I have been searching online for a long time trying to find a good set of 20's to put on my 96 aurora but can not find that many options. Does anybody know any good websites out there, I dont even know what size to put on www.tiresplus.com gives me this for 18's 245/45R18 but I would like to know what exactly to put on. I also do not want to spend a arm and a leg for this to happen but if i have to i will. Please Help
So you want to upgrade from the 16's to 20's. I have a couple of websites that might help you on what wheels to go with. The main thing you need to know is the bolt pattern of the Classic Aurora's which is 5X115, that will come in handy when you call shops inquiring about different sizes.
Next you want to know how wide of rim can you go with, usually people that I know have gone with 20X8.5 in their Oldsmobile & Cadillac sedans, the wideness of the wheel is usually 8 inches and a half (8.5), so I would say stay within the 8.5's, just so there is know rubbing within the brake calipers.
For the Aurora 20's by 8.5 are a perfect match, 1st. When you turn the wheel does not rub. 2nd. The ride is not as bad as people have come to imagine.
Now I hope you know what type of tire you plan on running there, because there is like at least 5 to 7 different names of tires out there, by now probably even more.
I'll tell you the ones I think are decent,
Sumitomo (Run Flat)
And finally the one that has been long awaited for is the VOGUE Tyre, yes Vogue is finally coming out with 20 inch tires. Here is the link for you non believers.
I obviously have the Nitto Extreme NT555's. Also keep in mind that there is what you call a soft tire and a hard tire, soft tires usually wear out faster than the hard tires. My Nittos NT555's are considered a hard tire, they also ride a bit rough than the soft ones. So keep that in mind, if you plan on riding supper soft, you might want to consider a softer tire.
wow. 20 inches. i cant imagine something that big on my aurora. actually i dont really think it will look good. not with my color anyway.
I'd have to agree completely. Not a fan of the all metal and no rubber look. Some do like it though and that's fine, they can like it. I just definately won't be seeking that look. I don't like anything bigger than 17 or 18". Even then I think 17 is as big as I would go. I like to keep the classy look that all auroras have and (in my opinion) the smaller rims sustain that look.