: Rims and Tires

05-13-13, 09:40 PM
I've been doing a lot of reading and searching on this site and others but I still haven't found the answer I am looking for. I am thinking about buying a set of 20" Vogue rims. The question I have is can I put the same size tires (275 35R20) on the front and back of the car without any issues? Does anyone else have the same setup or is there another size tire I should be looking at? I am also looking for recommendations on tires. Right now I am trying to decide between the BF Goodrich g-force sport comp 2 and the Hankook Ventus. They are both within my price range. Any help and advice is appreciated.

05-14-13, 08:12 AM
I run Bfg kdw 2 nt they look cool and work great. As for 275 in the front I don't think it will fit. When you turn it's going to rub.

05-14-13, 08:18 AM
I think to avoid issues with Traction Controll and ABS, you want to keep the same rolling diameter as stock. I'm running 255/35-20 in the front, which has the same rolling diameter as stock and no rubbing.

Berger 93
05-14-13, 09:27 AM
I assume you are no longer interested in the iForged I have for sale?

05-14-13, 08:18 PM
I assume you are no longer interested in the iForged I have for sale?

I like your iForged wheels but they aren't exactly what I am looking for. I really want chrome wheels, not polished. Also, the new Vogue wheels are more within my price range. Thanks for the info though.

I was hoping to get the same size tires for the front and back so I can rotate them but it sounds like its not possible.

I like the kdw 2's also but most of the reviews say they are really noisy.

05-14-13, 11:29 PM
Polished wheels have their pros and cons over chrome. If you get a curb rash with a polished wheel lip it can usually be repaired fairly easily on the car, not so with chrome. However, the overall maintenance on a polished wheel is more.

The Iforge will be a higher quality stronger and lighter weight wheel, as it's forged. I'm pretty sure the Vogue wheels will be cast, and hence why they are cheaper. Doesn't matter either way to me what you get as I don't know the sellers of either, just a few things to consider.

05-15-13, 05:57 PM
I can't hear them if they are noisy. It's people who drive hybrids that complain. I have had 4 sets on 3 different cars and can't complain abought them.

05-15-13, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the info PNBLWZD. I liked your wheels too but I can't get away from the look of chrome.

So does anybody know for sure that you can't run the same size wheels front and back? In other words has anybody actually tried it?

05-16-13, 12:01 AM
No worries, they are still on the car looking great.

You can run the same diameter wheels front and back as long as rolling diameter is same as stock, which is what I have, but the width still needs to be a staggered fitment.

05-16-13, 09:34 AM
What's the difference between diameter and rolling diameter? Are you saying the front would have to be a lower profile tire to compensate for the bigger diameter rim?

05-16-13, 11:36 AM
Yes, wheel diameter vs tire outside rolling diameter. The rear tires are taller than the fronts IIRC, so yes the sidewall height on the fronts will be smaller than the rear if using the same diameter wheel front and back. I have 255/35-20 tire in the front and 275/35-20 on the rear.


I used a tire/wheel size comparator app, and the rears are only 2% larger than the front. Weather or not this is enough to affect TC or ABS I don't know, but the rear in the front will probably rub.

05-16-13, 12:30 PM
Gotcha thanks for explaining that.

05-16-13, 12:54 PM
The factory front rolling diameter is approx 27" (84.9" Circ.), the rear is approx 27.7" (86.9" Circ.). I don't know how much deviation from these values you can have before the computer throws a fit, just providing the values.

05-21-13, 04:47 PM
I ordered the Vogue wheels over the weekend and they said ships in 3-5 days. Got a call today and they told me they are backordered for 45-60 days. I'm pretty disappointed to say the least. That means I MIGHT have them by the 4th of July but I doubt it.

Anybody have a set they want to sell?

05-23-13, 09:45 PM
I do

05-24-13, 10:06 AM
what size do you have the kdws in. i cant find them in our tire sizes..

05-24-13, 02:00 PM
They don't make them in our size. But that never stopped me before.

06-01-13, 01:15 PM
I've got an extra set of painted factory wheels with near new Continetal Extreme DW tires available. If anyone is interested PM me an offer, located in So Cal but can ship. In the classifieds now....

06-25-13, 08:27 PM
I finally got the Vogue wheels and new tires. I went with the Hankooks. What a huge difference compared to the Pirelli RF's. Thanks everyone for all of the help and suggestions. Now I need some lowering springs...... 120081

06-25-13, 09:46 PM
I finally got the Vogue wheels and new tires. I went with the Hankooks. What a huge difference compared to the Pirelli RF's. Thanks everyone for all of the help and suggestions. Now I need some lowering springs...... <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=120081"/>


Dave G
06-25-13, 11:32 PM
Very nice!

06-26-13, 11:21 AM
What size tires did you end up going with?

06-26-13, 07:23 PM
Thanks for the compliments. You can't go wrong with these Vogue wheels. The price is right and they look great.

I went with the recommended 255 35R20 in the front and the 275 35R20 in the back.

06-27-13, 06:49 AM
Looks great. How much did you end up spending?

06-27-13, 07:40 AM
The wheels were about $1500.

06-27-13, 10:13 PM
Looking really sharp.

06-27-13, 10:29 PM
Looking really sharp.

Thank you.

06-28-13, 03:23 AM
The Vouge CV-7s is a great looking wheel, I have them on my 2nd gen Aurora and even considered them for my V however they don't make those for our cars, they are under sized - Those were intended for the 1st gen CTS-V.

06-28-13, 11:18 AM
A little off-topic but still a rabbit trail; I am having my wheels dipped today; previous owner curb rashed them. Will post pics if anyone is interested.