You can buy any part for a Geo Metro…but where do you get the 12 inch tires?
Does anyone know? I am in R.I.
When I had a car with 12" tyres I bought them at my local tyre shop. The ones I got were designed for house trailers.
Go to any tire shop. They will order for you.
My only comment is that upsizing your rims to 13" along with tires will open up an entire ocean of choices (inexpensive at that) for your vehicle. I think it may be less expensive to get four steel 13" rims and tires than get four 12" tires.
Check the local John Deere dealer Seriously any tire store can get you 12 inch tires for your shrinermobile. Most probably won’t stock them, but they can be ordered.
Go talk to a tire store and as suggested already, have them quote new or used 13" wheels and tires. Since 13" is more common, it may be cheaper to get a full set than to just get 12" tires.
Excellent suggestion. Hopefully someone makes an aftermarket rim that will fit a Metro!
Does changing to 13" rims and tires affect the car in any adverse way. I would assume you all think not to suggest it. But I am wondering why the guy at the tire place who couldn’t find any in his system didn’t suggest that. My mechanic didn’t either. I am not against the idea but want to make sure it won’t hurt anything.
It may affect the speedometer reading, whether reading slower or reading faster I can’t say.
That depends on the size tire you put on it. www.carbibles.com has a calculator that will enable you to select a comparable rolling radius in a 13" size. Since the rim itself will be 1" larger in diameter, it won’t interfere with the brakes or anything similar. It’ll go over them fine.
Your critical considerations in getting a replacement rim are proper lug pattern, proper rim width, and proper offset. The store where you get the wheels can help you with this.
What I don’t understand is why the tires are so unavailable.
There seem to be a lot of metros for sale on different sites on line and they are very popular and long lasting autos.
Does anyone know why this is such a problem?
Cars even in the 80’s rarely were equipped with 12" rims hence the lack of choice. It makes no sense for a tire maker to sell something for a small % of the market.
And all the “newer” Metro’s have 13 inch wheels.