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Author Topic: Got new 17" pontiac torrent wheels and tires...UPDATE w/ Pics  (Read 7248 times)
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« on: August 23, 2010, 08:50:50 AM »

Just picked up a set of Pontiac Torrent wheels off craigslist. They are a new car take-off.  The tires are 235/60/17.

Put them on the Tek, and they are rubbing against the plate on the spring. SHEZ! I see a lot of you guys with 235/55/17 and 225/60/17s…I can’t imagine mine being that much bigger. Especialy since its hitting the spring. If it were a little smaller, I think it would still hit it on a bump, am I right?

Please advise….


Update. All is well...see pic below
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 10:25:16 AM »

I am not sure about hitting on the spring, but I would love to see those wheels on your tek! Lets see some photos Grin

I would have put them on your tek to make sure they fit before purchasing them..
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 11:36:03 AM »

I would love to see those wheels on your tek! Lets see some photos Grin

They dont fit. i took them off. I still dont know why they are hitting the strut guard. Do you guys think something is wrong with the my tek, or is it just too big?
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 12:03:47 PM »

I would guess they are just too large. However I am not really the expert.... (waiting for drex to chime in Grin )
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 03:58:25 PM »

My guess would be that the offset of the Torrent wheel is deeper than that of the Tek
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 08:04:06 PM »

My guess would be that the offset of the Torrent wheel is deeper than that of the Tek

can you explain. I am about to shell out $450 on smaller tires for the torrent wheels.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 08:08:32 PM »

My guess would be that the offset of the Torrent wheel is deeper than that of the Tek

offset is 46 on the torrent wheels, what are the azteks?
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 08:15:29 PM »

I think The tek's offset is +31
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 08:20:41 PM »

A thought... You may be able to put wheel spacers (minimal sized ones) on to push the rims further outwards and away from the egde of the spring and the top plate.  Is the top of the tire hitting the underside of the spring or is the backside of the tire sidewalk hitting it?
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 12:59:32 PM »

A thought... You may be able to put wheel spacers (minimal sized ones) on to push the rims further outwards and away from the egde of the spring and the top plate.  Is the top of the tire hitting the underside of the spring or is the backside of the tire sidewalk hitting it?

The top of the tires hits it...it may work if it was further out, but it would have to be spaced close to an inch. Is it possible with spacers?
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 07:54:00 PM »

for safety you would be best to go with adapters
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 12:00:45 PM »

I finally got the wheels on. I installed 1/4" spacers and it worked out perfect. The front wheels are tight though.

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 12:54:55 PM »

WOW! Looking great!!! Love all the customization we are doing to our Teks! Our rides are gonna turn into the new "cult car" Like old VW bugs it we keep it up!
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 08:42:10 PM »

Hey! Thats awesome! Nice work.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 12:31:28 AM »

Cool.   Glad it worked out okay for you.  Looks great
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