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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, 20" wheels, dropped v1, what offset, what width, I'm confused. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; you check my pics? I'm slsmmed lol. but the k-sport suspension passed the gestappo inspection. All legal. the wheels will ...
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    Re: 20" wheels, dropped v1, what offset, what width, I'm confused.

    you check my pics? I'm slsmmed lol. but the k-sport suspension passed the gestappo inspection. All legal. the wheels will be more difficult to pass

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    Re: 20" wheels, dropped v1, what offset, what width, I'm confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silencertk View Post
    thanks for all the input. heres what i ended up purchasing.: I'm hoping its my "safe fitment" package

    20x8.5 offset + 38 tires: 235/35/20 all the way around

    lil bit closer to the inside, less diameter for the complete wheel, extra fender clearance with the slightly stretched sidewall/narrow tire.

    any opinions?
    To be honest, I'm not a fan of spending all that money for a result that's actually inferior to your OEM set up (narrower tires, huge wheels which require such low-profile tires that a simple crack in the road is going to feel like a speed bump...etc). I'm also really unsure about how the narrower tire, wider rim, smaller offset combo is going to look, and I'm a bit nervous about it for ya. Hopefully the offset change doesn't push the wheel/tire in enough to cause you clearance issues with things like fender liners, trailing arms, brake calipers, and other suspension components. Aesthetically, I'm fairly confident that what you've ordered isn't going to make the "stance" of the car very appealing... All I can think of is a huge wheel magnifying the narrow-ness of the tire and it looking even narrower than it is, unfortunately.

    If it were me and I was able to make changes to my order, I would contact/research wheeldude.com (where I got my wheels) and get the specifics on offset/sizes that they've successfully used on V1's. Then you can use those measurements to have your set made to... However long this takes to get it right, you'll be happier in the long run. FWIW, I would give serious consideration to putting this order on hold until you get your research done and come up with a setup that best suits you. I feel like you might've rushed into this one a bit...

    Sorry to be such a bummer, but you did ask for opinions... Hope you can appreciate some constructive criticism.

    Cheers!


    PS - If you get a minute, would you mind posting some info about your headlights in my thread HERE...? I could use some input...

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    Re: 20" wheels, dropped v1, what offset, what width, I'm confused.

    of course i can appreciate some constructive criticism. i understand what you're saying as far as ride quality. but its not something I'm worried about. i like the visual aspect if a lil bit of rubber and a nice wheel. the wheel measurements aren't really that far off from original +38 vs +42. 4mm - are actually giving me 4mm more clearance to trailing arms and friends. 4mm less towards the fenders. the diameter of the wheel/tire combo is 16mm less - creating additional clearance. as far as the narrow tire goes - 235/245 no one will tell the difference. the vehicle is dropped to where you'll have to kneel down to look at how wide the tire actually is lol.

    i thought about contacting the wheel dude. but the offset requirements are going to be slightly different depending on wheel design (thinkness and concave of the spokes for instance)

    all that being said - I'm about 65% confident they'll fit. as far as the looks go, everyone will be able to get one in, once the wheels arrived and are slapped on

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    Why the obsession with super wide wheels? 9.5" is the absolute widest you ever need...

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    Re: 20" wheels, dropped v1, what offset, what width, I'm confused.

    no obsession. stayed with 8.5 all the way around
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