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    Might be a stupid question but, can you put 17" rims on a tire size that is p225/55r16 ? It also says 94h on them. Or do i have to buy 16" for them. I really don't want to buy bigger tires i want to keep the tires i have. And do i have to buy rims that are rear wheel drive rims? I have a 2004 cts v6. Base model. I believe my rims now are 16x7 original wheels. Thanks guys.

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    Forgot to mention if anyone knows a place online where i could purchase a set that won't break the bank. Thanks again.

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    The only way to reuse your tires is to stick with 16" wheels. You can't put 16" tires on a 17" wheel or vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan
    Might be a stupid question but, can you put 17" rims on a tire size that is p225/55r16 ? It also says 94h on them. Or do i have to buy 16" for them. I really don't want to buy bigger tires i want to keep the tires i have. And do i have to buy rims that are rear wheel drive rims? I have a 2004 cts v6. Base model. I believe my rims now are 16x7 original wheels. Thanks guys.

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    Forgot to mention if anyone knows a place online where i could purchase a set that won't break the bank. Thanks again.
    You can look on Craig's list or eBay and look for tires. There are always a lot of 17" tires due to people getting new ones for their car and selling the stock 17's which are often very good tires. You need RWD wheels per say. Some companies do list them as FWD or RWD.

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    Re: aftermarket rims

    A friend of mine has a Chrysler 300 and put on 20" rims and tires, would that fit the 04 cts without any problems? He said he also has rear wheel drive. He selling them for a great price but i just was wondering if it would fit my car and also affect the ride at all. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan
    A friend of mine has a Chrysler 300 and put on 20" rims and tires, would that fit the 04 cts without any problems? He said he also has rear wheel drive. He selling them for a great price but i just was wondering if it would fit my car and also affect the ride at all. Thanks for the help guys.
    If it is the 300 C then yes they will fit. If it is a 300M, they will fit but they aren't the exact size. The 300C is 5x115. The 300M is 5x114.3. Not 100% on the offset. Try them on your car and see how I goes!

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    Re: aftermarket rims

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan View Post
    Might be a stupid question but, can you put 17" rims on a tire size that is p225/55r16 ? It also says 94h on them. Or do i have to buy 16" for them.
    Read here - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=33. That's one of many wheel/tire tech articles on Tire Rack's website. Educate yourself before you make a mistake and buy something that doesn't fit your car.

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan View Post
    And do i have to buy rims that are rear wheel drive rims?
    Any place that sells wheels by "FWD" or "RWD" is a place to be avoided. A couple of decades ago, it was common for RWD cars to use wheels with offsets close to zero and FWD cars typically had high positive offsets. Now that's not true at all, so trying to classify wheels that way is stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan View Post
    Forgot to mention if anyone knows a place online where i could purchase a set that won't break the bank. Thanks again.
    Purchase a set of what? Tires or wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsfan View Post
    A friend of mine has a Chrysler 300 and put on 20" rims and tires, would that fit the 04 cts without any problems? He said he also has rear wheel drive. He selling them for a great price but i just was wondering if it would fit my car and also affect the ride at all. Thanks for the help guys.
    You need to know the wheel width and offset, the hub bore, and the bolt pattern to know if they'll fit your car. If you plan to use his tires, you'll obviously need to know the tire size to know if that will fit your car. Since you didn't even tell us what year your buddy's 300 is, and we have no idea what brand or model wheels he bought, we have no way of answering your question.

    20" wheels and tires are substantially heavier than your 16" stock wheels and tires. That will impact every aspect of the vehicle's handling - acceleration, braking, response to rough pavement, etc - and not in a good way. You'll see a reduction in gas mileage, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    If it is the 300 C then yes they will fit. If it is a 300M, they will fit but they aren't the exact size. The 300C is 5x115. The 300M is 5x114.3. Not 100% on the offset. Try them on your car and see how I goes!
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