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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, 18" track package wheel setup in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Let's say I get the 18" track package wheels. What size tires do you guys run (staggered sedan)? I see ...
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    18" track package wheel setup

    Let's say I get the 18" track package wheels. What size tires do you guys run (staggered sedan)?
    I see nothing close to the OEM 27" diameter.

    The car will remain stock, other that tires and brake pads for the track.

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    I run 275/35R18 in all four corners

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    So your running 1.5" less OD on track? The OEM OD is 27" That doesn't affect anything?? (besides the speedo.)

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    No issues other than speedo slightly off.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    Quote Originally Posted by the blur View Post
    Let's say I get the 18" track package wheels. What size tires do you guys run (staggered sedan)?
    I see nothing close to the OEM 27" diameter.
    I run 275/40/18 at the track. The speedometer is 0.6 mph off stock at 60 mph (measured). No issues with tires.

    I use OEM brake pads at the track. They are Ferodo pads made for Brembo and sold by AC Delco (All three names are on the box). I like the stock pads because you don't have to bed them to the rotors.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    What size tires to you run up front? I'm looking for a staggered setup. Even if the car pushes a little bit.

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    If you track a lot, a square setup is best. 18" TSWs with 275/35 18 slicks are cheap and plentiful when found used. You can rotate them easily and the V will get more front tire, which it will like. 275 slicks are as wide as 285 streets and will give you plenty of grip on the track.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    I run 275/40/18 on 18x9.5-40 mm offset wheels on the front. A 285/40/18 will fit fine but it is an uncommon size. 295/35/18 is readily available, but I haven't tried it.

    On the stock wheels, you can fit 275/30/19 (front) and 305/30/19 (rear).

    Some people who track their CTS-V use 295/30/19 on the front and rear. That size is only available in a race tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    If you track a lot, a square setup is best. 18" TSWs with 275/35 18 slicks are cheap and plentiful when found used. You can rotate them easily and the V will get more front tire, which it will like. 275 slicks are as wide as 285 streets and will give you plenty of grip on the track.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Low_ET View Post
    I run 275/40/18 on 18x9.5-40 mm offset wheels on the front. A 285/40/18 will fit fine but it is an uncommon size. 295/35/18 is readily available, but I haven't tried it.

    On the stock wheels, you can fit 275/30/19 (front) and 305/30/19 (rear).

    Some people who track their CTS-V use 295/30/19 on the front and rear. That size is only available in a race tire.
    What wheels are you running at the track?

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    My club just made a rule. No R tires and R pads without 5points, harness bar, and proper seats.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

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    What wheels are you running at the track?
    TSW Nurburgring 18x9.5 - 40 mm offset. The same as many forum members use.

    Most 18" wheels don't clear our front brake calipers. The Nurburgring design provides adequate brake caliper clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low_ET

    TSW Nurburgring 18x9.5 - 40 mm offset. The same as many forum members use.

    Most 18" wheels don't clear our front brake calipers. The Nurburgring design provides adequate brake caliper clearance.
    Same wheels here. Pretty light too.

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    Can you guys throw some pics up please?

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    Re: 18" track package wheel setup

    I run 18x10 Team Dynamics Pro Race 2.0 wheels with Hankook Ventus RS-3's. Theses wheels are spec built for V2's.
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