I recently purchased a 2000 Lesabra limited with around 30K. I love
the car but absolutely hate the wheels because they look plastic and
fake. A dole eye sore to an otherwise great car. From what I'm reading
this means it's not equipped with some kind of suspension package.
Today while at a junk yard with a friend I noticed a totaled Ultra
with a really nice set of chrome wheels that has the Buick symbol in
the middle. I can picture them looking fat as hell on my car. I didn't
want to seem excited to the yard owner because I figure he'll raise
the price if he knows how bad I want these wheels.
My question, my Buick currently has 15" wheels but the Ultra wheels
are 16". I know there is a package that puts 16" wheels on a limited
but I don't know how much of the package I need. What all will happen
if I put the 16" wheels and tires on my Lesabre? Will my speedometer
be off? Will the car handle wiered? Are there other parts (in relation
to putting the 16" wheels on my car) on that totaled car that I should
try to negotiate into the deal? What do you figure would be a fair
Also, I noticed this car has excessing left and right movement when
you drive over grooved highway where the big road eater scrapes off a
layer or two prior to putting down new asphalt. Far more than our
other two cars and my wife even noticed. You don't feel it in the
steering it is more like the whole car is moving side to side. Is this
normal for this type of car?