Cadillac CTS-V - time for tires!! which of these 5 would you buy?




donolar
03-25-2009, 11:38 AM
im getting ready to order some wheels and tires, iv got the wheels picked out, but tires i not so sure of, have any of you had any of these? what did you think of them? any opinions welcomed, in order, sumitomo htrz2, nitto invo nitto nuogen, nitto 555, falken 452,


Brentman2007
03-25-2009, 11:52 AM
im getting ready to order some wheels and tires, iv got the wheels picked out, but tires i not so sure of, have any of you had any of these? what did you think of them? any opinions welcomed, in order, sumitomo htrz2, nitto invo nitto nuogen, nitto 555, falken 452,so your sticking with the stock rims ??

donolar
03-25-2009, 12:02 PM
nope, goin 20"s


ODLA
03-25-2009, 12:04 PM
i would go for the nittos 555 i have them on my wifes car. little dicy in the rain but i just need to slow down. the invos are great not as good as the 555 in dry but way better in the rain.

donolar
03-25-2009, 12:15 PM
hmm, it does rain often here, and i like the tread design of invos,

04ctsvfl
03-25-2009, 02:41 PM
I have the nitto invos. They look sick as fuuuuu and there wear is pretty even and long lasting considering there pretty sticky too.

I will be buying Invos to replace the Invos I have.

04ctsvfl
03-25-2009, 02:42 PM
nope, goin 20"s

hope your getting a "DUB" sticker for your car.

trukk
03-25-2009, 02:46 PM
I had 555's on my car for a bit, and they beyond sucked ass, at least compared to the other tires I've had on my V (GY F1SC, GY GSD3, Falked RT-615, Hoosiers).

I'm on my 3rd set of RT-615's. I'd recommend the Falkens based on my good experience with the brand.

Then again, if you are going with 20" rimz, you don't care much about performance, so you might as well get what's cheapest.

-Chris

donolar
03-25-2009, 03:19 PM
sounds like im going with the invos, thanks 4 the knowledge, no dub stickers here, i just like the looks of the bigger wheels, low pro tires,

deedubb
03-25-2009, 03:36 PM
What 20's are you going with?

donolar
03-25-2009, 03:54 PM
bzo elites with inserts, heres a pic of them on a maxima,

donolar
03-25-2009, 03:56 PM
they have a good 6 inch lip, i havent seen anyone with that lip yet, sould look killer imo,

nmaier2201
03-25-2009, 04:04 PM
poast up some pics when you get em on. I'm curious to see how they will look

donolar
03-25-2009, 04:36 PM
will be two weeks before they arrive, they have to custom drill and shave them so they will fit our stupid *** bolt pattern, and fit around our huge*** brakes. but i will get pics up for sure,

trukk
03-25-2009, 08:37 PM
Da-Donka-Donk-Donk.

Each to his own though. I'd like to see the pics though. I'll eaither eat my words if they look good, or tease you :D

Seriously though, it's your car, enjoy it the way you want.

-Chris

Capown
03-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Each to his own though. I'd like to see the pics though. I'll eaither eat my words if they look good, or tease you :D

Seriously though, it's your car, enjoy it the way you want.

-Chris

x2 on that sir!!:engarde:

JonCR96Z
03-25-2009, 08:41 PM
Da-Donka-Donk-Donk.

Each to his own though. I'd like to see the pics though. I'll eaither eat my words if they look good, or tease you :D

Seriously though, it's your car, enjoy it the way you want.

-Chris

If you were a betting man, would you put money on eating your own words or go all in on teasing?

TheBlurLS1
03-25-2009, 10:31 PM
If you were a betting man, would you put money on eating your own words or go all in on teasing?

The latter.

I just put on Nitto Invos, I really like them. They ride very smooth and don't make noise. They also seem to have great grip, I hit 1.00 on the G-meter w/out really trying very hard.

trukk
03-26-2009, 06:25 AM
If you were a betting man, would you put money on eating your own words or go all in on teasing?

I am a betting man, and my money is on BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

-Chris

HartmanV
03-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Invo's dumdumdum... I run 245/275's, like stated above even wear... the NeoGens are horrible, other than the RT615's any Falken will have seperation issues.

Now I will bet good money and guarantee you will not have a 6" lip on those wheels unless you are running serious spacers and sticking them 4" past your fenders. Ignore the bling comments, I do not understand people who run 19" and then say 20" is blinged out! I run 20x8.5 and 20x10 and love how my car looks, I do not think they look to big. Now I understand 20" is not for a track car, and I do not have a track car at this point... So many "experts" here!

itsslow98
03-26-2009, 09:57 PM
please take the V badges off the car when you put those wheels on, sorry but it just doesn't deserve them with those wheels. can't imagine them looking good but hey i hope they do for you.

trukk
03-27-2009, 07:15 AM
Invo's dumdumdum... I run 245/275's, like stated above even wear... the NeoGens are horrible, other than the RT615's any Falken will have seperation issues.

Now I will bet good money and guarantee you will not have a 6" lip on those wheels unless you are running serious spacers and sticking them 4" past your fenders. Ignore the bling comments, I do not understand people who run 19" and then say 20" is blinged out! I run 20x8.5 and 20x10 and love how my car looks, I do not think they look to big. Now I understand 20" is not for a track car, and I do not have a track car at this point... So many "experts" here!

We all have our opinions, just like you, only difference is I'm right ;) (j/k). Like I said above, it's his (your) car, do what you want with it.

BTW, on the track after a few weekends I nearly delaminated my RT-615's, so they are a very good street tire, but not so great at the track.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7650/tire2iz3.jpg

-Chris

smoothmarine187
03-27-2009, 09:07 AM
hope your getting a "DUB" sticker for your car.

lol

bzo elites with inserts, heres a pic of them on a maxima,

Oh sweet, I hope you got some neon underglows too.

adanieljohnson1
03-27-2009, 09:17 AM
Invo's dumdumdum... I run 245/275's, like stated above even wear... the NeoGens are horrible, other than the RT615's any Falken will have seperation issues.

Now I will bet good money and guarantee you will not have a 6" lip on those wheels unless you are running serious spacers and sticking them 4" past your fenders. Ignore the bling comments, I do not understand people who run 19" and then say 20" is blinged out! I run 20x8.5 and 20x10 and love how my car looks, I do not think they look to big. Now I understand 20" is not for a track car, and I do not have a track car at this point... So many "experts" here!

simple!!! Show me some 20" rims made for the track! Then show me some 19" rims made for the track! the number of 19" rims that are track ready are far more then 20" rims... besides I can also provide about a hundred songs dedicated to the 20" rims....

donolar
03-27-2009, 09:21 AM
there isnt a track within 500 miles of here, so needless to say, i really dont need a track setup, mostly just like looks, hmm, underglo? now theres an idea, jk,,jk

TheBlurLS1
03-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Invo's dumdumdum... I run 245/275's, like stated above even wear... the NeoGens are horrible, other than the RT615's any Falken will have seperation issues.

Now I will bet good money and guarantee you will not have a 6" lip on those wheels unless you are running serious spacers and sticking them 4" past your fenders. Ignore the bling comments, I do not understand people who run 19" and then say 20" is blinged out! I run 20x8.5 and 20x10 and love how my car looks, I do not think they look to big. Now I understand 20" is not for a track car, and I do not have a track car at this point... So many "experts" here!

I have no problem with 20's. The size of the wheel does not have anything to do with if it's "blinged out". It is the design of that wheel posted earlier. I think it is going to look like every other random car around here that people buy and slap some wheels on (Chrysler 300's, Magnums, Chargers etc.).

But, I also understand that people like what they like. I say get whatever you think that looks good, to hell with everyone else. Our opionions on YOUR car are not worth a velvet painting on a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on. :cool:

Many people are reviled by TTII's on F-bodies, but I wanted them ever since I was a kid. So, when I finally got a car, I put some on. :)

onebadcad
03-27-2009, 03:07 PM
The ZR1 has 19/20 setup, but needed to accomodate the huge brakes. With that said, IMO, your V should either be all about speed or bling, and the 20s do take away from its performance, and its intent to be a performance sedan. Then again, paint it orange and put faux side vents on it, its your car, enjoy it in the way you want.

tweeter81
03-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Now I will bet good money and guarantee you will not have a 6" lip on those wheels unless you are running serious spacers and sticking them 4" past your fenders.

I agree with Hartman V here. Due to our backspacing, trailing arm placement, and huge Brembo brakes, nobody gets a large lip on wheels that will actually fit the Vs correctly. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you might end up with 2.5"-3" lip max. I would be very picky when you test fit those wheels because I don't think you are going to end up with what you really wanted. I am just trying to provide some information due to experiences and other people's experiences, not trying to flame.

Also, don't worry about the people taking crap about the 20" wheels. Do whatever floats your boat. While that size is not for me, I have seen a lot of Vs with 20s that do look really good.

HartmanV
03-28-2009, 03:12 PM
Trukk- I agree your opinions are right! Actually I try to read every post you make because it seems so well informed:supergay: J/K but I do respect your input.

Adaniel?- Do you even own a V yet to be commenting on others?

Now, to eat crow, I have to agree with pretty much everyones post about the current style of wheel the op has selected. No harsh feelings but on this vehicle you really need to invest if you want wheels, especially 20". You need to look at forged custom wheels, there a ton of quality companies out there. Just my opinion.

Sorry to thread jack but Trukk so you do like the RT's on the street? Looking for any feedback on these as this tire is becoming popular.
Jason

thebigjimsho
03-31-2009, 12:11 AM
I agree with Hartman V here. Due to our backspacing, trailing arm placement, and huge Brembo brakes, nobody gets a large lip on wheels that will actually fit the Vs correctly. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you might end up with 2.5"-3" lip max. I would be very picky when you test fit those wheels because I don't think you are going to end up with what you really wanted. I am just trying to provide some information due to experiences and other people's experiences, not trying to flame.

Also, don't worry about the people taking crap about the 20" wheels. Do whatever floats your boat. While that size is not for me, I have seen a lot of Vs with 20s that do look really good.

how come you don't mention portholes in your list of mods??

trukk
03-31-2009, 11:25 AM
Trukk- I agree your opinions are right! Actually I try to read every post you make because it seems so well informed:supergay: J/K but I do respect your input.

Adaniel?- Do you even own a V yet to be commenting on others?

Now, to eat crow, I have to agree with pretty much everyones post about the current style of wheel the op has selected. No harsh feelings but on this vehicle you really need to invest if you want wheels, especially 20". You need to look at forged custom wheels, there a ton of quality companies out there. Just my opinion.

Sorry to thread jack but Trukk so you do like the RT's on the street? Looking for any feedback on these as this tire is becoming popular.
Jason

I'm on my third set of Falken Azenis RT-615's. IMHO they are an amazing tire for the level or performance that you get at that particular price point. Like I said, they aren't the greatest for the track (on a heavy car like ours). If you get the same size on all 4 corners, then you can rotate them, and they could be used for light track duty. Are they as good as PS2's, or RE-01R's?, definately not, but they cost a LOT less. They are very sticky (more so than the F1SC's that came with the car originally, and those were damned sticky), and are adequate in the rain (F1SC's were a serious white knuckle affair in the rain), and can't be beat at their price point.

-Chris

tweeter81
03-31-2009, 04:54 PM
how come you don't mention portholes in your list of mods??

Maybe because I don't have them on my car anymore. See if you can find my post about it over at the other forum.

thebigjimsho
03-31-2009, 05:46 PM
Maybe because I don't have them on my car anymore. See if you can find my post about it over at the other forum.

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