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I am about to put a reservation down on a Bolt but the one thing i cant seem to figure out and even the dealers have no idea about is the hub size of the steel wheels needed to get a set of OEM fit rims for the winter since by the time i get the car the snow will be here unfortunately and last thing i want is to risk driving the new puppy with LRR tires on ice :rolleyes:

My goal is to get an OEM fit wheels but i wanted to know if anyone has any more info than the info GM has posted on the spec site:

17in x 6.5J offset 44, cast aluminum

The dealer says they have no idea since their system has no info... :confused:

I am no expert on wheels just know that getting multifit wheels are not something i should go for which is why i wanted to ask the bright minds here. Any advice is greatly appreciated in advance.
 

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The first and second generation Volts have two different size wheel bolt patterns, with the gen 2 ones having a smaller bolt circle diameter. My wildly optimistic guess would be that the bolt pattern on the Bolt will match that of the gen 2 Volt, since those two have nearly identical vehicle weights. But, that is still just speculation, since there are no official published specs on it from GM yet.
 

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I am about to put a reservation down on a Bolt but the one thing i cant seem to figure out and even the dealers have no idea about is the hub size of the steel wheels needed to get a set of OEM fit rims for the winter since by the time i get the car the snow will be here unfortunately and last thing i want is to risk driving the new puppy with LRR tires on ice :rolleyes:

My goal is to get an OEM fit wheels but i wanted to know if anyone has any more info than the info GM has posted on the spec site:

17in x 6.5J offset 44, cast aluminum

The dealer says they have no idea since their system has no info... :confused:

I am no expert on wheels just know that getting multifit wheels are not something i should go for which is why i wanted to ask the bright minds here. Any advice is greatly appreciated in advance.
Patience will pay off in this case. As we see vehicles being delivered, more small details such as this will be available. Have you reached out to places like TireRack.com to see if they have preliminary information?
 

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I was just thinking about this myself, this morning. Considering the Bolt as a replacement for my 2011 Gen I Volt next fall, but could benefit right now with a new set of snow tires/wheels. Sick of driving all winter on LLR tires and usually take my wife's CUV when things are really nasty. Would be great if I could purchase a full set of wheels/tires that I could later use on a Bolt. Subscribing!
 

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Patience will pay off in this case. As we see vehicles being delivered, more small details such as this will be available. Have you reached out to places like TireRack.com to see if they have preliminary information?
What i have done is reached out to few dealerships. Im in Canada so the ones here either don't have any info (funny thing is i had 2 dealerships say they have no info on winter wheels for the gen2 Volt)... and i had one dealership where the parts team member basically said that after doing his homework he is 90% sure that they would be the same as the gen2 Volt but admitted that he didn't have any solid information from GM to clarify that. He apparently sent out few emails for clarification up the chain/HQ but promised he will let me know if he gets a response.

Also tried the online chevrolet.com chat and no info there as well.. I guess i will have to reach out to tire rack or wait until one of you guys from the states gets their hands on one first next week.

Im surprised to see that GM hasn't published this info less than a week before the first deliveries to customers...

If i hear any news i will let you guys know.
 

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What i have done is reached out to few dealerships. Im in Canada so the ones here either don't have any info (funny thing is i had 2 dealerships say they have no info on winter wheels for the gen2 Volt)... and i had one dealership where the parts team member basically said that after doing his homework he is 90% sure that they would be the same as the gen2 Volt but admitted that he didn't have any solid information from GM to clarify that. He apparently sent out few emails for clarification up the chain/HQ but promised he will let me know if he gets a response.

Also tried the online chevrolet.com chat and no info there as well.. I guess i will have to reach out to tire rack or wait until one of you guys from the states gets their hands on one first next week.

Im surprised to see that GM hasn't published this info less than a week before the first deliveries to customers...

If i hear any news i will let you guys know.

Just reserved a Bolt last week. Dealer's service department rep said the rims are the same as 2nd gen volt. So i asked them to get a set of 4 rims for it. Unfortunately GM doesn't sell 16 inch steels for it so i had to go with the stock rim size in order to be 100% sure its the OEM made / fit. I will pick them up when i get the car but I'm getting it in Jan/Feb or whenever they first come north of the boarder.
 

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Just reserved a Bolt last week. Dealer's service department rep said the rims are the same as 2nd gen volt. So i asked them to get a set of 4 rims for it. Unfortunately GM doesn't sell 16 inch steels for it so i had to go with the stock rim size in order to be 100% sure its the OEM made / fit. I will pick them up when i get the car but I'm getting it in Jan/Feb or whenever they first come north of the boarder.
The rims are definitely not the same as the Gen 2 Volts, which are 7Jx17 ET41. The Bolt EV rims are 6.5Jx17 ET 44.

They might work, but they are not the same rim. The two things that I would like to see confirmed are the center bore and the bolt pattern. I believe they are the same (bore: 56.6mm and pattern 5x105mm), but I'd wait for something more official than a dealership's word.
 

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Since day one w/my 2014 Volt I've carried a space saver spare in the trunk Because I know that if I didn't have it.... I would 100% for sure get a blowout.

I got a puncture w/a slow leak the very first week I owned the Volt and have had several since 2014... never a blowout or a big enough puncture that I couldn't make it home.

With the self sealing tires on the Bolt-I will get a spare rim/tire, but I'm considering leaving it at home for my regular 28 mile work commute. If I do need it- I can call a family member to drive it out to me.

As Ladogaboy's "adventure" with his new Bolt proved- we really need to have a spare rim/tire readily available 24/7 without needing to involve the dealer or a retailer.
 

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inner wheel 2.jpg inner wheel detail.jpg Per my dealer tech (didn't seem entirely confident), the Bolt bolt pattern is 5x140 (as measured with calipers on my Bolt wheel). Didn't measure the hub (dam$#%). Weight of the stock wheels, via subtraction vs. my winter tire/stock wheel combo (not perfect, but it was cold out!) was 22#, seems heavy. Will get the bolt pattern and bore remeasured soon, but it definitely isn't quite the same wheel as the Gen2 Volt. The bolt pattern wasn't stamped on the inside of the wheels, but made in Korea was!
Still at a loss as to why, with cars being delivered in the middle of winter, GM would keep owners and dealers in the dark about the wheels. Growing up around GM in the Detroit area though, I can say most there still haven't seen the light re: winter tires, and I'm sure it wasn't even on their radar screen that many owners would want a second set of wheels for winter tires. Never mind that Canadians, Europeans, and enlightened Americans know better!
 
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