: Black V2 with 20" Forgeline FS3P Rims



CadV
02-21-09, 02:27 PM
Dial-up beware

FYI the front rims are 20x9 with 255x35x20 tires and back rims are 20x10 with 285x30x20 tires. I went with Yoko S.drive tires.

http://i41.tinypic.com/155qohx.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/zweq1z.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/33pbu2r.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/125jmf9.jpg

It took me awhile to decide on what to get. I didn't want an all black wheel because there is a lot of chrome on the car. I wanted to compliment the chrome on the V2. I also wanted a unique wheel that not a lot of people had.

Overall I am extremely happy with the rims. D3 was great to work with and Discount Tire really took care of me. BTW I have a connection on the tire pressure sensors ($44 each) for those of you in the DFW area.

LUVMY04V
02-21-09, 02:46 PM
First off It looks amazing!!

but

I personally would have went with a 35 series and 40 in back unless you plan on lowering it :cool2:

S420merc
02-21-09, 03:13 PM
are you having any clearance issues is the tire size setting off any lights in the car. It does look nice better then the 19's

CadV
02-21-09, 03:25 PM
First off It looks amazing!!

but

I personally would have went with a 35 series and 40 in back unless you plan on lowering it :cool2:

Not gonna lower it. I wanted to keep it close to the overall stock height.

CadV
02-21-09, 03:27 PM
are you having any clearance issues is the tire size setting off any lights in the car. It does look nice better then the 19's

It is very close to the stock rim/tire height so I hope not. I haven't noticed anything yet but I have only put 10 miles on them. I have never heard of that happening is it common?

GMX322V S/C
02-21-09, 03:58 PM
^ There was the thread about the guy that had "surge" problems when his tire height difference was enough to fool the traction control algorithm--so it's probably a good thing you didn't go with 40's in the back; might've canceled the optical illusion that the rears are shorter but could've caused you problems.

Nice compliment to your color scheme--good choice!. About the only thing I would do is black out the fastener heads around the rim--never was a fan of that on a street car...just me...

CadV
02-21-09, 04:52 PM
^ There was the thread about the guy that had "surge" problems when his tire height difference was enough to fool the traction control algorithm--so it's probably a good thing you didn't go with 40's in the back; might've canceled the optical illusion that the rears are shorter but could've caused you problems.

Interesting never heard that before. Rear is always taller to factor in weight in the truck and acceleration.


Nice compliment to your color scheme--good choice!. About the only thing I would do is black out the fastener heads around the rim--never was a fan of that on a street car...just me...

Appreciate it. I actually like the chrome fasteners.

musclesbmf
02-22-09, 01:10 AM
Interesting never heard that before. Rear is always taller to factor in weight in the truck and acceleration.

Ummmm... if you do the math to calculate the diameter of the stock tires, and the tires you have now, the rears are actually a fraction shorter than the fronts...

But with the tires you have, it keeps the tire heights and ratio (F/R) same as stock.

thebigjimsho
02-22-09, 02:51 AM
First off It looks amazing!!

but

I personally would have went with a 35 series and 40 in back unless you plan on lowering it :cool2:40 in back? At what 225/40? That's the only way it matches with 255/35. If you go staggered, your rear tire is a smaller ratio. Unless you want to rake your V beyond belief...

The ratio is just that. It's a percentage. A 225/50 is the same sidewall height as a 445/25...

thebigjimsho
02-22-09, 02:52 AM
On those rims, I like them on their own. But split spokes with multiple colors are hard to look at. It's a bit too busy to me. Either solid spokes or a 1 color wheel would be better, IMO...

readyact
02-22-09, 08:41 AM
Dial-up beware

FYI the front rims are 20x9 with 255x35x20 tires and back rims are 20x10 with 285x30x20 tires. I went with Yoko S.drive tires.

http://i41.tinypic.com/155qohx.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/zweq1z.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/33pbu2r.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/125jmf9.jpg

It took me awhile to decide on what to get. I didn't want an all black wheel because there is a lot of chrome on the car. I wanted to compliment the chrome on the V2. I also wanted a unique wheel that not a lot of people had.

Overall I am extremely happy with the rims. D3 was great to work with and Discount Tire really took care of me. BTW I have a connection on the tire pressure sensors ($44 each) for those of you in the DFW area.

Great look!!!!! I almost got those same exact wheels. In fact I live in the city where Forgeline manufactures the wheels and they actually took measurements of my V2 just in case they started getting calls to produce wheels for the V2. I tried to work out a deal with Forgeline, but the deal was not to my liking so now I have some wheels on order from another manufacture. Once again your ride looks great.

CIWS
02-22-09, 09:43 AM
You know man to be honest I'm never much for aftermarket wheels. But I have to say those look really good on your car :thumbsup: Congrats.

CadV
02-22-09, 09:45 AM
Ummmm... if you do the math to calculate the diameter of the stock tires, and the tires you have now, the rears are actually a fraction shorter than the fronts...

But with the tires you have, it keeps the tire heights and ratio (F/R) same as stock.

That is what I was shooting for.

The stock backs are smaller than the fronts as well but having a wider tire closes the gap a little bit.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2rd9cmb.png

I think Dave from Hennessy went with the same sizes but his car is dropped.

CadV
02-22-09, 09:51 AM
Great look!!!!! I almost got those same exact wheels. In fact I live in the city where Forgeline manufactures the wheels and they actually took measurements of my V2 just in case they started getting calls to produce wheels for the V2. I tried to work out a deal with Forgeline, but the deal was not to my liking so now I have some wheels on order from another manufacture. Once again your ride looks great.

Very cool. Which rims did you go with?

whisler151
02-22-09, 10:06 AM
I personally would have went with a 35 series and 40 in back unless you plan on lowering it :cool2:

:confused: Did you realize that we went up to 20" wheels, not the stock 19". 255/35 20 is the same as 255/40 19. 285/30 20 is as close as you can get to the stock rear size of 285/35 19.

CadV
02-22-09, 10:27 AM
You know man to be honest I'm never much for aftermarket wheels. But I have to say those look really good on your car :thumbsup: Congrats.


:confused: Did you realize that we went up to 20" wheels, not the stock 19". 255/35 20 is the same as 255/40 19. 285/30 20 is as close as you can get to the stock rear size of 285/35 19.

Hey Guys...

When is the next V meetup?

readyact
02-22-09, 11:23 AM
Very cool. Which rims did you go with?

I went with the 20" Sevas R5s black face w/chrome lip. They are to ship to me tomorrow or Tuesday and once I get 'em on I'll post some pics.

whisler151
02-22-09, 05:37 PM
Hey Guys...

When is the next V meetup?

April 4th... http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/161387-texas-dyno-day-update.html

We are going to Fox & Hound right afterwords to have a few beers and talk it up. I'm sure EVERYONE will want to see your V...so if you come be ready for a barrage of complements and questions.

By the way, I like the new wheels!

CadV
02-22-09, 06:38 PM
April 4th... http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/161387-texas-dyno-day-update.html

We are going to Fox & Hound right afterwords to have a few beers and talk it up. I'm sure EVERYONE will want to see your V...so if you come be ready for a barrage of complements and questions.

By the way, I like the new wheels!

Cool I should have a pulley on by then.

dvandentop
02-22-09, 07:24 PM
http://www.crunkrockradio.com/images/skeet_wipes.jpg

Ketzer
02-22-09, 09:18 PM
CadV, did you use your factory lug nuts?

MYV8ABMR
02-22-09, 09:34 PM
not bad :thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
02-22-09, 11:07 PM
http://www.crunkrockradio.com/images/skeet_wipes.jpgI'm wondering if pictures of sperm should be seen on this part of the intrawebz...

CadV
02-22-09, 11:33 PM
CadV, did you use your factory lug nuts?

No but Forgeline sent me the wrong size. Luckily Discount Tire had some that fit my car.

Ketzer
02-23-09, 08:29 AM
No but Forgeline sent me the wrong size. Luckily Discount Tire had some that fit my car.

Same here, wondered how you recovered.
Thanks.

Jeff-

LUVMY04V
02-23-09, 08:38 AM
40 in back? At what 225/40? That's the only way it matches with 255/35. If you go staggered, your rear tire is a smaller ratio. Unless you want to rake your V beyond belief...

The ratio is just that. It's a percentage. A 225/50 is the same sidewall height as a 445/25...


:confused: Did you realize that we went up to 20" wheels, not the stock 19". 255/35 20 is the same as 255/40 19. 285/30 20 is as close as you can get to the stock rear size of 285/35 19.apparently I don't understand tire size as well as i thought LOL
I was just saying the sidewall would be bigger if it was my car or i would lower it :rolleyes:

whisler151
02-23-09, 09:07 AM
Cool I should have a pulley on by then.

I'll remind you as it gets closer. April 4th is a ways away.

We should have a decent turnout.

thebigjimsho
02-23-09, 09:28 AM
It's all in the math...

OldDrummer55
02-23-09, 11:37 AM
Sweet. Blends in well with the V but at the same time stands out enough to make your car different from the others.

CadV
02-23-09, 02:49 PM
Sweet. Blends in well with the V but at the same time stands out enough to make your car different from the others.

Thanks that is exactly what I was looking for. I will take some more pictures this weekend and get the front grill in the shot.

I just got back into town this weekend and didn't have much time.

Dr. Design
02-23-09, 08:20 PM
Looks great! Cant wait to see the other shots! Thank you again for your business. Your vehicle will go in with our next update to the website!

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

CadV
02-28-09, 02:50 PM
Here are some more pictures.

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http://i42.tinypic.com/wqu3he.jpg

thebigjimsho
02-28-09, 06:32 PM
I still see sperm...