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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    do they make those wheels in 18's and 19's or just 20's and up?

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

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    Correct, and yes that is a good idea. They are located in Costa Mesa, CA. PM me your info.
    sorry havent reply you soon, since i hvnt visit the forum in the past few days.
    i actually went to costa mesa yesterday. i will pm you my email now.

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    I have an email into the wheel mfr to get an understanding of the right offset for the 20X10 staggered setup. As soon as I hear anything I will let everyone know.

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    WOW those will be awesome I would probably stick with the 2 piece for the simple reason that you can avoid having rivets

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    I dont think you will be able to get a 20x10 setup...20 x 9.5 is also impossible unless you roll and fenders and even then, it will still rub

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by albelee79 View Post
    I dont think you will be able to get a 20x10 setup...20 x 9.5 is also impossible unless you roll and fenders and even then, it will still rub
    Actually you can mount 10.5's in the rear of the 08 CTS based on some of the research I have been doing on this subject...its all about the offset and type of wheel. Some of the new one piece and three piece wheels with the 120 bolt pattern can achieve a 10" rear w/o any rolling and can accomodate lowered suspension as well. D3, Wheel Executives and HDM who are all board sponsors have achieved such results.

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Really? At what offsets is this possible? When I look at the clearance of the wheel well, I dont see this as possible...Perhaps someone can educate all of us on how this is done...It would open a whole lot more possibilities in wheel selection.

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Hey there.....I am a little curious too about the wheel offsets
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    I went to this so called "wheel expert" here and he said its better to stick with 8.5 at the back just because there is not room in the rear to play with..
    unless you roll the fenders

    however I do want prove him wrong...so a 10.5 would be the maximum width without rolling the fenders?..

    I am looking for a 20inch set with 9.5 width or more at the back ...I just wanted to know from you guys whats the safest maximum width I can go at....and also what offset

    Thnx alot guys

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    If this wheel expert told you that you can only run 8.5 in the rear.... RUN! You can most certainly run 10.5" in the rear. We have done it time and time again.

    Show him this picture and see if there is any room in there for 10.5.


    By the way this is a 295 in the rear!! No mods, no rubbing, NOTHING. Just a great fitting wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie_cts View Post
    Hey there.....I am a little curious too about the wheel offsets
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    I went to this so called "wheel expert" here and he said its better to stick with 8.5 at the back just because there is not room in the rear to play with..
    unless you roll the fenders

    however I do want prove him wrong...so a 10.5 would be the maximum width without rolling the fenders?..

    I am looking for a 20inch set with 9.5 width or more at the back ...I just wanted to know from you guys whats the safest maximum width I can go at....and also what offset

    Thnx alot guys

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    So what size 20 can i put for the front and what is the rear size. Offset. i want to put some Vertini Hennessey 20x 8.5 front and a 20 x 10 for the rear, Will they fit and what offset is needed? Also what tire can i mount.
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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Dr. Design show us more pics of that blue CTS! looks crazy!!

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    By the way, while wider rear wheels and tires may fit and look great, with the stock suspension it will alter the handling balance and induce more understeer. The adjustable suspension offered by D3 can certainly ameliorate this, but if one doesn't want to go to that level, I would consider keeping the wheels and tires equal front to rear, whatever sizes one chooses. This car certainly doesn't need more understeer.

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Hey El Guy- nice wheel choice, however it is not as simple as ordering a 20X10 in the rear and a 20X8.5 in the front (which is the right spec). Most wheel companies will need to custom make your wheels using the correct offset otherwise you will have rubbing and fitment issues. It goes way beyond bolt patterns...D3 can explain more, but this is surely a topic that I have spent hours researching. I have been on the hunt for the "right staggered setup" for the CTS for some time now...

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    ok i got 20's on my car with 8.5 with 2 inch lip in the front and 10 with 3.5 inch lip in the back . would recommend going with a 3 inch lip in the back cuz my rear wheel is .5 inches out the cars fender. you can go ass wide as you want but make sure ur lip is 3 inches

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    Re: Nice 20" Staggered Wheel Setup - need your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    If this wheel expert told you that you can only run 8.5 in the rear.... RUN! You can most certainly run 10.5" in the rear. We have done it time and time again.

    Show him this picture and see if there is any room in there for 10.5.


    By the way this is a 295 in the rear!! No mods, no rubbing, NOTHING. Just a great fitting wheel.

    Thanks,

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    Hahahaha...thats what I did...I RAN!!...this "expert" also said that if he did put 10.5 he would have to put thinner tires...but clearly 295 says enough

    I just need to know the offset range though...also looking for a 20" wheel which has the spokes runing all the way to the edge, or rather without a lip so it appears as big as a 22inch.

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