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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I'm in for the group buy....
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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    I'm in for the group buy.

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

    Like to know the GB cost. On the fence.

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

    I emailed the vendor, linking them to the part of this thread in which people are lining up for a group buy. I plan to follow up with a phone call. Hopefully these guys will join the forum and become an official vendor so all is official with the mods here.

    Let's get this stuff rolling! ...though hopefully not for $720 shipped...

    I want a spare so I don't have to suffer by driving the wife's mommymobile on long trips!

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

    Same here on the price. I would like to know the folllowing before I bid:

    Rim Size
    Tire Brand

    I forgot my ebay user id and password so cannot inquire myself. When I requested the info be sent to my email, nothing arrived.

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

    I got a reply 20 minutes after I emailed this morning. Here it is:

    (Cliff's for the reading impaired: $75-80 off for a GB, need five people)

    Hi Robert thanks for sending us this email. Yes we also would like to make
    more of these kits but cost is prohibitive.

    First off we only have 1 client with a CTSV so domestic cars are not our
    market or target demographic.

    As far as pricing goes we will need 5 orders to get the price down. Even at
    our listed Ebay auction there isn't a huge markup for us to be made
    considering the legwork of picking the parts up, doing machine work and
    putting this all together. We listed the kit because our client kindly asked
    us to for the guys on forum.

    Shipping is approx based on the weight of all parts.

    If we get 5 orders I will guestimate a decrease in price of around $75-80
    maybe a little more we won't know until we call to order materials and
    negotiate with the suppliers. It's easier to set the machines up for a full
    day to do these than stop our other jobs to set up for a one time deal. It
    just cost us time to do so.

    Let us know if you have any further questions. If you can put together the
    group order that would be great we just would need payment before we order
    up all the parts and materials. We also need to have custom shipping boxes
    made from ULINE which also is factored into the price.
    When you go to their website, it appears they mostly do European cars and exotics, so I understand when they say M5driver is their only client with a CTS-V.

    The only issue I see is that if these guys don't join the forum, we may have to resort to organizing via PM or email so that we don't violate CF rules. Being a moderator at another auto forum, mod approval is very important.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by anonfrank View Post
    I got a reply 20 minutes after I emailed this morning. Here it is:

    (Cliff's for the reading impaired: $75-80 off for a GB, need five people)



    When you go to their website, it appears they mostly do European cars and exotics, so I understand when they say M5driver is their only client with a CTS-V.

    The only issue I see is that if these guys don't join the forum, we may have to resort to organizing via PM or email so that we don't violate CF rules. Being a moderator at another auto forum, mod approval is very important.
    I'd like to have a spare tire, but I'm still a bit uneasy with this product. I have no idea what I'm currently signing-up for.

    I'd like to see a full listing of the kit, including part numbers. I want to know what it is that they had to do to justify their price.

    If they had to modify the rim, then I certainly want to know that before I have to strap it on my 556 hp vehicle. Is it safe?

    Did they have to create some sort of holder for the jack, tire iron, etc, that fits under the rim?

    It's been said that a fool and his money are soon parted, and I'm no fool. This is the information that I need to know before I commit $650.

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

    I agree with you. As noted above, cbloveday has requested the info. I'm sure he'll post up when he gets it. I'll try to follow up as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by anonfrank View Post
    I agree with you. As noted above, cbloveday has requested the info. I'm sure he'll post up when he gets it. I'll try to follow up as well.
    Good to know others agree.

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

    ^^^^^
    Just thinking, referring to your prior post....you won't be using all 556 hp with a spare on, and you probably won't be going faster than 50 mph, as with any compact spare. These guys are probably not going to give all their info away, otherwise they can't make money. At least knowing wheel size and tire brand is reasonable, though, IMHO. As far as safety.....I'm quite sure GM puts lots of miles on spares to judge their safety. No small tuner company is going to put resources into real safety testing. This is yet another reason that I hope that GM eventually puts out a formal solution for us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by anonfrank View Post
    ^^^^^
    Just thinking, referring to your prior post....you won't be using all 556 hp with a spare on, and you probably won't be going faster than 50 mph, as with any compact spare. These guys are probably not going to give all their secrets away. At least knowing wheel size and tire brand is reasonable, though, IMHO. As far as safety.....I'm quite sure GM puts lots of miles on spares to judge their safety. No small tuner company is going to put resources into real safety testing. This is yet another reason that I hope that GM eventually puts out a formal solution for us.
    I agree, no doubt I would limp along with a spare on. It was a less pretentious way of saying "my seventy thousand dollar car".

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

    And if I had to drive a long distance, and my rear tire went flat, I would like to put the spare on the front and a stock front wheel on the back so the rear diff won't get too messed up.

    I heard the rear wheels do not fit on the front, but do front wheels fit on the rear??? Anyone???????

    Also, maybe M5Driver can chime in, with the reduced diameter of the spare, will some warning light come on indicating an ABS failure or stabilitrack failure, because the car knows it's going straight, but it doesn't know why the spare wheel is spinning faster than the stock wheel.

    Which wheel does the vehicle speed get sensed???? Or is it from the tranny??? Will our MPH reading get messed up?

    How many pages do we have to make this thread so GM will come out with an official spare tire kit???

    I received an email from GM a month ago pointing me to a survey about how I liked the car and I clicked one thing about the lack of spare tire and the remaining 20+ questions were about the lack of a spare tire. Anyone else get this????? Maybe they were researching/info mining the demand of the spare for our car. You know what my responses were......

    Who's f'n idea was it to not give us a spare???????? I want to meet him and say where's my f'n spare!

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

    I apparently filled out the same survey as Club Malibu and, once I indicated a concern about the lack of a spare, I was surprised that there were so many followup questions about this one concern.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GMX322V S/C View Post
    The tire appears smaller in diameter than the stockers--any problems with traction control kicking in or complaining? Should probably take it easy when it's on the rear to keep the LSD from overheating...
    Exactly my concern(s) as well. I would want to know if this spare system would work reasonably well with out causing more problems than it eliminates if used as a spare. I'd rather just have the car towed/transported to the nearest dealer/tire shop, and one could probably do that a few times for the asking price shown.

    Rob

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    How many pages do we have to make this thread so GM will come out with an official spare tire kit???

    Who's f'n idea was it to not give us a spare???????? I want to meet him and say where's my f'n spare!
    Well... they didn't give us one for the 1st gen CTS-V. (runflats)
    And they didn't put one in the STS-V or the XLR-V. (runflats)
    So I'm not holding my breath waiting for GM to make one available for the V2.

    ... But I'd buy one if they did.

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

    I would be interested in a group buy also!

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