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I currently have a 2019 hatchback with the RS package and 18 inch wheels. Since 225/40R18 winter tires are pricy, I've been thinking of getting 15 or 16 inch steelies and winter tires to go along with them. However I want to be able to install the GM Performance brake kit later, so I'm wondering if 15" or 16" wheels would be too small small afterwards.
 

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I currently have a 2019 hatchback with the RS package and 18 inch wheels. Since 225/40R18 winter tires are pricy, I've been thinking of getting 15 or 16 inch steelies and winter tires to go along with them. However I want to be able to install the GM Performance brake kit later, so I'm wondering if 15" or 16" wheels would be too small small afterwards.
That’s a good question. I’d think 16 would be the best bet. Not like the brake kit has huge brembo calipers. The rotor also isn’t all that much bigger so I doubt you’ll need 18-17 rims for it.
 

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Stock the car comes with 16" rims. The brakes are no different on any of the packages, RS is really mostly just an appearance package aside from the Z-Link suspension, so it's guaranteed 16's would fit fine
 

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The performance brake package is red painted Chevy Trax brakes. If you can find a wheel that fits a 2018 Trax...it'll fit your car.
 

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The performance brake package is red painted Chevy Trax brakes. If you can find a wheel that fits a 2018 Trax...it'll fit your car.
In the description it says it uses bigger rotors so that’s a plus. Not a huge increase and I doubt the calipers are that much stronger. Look nice however.

If they had camaro SS caliper then I’d be way interested.
 

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In the description it says it uses bigger rotors so that’s a plus. Not a huge increase and I doubt the calipers are that much stronger. Look nice however.

If they had camaro SS caliper then I’d be way interested.
haha i could have sold you my old camaro ss 4 piston brembo kit
 

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haha i could have sold you my old camaro ss 4 piston brembo kit
Lol unfortunately they won’t work. We have found the cts with brembo caliper will work on the gen 1 diesel hub. I need new brakes in 10k miles and I’ll be swapping then. Sucks they say Cadillac vs brembo on them.
 

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The performance brake package is red painted Chevy Trax brakes. If you can find a wheel that fits a 2018 Trax...it'll fit your car.
Oh interesting. So the Cruze brake kit is just a factory upgrade then? That's smart on their part actuallly. I don't know why I didn't think they could just be sprucing up Trax or malibu brakes for a smaller car.
 

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Oh interesting. So the Cruze brake kit is just a factory upgrade then? That's smart on their part actuallly. I don't know why I didn't think they could just be sprucing up Trax or malibu brakes for a smaller car.
It’s still an upgrade since even 10% bigger rotors is still an improvement. If it makes you happy go for it, at least then pads won’t be hard to find and source
 

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It’s still an upgrade since even 10% bigger rotors is still an improvement. If it makes you happy go for it, at least then pads won’t be hard to find and source
Oh definitely. I didn't mean to imply it wasn't. I was kind of hoping when the cruze was discontinued these kits would go on clearance because I've wanted one from the start. Kinda pricey though :/
 

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Its way to cheaper to piece together yourself, because you don't need to buy rear calipers. They are included in kit only because they are painted red.
 
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