Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, whitewall tires on a 2009 dts in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have been looking for whitewall thin stripe tires for my 09 dts. I cant seem to find anything but ...
I have been looking for whitewall thin stripe tires for my 09 dts. I cant seem to find anything but vogues that match the 235 55 17.(are they any good comparable to the stock tires). I have seen other sizes like 235 60 17 but not sure if they would fit, handle or even look good. thanks i really appreciate any help.
If your looking into the Vogues, they are pretty decent tires. For the price you could probably find something a bit better, but one thing to keep in mind is their roadside warranty. Basically if you have a tire go bad for any reason and you are still within a certain tread depth Vogue will sell you a new tire at a considerable discount.
About a year ago I found a large slice in my tire; apparently I drove over something at some point, and I brought the tire into Discount Tire to see if they could get me a new one. They called Vogue; measured the tread depth and Vogue instructed them to sell me a new tire at a 50% discount. I had a little over 10,000 miles on the tire at that point. Just for that they are well worth the premium.
The only negative I can think of with the whitewall Vogues is keeping them clean. Its a huge pain, especially during the winter months.
I would think someone would be making whitewall tires for "classic" cars, but probably not in R17. There really isn't enough sidewall left on newer cars to make a stripe worth the trouble. Someone posted their Vogue rubberbands on the Show us your ride thread today. I suppose it's one way to show off your disposable income--$1000s in wheels and tires on a 5 y.o. car.
I've seen some shops that will "make" (I'm assuming a paint of some sort) a white wall tire for you. They took 24 inch tires and made them to resemble Vogues--some with different colors in place of the traditional mustard. I'm guessing they did it because Vogues don't come in that size. However, a shop that can do that can certainly do that on a 17 inch tire of the size you want, too. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the price and can't recall the name of the shop I saw doing it, but there's bound to be one in your area if you decide to go that route.