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A concern was the lack of spare in the trunk and since I am on the road all day long I had to make something work.

I bought lots of parts from the Caddy dealer and made a full bolt on kit. I milled out the back of the wheel and made a proper spacer/adaptor to fit.

Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?
 

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A concern was the lack of spare in the trunk and since I am on the road all day long I had to make something work.

I bought lots of parts from the Caddy dealer and made a full bolt on kit. I milled out the back of the wheel and made a proper spacer/adaptor to fit.

Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?
Can you provide more detail, in terms of wheel used, tire and pics of milling? Also, I assume you are carrying around a jack as well.
 

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Check it out, well once again this forum sucks and I cant upload the photos. Why hasn't this feature been corrected?
That's because attachments here need to be in the correct resolution. Your native shots were too large. Try resizing the pics if you want to have them as attachment photos in the forum. Sorry but this one is operator error not a forum functionality problem.
 

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Yes everything fits like a glove in the trunk.

I only have a few photos via my phone but I will take ones of the trunk showing how everything fits later today.

It was a bitch sourcing all these parts out because dealers part departments dont want to get annoyed ordering and helping out. I had ordered a number of wheels before I found this one.


I have the scissor jack, lug wrench, spacer, nuts, 1/2 breaker bar with socket for the spacer, OEM air compressor and mounting hardware out back. it looks factory.


its not a cheap option but for piece of mind its so worth it.

Cost me around $600 for ALL the parts if I am correct.

If there is enough interest I will try and work out something for bulk purchases for you guys. I will put the entire kit together and sell directly.
 

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M5Driver, :worship: AWESOME. Great job. Very interested in how to do this as well.
 

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Here you go guys looks and fits perfect.

Just to fill you in. When I first ventured to buy these parts I thought it would be easy but no. When a dealer looks up a part the B/W photos sometimes are not accurate. They faxed me photos and when the part came in i got screwed.

I have two wheels that are 6 lug the other 5 lug because the photos were misrepresented. I had to eat the cost because they were special order and i test fitted them which sucks. I have no clue as to where these other wheels go so I can sell on Ebay.


Photos shown below: I have the 1/2 breaker bar wrapped in plastic wrap so it don't make noise and scratch anything.




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It fits on the rear, too?
 
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I have two wheels that are 6 lug the other 5 lug because the photos were misrepresented. I had to eat the cost because they were special order and i test fitted them which sucks. I have no clue as to where these other wheels go so I can sell on Ebay.
The first generation CTS-V and SRX used 6 lug wheels.... but they weren't interchangeable between the 2 models.

The first gen V guys are always looking for a good deal on a replacement wheel.
 

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Yes it clears the rear that was the easy part the front was the issue.

Guys I called all my support vendors on this and I will need 5+ guys interested with deposits to get this going for anyone. its too costly otherwise and I am not making a dime off this.

It will take me 7-10 days to get all the parts and stuff made etc before shipping.

Think about this, Onstar is great but when your stuck having this spare will be a lifesaver.
 

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Yes it clears the rear that was the easy part the front was the issue.

Guys I called all my support vendors on this and I will need 5+ guys interested with deposits to get this going for anyone. its too costly otherwise and I am not making a dime off this.

It will take me 7-10 days to get all the parts and stuff made etc before shipping.

Think about this, Onstar is great but when your stuck having this spare will be a lifesaver.
How much of deposit are you talking about?

Wouldn't it be easier for you to provide a list of parts that we can order (wheel, jack, etc) while the board members give you a few dollars for the required milled part?

Also, regarding this milled part, what exactly does it do?
 

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word 'em up. If U in the hardcore NY, then I gotta get at U based on this.
 
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