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Old 11-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #26
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trying to get some winter tires (in nova scotia) every chev dealership says I can't go with 18" tires and rims that I must go with 20"s I have a 2lt rs. front tires are different size than back. They also say I can't put same size winter tires all around they must be different in front and back. Any feedback??
They give you vaseline with that info?
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:30 PM   #27
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trying to get some winter tires (in nova scotia) every chev dealership says I can't go with 18" tires and rims that I must go with 20"s I have a 2lt rs. front tires are different size than back. They also say I can't put same size winter tires all around they must be different in front and back. Any feedback??
Just had my 18" rims and tires from Tirerack.com installed on my 2LT RS this weekend at my dealership. Ordered the rims and tires on Tuesday morning, they arrived mounted and balanced on Thursday morning.

No problem using 18" on a 2LT RS.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:10 PM   #28
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winter tires

did you have to have tps installed or did yours work ok?
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #29
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trying to get some winter tires (in nova scotia) every chev dealership says I can't go with 18" tires and rims that I must go with 20"s I have a 2lt rs. front tires are different size than back. They also say I can't put same size winter tires all around they must be different in front and back. Any feedback??
I have a 2LT RS, and I put on 18's for winters. See above pics. There's no reason why you can't put on 18's. the dealer is jsut trying to make a quick buck off ya. Alot of people on here have 18" winters on..and quite a few have bought theirs from tirerack.com (Like myself).

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Old 11-30-2009, 06:19 PM   #30
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did you have to have tps installed or did yours work ok?
I didn't order mine with the TPMS...originally I thought mine accidentally came with them because no lights came on. But now just the tpms light comes on in the dash. Will just have to live with that till spring time. Other than that, no problems at all!
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:08 PM   #31
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Lucky! I wish i could drive a Camaro in the winter!

I made the mistake of not driving my Cobalt SS in the winter for the 3 years i had it. Eh, only a little bit of regret.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:36 AM   #32
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did you have to have tps installed or did yours work ok?
I did not get the TPMS sensors either.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #33
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I've recently decided to drive my car in the winter.
Where can I go to find good/cheap rims? I'll be going with the Firestone Winterforce tires as well.

I was told by some of my local car gurus that I wouldn't need to change the rims, and just washing them frequently in the winter will stop the rims from suffering any damge from salt and such. True or not?
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:07 PM   #34
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I've recently decided to drive my car in the winter.
Where can I go to find good/cheap rims? I'll be going with the Firestone Winterforce tires as well.

I was told by some of my local car gurus that I wouldn't need to change the rims, and just washing them frequently in the winter will stop the rims from suffering any damge from salt and such. True or not?
Are you planning on mounting winter rubber on your summer (stock) rims..and then come spring..re-mounting the summer rubber back on? If so...constantly removing and the re-placing rubber on rims is bad for the rims. It's jsut extra wear and tear on the rims and over time, the rims could possibly warp from the extra wear and tear. Plus if you get a winter set of rims..you can change your tires your self without having to re-mount and re-balance every change of season. If you spend a few extra bucks now...you'll thank yourself later...just my opinion..
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:10 PM   #35
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Are you planning on mounting winter rubber on your summer (stock) rims..and then come spring..re-mounting the summer rubber back on? If so...constantly removing and the re-placing rubber on rims is bad for the rims. It's jsut extra wear and tear on the rims and over time, the rims could possibly warp from the extra wear and tear. Plus if you get a winter set of rims..you can change your tires your self without having to re-mount and re-balance every change of season. If you spend a few extra bucks now...you'll thank yourself later...just my opinion..
I'm no car expert, but the idea that remounting rubber to your rims once a year will cause warping sounds ridiculous. If you can drive like a maniac on them 3/4 of the year, then you can change the rubber on them once a year.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:15 AM   #36
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So I decided to put my Winter Tires on today (I know...you are all going to hate me for driving this car in the winter) Anyway, here are some pics...they are not the greatest..but I think the tires look ok for just winter use.

I got the rims and rubber from tirerack

No hate here! Those are exceptionally nice winter rims.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:04 AM   #37
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I bought a set of the heritage rims for mine and put the Pirelli Scorpion snow and ice tires on them earlier this week. I had a 45 minute drive home from work the next morning in a snowstorm and didn't spin or slide once, but did get to see lots of other cars smashed up on the way.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:58 PM   #38
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Did anyone bother getting the TPMS for their winters?
Tirerack says you can use the ones already installed on your winter ones? Should I bother or no? I really didn't think it was a big issue.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:51 PM   #39
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Did anyone bother getting the TPMS for their winters?
Tirerack says you can use the ones already installed on your winter ones? Should I bother or no? I really didn't think it was a big issue.
I didn't bother getting them...I'll just have to live with a light on all winter :P
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