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Wheels, Fit or No?

Does anyone know if these wheels will fit well on the cobalt? I know they are 4x100 which is the right bolt pattern but idk how wide they are and idk about the tire size, bc i would prefer not messing up my speedometer....

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they will fit...but I would go with at least a 50 or 55 on the sidewall...45 might be a bit to thin on a 16"




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Ok so i can never remember, given tire sizes, ***/**/17 for example.

*** is the width of the tire? and
** is the height of the tire? of the sidewall?

bc i do want the low profile look but i want a decent amount of tread around it. Ik its important bc i remember the tire shop told me not to put my new Cooper tires on the balt stock wheels bc they were taller and thinner....


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*** width = Yes

** Sidewall = Yes.


You want to stay within stock overall tire height to maintain proper a proper speedometer and stuff.

i can't find the tire size calculator right now..but i know you want to at least go with a 50 sidewall to be close to stock.




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It was bugging me, so i had to go check my tires that were on it when i bought it and still on it. 195/60/15 and they work great for the steelies.


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Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing

with the tire size you originally posted, your speedometer would be almost 4% off. its not recommended to have a change of 3% or more.

if you run with 205/50/16 your speedometer will only be 0.58% off which is nearly perfect


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Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing

with the tire size you originally posted, your speedometer would be almost 4% off. its not recommended to have a change of 3% or more.

if you run with 205/50/16 your speedometer will only be 0.58% off which is nearly perfect
Great link, thanks a lot That will be a big help for me looking to buy used wheels with tires


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