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Do you have any rubbing or fitment issues? My V is still at stock height, but I'd like to bring it down some (maybe .5 to 1.5 inches lower) in the near future, so I don't want to buy wheels that will have problems with lowering. Are you both running H&R springs with MM spacers? Any other mods required (trailing arms/control arms?, etc.)? Did you roll your fenders? Would you recommend these wheels?
Rubbing will be an issue if you don't deal with it. I'm sitting on KWs and had them at their lowest setting, both rears rubbed on the inside fender. Had to raise the rear. That being said I've got stiffer springs as per fuzzys recommendation that I will be installing tomorrow.
I should note that, even though I raised the rear, the springs are still soft enough that some bumps cause rub. And some spirited driving did cause one of my tires to grab a fender, pulled it a lil bit and sliced the tire all the way around. Luckily it didn't blow but it cost me a new tire. So new tire, stiffer springs and inside fender fix tomorrow. I'm hoping I can lower it back down a 1/4" or so in the rear.
Other than all that, effing love the wheels and having 10" in the back. I do notice the difference vs stock.
I'll pose the question to everyone else with the Forgestar F14 wheels, too. Any rubbing at stock height or slightly (1" or so) lowered?
I'm not going to go into any long speach on how f***ed these rims were spec'd out. Bottom line is if you want to look cool and putt around like you got a 4cycl. Buy them. If you want to drive the way the car was designed then don't. I'm contiplating selling and going back to stock so I can drive the car prior. Yes I've done spacers and adjustments,still rubs(scratched up side walls look like chit) in hard corners, $250 a hoop and it gets old real fast.
Thanks for the bottom line answer. That's what I was looking for. I've done that on other cars, cut up wheel wells and rolled fenders, trying to fit wheels/tires that were too big. I don't want the hassle with this one. Your car looks awesome, but I'd rather be able to drive it without worrying about rubbing or blowing out a tire.
Can you recommend a width/backspacing that works (other than stock)?
Linea Corse Venetos, "hyper silver", 19x8.5"/10", 245/40-19s up front, 275/35-19s in the rear. Car is lowered ~1-1.5" on KW coilovers.
Mille Miglia wheels, long discontinued. 18x8" +38mm (as I recall), stock suspension, stock tire size. These were on the car, with snow tires mounted , when I bought it used in the summer of 2007.
GM Accessory wheels, same specs as stock (18x8.5" +42mm), stock suspension, stock tire size:
Rota Torques, "hyper black", same specs as stock (18x8.5" +42mm) with stock tire size, stock suspension:
Same wheels, lowered on the KW coilovers. Car was filthy after a track event (note the front wheels aren't as blingy as the rears due to all the brake dust):
'05 Stealth Grey CTS-V, 19x8.5/10" CCW T140s with Toyo Proxes T1 Sports (summer), black Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels with 275/35-18 R-compounds (track), Hyperblack Rota Torques (winter), KW Variant3s, V2 front brakes, Hotchkis rear sway bar, EPS cam, TEA-ported 243 heads, FAST92 intake w/LS2 TB, JBA Camaro/G8 1-3/4" shorty headers w/JBA cat pipes, Corsa exhaust, UUC motor and tranny mounts, UUC shifter, MAPerformance trailing arms, Specter cradle bushings, etc...
Linea Corse LC855s, 19x8.5/10", not sure on suspension mods and tire sizes since this isn't my car:
Another car, same style of wheels:
IMHO, Rand49er has the sexiest V with LC855s.
Just got my V a week ago and love it. Previous owner put MHT Monotec T03 20" rims and I really dig them. Hope I don't dent em cuz I do not want to pay for a replacement!badillac 04-26-10.jpg
Have any more pictures? I'd love to see more of that Extreme Composites hood.