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    2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Don't Wait To Order New Wheels For You New CTS-V!! D3 is offering 3 piece wheel options for your new CTS-V and from now through Friday, December 5th, 2008 ALL 3 piece wheels by Forgeline are on sale for 20% off MSRP! Wheels are built to order. Please contact our sales department for more details.


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    Question Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Craig, what's the latest news on oversizing the rears? I know you guys were trying to get one to see what kind of minor mods could be done to squeeze into the next wider tire.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Jeff, we've confirmed that we can squeeze a 295 tire in the rear. Anything wider would require either mini-tubs or a wide body kit.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    You need to photochop wheel C1 onto that black V...

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Any chance you can list the rotational inertia for each wheel (including the stock wheels)? It is pretty easy to measure - but very difficult to calculate. You would be one of the few people to ever do so and it would be the most helpful thing anyone could look at when buying wheels.

    I understand that many people buy for looks only - but some of us would like to ensure that the change improves performance rather than decreases it.

    What say you?

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Fire and Ice View Post
    Jeff, we've confirmed that we can squeeze a 295 tire in the rear. Anything wider would require either mini-tubs or a wide body kit.

    Mini tubs! I like the sound of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edsuski View Post
    Any chance you can list the rotational inertia for each wheel (including the stock wheels)? It is pretty easy to measure - but very difficult to calculate. You would be one of the few people to ever do so and it would be the most helpful thing anyone could look at when buying wheels.

    I understand that many people buy for looks only - but some of us would like to ensure that the change improves performance rather than decreases it.

    What say you?
    U = rofl x2 - redonkulous + please.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    U = rofl x2 - redonkulous + please.
    Thanks for adding so much value to the forum.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    If you like rivets, those would be some great looking wheel choices. I personally do not, although I do understand their necessity on three-piece wheels. I'd be interested to see what F1 would look like on a black V, however.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

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    Thanks for adding so much value to the forum.
    your question was a bit odd.

    click here please so that YOU can add this value of which you speak
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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Quote Originally Posted by edsuski View Post
    I understand that many people buy for looks only - but some of us would like to ensure that the change improves performance rather than decreases it.
    I think that's a fair desire/question on your part. But you're in the wrong crowd here, these folks are much more concerned about the looks it has over how they're fracking up the factory designs of their performance sedan. Go figure.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    I agree that wheel weights affect performance. Its track proven.
    I disagree that the factory put very much thought in, or designed this car around these specific wheels/weights. To hint that changing to a set of high quality 3 piece wheels that are close to factory sizes would skew performance of this tank seems a bit unfounded. I'd be willing to bet a cold beer that most brands of wheels chosen by this snobbish crowd (me included) would be at least a pound or two lighter per corner than stock.
    All that being said,
    I like 3A (or A3), but in the dark grey with the hoop coated also.


    CSX, most wheel manufac offer the "blind side" option to hide the bling heads, not sure about Forgeline.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Ok, I think this post has veered a little off course. I could ask James to photochop some images, but remember the sale ENDS tomorrow. We did weight the wheels and the factory 19" wheel with tire weighs as much as our 3 piece wheel in a 20" wheel with tire so there would be minimal to no loss of performance.

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Ketzer View Post
    I agree that wheel weights affect performance. Its track proven.
    I disagree that the factory put very much thought in, or designed this car around these specific wheels/weights. To hint that changing to a set of high quality 3 piece wheels that are close to factory sizes would skew performance of this tank seems a bit unfounded. I'd be willing to bet a cold beer that most brands of wheels chosen by this snobbish crowd (me included) would be at least a pound or two lighter per corner than stock.
    All that being said,
    I like 3A (or A3), but in the dark grey with the hoop coated also.


    CSX, most wheel manufac offer the "blind side" option to hide the bling heads, not sure about Forgeline.

    Jeff-
    Jeff,

    I think you bring up a really good question. There is so much talk about the "tuning" of the handling and suspension of these cars at the Nürburgring etc. etc., is it wise to change wheels or tires?

    I agree that "most" people buy wheels for purely cosmetic reasons, but if you are going to spend $5K or more on a new set of wheels - wouldn't you like to know that the end result was not going to slow the car down or increase stopping distances?

    Personally, I would like to make sure anything I spend big bucks on for my car actually improves the performance. If your choice came down to two different wheels - wouldn't you like to have the information to make an informed decision to be able to make the choice that improved rather than decreased your "performance"?

    Also, un-sprung weight is important, but rotational inertia is more important. What do you guys think?

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    Re: 2009 CTS-V D3 Wheel Options

    Hello,
    Actually there is a hidden hardware option for all the 3-piece wheels. It will actually help decrease rotational mass and overall weight.

    edsuski - One of our Engineers will gather that information for you and we will post when it is made available to us.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketzer View Post
    I agree that wheel weights affect performance. Its track proven.
    I disagree that the factory put very much thought in, or designed this car around these specific wheels/weights. To hint that changing to a set of high quality 3 piece wheels that are close to factory sizes would skew performance of this tank seems a bit unfounded. I'd be willing to bet a cold beer that most brands of wheels chosen by this snobbish crowd (me included) would be at least a pound or two lighter per corner than stock.
    All that being said,
    I like 3A (or A3), but in the dark grey with the hoop coated also.


    CSX, most wheel manufac offer the "blind side" option to hide the bling heads, not sure about Forgeline.

    Jeff-

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