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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; ^See if they'll make them without the huge US Speedo logo. I'd probably buy them if it wasn't for that. ...
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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    ^See if they'll make them without the huge US Speedo logo. I'd probably buy them if it wasn't for that. Also, I need somebody to convert my LEDs to white. I don't trust myself to do something like that... lol

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    ^See if they'll make them without the huge US Speedo logo. I'd probably buy them if it wasn't for that. Also, I need somebody to convert my LEDs to white. I don't trust myself to do something like that... lol
    One of my first questions was about that ugly logo. The other one was about visibility with the stainless steel model. John Lance (Marketing / Sales at US Speedo) stated:

    "...our stainless steel gauge faces are our number one seller, selling about 200 gauge faces a week. I have one myself in my Chevy Truck. It doesn't seem to be an issue on being able to see it. However, some people may like them. To each their own. There is a reason why stock OEM gauge faces are usually black, or white, with either red or orange needles. Because they are the easiest to see. But when going aftermarket, people are more into what it looks like than anything.

    As far as our logo goes. Again, maybe that person doesn't like it, but in most cases, when people are customizing, they like to show off the names of the product they use. Kind of like labels on clothes. We are the largest speedometer manufacture in the world, and we get orders every day for shirts, jackets and stickers with our logo on them. So that is probably going to stay where it's at."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic

    Hey, could you take another round of pictures, both in the daytime and at nighttime that aren't quite so blurry? US Speedo is sending me pictures of their new anodized black stainless steel gauges for the first generation CTS-V tomorrow, and I'd like some good comparison pictures.
    Yeah I'll snap some pics tomorrow.

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    The guy crapped out on me. Oh well. Not the first time that's happened.

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    Not a big fan of either, but if they could make the stainless with black numbers/hashes similar to the autometer ultra-lite series, I'd go that route
    Agreed. That would look better and be easier to read.

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    I had my white overlays all set to cut up. I wanted a white outer ring on the tach, ala Mercedes AMG series. Never got to do it...

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    Finally finished the led and gauge face mod, ran into a few snags along the way.... FYI the needles are brittle as sh.t, the stepper motors are nothing but plastic (easy to break) and the stainless gauges scratch very easy. Besides all that I am pleased with the end result! While I was at it I changed a few other led's to blue such as the keyless entry reminder, traction control, etc. The color in the car is 1000 times better, soft blue, very modern looking.

    Really hard to get a picture that does the new look justice, but here you go:

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    Yeah I'll snap some pics tomorrow.
    Do you have a part number and quantity needed for the HVAC and gauge cluster change from orange to white?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    Yeah shoot me an e-mail to elliot at seattlecustomauto dot com and I'll send you a copy of my original invoice from Digi Key. Cluster is still running strong white!

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    Re: Stainless Steel or Aqua Gauges? Need Feedback

    Sent.

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