How To Fit 20's On A Malibu
How to fit 20's on your Malibu
This is a tutorial to help you learn and give you instructions on how to fit 20's on your Malibu. This is for 97-04 Malibu's and not the new body styles. Hopefully this will answer all your questions and if doesnt ask away and I will add the to the guide.
Things You Will Need
Things you need:
[ ] 20" Wheel w/ 115x5 Lug Pattern or adapters are required
[ ] Tires mounted on wheels*
[ ] 3lb Hammer (or comparable)
*Pictures shown are using a 245/35/20, Details on what size tire are below
What You Need To Do
First take off the tire.
Then locate your stock spring baseplate (In picture below)
This will show you what to look for.
Now beat this plate
-Now while I was beating the plate I would test fit my wheels and continued beating the plate until the tire would freely turn. Also note that where you beat it and the tire space will not change when you set the car down so do not worry about that
Once you beat the plate and bolt the tire up you are done and should like sort of like this.
My tires are not slick even though they seem to in this picture and if you have any questions or want more pictures just let me know in the question box located at the bottom of the page.
What Size Of Tires To Use
The recommended tire size for this application varies
(Wheel Size x Width of Wheel)
Other tire sizes will work but will require spacers to allow the wheels not to scrub against the spring bases.
The offset of the wheel you buy is also a key factor. The suggested offset for a 20x8.5 wheel is a +38 offset. The higher the offset number the more you are going to have your wheels stick out from the car.
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