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Wife's 2008 GT Convertible

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I wanted one soooo bad but couldnt find one in an electric blue.

They made a couple of them in 06 but you couldnt order them in that color.

Back in 2005 when I ordered mine there were no Verts yet....and the GT was the top of the line!!

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Her's is the maroon color (don't know the official Pontiac name for it). I do have a question though. Since the car has 18's on it, I was wondering if a 15" rim will fit for winter time so I don't have to buy the extremely expensive 18" winters. Can anybody shed some light on this?
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Its the same bolt pattern. All the G6 wheels will fit....and then some!

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How about the suspension and brakes on the convertible compared to the others G6 models. Are there any important differences to take into account? I want to make sure the calipers won't hit and make sure to get the proper offset so that the tires won't hit the spring perches.
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Can't give a specific answer to your question but I would think you'd be OK as I'm guessing they just put the bigger rims on the same brake setup. Maybe check with the fine folks at Discount Tire on here

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Unfortunately it rained this afternoon when we were out so had to keep the hardtop look, but definitely have been taking advantage of teh convertibleness as much as possible lately

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Her's is the maroon color (don't know the official Pontiac name for it). I do have a question though. Since the car has 18's on it, I was wondering if a 15" rim will fit for winter time so I don't have to buy the extremely expensive 18" winters. Can anybody shed some light on this?
I put 16 inch steel rims with goodyear snow tires on.G6 is great on snow and ice.I had a b it of a runaround getting it figured but there is room around the calipers and have had no tire rub.The higher profile 16" tires give it a little better ride too.BTW just back from a drop top cruise.

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I put 16 inch steel rims with goodyear snow tires on.G6 is great on snow and ice.I had a b it of a runaround getting it figured but there is room around the calipers and have had no tire rub.The higher profile 16" tires give it a little better ride too.BTW just back from a drop top cruise.
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Did you end up getting 16" G6 steelies from a junkyard? Also what final tire size did you go with? Ex: 215/60/16 sound about right or did you go with something else? She already went one year with the stock tires on the 18's and it is far from good here in western PA.
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I bought them new,cost me 64 bucks Canadian each,I had a look at the wreckers around here and couldn't find a decent set of 4.Tires are215/60R16.The car is really stable with winter tires more so than my Ford Exploder(on all seasons)We get some pretty heavy snowin and blowin and the G6 is the car a take if I'm traveling any distance in the white crap.

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Interesting that G6 > SUV (even if it is a Ford )

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The car is really stable with winter tires more so than my Ford Exploder(on all seasons)
yeah 'cause ford epically fails. the best cars that they ever had come off their assembly line were Model A's and the first Thunderbirds....lmao
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