: Stock CTS wheels and tires



HiTechRV
12-22-06, 06:46 AM
Do stock CTS wheels and tires fit the V? Clearly they'd have traction issues in good whether. I'm wondering whether they'd be good in special situations - say as front tires at a drag strip after warranty runs out (those runflats are HEAVY!), winter wheels and tires, moving to something like blizzak snow and ice tires once the stock rubber was gone...etc.

SilverBullet
12-22-06, 06:50 AM
stock CTS's are 5 lugs.

HiTechRV
12-22-06, 12:27 PM
Thanks! Are there any OEM wheels that fit? 6 lug limits the choices to mostly aftermarket I'd guess.

50 4Ever
12-22-06, 12:53 PM
Thanks! Are there any OEM wheels that fit? 6 lug limits the choices to mostly aftermarket I'd guess.

The only OEM wheels I know of that fit come on the CTS-V. The 6-lug 115 mm bolt circle and the offset severely limit your choices.

HiTechRV
12-22-06, 02:35 PM
Not on the wheel page, but on the wheel spec page it says SRX wheels are the same bolt pattern. Hmm - I wonder if the salvage yards have any pulls of SRX wheels and tires from wrecks for cheap winter tires. Time to go read up on SRX's a little just for fun.

The seem to have 3 wheel sizes:

17 in. x 7.5 in. cast aluminum with painted finish (V6)
18 in. x 8 in. cast aluminum with ultrabright machine finish (V8, optional V6)
20 in. cast aluminum with polished finish (Optional)*

Depending on the offset I wonder if the 18's or 20's might work.

atdeneve
12-22-06, 03:09 PM
Won't work. Doesn't clear the brake calipers. I think. I'm sure a quick search will give you answers.

cornfed
12-22-06, 03:34 PM
Won't work. Doesn't clear the brake calipers. I think. I'm sure a quick search will give you answers.

Correct. I believe it won't clear the brakes and they're a different bolt pattern.

atdeneve
12-22-06, 04:18 PM
No, same bolt pattern. Just no brake clearance. I think.

cornfed
12-22-06, 04:20 PM
No, same bolt pattern. Just no brake clearance. I think.

I don't own a V, but I can tell from the pics I've seen that they have 6 lugs and my 3.6l only has 5.

atdeneve
12-22-06, 04:27 PM
Not talkin' bout the CTS (post #2, then jump to #5). SRX is about the only other car with the 6x115 bolt pattern that is unique to the V. But no brake clearance.

svassh
12-22-06, 05:27 PM
Not talkin' bout the CTS (post #2, then jump to #5). SRX is about the only other car with the 6x115 bolt pattern that is unique to the V. But no brake clearance.

Ditto on the STS-V

HiTechRV
12-22-06, 07:03 PM
Ok - is that due to the CTS-V needing more offset?