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i ordered the steel rims at costco, the 17 inch X99715N $58.99 each
everywhere i called was more expensive, even the michelin tires are better priced at Costco.

Hope the rims fit, if not i will buy them at a local tire shop, i called and was only 10$ more for 4 rims.

I would use alloys to save on fuel but we have lots of salt on the streets in the winter here in Quebec and they would get damaged quickly.

In looking at the Costco web site they list:

99128" as a Multi-Fit 16x6.5 5x114.3 71.5
99715 as 17x7 5x114.3 71.5.

Both of which are wrong according to their listed specs.

I am considering the 99125 16x6.5 5x115 70.3. At least these are closer to spec.

Has anyone fit these yet?

http://www.costco.ca/wcsstore/Costc.../Attachment/Steel_Wheels_Catalogue_Oct_20.pdf
 

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i finaly decided to cancel my order at Costco, even if the 17 inch steel would fit, i read they are heavy and are meant for trucks, i think i am going with Alloys or have the winter tires installed on the original alloy rims. Putting steels defeats the whole purpose of having a diesel car... fuel economy. Why not contribute by putting lighter Alloys, for a couple of hundred bucks more, some nice wheels that are easier to carry too. I will let you know my final setup and post a picture.
 

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i finaly decided to cancel my order at Costco, even if the 17 inch steel would fit, i read they are heavy and are meant for trucks, i think i am going with Alloys or have the winter tires installed on the original alloy rims. Putting steels defeats the whole purpose of having a diesel car... fuel economy. Why not contribute by putting lighter Alloys, for a couple of hundred bucks more, some nice wheels that are easier to carry too. I will let you know my final setup and post a picture.
Steel wheels are a bit heavier than a comparable sized alloy. I have found in harsh winter driving that the steel wheels work well, and you don't have to feel bad about hitting a curb hidden under 8" of fresh snow! I have never noticed much of a change in fuel economy on previous cars after changing from alloys to steels. That is why I am going with 16", to reduce weight and also increase flex of the rubber due to increased thickness. It helps in the winter make the road a bit smother on rough icy surfaces and also offers a bit more protection of the wheels.
 

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In looking at the Costco web site they list:

99128" as a Multi-Fit 16x6.5 5x114.3 71.5
99715 as 17x7 5x114.3 71.5.

Both of which are wrong according to their listed specs.

I am considering the 99125 16x6.5 5x115 70.3. At least these are closer to spec.

Has anyone fit these yet?

http://www.costco.ca/wcsstore/Costc.../Attachment/Steel_Wheels_Catalogue_Oct_20.pdf
I am not sure where you got those alternate specs for the X99128N, but they are listed as 5x115. As for proper fitment, I am supposed to receive mine on Oct. 30. So I will update with the results when they arrive.
 

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Steel wheels are a bit heavier than a comparable sized alloy. I have found in harsh winter driving that the steel wheels work well, and you don't have to feel bad about hitting a curb hidden under 8" of fresh snow! I have never noticed much of a change in fuel economy on previous cars after changing from alloys to steels. That is why I am going with 16", to reduce weight and also increase flex of the rubber due to increased thickness. It helps in the winter make the road a bit smother on rough icy surfaces and also offers a bit more protection of the wheels.
Yup i agree with you, but what i don't understand is why does GM put a 17 inch wheel stock and then you read in this forum that some people have trouble fitting 17 inch steel wheels with 17 inch tires? that caliper is too big and wheel clearance is not good. i mean if i have 17 inch wheels stock, i want 17 inch wheels for winter too. why i have to put 16 inch? doesn't make any sense to me. So i now i have this dilemma, do i buy 215-55-17 tires or 215-60-16. Do i buy 16 inch or 17 inch alloys ? i am not buying steel rims for sure.
 

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Yup i agree with you, but what i don't understand is why does GM put a 17 inch wheel stock and then you read in this forum that some people have trouble fitting 17 inch steel wheels with 17 inch tires? that caliper is too big and wheel clearance is not good. i mean if i have 17 inch wheels stock, i want 17 inch wheels for winter too. why i have to put 16 inch? doesn't make any sense to me. So i now i have this dilemma, do i buy 215-55-17 tires or 215-60-16. Do i buy 16 inch or 17 inch alloys ? i am not buying steel rims for sure.
Well if you rule out steel rims altogether, then the decision as you said is whether to go with 16" or 17"?
You could buy nice 17" wheels and use them for summer and use the OEM 17" wheels for winter tires. If you have a 17" wheel and a 17" tire it should fit as long as the rim width is compatible with the tire. If you are just looking for "cheap" alloys for winter then I would go with 16" as they are cheaper and you get the taller side wall with is nice for winter. Its a personal preference though. Looks wise a 17" will be a bit nicer than a 16". I can say that 16" wheels will clear the brake rotor and calipers as I have had a set on my car already that cleared, but it was the wrong bolt pattern.
 

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Well if you rule out steel rims altogether, then the decision as you said is whether to go with 16" or 17"?
You could buy nice 17" wheels and use them for summer and use the OEM 17" wheels for winter tires. If you have a 17" wheel and a 17" tire it should fit as long as the rim width is compatible with the tire. If you are just looking for "cheap" alloys for winter then I would go with 16" as they are cheaper and you get the taller side wall with is nice for winter. Its a personal preference though. Looks wise a 17" will be a bit nicer than a 16". I can say that 16" wheels will clear the brake rotor and calipers as I have had a set on my car already that cleared, but it was the wrong bolt pattern.
what size of side wall do you recommend?
 

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You could buy nice 17" wheels and use them for summer and use the OEM 17" wheels for winter tires.
i have decided to follow your advice and keep the OEM 17'' for winter and get a better wheel this summer. thanks for the advice, i will avoid some headaches and will have plenty of time to find the right wheel for spring. :goodjob:
 

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i have decided to follow your advice and keep the OEM 17'' for winter and get a better wheel this summer. thanks for the advice, i will avoid some headaches and will have plenty of time to find the right wheel for spring. :goodjob:
Good plan!
 

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When's everyone plan to put theirs on. I'm shooting for this weekend as it looks like consistent temps in the 50's or lower from here on out. Don't want to push it too long and get snow mid-week when I don't have time to put them on..
 

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When's everyone plan to put theirs on. I'm shooting for this weekend as it looks like consistent temps in the 50's or lower from here on out. Don't want to push it too long and get snow mid-week when I don't have time to put them on..
Still waiting on my winter wheels, but I am not to concerned here even in southern Saskatchewan. Temps this week are to hover in 30's and low 40's for highs but still no real snow threat. Likely by mid November they will be needed.
 

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When's everyone plan to put theirs on. I'm shooting for this weekend as it looks like consistent temps in the 50's or lower from here on out. Don't want to push it too long and get snow mid-week when I don't have time to put them on..

i would wait a bit longer esp if you have a spare set of wheels handy
 

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just a quick question, if i put summer mags on the cruze diesel and the wheel is 17x7.5 and offset is 42 mm is that ok with the goodyear oem tire 215-55-17 ?
Those wheels should work fine... as long as you get four. The pic shows a remaining stock of less than 3. :)

I did basically the same thing with my Eco; I'm using the OE forged Alcoa wheels with Michelin Xi3 winter tires in the factory size (same 215/55-17 as the diesel), and I bought a set of 17" alloys for summer use. My summer wheels are 17x8, a full inch wider than the OE wheel which is only 7", and the 215/55-17 GoodYear FuelMax tires fit fine. They are "stretched" a little more compared to a 7" wheel, but that actually looks a little better in my opinion.

As far as fuel economy goes, typically a smaller wheel will give better mileage (for a given tire OD) for several reasons. First, the wheel is smaller in diameter, so its rotational inertia (polar moment) is less for a given wheel weight making it consume/store less energy. Second, taller sidewalls generally offer lower rolling resistance (all else kept equal). We must keep things in perspective, though, and realize these are minute differences. For example, if a steel 16" wheel weighs slightly more than an aluminum 17" wheel, teh weight difference may make up for the rotational inertia advantage. It will vary case-by-case, and the differences will be slight in the grand scheme of things.

Generally speaking, winter tires offer much poorer rolling resistance than all-season tires do. Much of the mileage decrease people see when switching to winter tires has to do with the tire's construction, as well as decreasing temperatures.
 

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I am not sure where you got those alternate specs for the X99128N, but they are listed as 5x115. As for proper fitment, I am supposed to receive mine on Oct. 30. So I will update with the results when they arrive.
I am reading the info right form the Costco.ca Website. The PDF that opens from the link on their site lists the specs for the rim under the part number (see pages 73 & 82).

www.costco.ca/wcsstore/CostcoCABCCatalogAssetStore/Attachment/Steel_Wheels_Catalogue_Oct_20.pdf.

Do have another location that gives specs for these steel part numbers?

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I am reading the info right form the Costco.ca Website. The PDF that opens from the link on their site lists the specs for the rim under the part number (see pages 73 & 82).

www.costco.ca/wcsstore/CostcoCABCCatalogAssetStore/Attachment/Steel_Wheels_Catalogue_Oct_20.pdf.

Do have another location that gives specs for these steel part numbers?

Cheers
Oh great... it does state at the bottom (pg. 73) that they are a 114.3mm even though on (pg. 13) it shows the Cruze TD as a 5x115. Why do all these companies keep selling 114.3 wheels for 115 cars? Man that seems like a major liability.

I will absolutely not be using these wheels then if they are 114.3. I have already tried a set with that lug pattern and they do not properly fit, they will mount and the lug nuts can be forced on, but I myself do not want to risk broken studs and wheel vibrations.

Well I guess I am going to plan... lets see is it F or G... I guess I will order some 17" winter tires and put them on the OEM alloys....either that or give in and order the darn GM factory steel wheels that Tomko listed oh way back on the first post!
 
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