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2010 Equinox wheel well gaps

marc300yardmarc300yard Posts: 4
edited July 2014 in Chevrolet
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.


  • runoxrunox Posts: 156
    Sure do make it easier to wash the mud out. :shades:
  • Should look great jam packed with snow, too. :)
  • 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.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,539
    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) .
  • runoxrunox Posts: 156
    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.
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