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When I ordered my Nox in Jan chrome wheels where an option on my 4 CYL on the website for GM.CA

I did not opt for them but I was wondering is anyone else succeeded. Please post if you got chrome wheels on a 4 cylinder.

Now gm.ca won't show chrome wheel option unless you go for LTZ model and v6.
 

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I'm interested in knowking about that too... Same for the Terrain when i purchased in february and now on the website too... must select an SLT-2 with V6 to get 19" wheels.


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When I ordered my Nox in Jan chrome wheels where an option on my 4 CYL on the website for GM.CA

I did not opt for them but I was wondering is anyone else succeeded. Please post if you got chrome wheels on a 4 cylinder.

Now gm.ca won't show chrome wheel option unless you go for LTZ model and v6.
 

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I know that GM apparently wouldn't let you pair the 4cyl with wheels larger than 18".....are the chrome wheels you're talking about 19"? Depending on your dealership, sometimes they will get you whatever configuration you want just to make a sale...and that includes swapping wheels with another vehicle they have if the factory won't do it.
 

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I am talking about the optional 19" Chrome clad wheels. When I was selecting my options in January they were available but not now.

They are not even visible on website till you pick the LTZ model.

I found a brochure in my files that shows chrome 19" wheels only available on LTZ with no mention of 4 or 6 cyl.
 

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Roesterman said:
I am talking about the optional 19" Chrome clad wheels. When I was selecting my options in January they were available but not now.

They are not even visible on website till you pick the LTZ model.

I found a brochure in my files that shows chrome 19" wheels only available on LTZ with no mention of 4 or 6 cyl.
Are you in Canada or the U.S.? I remember playing around with the "build your own" website in November 09 before I bought my Nox in December...if I recall correctly, it wouldn't let me pair 19" wheels with any trim level unless I also chose the V6. Of course, all that "build your own" thing does is find models available at dealerships in your area that fit the critieria of what you're looking for. I've never actually made a factory order for any car so i don't know the process.
 

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Canada... beginning to think I am disremembering what happened! ::)
 
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I've asked a question in my other post about selecting winter tires that may add some thought here too.

I got the factory 19" chrome wheels upgrade on the V6 LTZ and now that I'm looking for winter rims I found the following.

The wheel size for the 2010 and 2011 is 5x120mm stud hole pattern for the 17" and 18" wheels. However a tire shop tells me (and he showed me in the catalog selectrion for after market wheels) that if you have the OEM 19" wheels upgrade that the size is actually 5x115mm from 2009 and continuing on in 2010 & 2011.

I have a sneaky suspision there is a different wheel hub for the V6 LTZ only. Hence the reason why you can't even build online & select the 19" unitl you go V6.
Can anyone confirm if this is true? the axle ration is different only for the 19" so I imagine they could also have other different components like a different wheel hub.
 

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We already answered your other post...


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I've asked a question in my other post about selecting winter tires that may add some thought here too.

I got the factory 19" chrome wheels upgrade on the V6 LTZ and now that I'm looking for winter rims I found the following.

The wheel size for the 2010 and 2011 is 5x120mm stud hole pattern for the 17" and 18" wheels. However a tire shop tells me (and he showed me in the catalog selectrion for after market wheels) that if you have the OEM 19" wheels upgrade that the size is actually 5x115mm from 2009 and continuing on in 2010 & 2011.

I have a sneaky suspision there is a different wheel hub for the V6 LTZ only. Hence the reason why you can't even build online & select the 19" unitl you go V6.
Can anyone confirm if this is true? the axle ration is different only for the 19" so I imagine they could also have other different components like a different wheel hub.
 

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You will see a noticeable acceleration lag by putting larger diameter tires on the Nox/Terrain sleds when equipped with the 4 Cyl eng. Axle ratios are diff on the 2 engine/wheel combos. Maybe get some 17/18" aftermarket chromes?

When I was shopping for a Nox, only V-6 was offered at any time with 19" chrome wheels.........be advised.

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Yes, Motorman is right, bigger wheels diameter ask more power to spin.

I suggest you that if your's came with 17" that you find a wheels/tires combo that have the same diameter.

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You will see a noticeable acceleration lag by putting larger diameter tires on the Nox/Terrain sleds when equipped with the 4 Cyl eng. Axle ratios are diff on the 2 engine/wheel combos. Maybe get some 17/18" aftermarket chromes?

When I was shopping for a Nox, only V-6 was offered at any time with 19" chrome wheels.........be advised.

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I think that no one successfully ordered 19" Chrome wheels with his purchase...

Maybe added the 3600$ Wheels... but not the optional 19"
 

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I think you are right. I definitely disremembered!
 

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Why does 19" are more odd than 17" or 18" ? Just because you did'nt know other cars wearing that size ?

The Ford Flex have 19"... Mazda CX7... BMW X6... And that's just some that i found in a 5 minutes research...

I really love that size... IMHO i think that 17" are too small for the Nox/Terrain... 18" are not bad, that's what i choose for winter... and 20" i think that this is too big... make the ride too rough... So for MY taste... 19" is a good size for a vehicle like the Nox/Terrain...

And for the price... no... I found my 18" Winter tires and 19" summer tires for cheaper than some 17"~18".

When a new wheel size arrive, it's normal that it takes some time to tire mfg to adjust prices... When i purchased my Maxima back in 2006 it was about 1600$ for mid-range all-season tires... Now, you can find tires for about 150$ for that car.

REMEMBER : this is an OPINION... ! You can agree or not with me.

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tires for the 19's are stupid expensive compared to 17's 18's, and even 20's bc it's such and odd rim size...
 
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The bigger you go on a tire, typically the bigger the price.

For example, I just got a quote yesterday while in looking for snow tires and we started to discuss the pricing on 17" & 19" in sizes in general. For fun we pulled up The Michelin Latitude Tour (my summer tire of choice). If I had the basic 17's Rims my cost per 225/65/17 tire would be $205ea but the same tires in a 235/55/19 (which I will be requireing in about 4 years since I got the 19" upgrade)...is $320 per tire. Canadian Pricing

He said that 5 years ago 17" was considered a big tire and they were more expensive then too, so perhaps in another 4-5 years the 19's will be more popular and the price should come down.

I'm also going with the Michelin 225/65/17 X-ice Xi2. These are an awesome tire....I have them on my wifes Pilot.
 

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Change dealer ! 320$ for 19" you are getting robbed.

I paid 239$ for summer 19" Toyo Versado CUV and 199$ for winter 18" Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1


mmarges said:
The bigger you go on a tire, typically the bigger the price.

For example, I just got a quote yesterday while in looking for snow tires and we started to discuss the pricing on 17" & 19" in sizes in general. For fun we pulled up The Michelin Latitude Tour (my summer tire of choice). If I had the basic 17's Rims my cost per 225/65/17 tire would be $205ea but the same tires in a 235/55/19 (which I will be requireing in about 4 years since I got the 19" upgrade)...is $320 per tire. Canadian Pricing

He said that 5 years ago 17" was considered a big tire and they were more expensive then too, so perhaps in another 4-5 years the 19's will be more popular and the price should come down.

I'm also going with the Michelin 225/65/17 X-ice Xi2. These are an awesome tire....I have them on my wifes Pilot.
 
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I'm only looking for the 17" winters right now, which I will go Michelin X-ice. Hope to find them down to about $190ea if I can. I don't have to worry about 19" summer tread for about 3-4 years...heck my Equinox isn't even built yet...it's schedule to be built in 4 days, the 21st at Cami.
Hopefully 19" tires will come down in price by then.
 

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Why does 19" are more odd than 17" or 18" ? Just because you did'nt know other cars wearing that size ?

The Ford Flex have 19"... Mazda CX7... BMW X6... And that's just some that i found in a 5 minutes research...

I really love that size... IMHO i think that 17" are too small for the Nox/Terrain... 18" are not bad, that's what i choose for winter... and 20" i think that this is too big... make the ride too rough... So for MY taste... 19" is a good size for a vehicle like the Nox/Terrain...

And for the price... no... I found my 18" Winter tires and 19" summer tires for cheaper than some 17"~18".

When a new wheel size arrive, it's normal that it takes some time to tire mfg to adjust prices... When i purchased my Maxima back in 2006 it was about 1600$ for mid-range all-season tires... Now, you can find tires for about 150$ for that car.

REMEMBER : this is an OPINION... ! You can agree or not with me.
a couple years back, i worked as an auditor at the michelin tire warehouse (which is the largest warehouse i've ever been to in my intire life) and the prices for the 19" tires were pricer than the 17's, 18's and 20's. in all actuallity, it's not just the rim size, but also the width of the tread, and the height of the sidewalls. i'm not saying that the 19" rims are ugly, or how they look on the equinox, just general tire pricing
 
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