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Old 01-15-2018, 08:44 PM
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Changing Wheels

I have a 2009 Cobalt SS sedan and I am thinking of upgrading wheels. I know the lug pattern is 5x110 and I plan to run 18" wheels. Any suggestions on what wheels will work with the Brembo brakes?
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check out the wheel thread on here. i have some msr wheels and i use a 3mm up front to clear the brembos. depends what the offset is for the wheels. 5x110 is limited to what you can find.
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there are actually more options than most ppl think. Typical wheel of choice for cobalt owners ins Varrstoens.
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I like my enkei m52 wheels
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there are actually more options than most ppl think. Typical wheel of choice for cobalt owners ins Varrstoens.
Do they custom drill? I want es2s but would rather just get them in 5x110 than hub swap
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Do they custom drill? I want es2s but would rather just get them in 5x110 than hub swap
they did back when I had my set in like 2014-15
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I like my enkei m52 wheels
Love mine also! Wish I had another set so I could also have a black set.
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Update

I decided to go with ESR S02 custom drilled.
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Did you contact them to have them redrilled?
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Did you contact them to have them redrilled?
No I was actually fortunate enough to get these from a guy who had them done professionally drilled.
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Sneak peek

Planning to run Pirelli 235/40/18
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The wheels are facing backwards....
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The wheels are facing backwards....
I just set them there to get an idea of how it will look lol. These wheels only go one way also thanks!

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I've personally never liked the studded look for rims, but if you like them, it's your car!
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Update

So after getting the tires mounted on the wheels attempted to mount the wheels to the car and guess what brembos do not clear in the front life sucks.
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I actually like the stock rims better.
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did you use a spacer?
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Not sure on your budget, but I have the real wheels that these knocks off replicate. Clean brembos no problem

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Update

I did not try using a spacer, also I went with 235 40-18 Federal 595 tires. The wheels are 18x8.5 +30. What size spacer do I need to be able to clear the brembos?
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I actually like the stock rims better.
I'm keeping my stock wheels as well just wanted to switch up for something different.
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I think you need a +40 offset for them to clear brembos
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I think you need a +40 offset for them to clear brembos
So would running 10mm hub centric spacers cause any issues?
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So would running 10mm hub centric spacers cause any issues?
you will need extended studs. Not recommended to run over a 3mm on stock studs.
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Fender Flares?

Has anyone installed fender flares on a cobalt ss tc sedan?
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try a 5mm spacer first and see how well that works out for you. if not youll have to run extended lugs
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