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Old 06-09-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if installing smaller width tires voids the warrenty?

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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And you have an LS with 18s, why would you want to go any smaller. Wait are those 17s that come on that car? hmmmm

Either way like someone else said this is a contender.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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And you have an LS with 18s, why would you want to go any smaller. Wait are those 17s that come on that car? hmmmm

Either way like someone else said this is a contender.
yeah they are 18s that come on the LS

but back to the original guy, why would you want to put smaller tires?
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The tire shop tried to tell me today if I went with a less wide tire in the front it would void the warrenty... just trying to find out if they are blowing smoke or not.
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It would have to have the same or higher "speed rating".
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It would not void any warrantee.
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It would have to have the same or higher "speed rating".
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Maybe smaller width tire than recommended for the rim would void the tire warranty; not the car warranty.
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It would have to have the same or higher "speed rating".
On tire you put on the car will void the car warranty for any reason. Low speed rating may be unsafe and would release GM from liability if you have an tire related accident but not the warranty.
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I'm trying to get less foot pounds at the steering wheel by doing this = less rubber meeting the road.

Unless some one has built the after market power-steering upgrade kit.
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I'm trying to get less foot pounds at the steering wheel by doing this = less rubber meeting the road.

Unless some one has built the after market power-steering upgrade kit.
Is this a personal reason or can you explain why this is important?
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don't know about the V6, the the V8 power steering doesn't cut off quickly enough. At higher speeds, the thing feels very light and almost squirrely. Not crazy about the PS in this car ;(
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Put more air in the tire.
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Is this a personal reason or can you explain why this is important?
Yes, I've had spine surgery / fusion of the neck area.

The factory steering seems to flare up my pain.
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Put more air in the tire.
I've already filled them to max. PSI

Good idea though....

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Not going to 'void' your warranty... but I'm not sure its going to help you much with your problem either.
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How about checking with the Dealer or someone in the wheel alignment business to see if changing the pulley size or there may be a valve that regulates the pressure which could be adjusted.
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isn't it that the more rubber on the ground the better? safety wise....
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