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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VE_WagonII, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. VE_WagonII

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    Hi
    As per one of my earlier posts, looking to "maybe" update my 16 x7 to 19 x 8 wheels Currently on FE2 Standard suspension.
    Will these increase is size require any shocker work or simple change over?
    Im not looking to lower the car any further. Just want the 19 x 8s sit right.
    I dont know alot about undercarriage, shockers, suspension etc.
    Cheers
     
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    What profile tyre are you looking at? Reduce the profile to the right number (check othermodels) and at least the speedo etc will still read correctly
     
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    Hi Not sure My Mate found a good used set of 19 x, 8s Going to look at them this weekend. Never thought about wheel size altering my speedo. I suppose a tyre place could tell me what profile would be best to keep evething in balance.
     
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    There are a few tyre size websites that get you the profile you need to match
    Up to the old one.


    We just had 245/40 R19’s put on our VE.
     
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    My 06 SS-V is on factory 19's and runs 245/40.
    My old 07 SV6 was on factory 18's and ran 245/45.
     
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    Hi Mate Do you know a site I can look at?
     
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    Did it throw your speedo out?
     
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    Nope because it was exactly the same circumference as the factory 18's I had before it.

    Even the VZ has 19's and hasn't affected the speedo, same circumference.

    That's why the tyre size calculator is so useful.

    If the circumference is the same as your original size then you won't have an issue.

    The only issue is if you are listening to some guy at bus stop, who once asked a taxi driver about calculating tyre size, who was informed from an auto club hand book, written by an apprentice idiot who idolised the local star footy player who once banged a chick who's dad had a HZ Kinga back in the day, and then said your speedo would be out is to be believed, then you have a problem.
     
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    Given they are the correct size, I would expect the speedo to be fine.
     

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