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Cadillac ATS Technical Discussion Forum Discussion, Changing Wheels in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone had experience with changing the stock wheels with an upgraded set of rims. ...
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    Changing Wheels

    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if anyone had experience with changing the stock wheels with an upgraded set of rims. I am interested in putting these polished 18" Caddillac ATS rims:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-OEM...51086534109%26

    The price seems decent. My question is if I am running "run flats" would I purchase run flats for those wheels or can I put on regular tires? If I do put on regular tires how do you deal with TPMS? Is there a way to calibrate it? Will it void any warranties with my car? I really would like to get these rims but know it might be an issue with TPMS. Any advice would greatly help.

    Matt

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    You can put on any tires. I have always bought new sensors but I think you should be able to reuse the sensors if they are working fine. Every wheel and tire shop should know how to do this for you. They recalibrate them through the DIC, one by one the parking lights will illuminate and you adjust the pressure so the computer knows which wheel is which.
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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Thanks Renovatis, that makes me feel better...dealer was trying to scare me into buying their rims.

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    those are the exact wheels i want too. let me know if you end up purchasing them through that seller, and how dealing with him is.

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    I can do that...btw...I am not getting email alerts on my email to let me know about responses...anyone have an idea on how to get that?

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewmugar View Post
    I can do that...btw...I am not getting email alerts on my email to let me know about responses...anyone have an idea on how to get that?
    Settings, General Settings. On the left side you should see all the "edit ..." options.


    I'm not sure how much you looked into them, but if you buy the sensors from the dealership they may want something like $150 each... I made this mistake my first time and regret it today. The ones that wheel and tire shops carry are just as good, and much less. I paid $160 for all 4 from Belle Tire in MI.

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    A dealership uses a tool that allows them to calibrate the TPMS without having to let air out of the tires. Takes like 30 seconds and a decent dealer should do it for free.

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Hi Derek98z,

    Question for you...if I do put on some wheels that are OEM for CAdillac ATS and don't put Run Flats on them, say regular all season tires, do you know if I have to purchase TPMS parts to make it work with the car? And based on what Renovatis wrote...I guess i could buy the sensors aftermarket at the tire stores for much cheaper?

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    you'll need TPMS no matter what or the car will yell at you

    just a thought, as nice as those wheels are I think they might be overpriced as take offs.....I think new they might be around $1200 - $1300 I could be wrong, and although that seems like a big savings, new gets you a warranty, and there's the possibility the dealer can add them to your vehicles warranty 4 year 50k miles could be nice and way better than aftermarket....... speaking of aftermarket going to tire rack can land you wheels and tires for not much more than the price of those take offs alone

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by pissedoffwookiee View Post
    you'll need TPMS no matter what or the car will yell at you
    But not necessarily in the wheels. You can do the ghetto trick. Get a piece of PCV pipe, two end caps and a shraeder valve. Put the valve in a cap or side of the pipe, throw the factory sensors in the pipe and put the caps on. Pump it up and throw it in the trunk.

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    But not necessarily in the wheels. You can do the ghetto trick. Get a piece of PCV pipe, two end caps and a shraeder valve. Put the valve in a cap or side of the pipe, throw the factory sensors in the pipe and put the caps on. Pump it up and throw it in the trunk.
    Lol..... Hoosier, if you like plastic pneumatic pipe bombs loaded with TPMS shrapnel in your trunk, I would be very interested to learn how that works out for ya, I'd also be interested in how innovative the authorities think your invention is at a DUI checkpoint or traffic stop....lol

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    If you go from 17" to 18" do you need to recalibrate the spedo?

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    Re: Changing Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by glenroebuck View Post
    If you go from 17" to 18" do you need to recalibrate the spedo?
    not if you decrease the tires side wall profile the same amount

    take the 3 wheel sizes available for ATS

    17", 18", 19"

    they have 45, 40, and 35 series tires respectively

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