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I am a little confused

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Does anyone know the reasoning why some of the G5s and Cobalts are 4 lug rims and others are 5 lug? It almost seems random to me. Some 4 doors are and are not, some of the 2 doors are not but all of the SSs are 5 lug rims.

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Seems like GM trying to do something with the lines of the G5 and Cobalts. More expensive models get 5 lugs, less expensive 4. Only reasoning I can put to what you said lol.

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(coupes or sedans) SS TC or SS appearance pk & or the rim 18" rim pk. All 3 have the 18" rims and require 5 lug. :agreed:

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Seems like GM trying to do something with the lines of the G5 and Cobalts. More expensive models get 5 lugs, less expensive 4. Only reasoning I can put to what you said lol.

this^ not sure why they did but they did..

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car has more power? i honestly dont know...

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That's easy, it depends on it's motor.

All LE5 equipped Cobalts, whether it's a base or SS has the five lug hubs. While all L61 equipped Cobalts use the four lug pattern.

And of course, the Supercharged and Turbocharged Cobalts have five lug hubs.

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so...i am right?

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There isn't too big of a power difference between the LE5 and L61.

The LE5 models just share the boosted SS's suspention bits and hubs.

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The only thing the SS shares alot less than you might think with the base model.

Different engine, tranny, brakes, suspension, wheels, ground effects, exhaust system, different seats, different interior pieces, different stereo, different guages, the pillar pod is different, different shifter

I love my SS though, I yearn to race it vs the TTA

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The only thing the SS shares alot less than you might think with the base model.

Different engine, tranny, brakes, suspension, wheels, ground effects, exhaust system, different seats, different interior pieces, different stereo, different guages, the pillar pod is different, different shifter

I love my SS though, I yearn to race it vs the TTA

You can get an LE5 equipped SS, and they came with the usual SS appearence package, seats, interior bits, brakes (older SS's) the fancy stereo etc etc. Just the stiffer suspension, boosted motors and Getrag 5 speed on the real SS models.

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