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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#13 of 42 Re: Purchasing Aftermarket Wheels- Mistake? [ray35]
Dec 27, 2006 (6:37 am)
were the rims rated for the weight of the CTS?....20 inch rims are a larger upgrade for this car.......just wondering aloud here.....also with that rim and the lower profile tires...you are adding additional stress to the suspension.....I do find it unusual that all 5 studs would go at the same time..without some sort of castrophic failure....
#14 of 42 Re: Purchasing Aftermarket Wheels- Mistake? [pao]
Dec 27, 2006 (9:53 am)
When I was in the Cadillac Dealer's showroom I saw a CTS with these wheels on it for sale. I would have bought that one except I did not like the color of the car. So I asked the salesman to put those wheels on the black CTS I chose. When you buy a car from a dealer you have to assume that they know what they are doing. Whoever put those wheels on the car is responsible. My son who is involved with racing believes that the installer stretched the studs by over torqueing them. When the two studs broke the first time the dealer should have replaced all five. The three studs that were left on the hub were further weakened when the first two broke. Later on, the three weakened studs broke and the two new studs could not handle the load so they broke also. That's is the scenario that we think happened.
#15 of 42 Re: Purchasing Aftermarket Wheels- Mistake? [ray35]
Dec 27, 2006 (10:05 am)
plausible...but GM will probably not get involved since the dealer installed the aftermarket wheels which were not OEM from GM....just my thought.....if they fixed the first time...it would appear they would fix the second time.....especially with the castrophic failure..of all 5 studs......that simply doesnt happen....IMHO.....good luck with the outcome....
all service departments are not alike.......so no...dealerships dont necessarily know what they are doing either....
#16 of 42 Re: Tire matters [luxosport]
Mar 31, 2007 (10:12 am)
I have a 2005 3.6L V6 CTS, 16,500 miles, just took the car for a NY State inspection and learned that I need tires and brakes. The price of the car was approx $37,500, I am disappointed that the life of the tires and brakes is so low.
#17 of 42 Goodyear Tires on a 2005 CTS
Mar 31, 2007 (10:13 am)
Apr 25, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I have only had my cts for 4 mths and I have been trying to decide on wheels. I have 17's and thought I wanted 18's but now I'm thinking 20's. I'm struggling w/factory or aftermarket. I don't want to look like a pimp, but I do want bling bling.
#19 of 42 W Rated Tires
May 20, 2007 (1:35 pm)
I have a 2005 CTS with the 17" Sport package. I need to replace the factory Goodyear Eagle RS A tires. Does anybody have any experience with other W rated brands, price, mileage etc. Thanks
#21 of 42 what offset for after market 20"?
Jun 12, 2007 (12:04 am)
i have an '03 cts and was wanting a set of 20" wheels for my ride. I dont know alot about the sizes and offsets. i was wondering if anyone had any inclination on what offset and possibly pictures showing examples of one with that size wheel?
#22 of 42 Add $1000 for new tires every 2 years
Jun 22, 2007 (6:08 pm)
My CTS needed front tires after two years (replaced other tire due to blow out) , the mobile mechanic said it was a bad alignment, the store mechanic said that the tires are only good for 25000 miles. So add $500 a year for tires, add $100 one alignment every year (no assurance or guarantee on alignment at dealer) and $ for one rotation a year-- That's about an extra $80 a month just for tires. With all that the tire busted the threads while driving.