: Wider stock wheel replicas??



Seattle CTS-V
02-06-06, 01:01 PM
Since I now have my car Maggied I now feel the need to get wider rear tires. Of course, that also means I need wider rear wheels. I currently have the stock wheels in chrome and I'm pretty content with their look and size as my commute is about 60 miles/day. My question is this - does anyone make the same wheel spoke design but in a wider version? It would be awesome to have the appearance of the same spoke design but with a little deep-dish action. I'd like to be able to squeeze on 275's at a minimum. I would basically be buying just 2 new wheels to run in the rear. I've thought about just getting the 2 rears widened but don't really want to have a couple weeks downtime.

Thanks!!!

Dreamin
02-06-06, 02:23 PM
No one makes wider stock replica's.... I even talked to a few replica wheels mfg. companies... no one's interested in making a wheel for the CTS-V... "not enough volume".

Seattle CTS-V
02-06-06, 07:27 PM
That's what I figured. Thanks for the info!

Got5onit
02-07-06, 07:52 PM
I've been checking Ebay and have yet to see a replica. Hell, there are hardly any wheels for sale that will fit the CTS-V that do not cost an arm + leg.:mad:

DANM
10-25-08, 07:28 PM
is this still the case, i know this is an old thread?

PISNUOFF
10-25-08, 08:55 PM
Yes, still the case. You can easily put 275's on the rear with the stock wheels. There are companies that widen stock rims also, search some more old threads and you'll find a bunch of info.

thebigjimsho
10-25-08, 09:08 PM
275 tires on a 8.5" rim is a crime.

CTSV_510
10-25-08, 09:20 PM
Jim, what are your wheels widened to again? 9.25"?

Do you have to run a spacer?

PISNUOFF
10-25-08, 09:47 PM
Not so much a crime for a little better straight line traction on the street. On the track, it's a crime.

CTS-Voodoo
10-25-08, 10:19 PM
If 275s are a crime, then Im a felon. I have 275s on the stock chrome rims right now, and Im debating putting 295s on them since they dont bulge too bad. ;)

bpm
10-25-08, 10:49 PM
I don't think the front end weight of the maggie helps either. Correct me if I am wrong but i'm thinking of adding weight in the truck maybe a couple of cases of water or sand bags to even out the weight ratio.

CTSV_510
10-25-08, 11:57 PM
I don't think the front end weight of the maggie helps either. Correct me if I am wrong but i'm thinking of adding weight in the truck maybe a couple of cases of water or sand bags to even out the weight ratio.

If I were so inclined I would start by relocating the battery to the trunk before adding sand bags.

thebigjimsho
10-26-08, 02:01 AM
Jim, what are your wheels widened to again? 9.25"?

Do you have to run a spacer?Yes, 9.25". And a very small spacer.

thebigjimsho
10-26-08, 02:04 AM
If 275s are a crime, then Im a felon. I have 275s on the stock chrome rims right now, and Im debating putting 295s on them since they dont bulge too bad. ;)Right. That's retarded. No offense...:thepan:

urbanski
10-26-08, 06:31 AM
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