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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tobin View Post
    I did a little (very little) searching and by the images I saw for the calipers the ATS uses fixed calipers while the Cruze uses floating calipers. Can anyone confirm?
    Some research shows that the ATS mounting distance is 5.04". That should bolt up to the Cruze.

    That is the easy part. Can you get bigger rotors that have the 5x105 pattern? Can you center the rotor in the caliper? Will your wheels fit over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tobin View Post
    Thinking about it some more... it might not matter as long as the 4-piston caliper is properly aligned over the rotor it will not need to float like a single piston that only squeezes from one side since the 4-piston squeezes from both sides...
    Both sides move on the floating caliper. While the caliper is fixed on the mounting side, the piston does the moving.
    That makes the floating caliper more forgiving when you are trying to center the disc.

    With a fixed caliper you Must center the disc in the opening. With a little slop. With the Cobalt's Brembo's that meant shimming the caliper, the rotor and the wheel.
    YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champagne Jam View Post
    Some research shows that the ATS mounting distance is 5.04". That should bolt up to the Cruze.

    That is the easy part. Can you get bigger rotors that have the 5x105 pattern? Can you center the rotor in the caliper? Will your wheels fit over?
    Is that for the standard Cruze or the Cruze Diesel? If they will bolt on the rest is pretty easy. Precision machined spacers and bolt length variations will center the caliper over the rotor and even if you are stuck with the stock diameter rotor it will still be a huge improvement in braking performance going from the stock single piston caliper to the Brembo 4-piston and will likely save a bunch of weight too as the stock single piston calipers are likely cast iron rather than aluminum like the Brembos.

    I would guess that ATS or ATS V rotors could be used if they are larger in diameter too. If I get a Cruze Diesel, I will for sure look into making an upgrade like this work!!!
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    This puts it up to 11.8" = 1" bigger rotors right? Plus caliber space,
    would 16" fit over this given in another thread someone had said 15" steels wheels fit with there winter? Inch for an inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champagne Jam View Post
    Some research shows that the ATS mounting distance is 5.04". That should bolt up to the Cruze.

    That is the easy part. Can you get bigger rotors that have the 5x105 pattern? Can you center the rotor in the caliper? Will your wheels fit over?
    Which year calipers, though? Or do they all fit? Also, keep in mind, they probably need to be drilled. They may be 14mm. I think the Camaro used the same calipers. One of them, if I recall is 12 and one is 14. Can't remember which.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tobin View Post
    Is that for the standard Cruze or the Cruze Diesel?
    5x105 for all Cruze except the diesel which is 5x115.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champagne Jam View Post
    5x105 for all Cruze except the diesel which is 5x115.
    I knew about the bolt pattern, I was talking about the caliper mounts on the spindle. The ATS and Cruze Diesel share the same bolt pattern maybe they can share rotors and calipers too!!! Wouldn't that be great for the diesel guys at least... Then the gasser guys can convert to diesel specs with the take-offs from the diesel guys and the circle will be complete!!! hahaha
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    Besides sourcing the parts, the only thing that needs to be done is to enlarge the holes on the spindle to 14mm correct? After that, this is essentially a bolt on kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tobin View Post
    I knew about the bolt pattern, I was talking about the caliper mounts on the spindle. The ATS and Cruze Diesel share the same bolt pattern maybe they can share rotors and calipers too!!! Wouldn't that be great for the diesel guys at least... Then the gasser guys can convert to diesel specs with the take-offs from the diesel guys and the circle will be complete!!! hahaha
    Not quite that easy. The diesel spindles may not fit the gasser. Because the diesel takes larger axles. The 2 would need to be compared before hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camsoup02 View Post
    Besides sourcing the parts, the only thing that needs to be done is to enlarge the holes on the spindle to 14mm correct? After that, this is essentially a bolt on kit?
    Correct. If you're talking about what the OP did to make everything fit. Source all parts and the major mechanical was drilling the holes out. If you're not comfortable doing it. Remove the spindles and take them to a machine shop. Or even buy a set of spindles from the junk yard have them machined and just swap them out during the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandrad61 View Post
    for reference the ones i like are 2008 and up. have not driven originals and older ones
    I think Cobalt SS TC against 08+ cooper S is a matter of preference; stock to stock, the cobalt has more power obviously, and is overall a cheaper car to buy and maintain.
    The Cooper S however, has better steering IMO, and I would assume a weight advantage. I have driven both, but the cobalt SS drive was 5+ years ago and only short distance.
    In my opinion, the Cooper S 08+ has a better interior- at least upon looking. I never judged up close fitment and quality of materials.

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