: Serious problems finding wheels



ZackLakatos
03-24-13, 08:24 PM
Hey guys, im having some trouble. Ive been searching the forums, ebay, amazon, you name it! I cant find a damn thing! All im looking for is a nice set of black 18x10 6x115 rims for my 2005 V to throw on the back, and order the same rim in an 8.5 for the front.

I need new tires pretty badly, but im putting down 533 before the nitrous and any time i downshift to 3rd and try to launch around 60MPH i spin rubber. So i can go two ways; i can get some sticky tires, or throw 18x10" on the back. I dont want to buy new tires, then STILL break traction. Anyone know who makes a 18x10 6x115 in a gloss black? im considering just having my rear rims cut in half then having 1.5" aluminum welded in between them but i think balancing after that would be impossible.

if youve got any ideas please let me know.

rand49er
03-24-13, 08:46 PM
http://www.presencedistribution.com/

Read this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-performance/255533-forgestar-f14-wheels-entering-production-6x115-11.html

They're 19" instead of 18" like you wanted, but they do have piano black (glossy black).

ZackLakatos
03-24-13, 10:05 PM
http://www.presencedistribution.com/

Read this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-performance/255533-forgestar-f14-wheels-entering-production-6x115-11.html

They're 19" instead of 18" like you wanted, but they do have piano black (glossy black). theres no way i could do a 19 with how low im sitting right now. the reply was appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151275480689456&set=a.10151275480459456.491204.828994455&type=3&theater

AAIIIC
03-25-13, 12:42 AM
Hey guys, [I']m having some trouble. I[']ve been searching the forums, ebay, amazon, you name it! I can[']t find a damn thing! All [I']m looking for is a nice set of black 18x10 6x115 rims for my 2005 V to throw on the back, and order the same rim in an 8.5 for the front.
There are no off the shelf 18x10s. You'd have to go with "custom" wheels from CCW, Fikse, HRE, iForged, etc. Since you've apparently spent megabucks on power :p, throwing down some coin for good wheels shouldn't be that big an issue.


[I']m considering just having my rear rims cut in half then having 1.5" aluminum welded in between them but [I ]think balancing after that would be impossible.
These guys (http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/) would probably be disappointed to hear that the wheels they've been widening for 30+ years can't be balanced. Seriously, Weldcraft has been widening wheels for decades and does excellent work. It would be a helluva lot cheaper to get a couple of stock wheels widened than it would be to have a set of custom wheels made.


[T]here[']s no way [I ]could do a 19 with how low [I']m sitting right now. the reply was appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151275480689456&set=a.10151275480459456.491204.828994455&type=3&theater
I don't understand what ride height has to do with wheel diameter. Well, unless you were really slammed and running narrow tires such that the wheels would contact the fender lips, but I don't think that's your plan. I run 19x10s with 275s (http://www.submariner.org/thepno95/Pictures/CTS-V%20pics/LC%20Venetos2.jpg) and my ride height appears to be about the same as yours. If you search for user "tony tone" here or on LS1tech you'll find pics of his slammed car on 20x10s or 20x10.5s.

JD03Cobra
03-25-13, 01:07 PM
Zack - Just looked at your V pics on FB. Looks outstanding!!! Those Forgestar 19" that Rand49er linked would be perfect.

EdmundGTP
03-25-13, 02:30 PM
There are no off the shelf 18x10s. You'd have to go with "custom" wheels from CCW, Fikse, HRE, iForged, etc. Since you've apparently spent megabucks on power :p, throwing down some coin for good wheels shouldn't be that big an issue.


These guys (http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/) would probably be disappointed to hear that the wheels they've been widening for 30+ years can't be balanced. Seriously, Weldcraft has been widening wheels for decades and does excellent work. It would be a helluva lot cheaper to get a couple of stock wheels widened than it would be to have a set of custom wheels made.


I don't understand what ride height has to do with wheel diameter. Well, unless you were really slammed and running narrow tires such that the wheels would contact the fender lips, but I don't think that's your plan. I run 19x10s with 275s (http://www.submariner.org/thepno95/Pictures/CTS-V%20pics/LC%20Venetos2.jpg) and my ride height appears to be about the same as yours. If you search for user "tony tone" here or on LS1tech you'll find pics of his slammed car on 20x10s or 20x10.5s.

All of this^^ The fact that you're lowered should not preclude you from running a larger diameter wheel. You shouldn't run into any issues as long as the outside dimensions of your rubber are the same and the backspacing is correct..