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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Found a STEAL at a local salvage yard. Got a complete set of STS-V rims with roughly 75% rubber left ...
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    CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Found a STEAL at a local salvage yard. Got a complete set of STS-V rims with roughly 75% rubber left on them. All TPMS sensors intact. and... Custom painted! (I think). Paid $750 for the lot. Ordered 5MM spacers for the front tires from wheeladapters.com for $100.

    Best thing is. Everything worked on the first try! Spacers fit perfectly. Wheels fit perfecting. No rubbing at any turn degree. All sensors connected with the computer without any relearning. No vibrations no need of a rebalance or alignment. All went too well...

    Speedo is off by about 1-2 MPH. Have a cop radar on my street infront of my house at 25 MPH it jumbles between 26-27 MPH

    Tell me what you think. I LOVE them!
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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Cool wheels, and that's one helluva deal , but I'm not feeling the custom paint job on them at all. I think it ruins them, to be perfectly honest.

    And I'm curious how the TPMS sensors synced with the car without a relearn. I've swapped my various sets of wheels around dozens of times and never had such luck.
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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Hey to each their own. No offense taken!

    And I'm assuming something to do with everything being OE Caddy gear. But I was surprised too when everything synced up instantly.

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    You sure it didnt just keep the old readings. Mine do that when i switch between my two sets of wheels. It just keeps the readings from the wheels I took off. I then relearn (takes 1 minute) and it goes back to the way it should. Fill one tire up another 5 psi and see if the car registers it.

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Bet it's reading the sensors on the old wheels.

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Quote Originally Posted by xbladr View Post
    You sure it didnt just keep the old readings. Mine do that when i switch between my two sets of wheels. It just keeps the readings from the wheels I took off. I then relearn (takes 1 minute) and it goes back to the way it should. Fill one tire up another 5 psi and see if the car registers it.
    ^^^ Yeah that.
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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    ^^^ Yeah that that.
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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Looks like a downgrade to me but like you said to each his own. Surprised there is no rubbing though

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Quote Originally Posted by Overd0s3 View Post
    Looks like a downgrade to me but like you said to each his own.....


    You guys are harsh....

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    I think the STS-V wheels look better than the stock CTS-V. And they're wider, which is good. I'm not a fan of the paint job either, but whatever, it's not my car. Good find, OP! Can you mention the part number for the spacers you got, in case otherw want to try this in the future?

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Are the wheels the same size/width or do you have the 18" front and 19" rear like the STS V? I like the wheels but would look better with a shorter side wall...either way good deal.

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Don't have a stock number for the spacers as I basically did everything over the phone with Fred at wheeladapters.com. All I have is this (2@5MM 06 CTVS 6X115MM)

    Tires sizes are front- 255/40/ZR18 rear-275/40/ZR19. I agree, would look better with less sidewall. But gunna run these tires down for now.

    I'm ok with so many people not liking them. That just means I'll see less people doing it!

    Testing out the TPMS sensors tonight once I'm off work to see if they're reading. I see the pressures change as I drive (Live in Colorado, so pretty easy to increase elevation a thousand feet or two in a short drive) I've seen them range from 29 PSI to 33 PSI. But I am going to set them all at 35 tonight and see if its fine and dandy.

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    sounds good man good luck with the sensors. If it doesnt work cadillacfaq has the procedure on how to relearn them

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    If somebody needs 5mm spacers I have an extra set...

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    Re: CTS-V to STS-V rims before and after

    Not a fan of how tall the front sidewall looks. But otherwise, not bad considering the price.

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