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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Wheel Fitment in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Thanks for the insight on the 245 rubber and the wheel well rubbing. If I dropped to a more narrow ...
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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    Thanks for the insight on the 245 rubber and the wheel well rubbing.
    If I dropped to a more narrow rim like 8 wide instead of 8.5 wide and kept the rubber at 245, would they still rub on the innner fenders on the front?

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    with a 20 x 8 rim and the +35 offset, you should have little to no rubbing...it would more less depend on the actual brand of tire that would matter if you had slight rubbing issues, but you should be fine either way

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    Found out today with a 20x8.5 rim with 35+ offset. You need 225/35/30 tires. To avoid rubbing.

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    After looking. My stock wheels are 225. So shouldn't be much of a difference.

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    Quote Originally Posted by itscody View Post
    Found out today with a 20x8.5 rim with 35+ offset. You need 225/35/30 tires. To avoid rubbing.
    your post dont add up to me. if you already have your inner fender liner out, then a 245 tire shouldnt rub...but now you say the above, which makes absolutely no sense. i have run a 20 x 9 with a 245 tire and took out my inner fender liners and didnt rub

    what size tire and rim size are you running? what brand tires as well?

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    The wheels are 20x8.5. With a 35+ offset. I was told a 245/45/20 tire would rub on the control arm I guess it is. And that I would need a 225/35/20 tire to avoid rubbing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itscody
    The wheels are 20x8.5. With a 35+ offset. I was told a 245/45/20 tire would rub on the control arm I guess it is. And that I would need a 225/35/20 tire to avoid rubbing ?
    245/35/20***

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    who is telling you this stuff? is it a wheel and tire shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbest1980
    who is telling you this stuff? is it a wheel and tire shop?
    The wheel shop I ordered wheels from said to avoid running use a 225/35/20

    But if I can use a different size tire. I wudent complain. But I didn't wanna buy tires and mount them. Cause then I won't be able to return the wheels.

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiero View Post
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    First things first... sorry that I'm a long time lurker with no posts... but I do have some things to contribute! Along with the all important pictures =p

    Now Fiero, down to business, what's happening with those 18" wheels that you're replacing? I just had to ask seeing as you're only one city over, and as I'm in need of some new wheels

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    Quote Originally Posted by itscody View Post
    The wheel shop I ordered wheels from said to avoid running use a 225/35/20

    But if I can use a different size tire. I wudent complain. But I didn't wanna buy tires and mount them. Cause then I won't be able to return the wheels.
    itscody,
    I would more readily trust the guys and gals of this forum since they probably have more experience with the 1st gen CTS specifically.
    some wheel shops are at the top of thier game, while others may not have seen a 1st Gen CTS for over 5 years.
    Sounds to me like the shop you spoke to might be playing it safe by recommending the 225 wide, just so they dont get into unchartered territory - ie they dont want to take the risk becuase they've never worked on a CTS before.
    I've had one or two wheel and tire shops actually tell me that I cant put a 20" rims on my CTS- LOLOL!
    So get a couple of opinions to be sure...
    just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shthappens View Post
    First things first... sorry that I'm a long time lurker with no posts... but I do have some things to contribute! Along with the all important pictures =p

    Now Fiero, down to business, what's happening with those 18" wheels that you're replacing? I just had to ask seeing as you're only one city over, and as I'm in need of some new wheels
    Way to spot an opportunity!
    Unfortunately, I plan on keeping my stock rims for my Bridgestone Blizzak's, sorry bro!
    P.S. I'm actually in Mississauga - but now I gotta watch my car like a hawk in case you are lurking around the corner with a jackstand
    LOL, just messing around....

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    Okay. So what do you guys recommend for 20x8.5 wheels with a 35+ offset. Keep in mind I refuse to use spacers.

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    Re: Wheel Fitment

    Quote Originally Posted by itscody View Post
    Okay. So what do you guys recommend for 20x8.5 wheels with a 35+ offset. Keep in mind I refuse to use spacers.
    My plan is to go with the closest "diameter match" to my existing 18" stock setup so it doenst mess wiht my spedometer. (255/50/18)
    This means I will go with 245/35/20 (and hope to mount them on a 8" or 8.5" wide rim with +35 offsett).
    If there is rubbing on the inner liner then I will just trim the plastic wheel well liner.

    My only concern NOW is whether I can lower the car with my planned setup without any modifications, i.e. rolling the fenders.


    P.S. from what I've read, if you use spacers, that will only DECREASE your offset to about +20 which will not work for us (the less the + offsett the more the tire will stick out from the fenders). Also, in my readings, I didnt come across any solutions to INCREASE Offsett (i.e. to tuck the tires closer inside the fender - this what you and I really want).

    I wish the rims I have my heart set on had a +40 offset *sigh*

    rims.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiero

    My plan is to go with the closest "diameter match" to my existing 18" stock setup so it doenst mess wiht my spedometer. (255/50/18)
    This means I will go with 245/35/20 (and hope to mount them on a 8" or 8.5" wide rim with +35 offsett).
    If there is rubbing on the inner liner then I will just trim the plastic wheel well liner.

    My only concern NOW is whether I can lower the car with my planned setup without any modifications, i.e. rolling the fenders.

    P.S. from what I've read, if you use spacers, that will only DECREASE your offset to about +20 which will not work for us (the less the + offsett the more the tire will stick out from the fenders). Also, in my readings, I didnt come across any solutions to INCREASE Offsett (i.e. to tuck the tires closer inside the fender - this what you and I really want).

    I wish the rims I have my heart set on had a +40 offset *sigh*

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=93349"/>
    My main concern is them rubbing on the upper control arm. I'm not worried about fenders really just the control arm. It looks like its really close. I'll take pic tomorrow to show you guys.

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