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Old 08-29-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Maximum tire/wheel size?

Does anyone know what the maximum wheel and tire size would be for the Spark. Maybe some UK members may know. The fender space doesn't seem to be overally big so not sure if we would be able to get anything bigger than a 17 inch wheel in there...?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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That was the first thing that came into my mind when I bought my Chevy Spark. According to Chevy the maximum mag wheels that can be used is R15/60/165. R16 will work but I think you have issues with 185/195/205 tire width specially when you turn your front wheels. Using R16 with 40series or smaller is not recommended because it will affect your suspensions. I have plans on getting a R15/65/175. Once I get it, I'll post some pics
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Hi All,

I was able to upgrade my wheels on my Chevy Spark. I bought ICW racing mags 15". Tire size I used is R15/55/195. I didn't find any issues with the 195mm tire size! 17" mags with R17/40/205 tire size can be used in Chvey Sparkl without any modification. The only disadvantage is that suspension won't last with 17" unlike with the 15" mags.

I hope this helps!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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We are running 205/45 R16 on 16 inch fox racing alloys and a 40mm suspension drop with no trouble at all under full load or full lock. The car behaves perfectly but grips a lot better and steering feel is much better with the extra width.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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195 45 15's with no issues
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Be careful with how big a wheel you go as i slapped some beasts on my old 106 only for the gear box to wear out and it only happened after fitting the wheels but i replaced the box and it happened again so defo the wheels
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #7
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Wheels alone wont wreck a gearbox if done correctly. Too big a wheel and incorrect offset can put extra strain on wheel bearings and cause premature wear but the only way you kill gearboxes is with the extra grip and very aggressive driving and hard launches.
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