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2008 Cobalt SS Brembo brakes - Min. 17" Wheels

Old 09-04-2009, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Routs View Post
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
The SS/SC wheels won't fit without insanely big spacers due to their design. You need to find 17" SS/NA wheels, they fit with no spacers. Look up MARIN007's gallery to see pics.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:12 PM
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The SS/SC wheels won't fit without insanely big spacers due to their design. You need to find 17" SS/NA wheels, they fit with no spacers. Look up MARIN007's gallery to see pics.
The problem is that the SS/NA wheels are getting as hard to find as the SS/TC wheels...
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i have a beautiful set with brand new tires
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:50 PM
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I just heard from a very reliable source that MB Wheels will be coming out with a new wheel that will fit the SS T/C's (they've had this design for a while but they are going to be doing a 5x110). The wheel looks like this:



I've already preordered a set of them for my car (I got a great deal). They actually look like really nice wheels. It's almost a shame that they will be going on for winter!
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price for them?^^^
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:16 AM
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price for them?^^^
I know a guy so I'm getting them for less than $140 Canadian each (his cost). I'm not sure what they retail for normally. You US guys should get it at much less than we can.
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Has anyone tried the 17 inch G6 steel wheel?
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Originally Posted by novaracer_2000 View Post
Has anyone tried the 17 inch G6 steel wheel?
No steelies fit, period, unless one has somehow been custom-designed since last winter. If you want a set of winter wheels for the SS/TC, you're going alloy.
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No steelies fit, period, unless one has somehow been custom-designed since last winter. If you want a set of winter wheels for the SS/TC, you're going alloy.
People have actually said that the GM steelies off of the G6, Malibu, Astra do work. Never tried it myself because I couldn't find any locally.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:49 PM
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is anyone here selling there brmebo brakes. im looking for them. i figured i might get lucky and find someone who upgraded them and is willing to sell them. thanks
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Routs View Post
I just heard from a very reliable source that MB Wheels will be coming out with a new wheel that will fit the SS T/C's (they've had this design for a while but they are going to be doing a 5x110). The wheel looks like this:



I've already preordered a set of them for my car (I got a great deal). They actually look like really nice wheels. It's almost a shame that they will be going on for winter!
I found these rims and was wondering if you know if they work with the factory lugs or if I will indeed need to buy a set of lugs for these.
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I found these rims and was wondering if you know if they work with the factory lugs or if I will indeed need to buy a set of lugs for these.
Sorry man, I haven't checked this post for a while. I just picked up the rims and tires yesterday and they are being mounted together in the next few days. I'll post pictures and let you know if the stock lugs work or not.
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Thanks I actually got my rims in a couple of days ago. I am not getting tired mounted on them till the end of this month though. I was going to do a quick test fitment this weekend to check clearances and what-not as well as the lugs.
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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.
Who sells the spacers ?
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i have a 2006 pontiac g6 heavily modded and i have the brembo brakes getting ready to put them on. they do fit the 17 in rims. you just need a 5mm spacer.
heres pictures of the calipers i had them powdercoated red

im just waiting on my spacers to come in and the install will be done
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:54 AM
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I found these rims and was wondering if you know if they work with the factory lugs or if I will indeed need to buy a set of lugs for these.
I got the wheels back yesterday from the shop and they will not fit. You definitely need a spacer of some kind to make them work. To say I'm pissed is an understatement. I'm currently deciding if I should go the spacer route or return everything. I just hate to have everything demounted and then a new set remounted when they come in...

As far as the original question goes, you need aftermarket lug nuts for it to work. The hole is too smal for the factory lug nuts to fit in the hole.
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I got the wheels back yesterday from the shop and they will not fit. You definitely need a spacer of some kind to make them work. To say I'm pissed is an understatement. I'm currently deciding if I should go the spacer route or return everything. I just hate to have everything demounted and then a new set remounted when they come in...

As far as the original question goes, you need aftermarket lug nuts for it to work. The hole is too smal for the factory lug nuts to fit in the hole.
Okay, thanks for the info. I don't mind getting spacers for this set up as opposed to returning everything and starting my search over again for wheels. Do you know roughly what size spacers will be needed? If not, I'll probably do a test fit myself this weekend. How do you determine the spacer size?
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:41 PM
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So I test fitted the MB Wheel Seven X rims yesterday and they do indeed interfere with the calipers. I took a few pictures. It looks like at least a 5mm if not a 7mm spacer would be needed; click for a larger version:





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Everyone still looking for 17s should check out my wheels - BSA Model 264. Only needs a 3mm spacer... Then again, it might fit without them, I think it might JUST clear.
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im good never gonna drive on snow
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I accept: Just a heads up to all considering upgrading to the new 2008 Cobalt SS Brembo brakes. According to the GM engineers, 17” is the smallest size wheel that will fit over these brakes.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:04 AM
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So I checked out TireRack a couple days ago and called them yesterday evening. They had these in 17" listed for the 08/09 SS/TC:

Borbet LV5:


They guaranteed me that they will fit. I ordered them up with a set of snow rubber and it included hub-centric rings and the lugs. They won't ship for a few more weeks yet, so once I get them I'll test fit one and post my results.
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nice, where in Jersey are you??
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nice, where in Jersey are you??
Just northwest of Somerville right off RT78.
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cool im in 07506. Nice wheels, keep us posted on the fitment and take pics in a few weeks
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