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#1 of 7 2010 Equinox wheel well gaps
Sep 03, 2009 (11:08 am)
I recently took delivery of my 2010 Equinox LTZ, 6 cyl. FWD, with 18" wheels. Has anyone else noticed what seem to be overly large wheel well gaps? It's almost looks like the springs overpowered the vehicles weight. The ride at times seems stiff, but I would in no way call it punishing. I seem to remember one comment in an Equinox forum somewhere about this.
#2 of 7 Re: 2010 Equinox wheel well gaps [marc300yard]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Sure do make it easier to wash the mud out.
#3 of 7 Re: 2010 Equinox wheel well gaps [runox]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:19 pm)
Should look great jam packed with snow, too.
#4 of 7 Re: 2010 Equinox wheel well gaps [marc300yard]
Apr 18, 2010 (3:26 pm)
I have the same car except I have AWD but I too noticed the wheel well gap. I thought the 18's would fill it up but no. Ride is fine but could be softer if suspension can be lowered. If you know of an option, please let me know.
#5 of 7 Re: 2010 Equinox wheel well gaps [charliemac]
Apr 21, 2010 (10:28 am)
Regarding 18 versus 17 wheels, speedometor readings and shift points are controled by outside diameter of tires so if a vehicle comes with both wheel sizes to keep this OD the same usually the 18's will have a shorter sidewall (and less air cushion may result in harsher ride) .
#6 of 7 17's beat 18's
Apr 28, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I've driven the same vehicle with 17's and 18's and I'll take the 17" Michelin's every time. It much flatter and smoother ride.
PS - no road noise either. My LT2 is quiet as a church mouse.