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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE rear tires and struts scraping

Tire sizes to fit the SE - new P225/60R16 (instead of the 50s) on the rear are scraping the lower shock struts. Tire shop says the struts are frozen and need to be replaced.

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  • DavidEF Nov 05, 2008

    As it turns out these were the wrong tires for this model. On the company's website, they list P225/50R16 as the proper size for the SE2. What I, and the salesman misunderstood was the entry for the higher profile tire which is less expensive. Concentrating on the ratio value of 60, I did not see that this was P225/60R15 - the smaller rim which would have worked and not scrape.

    So, they took the P225/60R16 back, we bought the 'real' tires which cost twice as much. They were within the estimates from other companies.

    Lesson: read specs very very carefully.

    Thanks to mcalkins3 for the explanation - the struts turned out to be the fronts, which did not need replacement and had nothing to do with the problem as he said.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    2006 pontiac Grand Prix ,have 20"rims...tire sizes 275/40zr 20 106w.....Can I move the strut plates back with a maleate ?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    tires bounce

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    how do you replace the struts

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    rear tires are chewed up, new tires last only six months. Drive dirt roads dauliy want a tire that will last

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The struts have dropped and are hitting the tires.



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Struts frozen or not will not control how close the tires are to the strut. The tire and lower portion of the strut move of one. The compresson/rebound point is about the strut base

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