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Old 03-23-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
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Will 17" wheels fit over the V6 brakes ??

A WINTER snow tire wheel package is mandatory for my car and 17's are much more reasonably priced.

I've seen other rotors in the 12.64" range fitting inside 17's, so I'm hoping this be the case with Chevy too !!

Sorry if this has been asked before, did a search but nothing came up.

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Old 03-23-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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Don't know, I like the idea of using GM's 18" steelies for snow tires myself.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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That's what I was thinking initially too ... they will most likely be available for pretty cheap as factory take-offs from somebody but then I realized they were 18's.

Just did a little research on DTD & TireRack and surprisingly there is more to choose from in a 225/60-18 size vs. a 225/65-17 ... both of which would give the proper dia. so not to screw up the speedo & odometer while giving a better width for running in snow, where wider is NOT better !!

225/60-18 size cost anywhere from $89 ("S" speed rated Firestone Winterforce) up to $205. Bridgstone Blizzak LM-25's (130 MPH "H" speed rated, minimum I'll put on my car) go for $149.00 each clearance @ TireRack.

225/65-17 size I could only find two ... Blizzak DM-23 "Q" speed rated @ $106 each or Pirelli Scorpion "T" speed rated for $111 each ... these are also both TRUCK tires !!

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Old 03-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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If anyone finds out the "where" and the "how much" it will cost for steel winter wheels, please post!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #5
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A WINTER snow tire wheel package is mandatory for my car and 17's are much more reasonably priced.

I've seen other rotors in the 12.64" range fitting inside 17's, so I'm hoping this be the case with Chevy too !!

Sorry if this has been asked before, did a search but nothing came up.

Thanks,

Doug
Hopefully there will be people selling their stock 18"s and 20"s well before winter as they swap them for aftermarket wheels, so maybe you can get used stock wheels for a good price and then swap on some winter tires. Don't know if anyone makes 20" snow tires though.
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