Home Made Custom Strut Bar
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Home Made Custom Strut Bar in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I fabbed up a new custom strut bar and had it powder coated gloss black, thought I would share the ...
  1. #1
    etcts-v's Avatar
    etcts-v is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V, 423 RWHP / 380 RWTQ
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington,
    Age
    32
    Posts
    575

    Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    I fabbed up a new custom strut bar and had it powder coated gloss black, thought I would share the end result.

    I put a blue led strip in it hooked up to a hood pin switch, I know its rice so feel free to blast your comments, I could care less. The strut bar itself turned out great, tried to replicate the lines of the car.

    Attachment 89779

    Attachment 89780

    Attachment 89781

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    howanicm is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 04 cts v
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maui Hawaii
    Age
    23
    Posts
    446
    I think it look awesome! I would have done red leds in mine but i got the red FRC's. Good work

  4. #3
    I hate my AMG is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 04 Black LS6 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Northern Jersey !
    Age
    22
    Posts
    153
    Good work!

  5. #4
    thebigjimsho's Avatar
    thebigjimsho is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): ZIP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    In the barrel of a gun...
    Posts
    49,319
    Close Encounters of the Worst Kind...

  6. #5
    etcts-v's Avatar
    etcts-v is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V, 423 RWHP / 380 RWTQ
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington,
    Age
    32
    Posts
    575

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Close Encounters of the Worst Kind...
    cleaver...

  7. #6
    thebigjimsho's Avatar
    thebigjimsho is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): ZIP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    In the barrel of a gun...
    Posts
    49,319
    It's all in good fun.

  8. #7
    jcollege is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 Raven CTS-V
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Age
    34
    Posts
    209

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Love it...with the exception of the lights...

  9. #8
    xbladr is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Hudson, New Hampshire, United
    Posts
    377

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Dude that strut is amazing again im not huge on the lights but its still real nice

  10. #9
    etcts-v's Avatar
    etcts-v is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V, 423 RWHP / 380 RWTQ
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington,
    Age
    32
    Posts
    575

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    I agree on the lights, after looking at them a few times I'm not so fond of them. I'm going to try a red led see if that's any better and if not just pull them out. I post a pic of the bar without the lights on.

  11. #10
    howanicm is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 04 cts v
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maui Hawaii
    Age
    23
    Posts
    446
    I wonder if white lights glowing down over the engine only would look any better?

  12. #11
    CadzillaTN's Avatar
    CadzillaTN is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,069
    you should roll with the hood off

  13. #12
    I hate my AMG is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 04 Black LS6 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Northern Jersey !
    Age
    22
    Posts
    153
    I was thinking the same thing having the leds only shine down on the fcr's might loom better! Post a pic of no leds

  14. #13
    DrSpeed's Avatar
    DrSpeed is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    297

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Good job on the strut bar.

    Hey, what Optima battery are you running?

  15. #14
    etcts-v's Avatar
    etcts-v is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V, 423 RWHP / 380 RWTQ
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington,
    Age
    32
    Posts
    575

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Sorry for the delay, been working on projects all week! Here are some pics without the lights:

    Attachment 90288
    Attachment 90289
    Attachment 90290
    IMG_0334.JPG

  16. #15
    etcts-v's Avatar
    etcts-v is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V, 423 RWHP / 380 RWTQ
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington,
    Age
    32
    Posts
    575

    Re: Home Made Custom Strut Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpeed View Post
    Good job on the strut bar.

    Hey, what Optima battery are you running?
    I have the 8078 battery, almost a direct fit just had to modify the holder a little bit:

    http://www.optimabatteries.com/_medi...s/specs/78.pdf

    Also this is a good site to check out:

    http://www.ctsvparts.com/

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting