: Do I need wheel spacers in Cincinnati?

03-04-13, 09:42 AM
I am thinking of running this set up on my 2012 CTS V (6 M):

Hankook Ventus 12 Evo: 275/40/19 and 305/30/19.

I have decided to go with this company as opposed to the Michelin Super Sports because if I hate the setup, I am only out half the money.

Someone suggested I will probably need spacers, probably 15 mm.

I would love any advice about the spacers and where I could purchase them in Cincinnati.

Thanks so much,


03-04-13, 09:54 AM
Do you mean 275/35 19? That front is taller than stock and doesn't match the rear...

03-04-13, 11:03 AM
Thanks for getting back to me,thebigjimsho,

if I ran the 275/35/19 would it be okay with the 305/30/19?

Much appreciated.


03-04-13, 12:31 PM
Yep, that would be properly matched. Those tires will be only slightly shorter than stock but that works fine. Only issue is the speedometer might be a hair fast...

03-04-13, 01:09 PM
Much appreciated again,

if the speedometer is a hair fast, good and bad. Good because I think I will be going faster at the driving schools. Bad is I assume my mileage will be increased as a result? I lease this car.

Thanks again,


03-04-13, 10:01 PM
Good point. It won't be a lot, but it will be something. Not sure how many miles you'd lose...

03-05-13, 08:56 AM
Mr. thebigjimsho,

since we are having a dialogue and I have no friends, can I come over for Easter lunch or dinner? I am not so presumptious that I would expect to stay for both. I will bring the suger covered peeps that my aunt who raised me bought me year. I will bring both pink and yellow.

By the way do you have any thoughts on whether I will need spacers?

Thanks and appreciated,


03-09-13, 11:57 PM

I would guess no spacers needed...