are 19 inch rims safe for dodge journey

Asked by Mar 06, 2010 at 09:45 PM about the Dodge Journey

Question type: Car Customization

I read that 19 in. wheels on Dodge Journey are rough riding and very unsafe if you have a blowout. We have one
but think it rides good and is good on snow and ice like we had this year in Minn. Has anyone had experience with those size tires and wheels?

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ride is great but - do not blow out a tire! $300.00+ Canadian and always on back order. Took me 4 months to get one

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16 x 6.5 in. wheels are safe. so u can check rims accordingly

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My experience is with the 19" wheels in snowy conditions, ice must build up in wheelwells, makes the car undriveable, front end jumps up and down, can't even hold on to the steering wheel. Notice that on the newer ones, wheel size has been reduced to 17".

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We have a 2012 SXT w/19" rims. They came with 225/55/19 Kumho. We wanted Michelin X-ice. Dealer installed P235/55/19 in 2 days The ride & handling at least 50% improved. Handled snow & ice very well, w/excellent braking. With any tire have to watch salted slush over 4" deep.

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Wheels are only as safe as the tires installed on on them.

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I have a 2009 SXT but it came with 235/55/19. I never realized that the standard size is 225/55/19, until I needed new tires this week. I never noticed anything negative driving in ice or snow, and I live in MI. I guess I should just pay the extra $$ and stick with 235/55/19

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