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Old 07-25-2018, 07:50 PM
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I am thinking about buying new rims for my 2007 LS does any one have any recommendations? What is your favorite brand and why? Anything I should watch out for like offset? Is the LS any different than SS as far as space for offset or larger rim size? I have 16" and don't plan to change that as I just bought a new set of tires. What do you all think about junk yard rims? Thanks for any info
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:19 AM
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If it were up to me, I'd upgrade to a 17" or 18" wheel & tire combo, since (IMHO) 16" just looks a bit too small on 6th & 7th-gen Montes. The slightly bigger wheels provide more "face" that goes well with the seemingly bigger body style, and look more up-to-date.

But I see you want to stick to 16" since you've already got the tires. Well, you've still got some choices; it depends on the style you'd like.
You could always go to tirerack.com, look for wheels, and specify 16s for your 2007 LS and see what they have to choose from; that'd be a good starting point.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sidestreet View Post
If it were up to me, I'd upgrade to a 17" or 18" wheel & tire combo, since (IMHO) 16" just looks a bit too small on 6th & 7th-gen Montes. The slightly bigger wheels provide more "face" that goes well with the seemingly bigger body style, and look more up-to-date.

But I see you want to stick to 16" since you've already got the tires. Well, you've still got some choices; it depends on the style you'd like.
You could always go to tirerack.com, look for wheels, and specify 16s for your 2007 LS and see what they have to choose from; that'd be a good starting point.
thanks for your reply and the recommendation I agree going up to 17" would be nice but since I just bought the tires unless I could sell these I wouldn't change the size. I did find some nice 5 spoke American Racing rims on Carid and direct from American Racing. I was hoping someone had a specific brand that they had currently or previously. The last time I bought rims for a Z-24 Cavalier they were so offset they made the tires rub on the wheel wells and damaged the tread. I am wondering what the stock offset is for my monte? I was also looking at the newer Malibu rims and wondering if they would fit. Anyone put newer impala or Malibu rims on a Monte?
 
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@Sidestreet I just looked at a parked new chevy cruze with 16 inch rims they looked so small obviously the width of the tire was less but had me thinking about what you recommended about upgrading to 17 or 18". If I did I am wondering if that will throw off the speedo or anything else? would I need to change the profile of the tire to compensate for overall height?
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:26 PM
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Yes, when upgrading to larger wheels (like 17 or 18"), the tire profile needs to decrease in order to stay close to the car's original stock tire size. Otherwise, yes, the speedometer will be inaccurate, and other odd things might happen.

Let me check my tire-shopping notes... ok, a 225/60R-16 tire setup like a typical 5th- or 6th-gen Monte Carlo has measures 676.4 mm tall (26.6 inches).
If you can find a 245/45R-18 tire, that measures 677.7 mm -- practically an exact match to the stock 16" overall height.

The 2004-2005 Monte Carlo SS (supercharged) had 235/55R-17 tires (690.3 mm tall), and the 2006-2007 SS had 235/50R-18 tires (692.2 mm tall). So they were a little taller, about 27 inches tall; I don't know if that's within some margin of error size-wise (and I'm not some tire pro). As for wheels, I think some later-model 17" and 18" Chevy wheels (like off the 2008-2013 Impala) would fit fine on the MC and look decent. Of course, so would the 17" or 18" MC SS wheels.
Oh, and stock wheel offset is 40 mm (give or take 5 mm).
 
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Yes, when upgrading to larger wheels (like 17 or 18"), the tire profile needs to decrease in order to stay close to the car's original stock tire size. Otherwise, yes, the speedometer will be inaccurate, and other odd things might happen.

Let me check my tire-shopping notes... ok, a 225/60R-16 tire setup like a typical 5th- or 6th-gen Monte Carlo has measures 676.4 mm tall (26.6 inches).
If you can find a 245/45R-18 tire, that measures 677.7 mm -- practically an exact match to the stock 16" overall height.

The 2004-2005 Monte Carlo SS (supercharged) had 235/55R-17 tires (690.3 mm tall), and the 2006-2007 SS had 235/50R-18 tires (692.2 mm tall). So they were a little taller, about 27 inches tall; I don't know if that's within some margin of error size-wise (and I'm not some tire pro). As for wheels, I think some later-model 17" and 18" Chevy wheels (like off the 2008-2013 Impala) would fit fine on the MC and look decent. Of course, so would the 17" or 18" MC SS wheels.
Oh, and stock wheel offset is 40 mm (give or take 5 mm).
thanks for all your info I guess my initial hesitation had more to do with throwing off the speedo or other more important things... Thanks for the all the specs this helps and I can do some more research on it I am thinking 17" now I will just need to sell my wheels and tires first. I actually looked at some 18" wheels on a parked Malibu today and they actually look really big! I am not in a rush so once I have them picked out I can sell the other set. Thanks again for all info!
 
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I have always wanted these but they only offer them up to 16"
 

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