: CTSV Coupe Forgstar 9.5 front 12 rear 345/25/20 Nitto enjoy



obd2
08-12-12, 05:55 PM
http://s1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/obd2011/

Kmajecki
08-12-12, 06:25 PM
I like it!

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/obd2011/c3f5d0ae.jpg

obd2
08-12-12, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE=obd2;3055539]http://s1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/obd2011/[/QUOTE]

Traction- getting out of the hole 30% improvement. Mods pulley/hx/cai/cat back

Weight of wheels with lug nuts
-345/25/20 on forgestar CF10 12x20 = 62lbs
-275/30/20 on forgestar CF10 9.5x20 = 54lbs

ride quality -
-Tires are very quiet
- better grip than OEM all around (but super pilot sport are better tire for the track)
- ride 5 to10% stiffer than before hardly notice but steering feel more reponsive
Cons
-Gas mileage decreased by 2%
Pros
need this combination if modified

Looks
- been told the car looks on steroids

Where to get them
-Howey Industries (Paul)

xlr_x
08-13-12, 08:09 AM
looking good and which springs Eibach ?

obd2
08-13-12, 09:50 AM
yes eibach. i also cut 1/4 of a coil

DRL650
08-13-12, 05:11 PM
Looks great. This may be my next set of wheels. I ran the Nittos on my Grand Sport not a bad tire. I did not think the cadillac caps could be used with the Forgestars?

obd2
08-13-12, 09:46 PM
Looks great. This may be my next set of wheels. I ran the Nittos on my Grand Sport not a bad tire. I did not think the cadillac caps could be used with the Forgestars?

I used the existing cadillac caps. I had to cut and sand them to fit slush. it took me 3.5 hrs for all 4 caps..I always try to make the car look OEM, and it works... most people think there are cadillac wheels

silverstreaker
08-14-12, 04:58 AM
does the magnetic ride suspension work with the eibachs? any issues with touring or sport suspension modes?

CoppeR
08-14-12, 09:53 AM
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Chunky! Love it!

DRL650
08-14-12, 04:31 PM
I used the existing cadillac caps. I had to cut and sand them to fit slush. it took me 3.5 hrs for all 4 caps..I always try to make the car look OEM, and it works... most people think there are cadillac wheels

Thanks for the info. I also like to keep the OEM look. I am pretty sure these will be my next wheel/tire combo. You cant beat the price of these wheels and the tires are also pretty reasonable compared to most. Gotta love the 345s in the rear. Any shots from the rear?

cracing
08-14-12, 09:35 PM
so you cut 1/4 of the spring and no issues? how is ride quality? I am considering cutting my D3 comp. springs. but am hesitant.

Darnell
08-15-12, 12:47 AM
That looks sick. Thanks for the awesome pictures.

tkracing
08-15-12, 01:13 AM
Car looks very nice..... Especially the rear.

obd2
08-15-12, 10:43 AM
yes cut a 1/4 of a coil front and back. as for ride quality very close to stock. in other words still drives like a cadillac

cracing
08-15-12, 01:51 PM
Nice thank you for the reply!

cracing
08-15-12, 01:55 PM
Have you done an Allignment since you cut the springs? Just did an Allignment and I'm at ~2.5 degrees camber in the back

obd2
08-15-12, 02:57 PM
Have you done an Allignment since you cut the springs? Just did an Allignment and I'm at ~2.5 degrees camber in the back

Yes, did one last year right after the eibach spring installation. I will be doing an allignment again due to the wider tires.

Paul@HoweyIndustries
08-15-12, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE=obd2;3055539]http://s1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/obd2011/

Traction- getting out of the hole 30% improvement. Mods pulley/hx/cai/cat back

Weight of wheels with lug nuts
-345/25/20 on forgestar CF10 12x20 = 62lbs
-275/30/20 on forgestar CF10 9.5x20 = 54lbs

ride quality -
-Tires are very quiet
- better grip than OEM all around (but super pilot sport are better tire for the track)
- ride 5 to10% stiffer than before hardly notice but steering feel more reponsive
Cons
-Gas mileage decreased by 2%
Pros
need this combination if modified

Looks
- been told the car looks on steroids

Where to get them
-Howey Industries (Paul)

Looks absolutely amazing!!! I love the Gunmetal on Silver!!!

BI2011ESV
08-15-12, 03:12 PM
Looks damn good. I wish I could get 345's under my sedan.

cracing
08-15-12, 04:03 PM
Did they state how they adjusted your camber or if they just left it.

obd2
08-15-12, 04:28 PM
Did they state how they adjusted your camber or if they just left it.
I do my own alignment (I borrow a friends shop). I set the front wheels to stock setting and the rear to zero. Setting the rear to zero provides me better straight line traction (Kick some street butt) and better tires life. I do however still get excellent cornering traction and I do occasionally track the car in road course.
This is my preference it might not be your

cracing
08-15-12, 07:29 PM
So your car did give you the possibility to adjust camber? I have the 3.6 with nothing to adjust as far as camber goes and haven't been able to find anyone that manufactures a camber kit.

SleeperCTSV
08-15-12, 09:17 PM
Awesome!! Could you post some more pics, rear, rear quarter, fear tire line, etc? Thanks!

obd2
08-16-12, 04:25 PM
So your car did give you the possibility to adjust camber? I have the 3.6 with nothing to adjust as far as camber goes and haven't been able to find anyone that manufactures a camber kit.

The V has adjustment for camber both front and back (I would assume 3.6 and 3.0 have the same adjustments). For the front and back camber adjustment you must loosen the bolt and push the lower control arm to the desired setting and tighten. There is no oval bolt and washer to adjust camber, again you must loosen the bolt move the lower control (1/4 inch play) to appropriate setting and TIGHTEN.

cracing
08-16-12, 04:35 PM
Is must be specific to V's my suspension guy states their was no such adjustments for my 3.6.

obd2
08-16-12, 05:27 PM
Is must be specific to V's my suspension guy states their was no such adjustments for my 3.6.

i find that hard to believe. when i first look at my V it looked like no ajustment but there is

obd2
08-16-12, 08:19 PM
Awesome!! Could you post some more pics, rear, rear quarter, fear tire line, etc? Thanks!
i will be posting more pic next week

cracing
08-16-12, 09:12 PM
I will look into it see what I can do as far as adjustment goes. Appreciate it again for all the answers!

musclesbmf
08-17-12, 12:50 PM
Superb!!

Mark

obd2
08-17-12, 02:39 PM
Looks absolutely amazing!!! I love the Gunmetal on Silver!!!

Funny Paul, it was your recommedation
thanks for the great service

DRL650
08-30-12, 05:56 PM
any new pics? Would like to see some shots from the rear.

seandalal
08-30-12, 07:33 PM
thats a nice car you got there!

LV_V
09-09-12, 03:37 PM
Finally got them I see. Lookin good!