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2008 Cobalt SS Brembo brakes - Min. 17" Wheels

Old 08-12-2008, 04:36 PM
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This was done on a 2008 SSTC Cobalt, this is not a brake conversion!

So , I decided to test fit the 17 Mag wheel from a Sport 2008 Cobalt.

Yes they fit, but damn they are thight.

I will put some 2mm spacer on mine to insure that the wheel will always clear the caliper.





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Old 08-12-2008, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ecotecbreed View Post
So , I decided to test fit the 17 Mag wheel from a Sport 2008 Cobalt.

Yes they fit, but damn they are thight.

I will put some 2mm spacer on mine to insure that the wheel will always clear the caliper.

Damn straight, leave it to us Canadians to actually get the job done Good stuff dood, lol now u gotta try and fit a steel wheel 17inch.
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I should test fit the steelies by the end of the week !!!
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Originally Posted by ecotecbreed View Post
I should test fit the steelies by the end of the week !!!
awsome, that's what i like to hear
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Hold the phone here. ecotecbreed, are you confirming that 17's off the 2.4 SS WILL FIT the SS/TC for sure with no problems what so ever?
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where can u buy those brembo brakes at
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MARIN, YES they fit, I tested them as per the picture. Issue is that the caliper wall is very close to the wheel wall (see picture with the finger), so I will simply buy a 3mm spacer to insure that there won'T be any interference.

Now I'm the first one on any 17 inches SS wheel available !!!!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ecotecbreed View Post
MARIN, YES they fit, I tested them as per the picture. Issue is that the caliper wall is very close to the wheel wall (see picture with the finger), so I will simply buy a 3mm spacer to insure that there won'T be any interference.

Now I'm the first one on any 17 inches SS wheel available !!!!!
Congrats and merci beaucoup monsieur !(thank you sir)
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It's not like the 08 Brembos will work on previous models anyways.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ecotecbreed View Post
MARIN, YES they fit, I tested them as per the picture. Issue is that the caliper wall is very close to the wheel wall (see picture with the finger), so I will simply buy a 3mm spacer to insure that there won'T be any interference.

Now I'm the first one on any 17 inches SS wheel available !!!!!
I really hope the 17inch steelies fit!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Bluebaltsc View Post
I really hope the 17inch steelies fit!!!!!!!!
Wait - you can actually get 17" inch steel wheels? I thought 16 was the limit??

Oh yeah - do we know what the offset is on the stock 17 inch wheels that were just tried on, and if so, what would be a better offset to get to clear the calipers?

Thanks,

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I checked the profile math for the 17" steelies from the aura and it doesn't look like it will clear the caliper
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Originally Posted by krispy View Post
I checked the profile math for the 17" steelies from the aura and it doesn't look like it will clear the caliper

I was hoping to use these...damnit.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:49 PM
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What about G5 GT 17's, will those fit the same as the 17's from the 2.4 SS?
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What about G5 GT 17's, will those fit the same as the 17's from the 2.4 SS?
I would think so.............so i guess i gotta put wurd out locally for a set of 17inch Chev/Pontiac 2.4L rims
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So here are the minimum clearance distances I found in an attempt to help guide attempts to find a wheel that will work




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Old 08-21-2008, 09:23 PM
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Actually i just checked my 16 " i had for my 06 ss/sc and the caliper is too big !

Its official,it wont fit !!

I need 17"

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So does anybody know the proper offset, and any other dimensions i should know about? I need to start looking at wheels for winter before the rush...

Thanks,

Mal.
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Originally Posted by malachii View Post
So does anybody know the proper offset, and any other dimensions i should know about? I need to start looking at wheels for winter before the rush...

Thanks,

Mal.
look 2 posts above
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Originally Posted by krispy View Post
look 2 posts above
Krispy,

I have no idea what the first diagram represents, which is why I'm asking what the offset is - which I understand to be the distance from the inside face to the centerline of the wheel. From pictures I've seen of people placing the SC rime on the TC, it seems the diamter is OK for the 17 inchers, but that the offset is a bit too close.

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I'll have to follow this thread closely. I'm in Northern Ontario and knowing my luck, my SS T/C won't arrive until it's time to throw snow tires on. I REALLY don't want to resort to leaving the forged 18"s on the car during the winter, so I'm desperately hoping an alternative can be found at reasonable cost for a new set of wheels.

What do those 17" wheels from the 2.4 go for?
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did anyone find out a price for a set of front brembos?
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:11 AM
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yeah I want me some brembos!

I can get these at GM employee price lol
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Will a set of 18" SS/SC rims fit. I bought a set awhile back and still have them with winter tires.
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Originally Posted by malachii View Post
Krispy,

I have no idea what the first diagram represents, which is why I'm asking what the offset is - which I understand to be the distance from the inside face to the centerline of the wheel. From pictures I've seen of people placing the SC rime on the TC, it seems the diamter is OK for the 17 inchers, but that the offset is a bit too close.

Mal.
the 1st picture is the distance from the face of the wheel hub to the outer surface of the brake caliper (this is where most wheels are going to have a problem)
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