2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, CCW Wheel (Update) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Talked to John about my wheels today. He has offered to cut me a new set and send them out ...
Talked to John about my wheels today. He has offered to cut me a new set and send them out on Monday. He said I can change wheel patterns if I would like and thinks the SP16B's would look better on the V. They will also accomodate the factory V cap. They are a different design so I thought I would get you guys to give me your opinions. The inside barrels won't be polished now so I won't have to worry about polishing that part. Enclosing a pic along with a link.
Let's just say that the new Michelins that will be mounted on all four corners............are discounted I really liked how my 505's looked and wanted chrome, but the ETA on them is who know's. John says he won't be offering chrome again until he can do it in house. The SP16's will also have a little bit bigger lip on them than my 505's if I go that route. Hoping a bunch of people chime in with there opinions.
Im getting a similar wheel. That design will work well with the V. As far as chroming, probably good in california or dry climates.
I have owned a lot of chromed aluminum wheels, they dont last. Eventually they pit. You can always polish out an alloy wheel. Even if its a pain do do. IMHO..
Okay guys, going to go with the SP16's. The "boss" said she liked them too. My next question is what to finish the inside of the barrel in. John said that he could paint it silver or black, rough machine finish or scotchbrite finish. What do you guys think would be the best???? Don't want to do polished since it will be to hard for upkeep.
Looking at it more I still like my choice the best but the wheels also fill the wheel wells more so that adds to my decision, maybe have the second set fill them up the same and you could get a better idea ..
I'm kinda split. I think the SP16 is more of a "current" look wheel. When I was refering to the barrel I meant the actual inside "behind" the polished spokes. Don't know if i was clear on that before. The front will be all polished with the inside of the barrel of the wheel whatever finish I decide. Hopefully that will keep down the polishing time. Before on the 505's I had to pull the wheel to polish the inside of the barrel about once a month. That was one of the main reasons I was getting them chromed.
Something to consider - as a fellow split-spoke wheel owner, I look at your original 505s and think they'd be much easier/quicker to keep clean between the spokes than the SP16s which have yet another set of spokes beyond mine.
What would a photochop of the 600s look like on your car?