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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; @sotxmike, did you receive the spare tire package yet? If so, how does it fit? We need details!!!!!...
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    Re: Full Spare tire kit for anyone interested in seeing. I made it work.

    @sotxmike, did you receive the spare tire package yet? If so, how does it fit? We need details!!!!!

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

    I just picked up the spare tire kit in the Bronx. And this kit comes with everything mentioned and it looks like its a stock item. This is the best investment I have purchased for my V and I'm completely satisfied. Thankx M5driver for posting the info.

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

    Yeah, HE made it work!

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

    Could you post a full kit description along with pictures of what is included in the kit? I feel like a broken record. LOL

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

    I purchased the kit on eBay, and received it a few days ago since nothing was really happening on the group buy front. It is a solid kit with all GM parts other than an additional Craftsman wrench. The wrench is for the bolts on the spare, which are slightly different in size from the stockers on the wheel. Here's what you get:

    Wheel front


    Rear of the wheel (made in China by GM? WTF, GM?)


    The remainder of the kit: Jack, hook, wrench. Clearly a GM kit. Given that it fits the CTS properly, this is probably from a stock CTS kit. The wheel is not from a CTS kit, however (checked part number).




    The stock air compressor.


    New holder on the left, old one on the right.


    Tool kit installed.


    All together.


    Purchased for $589+shipping. The price compares with a stock CTS spare tire kit, which comes with all this for $250 ($215 from Luke at Lindsay). Not sure how much it costs to machine a wheel to fit. I'm sure the seller allowed for a tidy profit...this is America, so it's allowed.... Still wish GM had thrown us some love in the spare tire department.

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

    ^^^
    Thanks for posting pics. How tall is the spare tire compared to the stockers?

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

    Thanks anonfrank for posting!!! This is what I needed to see.

    What is the part that they allegedly had to machine, the mounting post perhaps?

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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
    Rear of the wheel (made in China by GM? WTF, GM?)


    The wheel is not from a CTS kit, however (checked part number).
    Would you be willing to provide that part number?

    Have you had a chance to try fitting this spare to both the front and rear?

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

    Hmm, that wheel/tire is a dead ringer for this tire, the Maxxis t135/70R18, see post #8 below:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...spare-cts.html

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

    I'm off this week, so, I'll see if I can get the comparo GMX requests. The spare wheel is marked 18 X 4.07 X 40.

    It looks like they machined the mounting area. I am a doctor and not a wheel expert, so I can't tell with 100% certainty what was done.

    I haven't had a chance to try mounting it yet. I relied on M5driver's proof of concept.

    Edit: I forgot to mention, there appears to be a spacer on the wheel as well. See the second picture.

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

    Looks good. Is the eBay listing still up? I can't seem to locate it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSVeee View Post
    Hmm, that wheel/tire is a dead ringer for this tire, the Maxxis t135/70R18, see post #8 below:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...spare-cts.html

    I tried this past weekend to install a spare from a regular cts (2009) same tire size as above, the rear would fit with a spacer, the front would absolutely not fit unless the wheel was machined down just behind the spoke area (barrel area-would compromise the integrity of the wheel). This wheel pictured looks identical to the one I tried, does anyone know if the regulasr cts spare is different than the 18" summer performance wheel optioned cars are equipped with?

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

    I don't understand how that spacer works..... That does look like a stock CTS spare.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by snzuloz View Post
    I tried this past weekend to install a spare from a regular cts (2009) same tire size as above, the rear would fit with a spacer, the front would absolutely not fit unless the wheel was machined down just behind the spoke area (barrel area-would compromise the integrity of the wheel). This wheel pictured looks identical to the one I tried, does anyone know if the regulasr cts spare is different than the 18" summer performance wheel optioned cars are equipped with?
    Perhaps you needed a thicker/wider spacer. The one on the wheel shown by anonfrank looks pretty thick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSVeee View Post
    Perhaps you needed a thicker/wider spacer. The one on the wheel shown by anonfrank looks pretty thick.
    The spacer can only be so thick before you run out of threads on your lug nuts, looks like 1/2 or so maximum I'm guessing. The rim I tested would absolutely not fit in the front regardless of spacing (the barrel section of the inside of the rim behind the spokes was going to contact the caliper) The wheel would have to be machined down slightly in that area to clear the caliper (not sure how much material is there to play with but not liking that idea). Going to see if the spare from the summer performance equipped cars differentiate with that of the regular cts...

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