If it is anything like my 2002 auto tran 4runner, then yes it is normal. I was showed that when I bought my 4runner. It is suppose to be easier on your transmission. If this sound crazy, you may want to call the dealer.
Its not that hard, just buy a whole set of rims and tires, it does not really matter how big or wide
Filled in by Creighton V -- I used to have a 1998 Dodge Neon R/T with 18" rims. The offset was +35 with a 18x7.5" wheel. I don't think you want to go any wider. The tire size you need to clear the struts are 215/35s. Hope this helps. Visit my Cardomain page at www.cardomain.com/id/98nizzonrt to see a picture of the car I am telling you about...
Code 42 points to the following problems in a 1998 Neon. It could be one or more of these issues. P1282 - Fuel Pump Relay Control Circuit
P1388 - ASD Relay Control Circuit
P1389 - No ASD Relay Output Voltage At PCM
P0460 - Fuel Level Sending Unit & Circuit, No Change Over Miles
P0462 - Fuel Level Sending Unit Voltage Out Of Limits, Too Low
P0463 - Fuel Level Sending Unit Voltage Out Of Limits, Too High You will need to have the car scanned for DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) by a shop or parts store with an OBDII reader to determine which problem is causing the car to give error code 42.