: CCW Wheel Poll for Velose's V...



VELOSE
08-18-06, 04:41 PM
I just recently sold the Asanti's. I'm about to install the GC Kit next Friday with a custom alignment like Calicadi. However, I went with the 650lb Front/600lb Rear springs. I plan to track the car more. With the amount of power I have with the Maggie, I want to get more grip going in back. I'm definitely going with 19's eventhough 18's are preferred for track. I plan to get some Bridestone Potenza RE050 with the 140 treadwear rating. The front tires will be 245/40/19 and rear will be 285/35/19. You can find these tires on tirerack.com.
http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/bridgestone/bs_potenza_re050a_ci2_l.jpg

My dilemna is what finish to get. I am going with the CCW SP16A.
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/gallery/chevrolet/c5corvette/sp16a/2l.jpg
Complete Custom Wheel - Wheel Profiles (http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelprofiles-model.php?id=sp16a)

I'm going to bite off of blownblackcaddy with the 06 center caps. I'm not sure if to go all black anodized like him.
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5024/scloserview3xh.jpg

Fully polished....
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/gallery/cadillac/cts/sp600/3l.jpg

...or there new finish that's available, brushed silver with polished lip, which I'm really leaning on. There's no pics of the finish on CCWheel.com but here's an example of what that could look like from a different brand wheel.
http://elusivefx.com/Gallery/albums/album05/zimg1957ay3.sized.jpg

urbanski
08-18-06, 04:50 PM
brushed, IMO. isn't that something like "bead blasted" or something? sounds low to no maintenance, opposed to polished.
John also has black anodized centercaps, which would rock on a black car...as an alternative to the 06 caps

thebigjimsho
08-18-06, 04:51 PM
Did you ever see Brewster's Millions?


Those wheels just have never done it for me...

VELOSE
08-18-06, 05:01 PM
Here's another example of what a brushed silver w/polished lip would look like but on a V.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/17111d1138208112-hres-4-sale-v.jpg

ssmith100
08-18-06, 05:20 PM
CCW 505A's Chrome. THe only way to go:thumbsup:

Shane

VELOSE
08-18-06, 05:29 PM
CCW 505A's Chrome. THe only way to go:thumbsup:

Shane

This guy......:D The wheels have been chosen. I just need your vote on what finish. I'm assuming fully polished since you like them shiny.

thebigjimsho
08-18-06, 05:57 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/17111d1138208112-hres-4-sale-v.jpgMan, I love those wheels! That V is HAWT!!!

blown black caddy
08-18-06, 08:10 PM
Frank,

You already know my vote........:D
However with that style wheel? I almost went with the brushed polished combo but called John back and changed to the black anodized wheel. I do like the colour combo of all black on a black car. Per CCW's recommendation Windex does seem to work well with the wheels, even on my black anodized ones.

Chef
08-18-06, 10:01 PM
stay with the 18's...Ask the pros and they'll tell ya. 19'S, 20'S, 22'S...C'mon...read from the ones that have lived it....


Fat 18's and fly - physics 101....


Chef

Staxxin
08-18-06, 10:29 PM
I have polished SP600's and man they are a royal pain in the arse to keep clean.

VELOSE
08-19-06, 12:20 AM
Staxxin, maybe I'll consider an all brushed silver wheel instead or, ask to see if he can chrome just the lip.

Chef,
I agree with you. I should get 18's for track but something about the fat look is swaying me away.

blown black caddy
08-19-06, 04:06 PM
[quote=Chef;781482]stay with the 18's...Ask the pros and they'll tell ya. 19'S, 20'S, 22'S...C'mon...read from the ones that have lived it....


Fat 18's and fly - physics 101....


Chef[/quote


If you're referring to unsprung weight between the stock 18's with RUNFLATS and 19" CCW SP600's with a regular tire how much weight difference did you measure? Tire weight alone can sometimes affect handling? Just curious? I only compared them when changing the wheels the morning I swapped. I could not detect any major difference between the two? Now compared to 20's or heaven forbid 22's, major unsprung weight differences. Oh and "the pros" are running 19" wheels on the race car. He's got a Maggie on the car already. I had 23" wheels on my Escalade that was blown with a maggie and it would pull away from most cars easily and there was major unsprung weight on that beast. Also had 15" six piston brakes to stop also.;) The weight savings helps on acceleration and stopping. Just my 2 cents.

calicadi
08-19-06, 05:56 PM
My vote, brushed with shiny rim. Understated class turns more heads than flash.

VELOSE
09-20-06, 01:16 AM
John at CCW Wheels is the man, so far. :D

I spent about 20 minutes at least on the phone with him. He answered all my questions and re-assured me and re-assured me again we would not have any problems rubbing now that I'm lowered. Worst case scenario is if I do rub I'll most likely go ahead and roll my fenders in back. I really want to fit a nice size tire in back.

I ordered the SP16A 19x8.5F/19x10R in an all brushed silver finish with oem center cap fitting. Went with Michelin PS2 245/40 front and 275/35 rear. Can't wait to finish the look in a couple of weeks.

It's not going to pop with bling, bling, like my old Asanti's but it'll give the car a better fitted looking oem wheel. The maggie is going to have a hell of a time trying to break loose the rearend now at the track. ;)

VELOSE
09-20-06, 02:08 AM
This is a high res. pic of a C6 Z06. I met up with him at a track day at Laguna Seca when Dreamin invited me. Click on the link and then expand it to get a good close up of the finish. I thought CCW could polish the lip but that is not possible, and I like it better this way. Easier to clean and like I said, a more oem look for a wider acceptance from the public. ;)

http://images1.fotki.com/v290/filePOkx/61be7/1/197993/3383696/IMG_2295.jpg

CTS-VPaco
09-20-06, 02:46 AM
Red X. I had no trouble breaking my 275's lose with a fully stock car, I doubt you will with the SC addition. Matter of fact, I'm on stock wheels, waiting for a rim repair and two new tires cos apparently I can't keep the tires from spinnin'.

While I'm perfectly happy with my iForged, I kinda have a bug to 'switch it up'. CCW makes some beautiful wheels and John is a topknotch gentleman. I had someone jokingly offer me money on my three good rims and I am thinking of pursuing that deal... Hmm!

Oh, good choice on the rims!

ssmith100
09-20-06, 09:48 AM
Velose,

John is fantastic to work with. I can't tell you how many conversations we had when they were building the prototype 505's for my car. The 275's shouldn't rub at all even on a lowered V. Now the 295's like I have, they will rub period.

Shane

VELOSE
09-20-06, 12:05 PM
Paco, we'll see how it goes. You're right, no matter what, I'm going to break these loose. I just want a higher threshold of grip. However, wait to see these on my car in a few weeks. Then you can make a final decision to leave multi-piece wheels.

Shane, have you rolled your fenders in back yet? If you haven't, do you rub under full or the slightest compression? What brand tire are you using in back?

John told me I could run a 295/30 in back. However, I think he also said as long as it wasn't a Michelin. I guess the Michelin's are beefier than almost any other tire.

Also, I edited my previous post for a link to a high res pic of the finish.

CTS-VPaco
09-20-06, 12:59 PM
Not allowed to view the image. I talked to John when I was considering my wheel purchase and he gave me tons of helpful advice, but in the end, he said he couldn't make the wheel I wanted cos of the six-lug design. I love a simple, clean look.

Rivets, IMHO, make the wheel a li'l too busy for me, but I understand they're necessary in a 3-piece design. So, I went with my second choice, which were the iForged Aero's. Now I'm leaning toward the SP20A's or something in a chrome mesh design to rock the 'bling bling' look for the coming year.

VELOSE
09-20-06, 01:05 PM
http://images1.fotki.com/v290/photos/1/197993/3383696/IMG_2295-vi.jpg

http://images3.fotki.com/v29/photos/1/197993/3383696/IMG_2293-vi.jpg

ssmith100
09-20-06, 02:21 PM
V,

I rub on a heavy compression (pot hole or big dip in the road). My car isn't lowered though. I'm running Michelin's and they are a little wider than typical. Fender's are rolled slightly. The Michelin's are the best tire I have ever diven on though and have lasted a lot longer than I thought they would. I went through a set of Bridgestone's in like 12,000 miles. The Michelin's have over 20,000 and still have almost half there tread left. When it was taking so long to get my wheels back from chrome John said he would replace them with the SP16's. I almost wish now that I had got them. The chrome is very low maintenance though.

Shane

VELOSE
09-20-06, 07:23 PM
I still have time to upgrade to 295/30 if I want but, if I do, it'll have to be non-Michelin. I don't want to rub. Tough decisions....

ssmith100
09-20-06, 11:28 PM
V,

Put the 275 Michelin on the back and be done with it:worship: . I honestly believe they are one of the best tires if not the best tire on the market.

Shane

VELOSE
09-21-06, 12:31 AM
Sounds good....I'll stick with the 275 then.

Thanks Shane:highfive: