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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Alcantara teaser in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; They're being shipped to me now. Should have in car pics next week. http://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-c...rn-skinny.html...
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    Alcantara teaser

    They're being shipped to me now. Should have in car pics next week.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Interesting and unique!
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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    that is sweet. I so want get my steering wheel wrapped in alcantara.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    kule...I want one.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    What will you use for a shift knob?

    Edit: nevermind, it's in the first picture in the corner...

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    I may go this route if I end up not going with a full blown removable race wheel at first...
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    Thanks for the link btw twitch. I contacted them. They want $389 to do my wheel in alcantara. Now I just need to find a used Camaro wheel to send them. Lest I park my car for a week which I can't do.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    is that the stock knob?

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Installed everything last night. Very easy to do the wheel with proper tools and a gentle touch releasing the clips for the airbag.

    Knob is a UUC. Color is charcoal.

    As you can see the wheel is slightly fatter than stock. I would however recommend the thicker padding on the V if you want it noticeable. The alcantara does feel great though. Takes a bit of getting used to palming the wheel in tight turns.









    Side note: The CTS wheel I got had the controls with the volume knob on the right and "1234" on the left. I plugged it in and none of the controls worked in my car.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Shame. That volume control knob on the wheel is pure win.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    As you can see the wheel is slightly fatter than stock. I would however recommend the thicker padding on the V if you want it noticeable. The alcantara does feel great though. Takes a bit of getting used to palming the wheel in tight turns.
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    So with the thin padding it's not noticiable over the stock thickness? Or do you mean noticeable as in standing out in the car?
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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    They recommend the thicker padding with alcantara since it is not as thick as leather.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    So with the thin padding it's not noticiable over the stock thickness? Or do you mean noticeable as in standing out in the car?
    I meant noticeable in your hand. I didn't want it to stand out but it would have been nice if it felt better.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    They recommend the thicker padding with alcantara since it is not as thick as leather.
    I wish this was mentioned to me before the work was done.
    '05 Platinum l LPE CAI l Magnaflow l V1 (hardwired), w/ custom mount l UUC shifter l UUC Alcantara shift knob l K9 GEAR rear seat cover lHID fogs lHotchkis sways lCG-Lock l Specter Bushings l FG2s l Ground control 550/600 l MAGGIE 439RWHP/414RWTQ (Dynojet) l Heavys fire extinguisher bracket l Interceptor scan-gauge l Billet pedals l Meth l NO HEADERS l Original diff l 90mm upgrade l 2.6" drive pulley l LS7 clutch w/16lb. FW l Alcantara

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Is the fabric a good match for the seat inserts? Looks good!

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora40 View Post
    Is the fabric a good match for the seat inserts? Looks good!
    It's certainly lighter than the inserts. But depending on lighting and angle your looking at it, both the inserts and alcantara can change a few shades so it's close. I'll get back to you on this after I've lived with it a little more. Only drove the car a bit the other night, and haven't had it out in the light yet. I do love opening the door, and it's the first thing I see as I'm getting in the V

    Edit: Keep in mind all the in car pics are with the flash on (Yes I got up early in the morning to get some pics for you guys). The alcanara looks grey. But in the pics emailed to me from the shop they almost look black.
    '05 Platinum l LPE CAI l Magnaflow l V1 (hardwired), w/ custom mount l UUC shifter l UUC Alcantara shift knob l K9 GEAR rear seat cover lHID fogs lHotchkis sways lCG-Lock l Specter Bushings l FG2s l Ground control 550/600 l MAGGIE 439RWHP/414RWTQ (Dynojet) l Heavys fire extinguisher bracket l Interceptor scan-gauge l Billet pedals l Meth l NO HEADERS l Original diff l 90mm upgrade l 2.6" drive pulley l LS7 clutch w/16lb. FW l Alcantara

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