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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix** in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Thats Awesome! Here is Mine Color Car-001.JPG...
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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnighter Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix*

    Thats Awesome! Here is MineColor Car-001.JPG

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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix**

    Looks Better in Black & White!B&W Car-001.JPG

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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix**

    I would be proud to have that car in my stable!

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    What color was the car originally? (Noticed the white interior) mines red and I was thinking about making it black. Also guesstimate how much it cost to black everything out? I'd like to do that to mine and just curious what kind of project $$$ wise I'm looking at

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcaddy06
    Nevermind. Found them. What size tires did you go with?
    In these pix I was running 235/53r19 and 295/30r19 sizes with Toyo R666 r-compound track tires. I chose those sizes because they were as close to the stock wheel/tire diameter as I could get at the time. They were fun, but wore out in 6000 street miles and 2 track days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCTSV
    I really like the SP600's! Do you have any clearance issues with inner rim rubbing trailing arms? What is your rear camber setting, around -1.5 degrees? Have you rolled the fenderwells? My rear fenderwell is 27" high but thinking of lowering it about 3/4". Will tires rub with a fully loaded car? CCW said they could make rears 9.5" if I wanted to be conservative...if worried at all about fenders rubbing, but I would prefer 285's on 10" wide.

    I have LG Motorsport/Bilstein coilovers with approx 750 front/550 rear spring rates.

    Thanks in advance for your advice on this!

    Brad
    1) No clearance issues for the first few years, but as things started to wear a little, I seem to have a slight amount of rubbing in my inside left rear wheel as a result of hard cornering. I never hear it and I don't think it's a big deal at all.

    2) My negative camber range from -1.8 to -2.0 on all four corners

    3) My car has generally been lowered 3/4" to 1" and I have not had rubbing issues, but it ALL depends on the SIDEWALL HEIGHT of the tire you choose. I actually have some rubbing now with my current 285/35r19 tires more than my old 295/30r19s.

    4) I've run the rear sizes you mentioned for years with no problems, but I'm not exactly slammed in the rear either.

    5) I'm not an expert (but I do know what works for me, and I have very little under steer with my setup and the car handles like a dream) but your spring rates seem a little wonky with the fronts being so much higher (I run 750 front, 784 rear), but if it works for you that's cool!

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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix**

    Thanks for the helpful info...I guess to be really conservative I may wait for offset trailing arms so I can move the wheel inboard 1/4" to 1/2".

    Regarding spring rates, they are actual coilovers where spring is no longer in the stock location but directly on the shock. I believe the effective rear spring rate is higher than 550 lbs when compared to stock location. However I have not tracked this car yet...I have another track toy. Luckily I have alot of fun canyon roads nearby to drive.

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    Thanks for the helpful info...I guess to be really conservative I may wait for offset trailing arms so I can move the wheel inboard 1/4" to 1/2".

    Regarding spring rates, they are actual coilovers where spring is no longer in the stock location but directly on the shock. I believe the effective rear spring rate is higher than 550 lbs when compared to stock location. However I have not tracked this car yet...I have another track toy. Luckily I have alot of fun canyon roads nearby to drive.

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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix**

    Tweeter....is that a Nurburgring sticker on the back door window?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberisha
    Tweeter....is that a Nurburgring sticker on the back door window?
    Yes, sir! Good eye. Never been there, but wanted to commemorate the original per-production V's time of 8:19, which was fastest sedan around the ring at the time. ( u probably knew all that, but I wanted the forum newbs to know the awesome pedigree of the V1s.)

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    Re: Here's the REAL Midnight Rider 2.0 (Hottest Old V, according to me!!!) *19 pix**

    Quote Originally Posted by tweeter81 View Post
    Yes, sir! Good eye. Never been there, but wanted to commemorate the original per-production V's time of 8:19, which was fastest sedan around the ring at the time. ( u probably knew all that, but I wanted the forum newbs to know the awesome pedigree of the V1s.

    ^^^no doubt.....


    I have a similar sticker.....






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    What are these 8 minute + Ring times you speak of?

    odthetruth and odthetruth like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    what are these 8 minute + ring times you speak of?

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