Never Messed with Tires Before, Need Help.
I drive an 07 LS Coupe and I'm looking to get rid of the stock hubcaps I have and replace them with some rims but I do have a few questions. I like having "actual" GM parts, rather than having aftermarket if it's possible so what I want to do is use another body style Cobalts rims.
Correct me if I'm wrong, because I've never messed with tires before and I don't know what I'm doing. An SS has a 5 lug nut pattern I think, meaning unless I get some sort of conversion kit, I must stick with the LT and LT2 body styles because they have a 4 lug nut pattern like mine. Can I order GM rims for the LT and put them on my car? I know the SS has 18s and was wondering if that size would fit my car also.
And this may be a stupid question, but when someone says they have 18" wheels, does that mean their rim size is 18" across or is that the tire size? If it's the tire size, how do I know what size rim to order?
Lastly, are the optional rims you can order for the LT and LT2 in the Cobalt catalog actual rims or are they those lame covers? Thanks!!