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Is there a longer shock I can install? All I need is two more inches in the back and the rims will fit. thanx
 

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IBTL... you honestly didnt ask this did you?

its not a jeep....

there are plenty of people out there with 20's without longer shocks
 

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I wanna see a photo of this!

Please, post the offset of wheel is causing this kind of problem. This is a recurring theme, and no one seems to ever post offset, which is the most critical dimension for putting larger wheels and tires on a CTS. It wiould be nice to put together a list of offsets that fit, and those that don't.

(On the back of the rim, there will be some numbers like 20x10J ET35. The last number is the offset in mm.)
 
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I will take pics asap.

What is everyone's problem in here.

You act like you never hear or see someone doing something different.

You guys install chrome pillers!! And want to put a Caddy emblem everywhere!!

And you put ghetto cheap played out rims.


Get off my nutz.
 

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My! Aren't we the sensitive soul today! I think it sounds like a great idea; a CTS with tractor wheels and a California dump. This redefines different look.
 
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My! Aren't we the sensitive soul today! I think it sounds like a great idea; a CTS with tractor wheels and a California dump. This redefines different look.

Thats exactly what I wanted it to look like....I will even get a John Deer Decal on there!



So how do I raise it 2 inches?
 

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Is there a longer shock I can install? All I need is two more inches in the back and the rims will fit. thanx
I don't have an answer to your question but SDMarine had 275/30/20 X 10 in the rear. His offset was 40mm and he even had it lowered with Eibachs...See his ride....> http://www.cardomain.com/ride/799038 That is one sweet sounding CTS..you gotta check out the video clip.
 

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PICS PLEASE!!!!

if you really need to raise it you need spring expanders. any rim shop will have them. my friend needed some to put 22's on his lincoln ls. he just needed to raise his about 3/4 of an inch to 1 inch...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2680774
 
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why do you need to raise it if you're putting a 20x10 wheel on it?
Assuming it is the correct offset, I don't really see how you would have any clearance issues...?

Even at stock height, you should have enough clearance to avoid bottoming out for the most part.
 

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yeah i've got 22's and i don't even come close to rubing...
 

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Back in my younger and dumber days, when I was pursuing ride height issues I took a rear spring out of my car and carried it around the junkyards with me looking for some that were longer or stiffer or both. A simple pocket caliper will allow you to measure the diameter of the spring wire to determine stiffness(springrate) and holding your sample spring alongside the possibilities will show length and diameter compatibility. It should be a simple job to come up with 10-20 possible tries. Swap them in and out to give them a try. Some vehicles have different springs, left and right. Coil springs at the junkyard are cheap but you are going to have to make a significant investment in sweat. Good luck. My guess is that most of the young guys nowdays would rather sit at a computer keyboard on a forum waiting for someone to wave a magic wand for them.
 
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Back in my younger and dumber days, when I was pursuing ride height issues I took a rear spring out of my car and carried it around the junkyards with me looking for some that were longer or stiffer or both. A simple pocket caliper will allow you to measure the diameter of the spring wire to determine stiffness(springrate) and holding your sample spring alongside the possibilities will show length and diameter compatibility. It should be a simple job to come up with 10-20 possible tries. Swap them in and out to give them a try. Some vehicles have different springs, left and right. Coil springs at the junkyard are cheap but you are going to have to make a significant investment in sweat. Good luck. My guess is that most of the young guys nowdays would rather sit at a computer keyboard on a forum waiting for someone to wave a magic wand for them.

I can tell your 67 years old....You are one hell of a Grouchy Old Basterd. If I send you Viagra (get some from my grandpa) and send it to you...Will you be Happy? I bet not cause you still cant get laid.

I bet you are that scary old man with a kane that everyone thinks is weird or smelly or a perv. I bet you yell at kids that walk on you grass or yell at people who park in front on your house
 
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