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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, drag dr-37 in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by MacBuster I would be using them for a winter setup, so I would want square. Any issues ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster

    I would be using them for a winter setup, so I would want square.

    Any issues do you think with going 18x8.5 with 255's or so all around?

    I'm no good with wheels, unfortunately.
    If the wheels fit, you're good to go.

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    If the wheels fit, you're good to go.
    Good stuff. So the CR-37 has a 40mm offset. That means that I need a spacer for the additional 10mm to get to stock up front, and a different spacer for the back wheels?

    /confused.

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes2009V View Post
    I have heard mixed reviews on the dr37 wheels. I bought a set of 18inch rears with a set of Nitto NT05R drag radials on them. Got them from discount tire. I have been to the track 3 times with them (about 100 miles or so plus about 12 1/4 mile passes) and have nothing but good to say about them. The finish is nice, they are light weight and ride nice and smooth. If I had any complaint it would just be that the were tuff to find lug nuts for. The area where the lug nut goes is very narrow so I had to get a tall acorn type lug nut and a thin wall socket to install. Don't know if there is any truth to it but I was told by discount tires rep that they are cast from the exact mold that they use for TSW Nuebering (??) but the cost is much less.
    Mike,

    What size & offset did you get for the rear setup? Do they tuck or are they sticking out at all?

    Thanks Man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by V locity

    Mike,

    What size & offset did you get for the rear setup? Do they tuck or are they sticking out at all?

    Thanks Man!!!
    Here is a link to the exact wheel I bought. Back space is 40mm and I used the silver with the machine lip. I was trying to stay as close to stock looking and fitting as possible without paying $500+ per wheel. The ride height is almost exactly the same as factory and they sit perfectly flush with the wheel well. Let me know if you need nothing else.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...=Car%2FMinivan

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes2009V View Post
    Here is a link to the exact wheel I bought. Back space is 40mm and I used the silver with the machine lip. I was trying to stay as close to stock looking and fitting as possible without paying $500+ per wheel. The ride height is almost exactly the same as factory and they sit perfectly flush with the wheel well. Let me know if you need nothing else.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...=Car%2FMinivan
    The link is to an 8.5" wide rim. Is that what you're running on the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V locity

    The link is to an 8.5" wide rim. Is that what you're running on the rear?
    Yes. Thats the widest wheel that they make in a dr37. I have the Nitto NT05R drag radial in a 285/40/18 which keeps almost all the specs very close to stock. Here is the tire size comparison.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Do you have any pics from a side view?

    Forgot to ask. What track do you go to? I usually go to Englishtown, but also go to Island and Atco on certain occasions.

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    Re: drag dr-37

    So I thought I would buy these wheels to put winter tires on - of course now the problem is Discount Tire does not have any 18" snow tires to fit!

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...6&wd=18&rw=8.5

    18x8.5
    5x120
    40 offset


    What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

    OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...&rw=8.5&cs=255

    255/45/18...thoughts on these too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...6&wd=18&rw=8.5

    18x8.5
    5x120
    40 offset


    What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

    OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...&rw=8.5&cs=255

    255/45/18...thoughts on these too?
    This is exactly the wheel/tire setup I am looking to get, except I want the wheels in Hyper Black. From my research, this setup should work well.

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    Re: drag dr-37

    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster View Post
    Good stuff. So the CR-37 has a 40mm offset. That means that I need a spacer for the additional 10mm to get to stock up front, and a different spacer for the back wheels?

    /confused.
    You don't need a spacer for a smaller offset. Stock front is 51 mm. The 40 mm offset on the CR-37 wheel will make the wheel stick out more than the stock front. If you do the math (I did), it will stick out 5 mm more than stock. In the rear, it will stick out 3 mm more than stock. You won't even notice the difference.

    With my TSW Nurburgring wheels, they stick out almost 20 mm farther than stock. It still works fine - even on the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...6&wd=18&rw=8.5

    18x8.5
    5x120
    40 offset


    What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

    OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...&rw=8.5&cs=255

    255/45/18...thoughts on these too?
    Purple, did you pull the trigger on this setup? 18x8.5 and 255/45???

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    Yes got a smokin deal on the combo wheel/tire package from discountiredirect.com. Included lugs and mounting and balancing, shipped to my door. They are sitting in the garage waiting to be installed. Prob going to go on thanksgiving weekend, as the temp are still in the 50s in S jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Yes got a smokin deal on the combo wheel/tire package from discountiredirect.com. Included lugs and mounting and balancing, shipped to my door. They are sitting in the garage waiting to be installed. Prob going to go on thanksgiving weekend, as the temp are still in the 50s in S jersey.
    Nice. Which lug nuts? Do they match the wheels? Were TPMS sensors included?

    Thanks.

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    They sent hub rings and gorilla locking lug nuts in chrome. I inquired about black lugs but the rep said it would delay my order as they were out of stock. No tpms installed for me.

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