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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Winter Rim/tire Fit?

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I recently bought my new cobalt ls 2009, but before that I had a 2001 civic, and I had bought winter tires for it (a week b4 buyin my 'balt) and slapped them on a pair of steel rims I had from the civic that weren't bein used. The tire fit is fine for the car, the dealer checked in his little computer fit guide. But the rims are 14 inch i believe (1'' smaller than the stock rims) and i figured they would fit. Anyone have an idea if they will fit or not? my friend from canadian tire told me I may have trouble fitting them on cuz they had trouble with cobalt rim fitting, but that I could just take a grinder and lightly grind the outside top of the caliper to ensure no rubbing. That's sort of a last option though i rly dont wanna buy new tires again!

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DO NOT GRIND YOUR CALIPER. That's absurd. Don't damage your car just to make a wheel fit. See if they do, if not, you'll need a new set.

If you have to buy new tires, buy new tires... Sell your current set online at a slight discount even if they're brand new. In Québec you shouldn't have any issue selling a winter wheel/tire combo, especially in such a common bolt pattern (4x100, correct?). It sucks that you have to buy a new set, but I guarantee any money you lose is far outweighed by damaging your vehicle intentionally.


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DO NOT GRIND YOUR CALIPER. That's absurd. Don't damage your car just to make a wheel fit. See if they do, if not, you'll need a new set.

If you have to buy new tires, buy new tires... Sell your current set online at a slight discount even if they're brand new. In Québec you shouldn't have any issue selling a winter wheel/tire combo, especially in such a common bolt pattern (4x100, correct?). It sucks that you have to buy a new set, but I guarantee any money you lose is far outweighed by damaging your vehicle intentionally.
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*UPDATE* The tires and rims fit perfectly with pretty much no room to spare! they spin perfectly well and I am thrilled not to have to spend more money on winter tires/rims. I will be putting them on in a week or two, when the first snow comes. :'( bye bye summer see you in 6 months
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moved to suspension/ wheel/etc...




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*UPDATE* The tires and rims fit perfectly with pretty much no room to spare! they spin perfectly well and I am thrilled not to have to spend more money on winter tires/rims. I will be putting them on in a week or two, when the first snow comes. :'( bye bye summer see you in 6 months
I was about 95% sure they would fit. I did the same thing except the opposite last year. I put my cobalt wheels with snow tires on them on an 89 acura integra. Fit just fine, but rubbed slightly on hard left turns.. I also put the 14's on the cobalt with no issues..



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I was about 95% sure they would fit. I did the same thing except the opposite last year. I put my cobalt wheels with snow tires on them on an 89 acura integra. Fit just fine, but rubbed slightly on hard left turns.. I also put the 14's on the cobalt with no issues..
cool. Im so happy they fit specially since the lineups here to buy winter tires and change them over to rims is loong as hell...luckily i change my own tires on my ride...my parents keep tellin my sis to get them done or take an appointment cuz the minimum wait time is like 2-3 weeks now, and getting worse. I told my sis to just switch the tire to the rim, and give them to me, i'll have them installed in 15 minutes! stubborn family.

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