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I want to get new rims, but want a few opinions first. They're 17 inch and i want to put a low profile tire on them, any one know if I have to work with the computer if I keep the total diameter the same?
I have a red '05 'balt nothing done on the outside, yet... oh and im waiting on an answer to the 5 lug pattern in the pic
 

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I like em very nice rims

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If youve got a 2.2L 2005 'Balt you should have a 4x100 bolt pattern. As far as I know only the SS's had the 5x110 in 2005.....(IE: 5 lug wheels wont fit a 4 lug car.)
 

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These are what youre looking for.
 

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check to see if the offset for the 05 LS/LT is the same as the offset for the 05 SS/NA(but 4 lug), if it is, go with tires with this size: P205/50r17(same as the cobalt SS/NA, so you will not need to recalibrate the computer).

It even says in the EBAY item spec that it is a 4-bolt pattern....

Rim Information
Brand: -- Number of Bolts: 4 Material: Alloy

Width: 7J Bolt Pattern: 4 x 4.50 or 4 x 114.3 Structure: One Piece

Diameter: 17 inches Offset: 40 Part Number (MPN): A79778H40BK

it will work with no problems, guaranteed
 

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check to see if the offset for the 05 LS/LT is the same as the offset for the 05 SS/NA(but 4 lug), if it is, go with tires with this size: P205/50r17(same as the cobalt SS/NA, so you will not need to recalibrate the computer).

It even says in the EBAY item spec that it is a 4-bolt pattern....

Rim Information
Brand: -- Number of Bolts: 4 Material: Alloy

Width: 7J Bolt Pattern: 4 x 4.50 or 4 x 114.3 Structure: One Piece

Diameter: 17 inches Offset: 40 Part Number (MPN): A79778H40BK

it will work with no problems, guaranteed
Woah, dude, nice, thanks! lol
 

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Even with the 205/50-17's you should still go to your dealer and have them enable the 17" option in the body control module. it takes less than 5 minutes so if your buddies with a tech he'll likely hook you up, if not it'll cost you the shops minimum diagnosis charge.


ALSO: 225/45-17 is a great size too, within 1% of the same circumferance as the 195/65-15 and 205/50-17.
3% is considered the acceptable tolerance and using the 3% rule you could go with the following tires as well: 205/45, 215/45, 235/40, 235/45
 

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I like those a lot! Does anyone have any suggestions about where to get rims for a decent price? I want something somewhat nice to replace the stock, but I don't want to spend a ton of money...
 

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I want to put a low profile tire on them
i am not really sure what other kinda tire you would put on that... all you can put on a 17" rim for a cobalt would be a 'low profile tire'
 

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i am not really sure what other kinda tire you would put on that... all you can put on a 17" rim for a cobalt would be a 'low profile tire'
You know what...Shhh! lol anyway they're in the mail thanks for the feedback.
 

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The 205/50R17 is the stock 17" size for the Sport. If you run 17x7 wheels this is a fine size.

If youre just going with an upgraded tire for your stock 15's go with a 205/60R15. Its only .5 inches taller and less than .5 inches wider. It'll fit/work like a champ.
 
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