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Here is my new 2017 Bolt with TSW 18 X 8 Wheels and Super Sticky Bridgestone RE71R - 225/40/18 Tires .. Handle's a lot better that stock.. Plus it's a lighter package.. Now if I can just get a lowering spring set for it a 1" drop would be perfect.. I'll be all set ...
 

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That's impressive to be +1 in size yet still lighter! Do you have the number on stock wheel vs your selection?
 

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Its possible that the structure of the car uses existing parts from GM's parts bin, I would guess that most of the front end parts are from a Chevy Cruze.

You could go to GM parts direct look up the part number for the front springs/struts, then cross match them with existing cars in the GM lineup.

If the springs cross with a Cruze Impala, Camaro, then all you need to do is find lowering springs for a Cruze etc.
 

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I like it - the glitzyness of the stock rims is toned down, making the wheels less of a distraction to the overall design. I bought an LT and immediately took it to a shop to have the stock wheels powdercoated gloss black with similar results - more focus with less clutter. Less is more....


 

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I'm more interested in adapting Koni FSD shocks, to soften bump, and stiffen roll and pitch. They are available for both gen1 and gen2 Cruze, so perhaps there is hope.
 

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Here is my new 2017 Bolt with TSW 18 X 8 Wheels and Super Sticky Bridgestone RE71R - 225/40/18 Tires .. Handle's a lot better that stock.. Plus it's a lighter package.. Now if I can just get a lowering spring set for it a 1" drop would be perfect.. I'll be all set ...
Please let us know how it effects your range. Did you have sufficient time with the stock wheels/tires to know what your range was, or did you immediately swap when you got your Bolt?
 

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No Tire squeal from start in sport mode ..It just hooks up and fly's.. The ride is the same..A bit more road noise from the fatter tires... Same range.. But what ever negatives and I can't find any.. the car handle's sooo much better.. I'll check on the cruze springs.. that may work ..Eibach makes a kit for the Cruze...
 

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No Tire squeal from start in sport mode ..It just hooks up and fly's..
I suspected as much. You probably have a sub 5.5 sec. 0-60 Bolt there.

The Bolt weighs 3600 lbs, The Cruze weighs in at just about 3,000 lbs...so I seriously doubt the suspension parts are compatible. The weight difference would require much stronger springs for the Bolt. The upside, like you mentioned is that heavier cars ride about the same with less tire sidewall on larger wheels. At least from my experience.

Geography plays a part in tire/wheel modification decisions. Here in the desert SouthWest; no rain, no snow, no road salt = no pot holes or bad roads to consider.
 

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No Tire squeal from start in sport mode ..It just hooks up and fly's.. The ride is the same..A bit more road noise from the fatter tires... Same range.. But what ever negatives and I can't find any.. the car handle's sooo much better.. I'll check on the cruze springs.. that may work ..Eibach makes a kit for the Cruze...
Are you now carrying a spare tire?
 

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:)Good job. I love a good set of aftermarket wheels and tires on my vehicles. I've spent a lot in the past. With the Bolt being a small market, I don't see a lot of aftermarket wheels coming available. I like my Bolt Premier wheels well enough to keep them as is. I'm being forced to show restraint.
 

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Looks good, I like the black on silver color scheme, and the fitment looks good as well (flushed out with the fender flares).

I wouldn't bother with the Cruze coils though. The Bolt is significantly heavier than the Cruze so while they may physically fit the spring rate will be all wrong.
 

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:)Good job. I love a good set of aftermarket wheels and tires on my vehicles. I've spent a lot in the past. With the Bolt being a small market, I don't see a lot of aftermarket wheels coming available. I like my Bolt Premier wheels well enough to keep them as is. I'm being forced to show restraint.
Many other car wheels fit the Bolt, you search bolt circle pattern 105mm and the backspacing 40+, (not sure on the correct backspace but close is fine) to find wheels from other car models that fit Bolt, once you find another cars wheels you like check the numbers, chances are if it has a 105 bolt circle it works.

Changing the wheels gives the car a new look, I love using wheels off other cars on my cars just to make them look a bit different.

Some of the wheels that I am positive that fit are, Chevy Cruze, Spark, Trax, then Buick Encore, Pontiac Solstice (?) also has the same bolt pattern.

TPMS sensors, This season I will use my old sensors from the 2015 Trax, those were also used on a 2016 Buick Encore they are compatible with the Bolt.
 

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Here is my new 2017 Bolt with TSW 18 X 8 Wheels and Super Sticky Bridgestone RE71R - 225/40/18 Tires .. Handle's a lot better that stock.. Plus it's a lighter package.. Now if I can just get a lowering spring set for it a 1" drop would be perfect.. I'll be all set ...
****. I didn't know you could get 18"s for the Bolt. Also, where'd you get those caliper covers? I used to think people just got them painted.
 

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