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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!!
 

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I have GM rims, and I wouldn't get a conversion kit it'll make the rims stick out and it will look like a**.
 

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Thanks for the help... I... guess. Can you explain if they were stock on an SS or did you order them separate? How much were they? Are you satisfied with them?
 

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Thanks for the help... I... guess. Can you explain if they were stock on an SS or did you order them separate? How much were they? Are you satisfied with them?
Yes I really like them and they came on the car there a GM accessory rim. crateenginedepot.com has them but there really expensive I do know that. But honestly get some aftermarket rims, there are alot of nice ones out there and they make alot of them that fit are cars.

Oh and more then likely when someone says they have 18's they mean the rim.
 

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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.

SS/SC and SS/TC and some LT's have a 5 bolt pattern = 5x110
A hub conversion is very pricey and not worth it at all.
Your bolt pattern is 4x100
18's will fit on your car.

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?
The rim size is 18"

So if you have a 16" rim, you would order a 16" tire...It's really not hard to screw that up.


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!!
Those are actual rims.




Now, if you want Stock Cobalt alloy rims, just start callin junkyards, check ebay and craigslist. Sometimes you can find a good deal on them

Or just go aftermarket.
 

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SS/SC and SS/TC and some LT's have a 5 bolt pattern = 5x110
A hub conversion is very pricey and not worth it at all.
Your bolt pattern is 4x100
18's will fit on your car.



The rim size is 18"

So if you have a 16" rim, you would order a 16" tire...It's really not hard to screw that up.




Those are actual rims.




Now, if you want Stock Cobalt alloy rims, just start callin junkyards, check ebay and craigslist. Sometimes you can find a good deal on them

Or just go aftermarket.
Nah I guess that isn't hard to screw up lol thank you for clearing that up. So some of the LTs are 5 lugs but there ARE some with 4? I saw some real nice rims for the LTs that I want to check out but I lost the book. I'm going to my Chevy dealer tomorrow to ask for prices and that. Hopefully they have some decent looking Cobalt rims with 4 pattern... :amuse:

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17 inch rims- 225/45/17 tires
18 inch rims- 225/40/18 tires
19 inch rims 225/35/19 tires

see the trend?
dont quote me on these actual sizes.

except the 225/40/18, thats a legit size tire for 18 inch rims
Makes sense, thanks. Now the SS comes stock with 18s so I ask, is that a good size to go with? It will fit my car, and I love the SS and I'm sorta using that as a guide to make my car similar to them. But with people that own an SS or use 18s, are you happy with them or would you go smaller/bigger?
 

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yes, 18s are perfect in my opinion.

i have 18s! :)

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and if i were to have an ss, i would keep the stock 18s for a while
 

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Nah I guess that isn't hard to screw up lol thank you for clearing that up. So some of the LTs are 5 lugs but there ARE some with 4? I saw some real nice rims for the LTs that I want to check out but I lost the book. I'm going to my Chevy dealer tomorrow to ask for prices and that. Hopefully they have some decent looking Cobalt rims with 4 pattern

Correct...some LT's are 4 and some are 5, just depends on the year.



Makes sense, thanks. Now the SS comes stock with 18s so I ask, is that a good size to go with? It will fit my car, and I love the SS and I'm sorta using that as a guide to make my car similar to them. But with people that own an SS or use 18s, are you happy with them or would you go smaller/bigger?
You can run what ever you want. 15" all the way up to 20"(yes 20's will fit but not alot of people do it. Only a few balts can pull it off)

I had 17's on my car and they were nice and fit really well. I had a 215-45-17" tire on them and they did not rub at all.

I will be going with those 16" lt rims I just posted.
 

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Go with aftermarket rims. They are not only cheaper than GM, but they also hold up better. My SS/SC gunmetal rims are horribly bubbled and are in need of being redone.

4x100 is a common pattern (Thanks to Honda), so your rim selection will be huge.
 

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Look on your local craigslist before anything, that what I did and I lucked out. Didn't find EXACTLY what I wanted but I bought my wheels (rims+tires) for $500 and both are in very good shape, aside from that discount tire has a great website for getting a visual on your car, its color and rim possibilities! Good luck on your search!
 

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i have 18 inch chroms rims that would look sick on your car. Im willing to sell rims and tires for $500. They are ACP 18" 4X100 lug pattern universal
 

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It's looking like I'm gonna go the conversion route so that I can fit a 5 lug nut pattern on my car. I know it was mentioned it wasn't worth the price but I really want the SS rims. How much do these kits cost and who makes them? Can I buy them through Chevy or do I need to go aftermarket?
 

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theres a thread-killer

hey i got a question for you though, why factory rims? the ss models of our cobalt really aren't veary different at all, and face it man, driving a cobalt (regardless of trim level) really just says, "hey, i bought the AMERICAN econobox" (which back-handedly says, "i spent my penny's on horsepower, but thats another comment)

what i'm getting at is if your going to spend time/money on modifying the way the cobalt looks, you might as well go custom, since theres really nothing special or prestegious about having a cobalt. i mean it's not like having a classic car thats all original parts or somthin, and it's surely not unique or one-of-a-kind like some kind of supercar. In fact this is exactly why aftermarket parts are so common for OUR (sorry i see this misspelled all the time) cars, why pay like $400 a rim for somthing everybody (who bought that model cobalt, so more than 50,000 people) has, when you could spend $250 or less on rims NOBODY has and make your car unique, why follow the pack, make the car cool not OE
 

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theres a thread-killer

hey i got a question for you though, why factory rims? the ss models of our cobalt really aren't veary different at all, and face it man, driving a cobalt (regardless of trim level) really just says, "hey, i bought the AMERICAN econobox" (which back-handedly says, "i spent my penny's on horsepower, but thats another comment)

what i'm getting at is if your going to spend time/money on modifying the way the cobalt looks, you might as well go custom, since theres really nothing special or prestegious about having a cobalt. i mean it's not like having a classic car thats all original parts or somthin, and it's surely not unique or one-of-a-kind like some kind of supercar. In fact this is exactly why aftermarket parts are so common for OUR (sorry i see this misspelled all the time) cars, why pay like $400 a rim for somthing everybody (who bought that model cobalt, so more than 50,000 people) has, when you could spend $250 or less on rims NOBODY has and make your car unique, why follow the pack, make the car cool not OE

Yea what this person said. Dont be a drone, think outside the box and do something noone else has done. There are 4lug wheels that look like the SS wheels, and at a fraction of the cost of the conversion and SS wheels.

And to give you an idea of width of wheels, NHRA drag racing topfuelers, prostock, and funny car rear wheels are 12-18 inches wide.
 
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