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Old 29-07-19, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hello,

My GT Line version of the 5008 came with 19 inch wheels as standard. Can I change them to 18 inch wheels? I saw a post somewhere (cant find it now) saying that this can only be done when first purchasing the car from the factory and is not possible to do retrospectively. However, I am not sure if this is accurate as it doesn't sound right to me. Can anyone confirm this?

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Old 29-07-19, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hello,

My GT Line version of the 5008 came with 19 inch wheels as standard. Can I change them to 18 inch wheels? I saw a post somewhere (cant find it now) saying that this can only be done when first purchasing the car from the factory and is not possible to do retrospectively. However, I am not sure if this is accurate as it doesn't sound right to me. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks

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Well for sure you can change the wheels to 18, but you ll need new tires as well. Just out of curiosity why would you want to swap them? Are the 19" too hard?

Edit: Just to clarify, Peugeot won't change them for you or for free.
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Old 30-07-19, 09:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.
It's a bit complicated. We haven't actually taken delivery of the vehicle yet. We asked for an Allure version with certain extra specifications (not wheels) and the salesman said one was immediately available in the local outlet. However after doing all the paperwork and payment the Salesman said "you'll be glad to know that it already comes with upgraded 19 inch wheels rather than 18 inch wheels". It has some other unexpected upgrades as well which has basically led us to the conclusion that we are being sold the higher rated GT line version rather than the Allure. There are no markings to confirm this either way but certainly the specs match the GT line version. At this stage it might sound like we are being ungrateful, but as far as the wheels are concerned we have seen numerous reviews of the 5008 where they all say to avoid 19 inch wheels as they are too hard and since my wife and already have bad backs this is very important to us. When we asked the salesman if he could instead provide 18 inch wheels he said this was technically not possible. This did not sound correct to us. Hence my forum search and subsequent post.

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Old 31-07-19, 06:15 AM   #4
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Offcourse it is technically possible he just does not wat to do it, or is not able to.
There are many people on the forum with the 19" wheels, and I have not noticed that many are complaining. But you are correct 18" wheels will probably provide a better ride (I have them on my car).

But I don't think it is something you should be afraid of, the 5008 has a quite good suspension setup. It is not the softest car, like some Citroens, but it is also not too hard either. I find it pitty that Peugeot does not provide any sort of adaptive suspension options for the 3008/5008, it would be really cool if it had the Air Suspension option.

If you have your VIN number already, you could check in Peugeots ServiceBox what model exactly you are getting, if it is a GT Line or Allure. Even though Allure can get almost all of the upgrades which the GT Line has as standard, there are a few things which are not available such as the I-Cockpit Aplify function as far as I remember.

Good luck with your car, I am sure you will ejoy it.
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Thanks for the info Denzel. We'll see how it goes with the 19 inch wheels but it is reassuring to know we can change the wheels if we need to.
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Thanks for the info.
It's a bit complicated. We haven't actually taken delivery of the vehicle yet. We asked for an Allure version with certain extra specifications (not wheels) and the salesman said one was immediately available in the local outlet. However after doing all the paperwork and payment the Salesman said "you'll be glad to know that it already comes with upgraded 19 inch wheels rather than 18 inch wheels". It has some other unexpected upgrades as well which has basically led us to the conclusion that we are being sold the higher rated GT line version rather than the Allure. There are no markings to confirm this either way but certainly the specs match the GT line version. At this stage it might sound like we are being ungrateful, but as far as the wheels are concerned we have seen numerous reviews of the 5008 where they all say to avoid 19 inch wheels as they are too hard and since my wife and already have bad backs this is very important to us. When we asked the salesman if he could instead provide 18 inch wheels he said this was technically not possible. This did not sound correct to us. Hence my forum search and subsequent post.
I wouldn't worry about back problems if I were you!
I broke my back (3 lower vertebrae front to back) in 2005, I have the GT Line Premium with back massage function, which I infrequently use and I average a minimum of 1K miles a month and often 6 to 7 hundred miles in a day.
It is an excellent driving position and back aches & pains have never been an issue for me since I took delivery of my car, I just wished I had bought one earlier!
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In Portugal, some versions of the GT Line has now the 19" "Washington" alloy wheels, but with the "weird" 205/55R19 tires. And that's because the lower CO2 emissions and taxes, so you cannot change them, it would require another homologation and taxes due. You might have the same issue.

The common 225/55R18 and 235/50R19 sizes are still used in other trims.
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Ah. I am in Spain so I imagine it is the same as for Portugal. The wheels are indeed fitted with the weird 205/55 R19 tyres. I guess it means that technically we could change them but legally it would be breaking the law. Well, I guess we'll find out just how comfortable they really are as we have a big road trip through Europe planned in the coming weeks. (It's only because of this we haven't just cancelled the order). Thanks for the info!
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I too suffer with my back and I have the 19's on my GT and I really can't complain.
I tried a number of other cars and found the 5008 to be really comfortable for the money. Bearing in mind my car history over the last few years has been Range Rovers, 2 Discovery 4 HSE's, a Disco Sport (awful) and a couple of Q5's.
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Please confirm this with your dealer but the guy who sold me my 5008 gt line told me that the terrain-selector knob (Peugeot's equivalent to 4x4 modes) only works with 18 inch wheels.
That's another reason to consider 18" over 19"
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