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2008 Cobalt SS Brembo brakes - Min. 17" Wheels

Old 11-14-2008, 10:49 PM
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I paid $1600 all in, but I heard another member paid a little bit less, but there's some family connection there, so good luck getting that price!
yah I am picking up my TC next saturday by the looks of things... and Im going to need snow tires on the quick time. Ill have to give steelcase a call, ive dealt with them before. Good guys.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:04 AM
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I have 235/45-17 snow tiress sitting around and would love to use them. Ecotecbreed and others have said 17" Cobalt wheels will fit with a 3mm spacer. Anyone think the wider 235s will fit and not rub?
Thanks for the info! I just got an SS/TC sedan!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:02 PM
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I paid 1300 taxes in for 17" Fast Wheels Salsa's 45 offset and pair of mid grade winters at deals 4 wheels... They fit with no spacer... 3.5 mm of clearance.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:22 PM
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Theses wheels look like steelies
17's

http://www.performanceplustire.com/p...551#prodAnchor
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:11 AM
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40 offset wont cut it... but I like that rim... but then again I like Nascar... Great Auto X rim for the balt. Just add racing rubber.
I had to go with a 45.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:29 PM
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Ordered my alloy wheels and snows from tire rack, said they already tried them
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 2002z06 View Post
Ordered my alloy wheels and snows from tire rack, said they already tried them
So can you tell us what you got?

[edit] Okay, I found that you ordered Elbrus 105s. Looks good!

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Old 11-27-2008, 02:54 PM
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I also ordered the 17x7.5" Elbrus 105s from TireRack and they shipped yesterday. I should get them Monday. I'm putting 235/45-17 winter tires on them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:47 PM
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The 17x7.5 Elbrus I05 wheels are mounted (without spacers) and work, but boy are they tight. It looks like they are just barely scraping the right caliper.
I hope these picts aren't too big...

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Old 12-06-2008, 02:27 PM
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I am putting my Elbrus I05 on as I speak, will wait and get 3 mm spacers. 1 business card but not 2 will fit, don't want to ruin calipers.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 2002z06 View Post
I am putting my Elbrus I05 on as I speak, will wait and get 3 mm spacers. 1 business card but not 2 will fit, don't want to ruin calipers.
Please post pics with spaces, and of the wheels on the car. I'd like to see how they look. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:18 AM
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Hope I have enough thread using these 3 mm spacers, will torque several times to make sure they don't loosen up. If not will get longer studs and bullet lug nuts. should have by Friday.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:32 PM
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Tire rack says this is a fitment problem (Elbrus I05) and wants me to send the wheels back. They don't condone spacers.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:12 PM
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Great I ordered those spacers for nothing and Wynand they marked your calipers up. This will be the second set of snows going back to Tire Rack, I will wait till I see them fit some wheels correctly.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by wynand View Post
Tire rack says this is a fitment problem (Elbrus I05) and wants me to send the wheels back. They don't condone spacers.
I wouldn't worry about 3mm spacers. I'd keep em.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:48 PM
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Talked to tire rack today they said either return everything for a credit, or try the 3 mm spacers.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 2002z06 View Post
Talked to tire rack today they said either return everything for a credit, or try the 3 mm spacers.
That's also what they told me ... until they realized that the wheels were already mounted on the car. Then the "return for credit option" was no longer an option. So I will be using 3mm spacers on the front. I guess I'm okay with that.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:06 PM
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I was so happy to spend $2600.00 outfitting my car with winter tires and rims which would fit over my big F'in brakes! dumb engineer, great brake though!
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by billwit View Post
How much does a "Brambo" sticker cost?
Brembo: 4 bucks
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by qwikredline View Post
Brembo: 4 bucks
I think you missed the joke.

Who would want Brembos when you can get some high quality Brambos at a fraction of the price?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:44 PM
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With the spacers I got about 4.5 revolutions of thread on the lug.

FYI, the stock 18" wheels/tires are 45 lbs and the 17" Elbrus with my 235/45-17 Dunlop Winter M2s are 46 lbs.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wynand View Post
The 17x7.5 Elbrus I05 wheels are mounted (without spacers) and work, but boy are they tight. It looks like they are just barely scraping the right caliper.
I hope these picts aren't too big...


First off I say that's to close, better break out a file or grinder and take some meat off the caliper.

Also pics of the wheels mounted on the car please.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:22 PM
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Installing my snows with spacers

Installed my Elbrus I05 17" wheels with Blizzak 215/45R17 LM25 did need the spacers in front will try to give a detailed way of how it went. 1st removed wheel and lubed hub & studs with Bendix ceramic hi temp lube 3 mm spacer 3 mm spacer on hub finished clearance Did tire pressure monitor relearn, torqued wheels to 100 ft lbs drove 40 miles and re torqued again, these tires were great on the highway should be good in snow.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:36 AM
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Other than Tirerack, does anyone know of a website that sells wheels that fit the TC without needing spacers? I'm not too wild on any of the designs available so far, I like the Superleggeras, but not enough to spend the money on.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:01 AM
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Winter tires/wheels not bad
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