Here at modbargains.com,we specialize in wheels and fitment. We carry all sizes and brands for your Cadillac, many of which are in stock, right here in our warehouse! Our experienced Modification Experts know exact fitments for the CTS, CTS-V and ATS, so we can provide you with the exact look you are going for - whether you want stretch, poke or to go wide, we've got the know-how to tell you exactly how far you can take it. We offer wheels in sizes ranging from 15" all the way up to 22", available in nearly every finish imaginable including but by no means limited to; hyper silver, matte black, gunmetal, gloss black, hyper black, chrome, and polished. Replacing your stock Cadillac wheels with a set of beautiful aftermarket wheels is one of the easiest ways to make your vehicle stand out from the crowd.
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All of the wheels we offer meet or exceed the world's most demanding standards of quality, such as ISO 9001&9002, JWL, and VIA to ensure that we are providing you with the highest level of quality and safety. In addition, nearly all of ourwheels feature a durable clear coat finish to ensure they stand up to the abuse of all the less-than-perfect roads out there dish out.
We invite you to talk our experienced Modification Experts today at 714-582-3330 if you have any questions about anywheels for nearly any make or model. Our guys have the expertise to guide you to exactly the right specs for your new set of wheels - from fitment, backspacing and offset to what tire we recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
When choosing wheels for your vehicle, the details really matter. Everything from the backspacing to offset, lug pattern, width, diameter, choice of wheel style and what tire to use with it has a huge effect on how your new wheels will look on your car - and how they'll perform. Here are just a few common questions that we're asked by customers shopping for wheels.
What is the difference between different manufacturing types of wheels?
There are several different methods used to produce aftermarket wheels, each offering its own unique pros and cons. The most popular methods of wheel production in use today are: Gravity Casting, Low Pressure Casting (LPDC), Flow-Forming, and Forging. We've provided an explanation of each method, so you can better judge for yourself which type of wheels would best suit your needs. As a general rule of thumb, if you're planning to drive on the streets, today's streets, unfortunately, are pockmarked with potholes everywhere that can easily damage your wheels, so it's best if you opt for a wheel that's strong.
What Are Gravity Cast Wheels?
Gravity casting wheels (also called Permanent Mold or Sand Casting), relatively speaking, is the easiest way to make a wheel, and is much less expensive to produce when compared to a flow-formed or forged wheel.
The casting process works like this:
A crucible full of molten aluminum alloy is poured into an opening in a mold. Alloy is continually poured into the opening, like you'd fill a glass of water, until the opening overflows slightly, signaling the mold has been completely filled with molten metal. Since gravity is the only force used in this type of manufacturing process, the material will not be as dense as a low pressure cast wheel (or higher quality construction methods) and so it requires more metal to achieve the same structural strength as other means of production. This means that a Gravity Cast wheel will be significantly heavier than a wheel produced with low-pressure casting or higher method of construction. Because tooling costs for gravity cast wheels are low, it allows for small batch production, a lot of flexibility in design as well as short development times. Most stock wheels are Gravity Cast.
What Are Low Pressure Cast Wheels?
Low pressure casting uses almost exactly the same process as gravity casting, but adds positive pressure really stuff the alloy into the die (mold), which creates higher density metal within the wheel. The force used during injection translates into more structural integrity with less weight than gravity casting. Low Pressure Casting works like this: Using a mold similar to the type used for Gravity Casting, the crucible is sealed against the die, and then the molten aluminum alloy is forcibly injected into the mold under low pressure by using pressurized air. Low pressure cast wheels generally cost slightly more than gravity cast wheels, and are stronger. This is the most popular production method in use today. While there are also High Pressure Die Casting production methods in use, they are less common because the end product is lower strength than Low Pressure Casting.
What Are Flow Formed Wheels?
Flow form casting is a procedure that turns the wheel over a special mandrel, forming the shape of the wheel using three hydraulic rollers that apply tremendous amounts of pressure. The wheel is mounted to one and spun, while two other shaped rollers apply pressure on the wheels from the side, almost like a lathe. The pressure, combined with the turning motion, forces the wheel blank to form against the mandrel, creating the shape and width of the wheel's barrel. During flow forming, the wheel actually "flows" down to create the full width of the wheel, hence that part of the name. During this process, the pressure applied to the cast wheel actually changes the physical properties of the aluminum, so its strength and internal integrity characteristics become similar to those of forged wheels. The added strength relative to material density translates to up to 15% weight reduction when compared to a standard low-pressure cast wheel. This is the style of manufacture utilized by such manufacturers as Forgestar Wheels.
What Are Forged Wheels?
Forged wheels are manufactured using a process that results in the strongest, lightest and most durable wheel, superior to other means of production. During the forging process, aluminum is shaped under extreme pressure, which translates into a very high strength, low weight wheel.
It works like this: First, a billet ingot is hot forged - it takes the billet ingot and creates metal lines through volume distribution and a hot press. Then a second Forging process is used to create the face and "designed" parts of the wheel during this process. The face of the wheel and the barrel are still two separate pieces at this point. From there, a process called Cold-Spinning, much like flow forming, creates the barrel of the wheel by spinning the wheel barrel ingot and using hydraulic rollers to exert force on the barrel ingot to shape it into the final contour of the barrel. From there, the wheels are then heat treated to strengthen them by first heating them to extreme temperatures then immediately cooling them down in a solution to give the metal's internal structure greater strength. Now the machine work is done to the wheel face and barrel to create the final shape of the wheel and improve its roundness, then the components are shot blasted to prep them for final surface finishing, then the two or more pieces of the wheels are bolted together, cleaned up and then the wheel is finished.
Since manufacturing a forged wheel requires very specialized (and expensive) forging equipment, Forged Wheels consequently command a much higher price on the aftermarket than Wheels manufactured utilizing any other method. For example, BC Racing Forged Wheels for Cadillac are produced in this manner.
We offer Forgestar Wheels, BC Racing Wheels, TSW Wheels, SSR Wheels, VMR Wheels, and Incurve Wheels in fitments for Cadillac, including hard-to-find 6-lug configurations, but many more options are available. Just let a Modification Expert know what you're looking for and we can find an option that's right for you. Give us a call at 714-582-3330
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