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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; FINALLY! I just got a couple of emails from Peter and Vincent at Forgestar, providing ordering details on their Forgestar ...
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    Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    FINALLY! I just got a couple of emails from Peter and Vincent at Forgestar, providing ordering details on their Forgestar F14 production run for the first generation Cadillac CTS-V. Right now, they're tooling up and their initial production run will be 20 units. Here are the essentials:

    1. The wheels are 19x9" +40mm front (semi-concave) and 19x10 +42mm back (deep concave). Forgestar guarantees that they will fit any stock CTS-V. Using the 1010tires offset tool, I calculate that the front wheels will have 4mm less inner clearance versus OEM and extend an extra 8mm on the outside. The back wheels will extend in both directions by an additional 19mm. That's 5mm more clearance than the Linea Corse LC855. If you're lowered, you may want to have KillerNoodle set you up with a set of upgraded trailing arms. I've been rocking them for a month, and they're freaking solid (pictures here).

    2. Available finishes are gloss black, matte black, gloss gunmetal, matte gunmetal, silver, race gold, and white (don't ask me why). Other finishes like titanium are available if we get at least 10 orders for it. All wheels include Forgestar wheel caps. Vincent said that he's looking into drilling the opening to accommodate larger Cadillac wheelcaps, but he's not hopeful.

    3. Since these are flow-formed cast aluminum wheels, they are lighter and stronger than our stock, 25 lb, 18x8.5" +42mm wheels. Although I wasn't provided with official weights, thanks to teh internets (specifically the Camero forums), the the 19x9" and 19x10" wheels should weigh 24.1 and 24.7 lbs, respectively.

    4. Pre-order price for a full set is $1499 shipped if you order before 03/31/2012, afterwhich the regular $1680 shipped price applies. If you want to get in on the pre-order, email Peter@Forgestar.com. They're asking for a 25% deposit up front and will wait to bill the other 75% when the wheels ship in mid May. If you can't make up your mind, wait for the official announcement on their website sometime next month, but you'll definitely be outside the pre-order discount window.


    I think that's about it. If you have questions, I'll try to answer them, but you're probably better off emailing Peter directly. I've got a set of gloss gunmetal wheels on order for my infrared CTS-V. If you order something, tell us what finish you picked and what color your CTS-V is!




    Gloss Gunmetal

    Gloss Black

    Titanium

    Silver

    Matte Black

    Race Gold

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Fuzzzy Thank you for all the effort you put in corresponding back n forth with Forgestar. But where's the white picture.....Just kidding

    That is quite a deal "shipped" on the pre order. It looks like they had a fit mule after all huh? I'll be putting my order in after travel. Decisions, decisions...what goes better with silver. Gloss gunmetal or silver?

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Crap. I mixed up the Titanium and Silver pictures. Fixed. Thanks for accidentally pointing that out.

    Silver is awfully flat, like our OEM wheels. Titanium has the same hue, but it's a lot more reflective.

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Ok I'm leaning towards the Titanium then. Although I have a weird feeling that the Gloss Gunmetal would complement a Silver V in a distinct way. They kind of have an Imron or chameleon effect. They're dark (but not too dark), then lighter when the light hits them. Kind of like 2 colors for the price of one.
    I wish a photo existed before i pulled the trigger. For now the safe play would be Titanium.

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    The problem is that you'll have to collect 10 people in order to get Forgestar to make titanium for the CTS-V. According to Vincent, it requires a 2 or 3 stage coating, and it carries with it a $40 price premium. If you really want that color, give Peter an email and see if they'll do it with fewer people. You might want to volunteer to throw them a couple of extra bucks to offset their material costs. I really wish I could try matte black, titanium, and gloss gunmetal on my infrared CTS-V. I'm torn between the three. What do you think?

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Well that's the hard part, I wish we could "try" to see as well like the wheel tool on tire rack. Your color is so rare its hard for me to visualize. If I remember correctly, your red is more to the burgundy side vice ferrari red right? Some folks nail black rims to where they accent or highlight the cars color. But then there times where black rims draw too much attention when the blacked out look wasn't the attention. For my taste, matte black would draw down the red. Gloss Gunmetal is more "regal" for your color, but the Titanium might be too bright on the opposite spectrum. Again, I agree, I wish we could try. but for your color my choices are: 1. GGM, 2. Tit and 3. MB. Decisions, decisions......

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Damn, have a red V too and can't decide.

    Stuck between GGM and Black. I can tell you for sure that silver and red is meh in my opinion. Chrome looks excellent which is why I'm keeping my stockers but a bitch to clean. I'd have taken chrome if they did one.

    Who can photochop this up for us on a few V's.

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post


    Who can photochop this up for us on a few V's.
    Ya Black on Black ??

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    Those are some nice wheels at a great price.

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    There seems to be at least four people between LS1Tech and here that definitely want Titanium. If you're sure you want that color, let me know and I'll coordinate for both groups. Again, we need 10 people and there's a $40 price premium. You only have a week to make your thoughts heard, so speak up!

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    GET EXCITE!

    I think I'm going for the gloss gunmetal for my red V.

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    Good choice :thumbup:

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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    The golds might look good on a red car though... blacked out grille would be necessary.


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    Re: Forgestar F14 Wheels Entering Production (6x115 - FINALLY!)

    I'm down for the titanium ones. Silver V here. That looks like it would match pretty well.

    Gold looks absolutely atrocious IMO.

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    I'm thinking Titanium, but I won't have the money for these for a couple months at least, (sucks being a poor college student lol)

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