Transmission

Tiny
SUNIBOI
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  • 2008 BUICK LA CROSSE
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 144,000 MILES
I have the CXL model. I leased it at a lot at the time it had 19,000 miles on it. Now that I have had it I have added 23,000 and kept up on maintenance. I also have added twenty two inch rims. I have had the rims on the car now for four months. Now the transmission is bad and it is because of the rims! I know a lot of people that have the same exact car and rims size and do not have any problems. So is it true and if so what can be done other than replacing with factory tires?
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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 AT 4:01 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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If the actual tire diameter is the same diameter (or very close to it) as the stock tires then it is unlikely that the rims alone are the cause of the transmission problem. However, most leases have clauses in them that makes alterations like rims, exhaust, suspension modifications prohibited.

Now if the actual tire diameter is larger than stock or they rub at all then they could cause issues with the transmission because of those problems.
In the end it will come down to what is allowed in your lease and what they decide is at fault. As for what can be done, go by what the lease allows, if that means you have to go to stock sizes then that is what you have to do.
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Friday, December 29th, 2017 AT 8:24 PM

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