: Has anyone tried using the Caddy SRX spare tire on our V WITH A SPACER?



verbs
01-18-06, 05:45 PM
I did a search and saw someone tried the SRX spare and it wouldn't clear the caliper....but has anyone tried using a spacer?

DrivingAmericanNow
01-18-06, 07:15 PM
I don't think it's a six-lug bolt pattern, so I don't see how a spacer would help.

benjet
01-18-06, 08:13 PM
the 18" is 6 bolt and IIRC they still were a no go.

1MEANV
01-18-06, 09:40 PM
it is a 6 lug, but the rim does not bow out enough to clear the caliper

wildwhl
01-18-06, 10:39 PM
My belief (from memory) is that even with a spacer the SRX wheel won't clear the caliper...and a thicker spacer isn't possible due to stud length/wheel clearance.


But I'm an idiot :cookoo:

DaveBlk
01-18-06, 11:17 PM
Won't work!!!

verbs
01-18-06, 11:37 PM
So here's a stupid question....

There are places we can send our stock wheels to get widened, right?

and since the stock wheel is too wide to fit in the spare tire well......

could we possibly send a stock wheel to one of these wheel places and have them NARROW the rim to say an 18x6 or 18x7 in the hopes of getting it to fit in the spare tire well?

I would go to all this trouble to be able to run non-run flats on the car and have a spare in the trunk.

wildwhl
01-19-06, 12:26 AM
verbs-

Yes, this can be done - however, a stock wheel with a 245/45/18 runflat fits in the trunk too :thumbsup:

WW

verbs
01-19-06, 12:48 AM
verbs-

Yes, this can be done - however, a stock wheel with a 245/45/18 runflat fits in the trunk too :thumbsup:

WW

in the trunk or in the spare tire well? I don't want a big tire sitting in the middle of the trunk

c5racr1
01-19-06, 08:29 AM
you take the plastic liner out of the well, and put the tire in there, get the jack and lug wrench from the cts, and you are done.

Joey'sVee
01-19-06, 09:00 AM
A spare is more weight than a donut. We need to get the SRX donut widened or somehow modify it so it will fit.

V-rooooom
01-19-06, 09:06 AM
What about finding a donut that will clear the calipers (if one exists), weld a round plate over the hub area and re-drill the proper six lug pattern, powdercoat black, mount tire...

verbs
01-19-06, 12:34 PM
A spare is more weight than a donut. We need to get the SRX donut widened or somehow modify it so it will fit.

It's not so bad. It's in the rear of the car which will help traction/launches/weight distribution. Also, that will be mitigated my all the rotating mass weight you lose since non-EMT tires weigh less than EMT tires from my understanding....but yes a donut would be better.

Joey'sVee
01-19-06, 12:57 PM
Also a spare rim and tire would be at least $600....ouch!

verbs
01-19-06, 01:08 PM
Also a spare rim and tire would be at least $600....ouch!nah, you'd just keep one of your old tires....take the best one from your last tire change, and viola!

urbanski
01-19-06, 01:37 PM
Also a spare rim and tire would be at least $600....ouch!
sure if you paid full retail.
i didn't pay $200 for my spare

Joey'sVee
01-19-06, 03:57 PM
That's ture...I guess it would be 400 and an previously used tire. So $400....still ouch! I'm a poor man, lol!