and 255/35/18 in the back it helps fill up that gap the back has.





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Old 02-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Yup, 18" is as big as you want to go on these cars. 17" is pretty nice also and will give a bit smoother ride...

Be aware that as soon as you see them you will begin desiring a big-brake upgrade, those tiny rotors look kinda silly to most people. So many ways to spend money - Enjoy!
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I personally like 19's on the grand am

Here is a picture of mine

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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I personally like 19's on the grand am

Here is a picture of mine
What size tires do you have?
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225/35 19
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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I personally like 19's on the grand am

Here is a picture of mine
How does your car ride with the 19s? And is it lowered at all? I'm lowering my car with the eibachs/kybs from PFYC and I've been debating on 18s or 19s but I like to drive fast sometimes and dunno if 19s are too big of a wheel to drive fast on with the drop which I believe is 1.25".
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Still look best IMO
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #12
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go 18 inch

goooo 18inch its perfect
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goooo 18inch its perfect
I actually do like your 18s
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #14
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God I love those AT Italia Inox rims. Your car is exactly what I was hoping to do with mine but couldn't find those rims and haven't been able to afford the SC/T kit. If you ever part out, I would love to get them off of you...

Here's a pic of mine with 18's and Eibach springs. Tires are 225/40/18.

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #16
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goooo 18inch its perfect
What size tire are you rolling with?
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #17
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depends on how you drive really. if you have a lead foot like many of us do, your probably gonna wanna go with the 18's, less chance of denting the s**t out of them. if you prefer rollin slow then you can slide with the 19's... just my opinion tho
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depends on how you drive really. if you have a lead foot like many of us do, your probably gonna wanna go with the 18's, less chance of denting the s**t out of them. if you prefer rollin slow then you can slide with the 19's... just my opinion tho
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18" does not limit your selection on tires. 19" on my G8 is an odd size and limits the tires I can buy and price becomes that much more since it is not as rare.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #20
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I like the way those 19' rims fill the wheel well. I am a careful driver that dodges all pot holes, doesn't take turns fast, I don't put the pedal to the floor either. My thought is 18' rims, but I am afraid they will look too small. Plus a friend of mine is really pressuring me to go with 19's. My only concern with 19's are will they tear my car up?? Also if I do go with 19's, will I have to modify anything such as brakes, wheel wells or wheel bearings?? Thank you everyone for your input, been very helpful so far. Keep the good advice coming please!! Thanks
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