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    Cool The New Guy

    Just traded my 2002 Mustang GT for a 2007 Cadillac STS-V with 101,000 miles.
    The Stang has much more "Head Turning" body lines, But the STS V comes with 200 more Horsepower.
    I am just now getting used to the drastic decrease in fuel economy. If I were really concerned with fuel consumption,
    I would be rolling in a Prius. So glad to find this site. This is my first Caddy, and damn it is awesome. Currently in the shop
    getting the exhaust straightened(parking incident?) and two reconditioned mag wheels on the rear. 19x9.5 rims.
    Bought a donut,for this car comes with no spare. NOT buying runflats.................
    Chat soon,
    Lockdog
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    Re: The New Guy

    Interesting in seeing how the spare tire works out. It's probably a tough fit over the brake disk and caliper.
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    Re: The New Guy

    Welcome! I'm a proud new owner of an 07 STS-V as well.

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    Re: The New Guy

    Welcome! I just bought mine about 3 months ago and I traded in an '06 Mitsu Evo 9 and I don't regret it! Not sure how you're getting worse fuel mileage in the Cadillac vs the 'Stang. I had an '00 GT automatic with factory 3.37 gears, lowered, and basic bolt-ons (Diablo tuner, CAI, Magnaflow exhaust) and I could barely muster about 20-21 on the highway. In my V, I get about 22 MPG's. Even in the city, the MPG's aren't too shabby for a boat with a huff'n'puffed V8. Anywho, some V's came with exhaust that was off centered and there is a TSB out there for the fix. Not sure if that's the same issue as yours. Anywho, enjoy your rare gem!

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    Re: The New Guy

    Good luck finding one that is 6 lugs that fits over the calipers ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Good luck finding one that is 6 lugs that fits over the calipers ...
    Tru dat

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    Re: The New Guy

    After taking a closer look at this donut, There is no way it will fit over the calipers. It is also 5 lug....... I guess thats why my buddy at work gave it to me for free yesterday. It was a good idea, the short time that it lasted. Bent pipes getting fixed today, along with two "New" back wheels. They
    look new, but they are re-conditioned. Some guy in CA., I am told, sends them to my wheel guy in Indy. I purchased ( 2) 9 1/2X19". He could not get me the 8 1/2 X 18" for the front though. I thought that was odd. So by days end, the rear of this car should be quite improoved. I am fearing
    that the torch will not get the pipe hot enough to bend it back in place.

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    Re: The New Guy

    Welcome I just bought mine not too long ago and I love it!! Welcome

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    Re: The New Guy

    OK.You have got me....... What do V owners do for a spare tire? It does not appear to have Run Flats on it now?

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    Re: The New Guy

    buy another 19x 9.5 wheel.... I dont have a spare either lol

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    Re: 2007 STSV bought in jun. 101,000mi

    I need brakes! I have parked it due to particulates building up on the mags in the front. The rotors are clean, but have lips. I am looking at chrome brakes, brand , colored drilled and slotted rotors.
    Less than 600$ for 4.........I am concerned about the break in period that removes the paint in the action zone...........

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    I did buy a new wheel for the rear, in fact I got 2. My guy can't get the fronts, for
    Some reason. Actually the previous owner paid for one, when I called him out on the fact that it had never been wrecked or off the road. It is very easy to put the rear wheels of this car into the curb........

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacTurtle222
    Welcome! I just bought mine about 3 months ago and I traded in an '06 Mitsu Evo 9 and I don't regret it! Not sure how you're getting worse fuel mileage in the Cadillac vs the 'Stang. I had an '00 GT automatic with factory 3.37 gears, lowered, and basic bolt-ons (Diablo tuner, CAI, Magnaflow exhaust) and I could barely muster about 20-21 on the highway. In my V, I get about 22 MPG's. Even in the city, the MPG's aren't too shabby for a boat with a huff'n'puffed V8. Anywho, some V's came with exhaust that was off centered and there is a TSB out there for the fix. Not sure if that's the same issue as yours. Anywho, enjoy your rare gem!
    My mustang GT is a ***** compared to the V.
    I primarily drive the 02 GT because it saves me gas, and I can drive the total shit out of it, and it takes it.265 HP stock but the ability to downshift
    Is a huge plus over the V. The only other thing is
    The stereo has less total watts. Although the V sounds a bit better. The V is a freaking badass rocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp
    Good luck finding one that is 6 lugs that fits over the calipers ...
    Yeah, that didn't pan out so well. I'm still new.

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    Tacturtle something must be amiss here.
    My first tank was 14.37 mpg and my second was 17.8 when I started taking it easy on the brakes.
    My 3rd tank is almost gone and it may hit 18. Only going to church with it now. Your V is getting better mileage than the reports show?
    Please fill me in. I'm driving a ford still, every day.

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    Re: The New Guy

    Get some EBC black dash rotors and Red Stuff pads. I think mine were 900 from Place for Brakes.

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    Re: The New Guy

    What's the brand and model of the wheel you're getting? Hard to find wheels for this car, outside of custom fitments.

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    Re: The New Guy

    Instead of a spare most of us carry a good flat repair kit with a pump and hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrizzyDizzy
    What's the brand and model of the wheel you're getting? Hard to find wheels for this car, outside of custom fitments.
    I bought the 2 rears from a place in Indy called Lincoln auto parts. They only sell wheels and caps. They are factory replacements? 360$ ea
    So I have two scratched up ones, in the mini barn........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jailtime
    Get some EBC black dash rotors and Red Stuff pads. I think mine were 900 from Place for Brakes.
    I will investigate. I already ordered the red stuff pads. I need to save up a couple more weeks for the rotors. Thanks for the advice! I will look a those black dash rotors from EBC.

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