: New 2011 CTS-V



InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 10:33 AM
Picked up the new car two nights ago, had 18 miles on it. Two days later, has window tint, 22s, nitto tires and more to come. It came with pretty much all the options, Recaros etc. Let me know what you think.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/slofords/CTS%20V/IMG00478-20100901-1648.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/slofords/CTS%20V/IMG00480-20100901-1651.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/slofords/CTS%20V/IMG00479-20100901-1648.jpg

cooler2442
09-02-10, 10:53 AM
Not bad, but I think 22's seem a bit big no?

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 11:03 AM
I figured I would get some static about the 22s but at first we put 20s on it and it just didnt look right.

gnxs
09-02-10, 11:07 AM
I'm old school and like everything EXCEPT the 22's. However, when I saw you mention 22's I was expecting a disaster but they don't look as bad as I was expecting after seeing the pic. Still not my cup of tea.

Good Luck with the car. I'm sure you'll enjoy the heck out of it and welcome to the forum.

cooler2442
09-02-10, 11:08 AM
I figured I would get some static about the 22s but at first we put 20s on it and it just didnt look right.

Yeah the 22's don't look to bad, would have to maybe see a video to really determine how they look. But I hope you don't plan to track the car since the 22's will severely hinder the cars performance.

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 11:11 AM
I know everyone has an opinion I just dont like smaller wheels. If someone told me 22s were on a CTS I would have made a mental picture of some lifted candy painted thing too but I do things with taste and im very happy with the outcome. Here is a picture of my 70 Chevelle. It has 22s in the back and im sure before you see the picture you will get a mental thought of what its going to look like but it can be pulled off and it is the new style.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/slofords/Chevelle/DSC_4025.jpg

As for the V I am looking into a Corsa Sport System, Intake, and possibly down the road some pulleys and tuning. This is the old ladys car and im already scared of her driving it in the rain so maybe more power is not the right thing to do.

wfo
09-02-10, 11:27 AM
Was the car lowered yet?

IMHO, The 22's would be right if they didn't show so much brake rotor.

Now go check out my ride and tell what you think... see the Thread entitled: WFO's Photo Shoot. that's my my cup of tea. 21's and 10 spoke.

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 11:32 AM
Was the car lowered yet?

IMHO, The 22's would be right if they didn't show so much brake rotor.

Now go check out my ride and tell what you think... see the Thread entitled: WFO's Photo Shoot. that's my my cup of tea. 21's and 10 spoke.

To me the brakes are a really nice upgrade to the car and they should be shown off. I had ordered a spoked wheel in 20" but just didnt like them when they put them on and moved to these instead.

Here is a pic of the wheel that I had intended to buy
http://internationalwheelz.com/img/item/980_2.jpg

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 11:41 AM
Oh, and no the car is not lowered. I was going to lower it if I went with the 20s but I dont think it really needs it with the 22s.

AMRAAM4
09-02-10, 12:16 PM
The size of the wheels I might be able to live with, but the design is atrocious. Sorry, IMO, they make the car look cheap and like a boat.

NiceRide
09-02-10, 01:11 PM
Did you plus size into the 22's or have to change the overall diameter? Not digging the style, I would have preferred the split 10-spoke, to each his own. I'd hate for everyone to have the same opinion on mods.

Gary Wells
09-02-10, 01:11 PM
Both beautiful cars, and I will refrain from passing judgement on the rims. If they make you happy, that's what counts, and more power to you.

neuronbob
09-02-10, 01:15 PM
Welcome and enjoy in good health! I love that Chevelle, you definitely managed to pull it off with 22s.

305cts
09-02-10, 02:00 PM
The car looks gorgeous, im a fan of big wheels. I think if im going to put aftermarket wheels on a car just go big if not stay stock or find the nicest oem stock wheels made for your car. Your 22's are just right. You see I know that my 07 CTS on 22's SEVAS R5 3 piece dont look as flush as I would like them to be so i can drop it :( because they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/photo-2.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_10422.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_1022.jpg

DrumStix
09-02-10, 02:42 PM
The car looks gorgeous, im a fan of big wheels. I think if im going to put aftermarket wheels on a car just go big if not stay stock or find the nicest oem stock wheels made for your car. Your 22's are just right. You see I know that my 07 CTS on 22's SEVAS R5 3 piece dont look as flush as I would like them to be so i can drop it :( because they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/photo-2.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_10422.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_1022.jpg

:helpless:

mberisha
09-02-10, 02:52 PM
What % tint is that?

Domsz06
09-02-10, 02:56 PM
I'm glad you like your rims and your car, it's yours so you should! I can't stand that style of rims, esp on a caddy, but like I said, it's yours so love it!

Enjoy it and welcome to the board!

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 04:53 PM
The car looks gorgeous, im a fan of big wheels. I think if im going to put aftermarket wheels on a car just go big if not stay stock or find the nicest oem stock wheels made for your car. Your 22's are just right. You see I know that my 07 CTS on 22's SEVAS R5 3 piece dont look as flush as I would like them to be so i can drop it :( because they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/photo-2.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_10422.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_1022.jpg

Mine are 22x8.5 fronts and 22.9.5 rears. The rear tires are 295/25/22 and I think the fronts are either 245/30 or 255/30. Nitto Invos. The tires ride better and are quieter than the stock run flats.

InMotionJosh
09-02-10, 04:54 PM
The size of the wheels I might be able to live with, but the design is atrocious. Sorry, IMO, they make the car look cheap and like a boat.

Dont see many boats with wheels.......

thebigjimsho
09-03-10, 10:25 AM
The car looks gorgeous, im a fan of big wheels. I think if im going to put aftermarket wheels on a car just go big if not stay stock or find the nicest oem stock wheels made for your car. Your 22's are just right. You see I know that my 07 CTS on 22's SEVAS R5 3 piece dont look as flush as I would like them to be so i can drop it :( because they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/photo-2.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_10422.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_1022.jpgNice! Where can you buy lift kits for the CTS?? I see curbs are no longer a problem...

thebigjimsho
09-03-10, 10:26 AM
I know everyone has an opinion I just dont like smaller wheels. If someone told me 22s were on a CTS I would have made a mental picture of some lifted candy painted thing too but I do things with taste and im very happy with the outcome. Here is a picture of my 70 Chevelle. It has 22s in the back and im sure before you see the picture you will get a mental thought of what its going to look like but it can be pulled off and it is the new style.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/slofords/Chevelle/DSC_4025.jpg

As for the V I am looking into a Corsa Sport System, Intake, and possibly down the road some pulleys and tuning. This is the old ladys car and im already scared of her driving it in the rain so maybe more power is not the right thing to do.That looks badass. The V? Eh, notsomuch...

But, regardless, welcome!

jmskinz
09-04-10, 01:43 AM
I think both your cars look awesome! The chevelle is something else. The tint job looks sweet too. What did you go with for the tint job?

IBNR
09-04-10, 01:47 AM
That Chevelle is a show-stopper!

NiceRide
09-04-10, 02:17 AM
The car looks gorgeous, im a fan of big wheels. I think if im going to put aftermarket wheels on a car just go big if not stay stock or find the nicest oem stock wheels made for your car. Your 22's are just right. You see I know that my 07 CTS on 22's SEVAS R5 3 piece dont look as flush as I would like them to be so i can drop it :( because they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.


Ummmm....where do I start? Pay me $5K and I might put those rims on my car for 1 hr, if I'm feeling charitable.

InMotionJosh
09-04-10, 09:26 PM
I think both your cars look awesome! The chevelle is something else. The tint job looks sweet too. What did you go with for the tint job?

The tint is 20% all around and 45% on the windshield.

shade
09-04-10, 09:27 PM
Jeesus I just threw up in my mouth.
Sorry :)

RapidRob
09-04-10, 10:04 PM
That Chevelle looks, "badass", alright, and I bet it sounds bad-ass to, with all that machinery dragging on the pavement under the car between the front wheels. Jeez!

Rob

InMotionJosh
09-04-10, 10:07 PM
Pure Ignorance.....

mugatu22
09-04-10, 10:36 PM
Giving Cadillacs a bad rep, one oversized wheel at a time.

InMotionJosh
09-04-10, 10:39 PM
All I know is that the the car rides better now than it did stock, its also quieter. The factory tires are hard and noisy. I suppose now everyone is going to say that the new tires are not as good of a tire too....

aj660
09-05-10, 11:57 AM
All I know is that the the car rides better now than it did stock, its also quieter. The factory tires are hard and noisy. I suppose now everyone is going to say that the new tires are not as good of a tire too....

You did ask for feedback, so np....However, I hope you expected some negative feedback after transforming a beautiful Cadillac into something less beautiful. After all, this is a Cadillac forum.

I personally think some cars look good with bigger wheels, but not a cts-v; well, maybe 20s but not 22s and definitely not that style you chose. As long as you're happy with it, then enjoy !!

AMRAAM4
09-05-10, 12:55 PM
All I know is that the the car rides better now than it did stock, its also quieter. The factory tires are hard and noisy. I suppose now everyone is going to say that the new tires are not as good of a tire too....

I hope Caddy is taking notice of this thread, because then they can hire you.

Clearly your ugly wheel choice and size, but with good tires, make the car ride much better than the hundreds of thousands of dollars Caddy spent in ride/handling R&D and time. http://www.vsndaily.com/images/smilies/th_smug.gif

CodyLX450
09-05-10, 12:58 PM
I normally like some pushing the limits mods, but something about these, and many other larger wheel setups just make the car transform from a $70k masterpiece to a $30k........car.

I mean - if I saw it in person, I would instantly think.....thats a regular base CTS with badges. No wait....I see the Brembos....looks like they swapped front ends too.....why? Why would you put so much money into pretending the base CTS is a V?

(Then someone would point out it is an actual V somehow) - and I would just be shocked.

What I would like to see is the same factory V wheel type, but in a 21 or 22" size.

This isn't really a "slam" on your ride at all........its just that the 08-11 CTS has such a weird body design that some drastic changes like those wheels really make the strangeness stick out that much more.

OldRoadDawg
09-05-10, 01:25 PM
Let me know what you think.
Maybe try getting some 24s under it. Possibly a lift kit.
You would really set your V apart from the rest.

NiceRide
09-05-10, 03:01 PM
InMotionJosh, no hard feelings and don't take anything personal. It's all honest feedback, and remember most of us here are Cadillac / CTS-V enthusiasts and as such have a wide range of contrasting styles. Thanks for taking time to post pics of your ride, same for the OP.

As for a quieter ride on that rubberband of a tire, I thought stock V's came with the PS2's (don't have my V here, maybe someone can verify), which in my experience are one of the quietest and best handling tires on the street.

hulksdaddy
09-06-10, 01:22 AM
Gotta say no to the 22s bro, but if you enjoy them, congrats!

TrevorD
09-06-10, 01:53 AM
I think I saw these same rims on MTV Cribs on a '74 Caprice. You should complete the look with a 22" badge on each door in place of the V logo. Go ghetto or go home. :)

thebigjimsho
09-06-10, 04:23 PM
All I know is that the the car rides better now than it did stock, its also quieter. The factory tires are hard and noisy. I suppose now everyone is going to say that the new tires are not as good of a tire too....

the factory tires hard and noisy? Whatever. PS2s are close to handling perfection. Yeah, I'm betting the new tires aren't as good. I tried to be somewhat respectful while being honest about the looks of the new rims. But if you expect us to ballwash as you change your world-beating sports sedan into a boulevard cruiser that will get left behind in the turns, most of us will not entertain you...

wfo
09-06-10, 05:10 PM
Respectfully not a fan of the style of wheel for this car. It's in the design more than the size. These cars are not eay to shod with just any wheel design. You might love the look of a particular wheel but it may not be appropriate for the car it is intended to dress. Again, respectfully...only an opinion and I no one's asking, but, man what were you thinking?

mugatu22
09-06-10, 05:20 PM
This dude's style (like everyone's style) is subjective.

His car looks hoopty/ghetto/cheap/low rent to many of us, but apparently he likes it. It's his car, so that's all that matters.

RemoWilliams
09-06-10, 05:48 PM
To me the brakes are a really nice upgrade to the car and they should be shown off. I had ordered a spoked wheel in 20" but just didnt like them when they put them on and moved to these instead.

Here is a pic of the wheel that I had intended to buy
http://internationalwheelz.com/img/item/980_2.jpg

I like the 22s. Just not the biggest fan of the wheel choice. I think the Lexani's would look a lot better. The Lexani has a more luxury performance look. The split five spoke style you got would be more at home on an import IMO. I have seen that wheel on an Infiniti G37 and it looks great.

You have to keep in mind the average age of a CTS-V driver is close to 50 or more when asking for opinions.

digital1021
09-06-10, 07:12 PM
Well, I'm 26 and I wouldn't want those wheels on my car.

And to the OP, since you brought it up, yes the Nitto's are an inferior tire to the PS2's in terms of performance. Seeing as you are not sure if they are a 245 or 255, you might have reduced the contact patch of the tires as well, that will add to the degradation of the handling. Now, its your car, and your free to do what you want with it. They are not the worst looking wheels I have seen mounted to a CTS, that honor goes to the 08' CTS on 24"s, that I have seen in Austin, complete with Euro tail lamps and chrome truck straps. I don't mean to be a "hater", but when asking for an opinion your going to get some you might not like.

Welcome to the forum, and I hope you enjoy your V as much as I enjoy mine.

~ Matt

P.S. These are the current wheels I have my eyes on, the CF40's by HRE. They are custom made to application, they also feature Carbon Fiber barrels. The down side is they are about $10k-$12K a set. Also not sure how the Carbon Fiber would ware over time. But they would be so nice.... Never hurts to dream...
http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/digital102183/CTS%20V%20Coupe/hre_cf40_small.jpg

aj660
09-06-10, 08:02 PM
You have to keep in mind the average age of a CTS-V driver is close to 50 or more when asking for opinions.

Is this statement really true? I would guess the average age of a V driver to be 40ish...

BeagleBrains
09-06-10, 10:52 PM
Ownership of any CTS V is a function of the size of one's bank account, not at all related to their age. In most cases, with age comes experience, skills, time-on-the-pond with commensorate higher wages. More discretionary funds will pay the cost of driving the 'V' automobile plus optional cosmetic treatments such as Wheels. It's not better; it's just mine! 'cause I can!:yup:

Longsnapper52
09-07-10, 05:31 AM
they are staggered 22x10 rear and 22x9 in the front. But im pretty sure if you guys would find my 3 piece wheels for the price that I got them ($1200) with tires most of you guys would of put them on too like I did.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/yanquiel/07%20CTS/IMG_10422.jpg


Just stumbled on this ^^^^....wow....don't know where to begin!

But with regards to the OP, The G2 V is a beautiful car with a very unique design and it seems like there are wheels out there that better suit the design.

dvandentop
09-07-10, 09:53 AM
did they give you the stock rims also with the car?

wfo
09-07-10, 09:58 AM
No comment...

Kadonny
09-07-10, 05:19 PM
A The factory tires are hard and noisy. I suppose now everyone is going to say that the new tires are not as good of a tire too....

Huh? Hard and noisy?

First off, the stock PS2s are hardly hard, they are actually a very soft tire. Second, the stocks are quite quiet as I never heard them at all when I ran them.

I think you are making stuff up here to justify your change. It's ok to be different, but don't go bashing the great factory PS2s that came on the car. They are world class tires.

BeagleBrains
09-07-10, 08:17 PM
The stock CTS V PS2 tires are marvelously quiet. Stealthy even!
The only tire noise occurs while driving East Central Iowa's I-27 'Avenue of the Saints'. Every few miles, the road surface changes with experimental surface designs that evaluate DOT traction improvements. One five mile stint sounds like a howling wind cave. :cookoo:

e6t
09-07-10, 08:31 PM
terrible.

jeebus. just terrible.

sorry dude.

hulksdaddy
09-07-10, 09:28 PM
terrible.

jeebus. just terrible.

sorry dude.

:histeric:

darkstar3289
09-09-10, 04:30 PM
congrats

V&Vette
09-09-10, 05:06 PM
Huh? Hard and noisy?

First off, the stock PS2s are hardly hard, they are actually a very soft tire. Second, the stocks are quite quiet as I never heard them at all when I ran them.

I think you are making stuff up here to justify your change. It's ok to be different, but don't go bashing the great factory PS2s that came on the car. They are world class tires.

+1. I'm an optimist so with that in mind, I like the tint and everything stock on the car. To each their own, please don't race anyone on a road course or anything with those things.

StoopidSavant
09-10-10, 11:21 AM
You have to keep in mind the average age of a CTS-V driver is close to 50 or more when asking for opinions.



Is this statement really true? I would guess the average age of a V driver to be 40ish...

A few years ago the average age of a Honda Civic buyer was 39. The average age of a Toyota Corolla buyer was 44. This, among other factors, prompted Toyota to create the Scion brand in order to attract younger buyers.

If the average age of a Corolla buyer is 44, then I would expect the average CTS-V buyer to be older (maybe part of this attributed to typically higher incomes, maybe some of it associated with the image attributed to Cadillac), and therefore RemoWilliams' statement to be truthful. Now, if you wanted to say that the median age of a CTS-V buyer was in the 40's, I wouldn't dispute that.

I'm sure Gary Wells can make an Excel spreadsheet and tabulate the results for us. :bouncy: