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I’m starting to look at the 2017 Volts. I’m unclear as to the wheel options. Take a look at the photo I’ve spliced together from a dealer site. I’ve noticed all their LT Volts (top) have the 5-spoke wheels and the Premier Volts (bottom) have the snowflake (for lack of a better word) wheels. Is this the case across the board? If so, have you ever heard of (or seen) a LT Volt with Premier Volt wheels and vice versa?

 

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All LT Volts come with the '5-spoke' wheels as standard and all Premier Volts come with the 'snowflake' wheels as standard. You can opt to go with the black painted pocket wheels for either LT or Premier Volts (dealer installed option) - rather expensive at around $1800. However, if you order this option on your initial configuration then you should get the other wheel set as well, which you can sell, as I did, to offset the cost. See this thread. So, if you want to swap out, say, your LT wheels for some Premier wheels, perhaps you can find a forum member who has some to sell, then sell your set to someone who wants extra rims for snow tires!
 

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Or go to tire rack and pick up some 18" wheels and stickier tires, then relegate the OEM rims for snow tires, after wearing out the first set of tires on OEMs at 36k miles.
 

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Or go to tire rack and pick up some 18" wheels and stickier tires, then relegate the OEM rims for snow tires, after wearing out the first set of tires on OEMs at 36k miles.
Did Michelin offer to do anything for the worn out tires? They say they should last for 65k miles so 36k is kinda rough :/
 

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Did Michelin offer to do anything for the worn out tires? They say they should last for 65k miles so 36k is kinda rough :/
My tires were on a gen1 so they were Goodyear. The volt advisor said this was a dealership issue. The dealership tried to pin it on the Chevy body shop for putting on a new unmatched tire, but the receipt clearly only showed body work and paint. Certainly if they changed a tire, they would have charged me for it. So, I'm basically never setting foot in that dealership again and take my repair business to a different Chevy service place 18 miles away instead of 3 miles away. Theat particular place has lost my business for life.
 

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The stock michelins were pretty worn at 15k when I took them off of ours. The rears were fine but we should have rotated them earlier, fronts are ~ 50% worn. Wheel selection for this car has for the most part been aweful, but I stumbled upon some 17" Sparcos on closeout at tire rack for only $60/wheel, which is less than half the cost of the tires I put on them. These wheels are no longer available on TireRack. We didn't want to wait to use the fancy new (bright pink) wheels and tires so took the stock michelins off early and replaced them with winter tires.

Unfortunately these sparcos are no longer available and the alternatives seem to be overweight garbage (only put name brand wheels on your car if you can help it).
 

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I realize this is subjective, but how "nice" are the premier rims compared to the crazy expensive black-gloss painted rims? I've only seen the LT rims in person--which look nicer than in pictures--but I have the black "sport wheels" on my '13 and it gives my Gen 1 a distinct look.

There are absolutely no Gen 2 volts for sale in a reasonable driving distance with the black-gloss rims to look at it in person or to compare to the premier. In pictures, they look pretty cool, especially on the gray.
 

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I realize this is subjective, but how "nice" are the premier rims compared to the crazy expensive black-gloss painted rims? I've only seen the LT rims in person--which look nicer than in pictures--but I have the black "sport wheels" on my '13 and it gives my Gen 1 a distinct look.

There are absolutely no Gen 2 volts for sale in a reasonable driving distance with the black-gloss rims to look at it in person or to compare to the premier. In pictures, they look pretty cool, especially on the gray.

My standard LT rims costed $500 to paint gloss black which look 100000000x better than the $1800 sport rims, which are a waste of money.


3 times the price of simply painting the better looking stock rims. Makes no sense.
 

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My standard LT rims costed $500 to paint gloss black which look 100000000x better than the $1800 sport rims, which are a waste of money.


3 times the price of simply painting the better looking stock rims. Makes no sense.
$500 to paint rims? How about $20 plus some elbow grease to plastidip a set of wheels and if you screw up or want to go back to the original finish, it peels off. The down side is that you have to touch up the dip every 2 or 3 years with a $5 can of spray dip
 

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I’m starting to look at the 2017 Volts. I’m unclear as to the wheel options. Take a look at the photo I’ve spliced together from a dealer site. I’ve noticed all their LT Volts (top) have the 5-spoke wheels and the Premier Volts (bottom) have the snowflake (for lack of a better word) wheels. Is this the case across the board? If so, have you ever heard of (or seen) a LT Volt with Premier Volt wheels and vice versa?

I think the proper term for the Premier wheels is "split Y".

You could order the black pocket version of them. One reason they are expensive is that they are a dealer-installed _second set_ of wheels. The dealer swaps the tires during dealer prep. They are supposed to give you the original set as well. (Use them for snow tires, or sell on ebay/craigslist/etc.)
 
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