I appreciate your answer. However, like many posts on the web about changing rim sizes that other people are doing, most everyone replies with the same assumption that smaller rims means smaller tires, which if the case would be correct when you say the speedo, ect, would be off. However, most of us are smart enough to know that we need to put a new tire on that has the same diameter/specs as the original, so that the speedo, etc, will be happy. Anyway, I found where I could get the 14" rims in OEM steel, but 2nd thoughts told me that I'd also have to buy new wheel covers to match the smaller rims, so cost wise I just went with a set of 14" alloy rims. Looks great, and computer and speedo are happy. Only hard part was finding the wheels with the same offset as the factory rims, a plus 40mm, so that there would not be fit and steering problems. The factory rims had a center bore of 67.1mm and that plus the 40 offset made for a rather limited choice of rims. Bolted up just great. Yes, doing this type of thing isn't for everybody, and if you are giving advice I understand that you have to be overly cautious for liability reasons. I don't expect that you can pass this on to anybody else, so, just between you, I, and the fence post, I found the 14" wheels I wanted, it rides MUCH smoother now, which is what I wanted because of my lower back injury, and all the little details worked out just fine. Thanks again. I love listening to your radio show and will continue to be an avid listener.
Sunday, December 29th, 2013 AT 4:11 PM