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Tires and rims

Can other than low profile tres be installed , if so what is recommended? Road conditions in La. make tire and rim replacement routine rims bend easily andI beleive more side wall height would help the problem.

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This is a common problem with cars like yours, you need to check the owner manual, and see what they call for in there, also check your driver side door jam, there you should see a sticker that has the tire size on it, sometimes you can plus size a tire, but with your car i would not cause if you go larger #1 you change driveability, you will have things rubbing and breaking, #2 the car was designed for the tires it has on it, I would call your dealership, and speak with the service department to see if they recomend any larger size tire for it, but i highly doubt it... changing the tire size on a car or truck or going larger then they recomend will cause you more of a headach then help..... hope this helps you... have a good day

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