will 235/50's fit on my factory 17" SS wheels?

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  1. chevrolet25

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    i wanting to run 235/50's on my SS but i was wondering if anyone has ran this setup before i buy them and have them rub... SO do they work? Rub? again im using the factory 17" ss wheels
     
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    What's stock tire size?

    1010tires.com had a nice tire size calculator.
     
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    205/50R17 is the stock size
     
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    I honestly wouldn't recommend running a tire that wide without changing the wheel width, it'll look like a balloon. I had a 225/40/16 on my stock wheels for the last cobalt. Drove like it was floating. If you insist on running a 235 drop to a 235/45 so your circumference isn't off by a ton.
     
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    just get a stickier tire in the stock size, maybe move to a 215 but no wider. straight line performance will increase, but dont expect to take turns very confidently with a 235 tire on those wheels
     
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    Not unless you plan on cambering the **** out of them.

    I went to a website to look for wheels and the sizes they gave me were no wider than 215. You don't need massive tires on a Cobalt. I have yet to see any Cobalts with a tire width of 225 let alone 235
     
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    You sir have no idea what your talking about. I'm running 225's on my car. No camber. SS's come with 225's stock too
     
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    alright guys.... ill be going with a 225 then.... i just want to go wider because i like the look of them... i had the way my car looks right now with the skinny tires that are on them!
     
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    If you go 235s, youd want 235/40 not 235/50
     
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    I was hoping to go with some 215/45/17 for some rims i got last year but haven't put on until my stock tires need replaced..

    Will I have any rubbing issues with it lowered (Eibach Sportlines) ?

    Thanks!
     

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