2006 Wheel help!!!

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Chio
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2006 Wheel help!!!

Postby Chio » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:16 pm

I just bought a 2006 pathfinder LE and i would like to upgrade to the 2010 mesh style wheels that are 18's. Is this a problem? will this effect the computer in anyway. I know i will have to buy new 18 in tires also.

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Postby cruzstyle » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:32 pm

your speedo might be slightly very very very minimally off

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Postby Chio » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:42 pm

of course I know i will have to transfer the TPMS but the stealer was saying somethng about the computer would have the check engine light come one!!!

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Postby SilverGhost » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:39 pm

Your LE came stock with 265/65/17 tires. Moving to an 18 inch wheel, you could use 265/60/18 tires (if you can find them), and stay within 1/10th inch circumference of stock configuration. You and your truck will never notice the difference. Any other size tires will be greater or smaller in circumference than original, thus producing speedo error.

As for a CEL while staying within 1/10th inch of spec, I don't see how that's even remotely possible. 1/10th inch is ~ 3/32nds, much less than a tire tread will wear down during its life.

Do your own size comparisons here . . .
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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Postby Chio » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:42 pm

U got to love the bs dealers give u

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Postby SHAWNATGERBROCK » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:34 pm

I did basicaly the same but with my SE ... went from the SE 16's to the LE 17's ....265-70-16 to a 275-60-17 .... All comes down to getting the right tire size !! You will probably want to use the TPMS sensors out of your '06 wheels ...

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Postby redline_shift » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:23 pm

Heres the skinny. When you get whatever size tire/rim combo just let all the air out of the factory tires then push the tire down and take out the TPS. if you want slap some regular old valve stems into your factory wheels and set them aside for an emergency. Take your TPS and put them into your new rims/tires. The low pressure light will go out after about 30 miles or so. I went from a 16" to a 20" 275/45/20 and have no problems! Dont listen to the stealership ok...go to your local custom car shop and they will help you out. They sell aftermarket wheel fitments all day long so they know whats up.

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Postby Chio » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:50 pm

yes i am going to use the TPS out of the 06 but wow i am limited on tires with 18's that is for sure

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Postby cruzstyle » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:11 pm

the 20's are limited as well so dont feel bad. theres not that big of a selection for any size really


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