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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Spacers and advice needed...... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I've decided to go 255/45R18 on all four corners. For several reasons... That being said I really like how the ...
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    Spacers and advice needed......

    I've decided to go 255/45R18 on all four corners. For several reasons... That being said I really like how the front tires are nice and flush with the wheel wells. The Rears are not however.So the question is. what size spacer do I go with to get them flush.
    Also what brand / place do I get them from? I have no experience with this type of mod. The picture is of the rear with 245/45R18, for reference.
    Thanks for any and all help

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    Get the tires put on and double check all your clearances before you go putting wheel spacers in.

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    I have spoken to others about clearance with the 255's. No problems there even lowered. I am all stock so I dont think it will be an issue? Am I mistaken?

    Also: a 255 is only .6" wider

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    I'm running 275's out the back on stock rims. No clearance issues at all. Actually with the wider tires it looks more flush with the rear. Forget the spacers.

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    If your running 275's in back I assume there 40 series.... What are you running up front?

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyfx View Post
    If your running 275's in back I assume there 40 series.... What are you running up front?
    Stock size up front and yes 40 series in the rear.



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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    That looks pretty good. its a tough call though... Do I go with the same size all around to get more life out of the tires, because I can rotate....

    With the 40 in back vs. the 45 up front do you notice a height difference in the sidewalls? It is pretty slight...

    Also have you thought about my offer on the clear fogs?

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    If wider tire's don't do it a 1/4" spacer will.

    http://www.wheeladapter.com/wheel_spacers.php

    I'm running 1/4" spacers on my sts-v wheels. The rears are perfectly flush with those and a 275 tire.
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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    Thanks "GDPossehl". I appreciate the info. I will look into them.

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    You may need longer studs too.

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    Re: Spacers and advice needed......

    I am being told that as long as you don't go any bigger than a 1/4th spacer you wont need longer studs..... I would think that would be max size spacer anyways for what I want.

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