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New member; hoping to get my EUV soon. I've searched the forum and found some posts about aftermarket wheels and wheels from other Chevys installed on Bolt EV and EUV. I've got a few questions:
1. Which Chevy non-Bolt 17 inch wheels fit the EUV? Is there any compromise on efficiency/range?
2. Best aftermarket wheels for EUV?

Can folks post pictures of their EV and EUV with either aftermarket or other Chevy wheels installed?

Thanks much.
 

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There's not really a huge aftermarket rim scene with the Bolts. www.tirerack.com is your best bet. Most of us like to buy old rims from maybe a Sonic or something and make them new again for a winter setup or something.

I like to take older OEM wheels and paint em black like on my Kona Electric:

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IMO the 17" Cruze ECO Wheels are the best replacement wheels. Plenty of threads on the board with photos. I have a set on my Bolt and bought a second set to possibly mount the OE tires for road trips or maybe full performance tires for AutoX.
 

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IMO the 17" Cruze ECO Wheels are the best replacement wheels. Plenty of threads on the board with photos. I have a set on my Bolt and bought a second set to possibly mount the OE tires for road trips or maybe full performance tires for AutoX.
I took the Eco wheels off my Cruze last fall. It's now on the OE wheels from our late Volt. I drive it so little now, it hardly matters. Eventually these Eco wheels will find their way on our Bolt, but I'll still be using my 16" aftermarket wheels for snow tires.

Now that I'm running CrossClimate 2's all year around in the Cruze, I didn't want to subject these Eco wheels to our harsh winter road conditions. They've only been through one winter in their 11 year life.
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There's not really a huge aftermarket rim scene with the Bolts. www.tirerack.com is your best bet. Most of us like to buy old rims from maybe a Sonic or something and make them new again for a winter setup or something.

I like to take older OEM wheels and paint em black like on my Kona Electric:

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You did a great job with that. Did you do the painting or bring it to someone else? What's the cost for a pro to do it?
There's not really a huge aftermarket rim scene with the Bolts. www.tirerack.com is your best bet. Most of us like to buy old rims from maybe a Sonic or something and make them new again for a winter setup or something.

I like to take older OEM wheels and paint em black like on my Kona Electric:

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You did a great job with that. Did you do the painting or bring it to someone else? What's the cost for a pro to do it?
 

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There's not really a huge aftermarket rim scene with the Bolts. www.tirerack.com is your best bet. Most of us like to buy old rims from maybe a Sonic or something and make them new again for a winter setup or something.

I like to take older OEM wheels and paint em black like on my Kona Electric:

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Hard to tell from the pic. Is that gloss black or satin black? I'm about to get my premier wheels powdercoated and thinking of doing Satin black. Seems everyone is doing gloss black.
 

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You did a great job with that. Did you do the painting or bring it to someone else? What's the cost for a pro to do it?
Thanks! They were a bad spray job of Sonata wheels I got for $300. I paid $70 / wheel for a powder coat gloss. Bunch of Dominicans who do tremendous work, work like 24/7 and don't charge enough working out of a tiny garage.

Hard to tell from the pic. Is that gloss black or satin black? I'm about to get my premier wheels powdercoated and thinking of doing Satin black. Seems everyone is doing gloss black.
Gloss, I could go either way, personally.
 

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Thanks! They were a bad spray job of Sonata wheels I got for $300. I paid $70 / wheel for a powder coat gloss. Bunch of Dominicans who do tremendous work, work like 24/7 and don't charge enough working out of a tiny garage.



Gloss, I could go either way, personally.
$70 per wheel for powdercoat. That is dirt cheap. The best quote I got was $400 for the 4. But going to a place that was closer to me that is charging $480.
 

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$70 per wheel for powdercoat. That is dirt cheap. The best quote I got was $400 for the 4. But going to a place that was closer to me that is charging $480.
I was going to do my own, but a local shop will take the car in the morning, demount, blast, powdercoat, bake, remount, balance, reinstall on the car by 5 P.M. for about the $480 you were quoted.
 

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I was going to do my own, but a local shop will take the car in the morning, demount, blast, powdercoat, bake, remount, balance, reinstall on the car by 5 P.M. for about the $480 you were quoted.
Yes, forgot to mention this place does same day service. Drop off in the morning and they do the rest. Pick up at 5pm.
 

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I really like that look. I think trying to keep it OEM looks best. Do you have any idea what other stock Chevy wheels would fit an EUV [without sacrificing range]?
Thanks. I鈥檓 happy with it. Working from memory now, but I think the Sonic and Cruze have compatible stock wheels 17鈥 5 bolts and 105mm between bolts. I was warned that calipers and other inner hardware might make them incompatible, but that was not the case.
 
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