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    M5DriverNY is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    A concern was the lack of spare in the trunk and since I am on the road all day long I had to make something work.

    I bought lots of parts from the Caddy dealer and made a full bolt on kit. I milled out the back of the wheel and made a proper spacer/adaptor to fit.

    Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?


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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    upload photos through www.imageshack.us

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by M5DriverNY View Post
    A concern was the lack of spare in the trunk and since I am on the road all day long I had to make something work.

    I bought lots of parts from the Caddy dealer and made a full bolt on kit. I milled out the back of the wheel and made a proper spacer/adaptor to fit.

    Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?
    Can you provide more detail, in terms of wheel used, tire and pics of milling? Also, I assume you are carrying around a jack as well.
    Last edited by gonfishin; 07-06-10 at 12:05 PM.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    I am highly interested.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by M5DriverNY View Post
    Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?
    That's because attachments here need to be in the correct resolution. Your native shots were too large. Try resizing the pics if you want to have them as attachment photos in the forum. Sorry but this one is operator error not a forum functionality problem.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by cbloveday View Post
    Can you provide more detail,
    You are saying the wheel pictured, along with a jack, etc all fit in the existing wheel well?!

    Need photos of that.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Looks like a great mod. Please let us in on the specifics.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Yes everything fits like a glove in the trunk.

    I only have a few photos via my phone but I will take ones of the trunk showing how everything fits later today.

    It was a bitch sourcing all these parts out because dealers part departments dont want to get annoyed ordering and helping out. I had ordered a number of wheels before I found this one.


    I have the scissor jack, lug wrench, spacer, nuts, 1/2 breaker bar with socket for the spacer, OEM air compressor and mounting hardware out back. it looks factory.


    its not a cheap option but for piece of mind its so worth it.

    Cost me around $600 for ALL the parts if I am correct.

    If there is enough interest I will try and work out something for bulk purchases for you guys. I will put the entire kit together and sell directly.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    M5Driver, AWESOME. Great job. Very interested in how to do this as well.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by M5DriverNY View Post

    If there is enough interest I will try and work out something for bulk purchases for you guys. I will put the entire kit together and sell directly.
    I'd buy one

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Here you go guys looks and fits perfect.

    Just to fill you in. When I first ventured to buy these parts I thought it would be easy but no. When a dealer looks up a part the B/W photos sometimes are not accurate. They faxed me photos and when the part came in i got screwed.

    I have two wheels that are 6 lug the other 5 lug because the photos were misrepresented. I had to eat the cost because they were special order and i test fitted them which sucks. I have no clue as to where these other wheels go so I can sell on Ebay.


    Photos shown below: I have the 1/2 breaker bar wrapped in plastic wrap so it don't make noise and scratch anything.

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    This is genius. Love it

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    It fits on the rear, too?

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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by M5DriverNY View Post
    I have two wheels that are 6 lug the other 5 lug because the photos were misrepresented. I had to eat the cost because they were special order and i test fitted them which sucks. I have no clue as to where these other wheels go so I can sell on Ebay.
    The first generation CTS-V and SRX used 6 lug wheels.... but they weren't interchangeable between the 2 models.

    The first gen V guys are always looking for a good deal on a replacement wheel.

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