Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

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Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Burning_Beard » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:34 am

Apparently due to GM's unoriginality, I guess the GTU wheel was offered on cavaliers in the 90s, in a 15.

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I'm probably the last one in the world to find out about this, but I got little rustled when a cavi I was looking at had tiny gtu style rims with a bowtie center cap. Why do they get cool center caps? Why do they even get the style at all? They didn't get Z wheels...I mean if your gonna go into the parts bin for "inspiration"...

Perhaps I will put 15s on the front to give it that "no really its a rear wheel drive" look.


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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Asylum » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:01 am

They are also only 6" wide


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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Koots » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:20 am

I've seen them on lots of different Cavy's but I typically see them on the Z24's.

So they get Baby-Z wheels, like the Baby-Z that they are.



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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:19 pm

Koots wrote:So they get Baby-Z wheels, like the Baby-Z that they are.


they are gtu wheels... not Z lol

Minivans got the 15" baby Z26 wheels...



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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Koots » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm

I've seen those wheels on too many damn vehicles, It's hard to discern where they originally came from LOL



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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Koots » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Burning_Beard wrote:Apparently due to GM's unoriginality, I guess the GTU wheel was offered on cavaliers in the 90s, in a 15.


Also, what's wrong with having a lot of interchangeable parts?

One reason why I really got into Honda's was due to their interchangeability with almost all of their entire product line. I know of guys running NSX brakes on hatchback civics with just a few part swaps. Just like our beloved GM products.

It sucks when you got a car that is composed of nothing but model specific parts and watch your wallet run dry when you need to replace anything.



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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Burning_Beard » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Koots wrote:Also, what's wrong with having a lot of interchangeable parts?


Nothing. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm referring to the GTU wheel design, manufactured in a whole different specification for a cavalier.


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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby 80zfreak » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:12 pm

The GTU rims also look way better because they have a deeper dished offset.



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Re: Cavalier 15s vs GTU 16s

Postby Cliff8928 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:41 am

80zfreak wrote:The GTU rims also look way better because they have a deeper dished offset.


And they're directional...


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