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OK, so I bought the smaller 16" rims (2004) to use with snows on my 2005. My car came from the factory with the sport package, including 17" rims and upgraded brakes. Since then, I've seen two or three horror stories from people (not CTS owners, mostly Mazdas for some reason) whose cars could not take smaller factory rims due to suspension or brake differences.

Has anyone out there downsized their factory rims like this? Am I being just a little too paranoid, and they will mount up without any issue?
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TIA for any real-life assurance that I haven't bought four expensive doorstops that won't fit.
 

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Chuck C said:
What kind of horror stories? Wheels just wouldn't fit or was damage done to the cars?
Mostly, just being stuck with the wrong tires they had already paid for that wouldn't fit. The worst was my buddy getting stuck with horrible, horrible ugly faux-chrome rims on his Millenia because they were the only ones that would fit. :nono:
 

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Thanks to everyone for the info! I wasn't sure about the rotor diameter - I guess the "upgraded brakes" just use a special pad spec that creates more dust on those nice 17" wheels...
 
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