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Old 12-31-2016, 08:48 AM
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Cool 2005 Crossfire : top, tires, advice please!

I have a 2005 Crossfire and live near Raleigh, NC. At this point I do not have a mechanic I trust to begin a relationship with to help me maintain and do some repairs on my car. It came to me at a price I could afford - therefore it has some things that need attention!
Here is the list (and I am looking for any and all advice based on the wisdom and experience of this group- so please do not hold back!) - including the name(s) of who can be trusted to work on this special car.
Top is having trouble closing (progressively worse).
Car pulls hard to the right if I stop short.
Button for mirrors broke off.
Body work (old lady banged up all the corners in Fla before I owned him).
Wheels/tires- want better ones!
Thank you in advance and Happy 2017 Crossfire Owners
Mz Ed
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: 2005 Crossfire : top, tires, advice please!

I bought new front OEM wheels for $155.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRYSLER-CROSSFIRE-18-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-FRONT-NEW-REPLACEMENT-RIM-2229-/121520775559?vxp=mtr&hash=item1c4b33e187The rears you may have to have a good wheel repair company strip and powder coat after fixing wheel rash and straightening rim....about $150-200 per wheel. You could have them do all four. Here's a replica for rear at $150.


If your car has TPMS sensors replace. You can get a set of Mopar 433mhz sensors for $125. Dealer will have to do the TPMS learn ~about $110.

Pulling could be wheels/tires. Start with new wheels and tires and get a front and rear alignment. Your brake line could be pinched or have a caliper or suspension issue. I bought tires from Tire Rack. Installer might be able to inspect suspension. Sounds like your top needs lubrication. Probably need to change hydraulic pump oil too. Here's info on kit.

Mirror switch - how to replace
Part - $80

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Old 12-31-2016, 04:48 PM
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Excellent! Thank you!!!
And wishes for a happy and smooth riding 2017!
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:21 PM
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and get a front end alignment
Pulling can also be caused by rear toe-in. Mine was.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:39 PM
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Congrats on your purchase .
If it will see cold roads make sure you get all season tires, there are not many options. Many options for summer only tires.
I have ran 4 different pairs of tires on the rear, I had the continental dsw not the dsw 06, good years, I like the general gmax alittle better than the continentals, and I regularly rotated rears, which was dismount flip and remount to put on other side of car, to put the inside on the outside, which I can not do on the continentals.
Have you pulled the tires and looked at the brakes?
Since it pulls hard when braking.
Some people want to do mechanical repairs themselves, and many members here will help them with step by step how do do something, or there are plenty of threads how to change or fix certain parts, like wheel bearings or ball joints etc.
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