: Picture Time... CTS-V Coupe on 20" BBS CX-Rs



RichP_CTSV
05-14-11, 02:03 PM
I was able to get around and take a few quick pictures of my coupe. The fitment of the CX-Rs is VERY tight, but with a carefully designed spacer, the right size tires, etc and they fit. Car is lowered on Eibach Sports.

Specs:
BBS CX-R Antracite
20x8.5 ET25 Front with 245/35/20 PS2 (+6mm spacer to clear the caliper face)
20x10 ET25 Rear 285/35/20 PS2

Thank you to BBS USA and Eric at Supreme Power Parts for the help and assistance fitting these to the V! :thumbsup:

http://rtechnic.com/images/v_coupe_05_2011/richp_vcoupe_may2011_1.jpg

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RichP_CTSV
05-14-11, 02:04 PM
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Bushidopupil
05-14-11, 02:22 PM
VERY NICE BRO!!! Great picture skills also.

jb_bgg
05-14-11, 02:30 PM
Looks great. How big of a difference have you noticed in overall ride with the lower profile tires?

hulksdaddy
05-14-11, 02:42 PM
Looks great!

Bigron
05-14-11, 02:44 PM
Very nice. WHat was the price for the full setup with rims, tires and spacers?

haterinc
05-14-11, 02:44 PM
Very nice choice... Interesting cross laced spoke pattern at the hubs too! I like it

550HP STSV
05-14-11, 02:46 PM
that looks simply amazing.

areuv
05-14-11, 03:24 PM
http://rtechnic.com/images/v_coupe_05_2011/richp_vcoupe_may2011_10.jpg[/QUOTE]

I think this is the best aftermarket wheel set up I have seen on a coupe so far, couple questions, how heavy are they? are they forged? lighter than the stock wheels? also did you cut a quarter link out of your front springs? because you car has a perfect stance, this rear 3/4 shot is just sexy

RichP_CTSV
05-14-11, 03:32 PM
Thank you everyone! Im very happy with the result.


Looks great. How big of a difference have you noticed in overall ride with the lower profile tires?

The car handles slightly better, due more to the springs than the wheels. Steering feels a little more precise. The ride is perhaps a little more harsh, but its very small; hardly feels like the car is lowered on low-profile tires, a testament to its engineering!

Caddy Wagon
05-14-11, 04:37 PM
Looks awesome! Great choice of wheels, and very nice photo skills as well. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Do you have any profile pics of the front wheels when they are pointed straight ahead that might show how far in or out of the wheelwell they sit?

PremierJosh
05-14-11, 05:22 PM
I like eveything about it man. Great job well done.

boobiedaddy
05-14-11, 06:17 PM
Excellent rim/tire setup!

JimmyH
05-14-11, 06:19 PM
I hate your photos. They demonstrate to me what a lousy photographer I am.

Nice wheels :thumbsup:

Vapordoc
05-14-11, 06:54 PM
I really like the offset on the rear wheels. Perfect.

hlantin
05-14-11, 07:02 PM
sweet!!

wfo
05-14-11, 07:36 PM
http://rtechnic.com/images/v_coupe_05_2011/richp_vcoupe_may2011_10.jpg

I think this is the best aftermarket wheel set up I have seen on a coupe so far, couple questions, how heavy are they? are they forged? lighter than the stock wheels? also did you cut a quarter link out of your front springs? because you car has a perfect stance, this rear 3/4 shot is just sexy[/QUOTE]

I think these beauties in a mono bloc as they are, are absolutley a very sweet wheel...

Now, have you seen WFO's Coupe Photo Shoot?

areuv
05-14-11, 08:58 PM
I think this is the best aftermarket wheel set up I have seen on a coupe so far, couple questions, how heavy are they? are they forged? lighter than the stock wheels? also did you cut a quarter link out of your front springs? because you car has a perfect stance, this rear 3/4 shot is just sexy

I think these beauties in a mono bloc as they are, are absolutley a very sweet wheel...

Now, have you seen WFO's Coupe Photo Shoot?[/QUOTE]

yes you're right I've seen your (WFO) photo shoot and that car is damn sexy too, it looks like 'm going have to break down and buy a set of 20's for my coupe to so I can keep up with you guys, but I have never seen these BBS wheels before and was impressed with the way they look on the V, in the past on my E55 and 993 twin turbo I went with HRE's and I had been trying to figure out which HRE's would look good on the V, now I will truely consider these BBS wheels

RichP_CTSV
05-14-11, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the compliments again!

I didnt cut my front springs, although I think the front stance would be even better if it came down about 1/4 inch.

They are spun-cast wheels, not forged. They also have the new BBS back-milling technology. I didn't weigh them, but they did not feel too different than stock when I installed them.

I took a few pics with my iphone showing the front fitment; it looks worse in the images than on the car. Ideal fitment would be without the 6mm spacer, but it wont clear the calipers.

chopmeat
05-14-11, 09:45 PM
Hey, looks great, cool pix, thanks!
Why didn't you go with fatter tires after doing all that? Like 305's?

thebigjimsho
05-14-11, 10:36 PM
That is a damn great looking wheel!

RichP_CTSV
05-15-11, 11:29 AM
I would have liked to, but if I remember correctly, only Pirelli had the matching front/rear sizes I would need, and they were $$$$.

RichP_CTSV
05-15-11, 11:29 AM
Hey, looks great, cool pix, thanks!
Why didn't you go with fatter tires after doing all that? Like 305's?

I would have liked to, but if I remember correctly, only Pirelli had the matching front/rear sizes I would need, and they were $$$$.

BlackCTSV
05-15-11, 12:26 PM
Anybody know what the offset is for the rear OEM 19x10" wheels on the coupe? I thought it was around 40's or 50's which means that your setup is virtually running about a 20mm "spacer" on the rears, making them stick out more which is why they look so awesome/flush with the car.... This also means that you can safely run 20x11" wheels in the rear (there is another 20 mm of space on the inside of the wheel well) with an offset of 37mm. I'm trying to figure this out because I want to order the widest possible wheel for the rear....

NC_Cadzilla
05-16-11, 03:30 AM
That has to be the best wheels i have seen yet on a cts-v

Caddy Wagon
05-16-11, 03:36 AM
...I didnt cut my front springs, although I think the front stance would be even better if it came down about 1/4 inch...

If it was 1/4 inch lower in the front, would the tires still clear the fenders?

RafCon
05-16-11, 04:45 AM
Very nice rims!! I really like the design. Amazing photos too! what kind of camera did you use?

TheSpungos
05-16-11, 01:32 PM
That has to be the best wheels i have seen yet on a cts-v

Agreed - I was just thinking the same thing. Those wheels look absolutely perfect on that car. Wonder how they'd look on the sedan.

Spectacular picture skills too - really really well done.

RichP_CTSV
05-16-11, 06:48 PM
If it was 1/4 inch lower in the front, would the tires still clear the fenders?

possibly; when the car was jacked up on one side and the suspension more compressed on the other, it looked like the tires would tuck into the fender with *some* clearance.


Very nice rims!! I really like the design. Amazing photos too! what kind of camera did you use?

nothing fancy. Canon S90 point-and-shoot. a little work in pshop after to clean things up.

IGotId
05-17-11, 01:43 AM
any rubbing with your current setup?

kanyouheminow
05-27-11, 02:42 AM
That's a good look for sure.