: '73 CDV with 20" rims

12-01-10, 11:36 AM
Hi Folks,

I once faked 20" rims on my Cadillac. What is your opinion?

best regards
Rock on

12-01-10, 12:04 PM
I'm not a fan of big rims on these old caddies. I prefer stock.

12-01-10, 01:11 PM
I think that looks real good. I'm looking for some rims pretty much exactly like that.

12-01-10, 02:13 PM
I think those wheels would look awesome on my SS, and look like ass on that old Caddy.

12-01-10, 04:11 PM
Never been a big fan of that sort of thing but it looks OK to me...

only thing is how the low profile tyres affect the nice soft ride...?

Mason H
12-01-10, 06:23 PM
It looks alright. What you should do it put a set of 13inch Daytons on it haha

12-01-10, 09:19 PM
Not my cuppa, but if you like it, go for it.

12-02-10, 12:19 AM
I don't really like the whole big wheels on old Cadillacs things, but to each his own. What I will say about these is at least they have a tasteful design to them and aren't just plain outlandish. My Hearse once had the giant Gold 22" ones...If it HAD to have weird rims on it, it should have had these http://www.rimexperts.com/items_images/1283993990Mo909%20skull%20wheels.jpg

Also, those wheels just look odd on that car, I think it is because the car is so light of a colour, but I once again think it would look nice with the stock ones.

durrk johnson
12-02-10, 04:58 PM

Ooooooh, I want those for my Black 96FWB!

12-03-10, 12:11 AM
Uh-oh. I have set something in motion.

Come to think of it, a few months back, I am almost CERTAIN I saw those on a white Brougham...must find the photos.

12-03-10, 08:37 AM
I'm not a fan.

12-06-10, 10:58 AM
I like the big wheel look, I got 24"s on a 71 sedan, but it don't ride like a Caddy no moe.

12-06-10, 04:09 PM
I've got 18s on my hearse :P

12-06-10, 04:33 PM
22s on my 73 Deville, it still rides nice...actually much nicer then our new Toyota :)

12-06-10, 05:05 PM
I'm not a fan of big rims on these old caddies. I prefer stock.
I agree. Those skinny tires are for sports cars, not luxury cars. I need a little sidewall, preferably with a white stripe. The wheels chosen in the picture look like muscle car wheels too. I guess old caddies can be muscle cars, but it would take a lot more than a set of wheels to give it the right look.

12-06-10, 11:51 PM
Nope, I prefer stock with a wide whitewall 1.3" or 1.6" will do!

12-09-10, 06:28 PM
Faaaar better with its original wheels. IŽd rather save my money for future repairs. Your caddy is splendid just the way it is. If you try to improve its look youŽll likely spoil it.

12-12-10, 08:06 PM
I have 20's and low-pro's but the ride is a little dif and you need to watch those big holes they leave in the streets. Hit one at any speed over a walk and yiour looking at either blown tire or a nice bend in rim. They look great and I have gotten used to the ride but one can never forget the best ride of a cad - Stock.

12-12-10, 08:07 PM
Ill post a Pic once I get my count up - Im a newbie here been reading and getting hints for a few months but never had much to say. :O(

01-10-11, 12:40 AM
Wire wheels and Vogue whitewalls look so much better.

01-10-11, 05:14 PM
If you do larger wheels/tires, you really need to upgrade the brakes at the same time to account for the increased rolling weight or your braking performance will be horrible. FWIW, a smaller (17") modern wheel with a simple design would look pretty nice but 20's make them look like Hot Wheels cars.

01-11-11, 08:32 AM
i would go with a different style than those. they make 20" tires with white wall now and vogue makes 20"& 22" with the gold and white stripe.

01-11-11, 07:46 PM
I like it