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2008 Cobalt SS Brembo brakes - Min. 17" Wheels

Old 12-27-2008, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Koz! View Post
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.
As far as I know, you're not going to find a wheel that fits the SS/TC except the OEM for anything other than a ludicrous price. You're best off buying one of the 17" alloys available that only requires a 3mm spacer. Seriously, the 3mm is practically nothing at all... I've consulted 2 wheel shops and 2 dealerships, all of which said 3mm should pose no problem whatsoever.

This is, of course, unless you're looking for an alternative summer wheel to the OEM... In this case, you're looking at paying a big price irrespective.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ecotecbreed View Post
I will use 17 SS/Sport wheel with 3mm spacer in front, no spacer in rear
make sure to retorq yours wheels about every week then a washer isnt a perfect and they all wont be the exact same thickness

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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.
you better take your wheels back off and take off the rotor clips or your wheels will come loose you took all the time to take the pictures and give directions but you still did it wrong lol

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rew View Post
make sure to retorq yours wheels about every week then a washer isnt a perfect and they all wont be the exact same thickness



you better take your wheels back off and take off the rotor clips or your wheels will come loose you took all the time to take the pictures and give directions but you still did it wrong lol
Did wheel runout no deflection with clips, have driven 500 miles taken fronts off no problems with clips learn how to spell
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:30 PM
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Been 800 miles no loose wheels and if you look at the picture of the hub and spacer the clips center the spacers.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:08 AM
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Did we confirm the 18" SS/SC wheels will not fit (even with some spacers?)...anyone know the offset on those wheels?
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:47 AM
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There's a few pics around here showing the SC rims "just" clearing, so based off that I would say yes. Anyone in Canada looking for a decent set of affordable rims that will clear without spacers just PM me for details. Fast rims SALSA model, 45 offset fits with 4.5mm of clearance, no spacers. 160$ a rim and they look good. There's lots of rims out there that will fit without spacers.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SuperchargedSS View Post
There's a few pics around here showing the SC rims "just" clearing, so based off that I would say yes. Anyone in Canada looking for a decent set of affordable rims that will clear without spacers just PM me for details. Fast rims SALSA model, 45 offset fits with 4.5mm of clearance, no spacers. 160$ a rim and they look good. There's lots of rims out there that will fit without spacers.
Only the 17's from the N/A SS fit. The 18's from the SC do not. They are not even close. Do a search if you don't believe me.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
Only the 17's from the N/A SS fit. The 18's from the SC do not. They are not even close. Do a search if you don't believe me.

I believe you...are we talking like "no way, no how" or like 20mm+ spacers... ?
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by satellite View Post
I believe you...are we talking like "no way, no how" or like 20mm+ spacers... ?
We're talking scary big spacers
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Sorry my bad. I remember that post, it was a 17" SS
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
Please post pics with spaces, and of the wheels on the car. I'd like to see how they look. Thanks
Here's a picture:
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Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
Please post pics with spaces, and of the wheels on the car. I'd like to see how they look. Thanks
See my gallery.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by CobaltSSTurbo08TG View Post
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!
You could have spent just $700 and got some Goodyear UltraGrips mounted to the original wheels like I did and saved yourself $1900.
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How much is it to convert?
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Originally Posted by SS4ME View Post
How much is it to convert?
convert what?
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Let me get this straight.

So there are no inexpensive 17 or 18 inch wheels that fit the 2009 TC without spacers?
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Originally Posted by christmanbob View Post
So there are no inexpensive 17 or 18 inch wheels that fit the 2009 TC without spacers?
Check the wheels and tires section. There's some reasonably priced 18s that fit no problem. As far as 17s go, I don't know of any offhand that don't require the 3mm spacer.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:38 AM
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Fast Wheels SALSA model 17's, 45 offset fit great, 5mm of clearance. I have them on now. They actually look good on the white balt

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Koz! View Post
convert what?
How much are they charging for the Brembo calipers and rotors?
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Originally Posted by SuperchargedSS View Post
Fast Wheels SALSA model 17's, 45 offset fit great, 5mm of clearance. I have them on now. They actually look good on the white balt

They are listed with a 42 offset on their site not 45
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Originally Posted by SSpdDmon View Post
You could have spent just $700 and got some Goodyear UltraGrips mounted to the original wheels like I did and saved yourself $1900.
Thats what I did too. Everything worked great, I mounted them myself. These stock rims arent meant for year round....snow and salt doesnt really destroy them like chrome rims. Just make sure you wash them like once every 1-2 weeks during the winter.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:00 AM
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Id take those Fast wheels but I cant find them in the US...well searching quickly I couldnt. The sales guy I normally talk to at TR said he had a 17" that would fit for about $150 a rim...but man I'd like it to be cheaper than that... still pissed my ms3 snow steelie set wont fit..

so yes whats the most optimum size for 17"?
17x7.5 offset of 42-45? I want to know that so I can search for other rims..
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SuperchargedSS View Post
Fast Wheels SALSA model 17's, 45 offset fit great, 5mm of clearance. I have them on now. They actually look good on the white balt


Where can I get these in the states?
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:27 PM
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So, anyone find any really decently priced wheels to use for winter with the Brembos???
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Personally, Im just going to use a set of 18in wheels from a SC and use spacers if needed for the winter. Its the winter, I dont drive the car hard so using spaces is not an issue for me. And you can find SC wheels cheap
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