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Hi Guys, I'm Bob!

My username is almost a decade old (for forums) so i know its a bit cheesy but it's easy to remember. As you may guess i was a fan of japanese cars for the longest time.

I am considering getting into a CTS or STS (05,06,07).

My plans (if i choose to go Cadillac) would be to lower it and put some wheels on it.I am truly over the days of building turbo cars that dont run completely right lol.

I will be asking a lot of wheel questions since i am a japanese wheel guru. I want to learn alot about CTS wheel and tire fitment ... everywhere from width and offset combos, to tire fitment (stretched, etc) all the way over to seeking out good looking quality wheels (versus cheapo 1 piece gravity cast wheels).

I think im looking to go black on black on black wheels....I'm looking to buy a car within the next two weeks so wish me luck!!


My goal (from what i've googled) is to go 19x9 all around with a +30 offset.... is that possible? is it too aggressive? not aggressive enough? I was running an 18x10 -2 on the rear of my s14 240sx (See pic below) a few years back so i really like wide wheels/low offsets!

my old 3 piece shoes...



- Bobby
 

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Welcome Bob. I'll move this to the CTS section. you will be better off there getting answers. Good luck.
 

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welcome to the forum and hope you do buy a CTS...well if you want wide wheels, then i would definitely go with an 18s or 19s, cause 20s you may have some issues with. there are a few guys here running 22s like myself, and some other running 22s, but there are also quite a few guys running 18s as well...i personally run a 20x8.5 with 245/35R20 +38 offset, hub rings and rolled fenders...i have not lowered my car with the eibachs, but once again, this size fits perfect if you would want to lower your car any...the 2003-2007 CTS bolt pattern is 5x115 just to let you know, but 5x114.3 will fit with hub rings...whatever ?s you have, feel free to ask, cause there are many people in here that can provide assistance
 

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Re: New Guy considering a Cadillac, QUESTIONS!!

welcome to the forum and hope you do buy a CTS...well if you want wide wheels, then i would definitely go with an 18s or 19s, cause 20s you may have some issues with. there are a few guys here running 22s like myself, and some other running 22s, but there are also quite a few guys running 18s as well...i personally run a 20x8.5 with 245/35R20 +38 offset, hub rings and rolled fenders...i have not lowered my car with the eibachs, but once again, this size fits perfect if you would want to lower your car any...the 2003-2007 CTS bolt pattern is 5x115 just to let you know, but 5x114.3 will fit with hub rings...whatever ?s you have, feel free to ask, cause there are many people in here that can provide assistance
i really appreciate your willingness to help!

Im deff. looking to go 18 or 19. Like i said, i'd love to know what size Ray is running on his Racing Hart J5's. that is pretty much the look i am aiming for (kind of japanese touring car inspired)

Could you reccomend a wheel size (width and offset) for a CTS with Eibachs assuming im going to use 18s or 19s?

Final question... do the 2005-2010 STS have similar wheel capabilities?


Final Final Question... i heard NEVER to use a 5x4.5 on a car that is 5x115 and vice versa, can you link me to something that would dispell this myth?


Final Final Final Question --- I am most likely going to run 18x9 all around (After some research) ... what's the lowest offset i can run with that size? Whats the lowest offset on a 18/19x10 i can run?

Thanks!!
 
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