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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Project "VANQUISH" Widebody kit for CTS-V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by wmskateteam i'm all for more aftermarket support, i'll be very interested to see your final product. i ...
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    Re: Project "VANQUISH" Widebody kit for CTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by wmskateteam View Post
    i'm all for more aftermarket support, i'll be very interested to see your final product.
    i believe you have a typo with the rear wheel size, 18"
    Yes that is a typo The rear is a 335 18in wheel 12in wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    Love the attitiude, but do you have the funds to do it right all the way through...

    Mind you the V is one of the only cars whose lines do not mimic any other vehicle...I stuck to that concept.

    Best of luck to ya
    Why are you offering the funds LOL!

    One of the major points in this build is to strictly adhere to the OEM bodylines.
    I have seen way too many wide body kits that look like bubbles.We tried to take some cues from the "WC" race car but if you look closely the front and rear bumpers are from the regular cts not the v and the doors have 2-2/12 inches cut from the bottom of the doors. In the end our goal is for the the parts to look OEM.

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    Re: Project "VANQUISH" Widebody kit for CTS-V

    can't wait to see this. I need a front bumper anyways.subscribed.....

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    Oh Man................Need more tire, she is coming off the rim's! I can't wait to see how this Hot Rod handles with 315's on the front.
    DrSpeed and DrSpeed like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzilla View Post
    Why are you offering the funds LOL!

    One of the major points in this build is to strictly adhere to the OEM bodylines.
    I have seen way too many wide body kits that look like bubbles.We tried to take some cues from the "WC" race car but if you look closely the front and rear bumpers are from the regular cts not the v and the doors have 2-2/12 inches cut from the bottom of the doors. In the end our goal is for the the parts to look OEM.
    Bes Thing you can do is copy the fenders of the new V. They still adhere to the original lines, but offer less bubbly effect. I was going for that, but someone in upper management thought the bubbly look was nicer than what i wanted. I might as well try again on the front fenders, presently i have body fill masking the mistake, but i not have too much curvature

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    As for funding, i am lookin to buy three AWESOME braille batts for my truck and boat so i am a little short this decade....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naf View Post
    Bes Thing you can do is copy the fenders of the new V. They still adhere to the original lines, but offer less bubbly effect. I was going for that, but someone in upper management thought the bubbly look was nicer than what i wanted. I might as well try again on the front fenders, presently i have body fill masking the mistake, but i not have too much curvature
    Thanks Naf for the idea. But we have already finished all the design work and are finishing up the final parts for the production molds. All of the OEM bodylines are still present in our design.

    From what it sounds like, you are also building a widebody for your V?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzilla View Post
    Thanks Naf for the idea. But we have already finished all the design work and are finishing up the final parts for the production molds. All of the OEM bodylines are still present in our design.

    From what it sounds like, you are also building a widebody for your V?
    Mine is built, and the front half is available from specter in cf, the back end has to be formed from the body shop, but i like to call that financial stimulas plan...Givin to the ppl so the economy may flurish

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooper View Post
    Oh Man................Need more tire, she is coming off the rim's! I can't wait to see how this Hot Rod handles with 315's on the front.
    That's awesome what you did with the turn signal/fog light delete! Any more close ups of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpeed View Post
    That's awesome what you did with the turn signal/fog light delete! Any more close ups of that?
    Thanks, that is version 1.0. Basically used some materials that were laying around and did a quick fab job. Set it to be plug and play. Unplug the harness from back of subassembly, take the three screws out, remove signal/fog light assm, zip tie harness out of the way. Insert and screw or rivet the air duct inlet subassm using the OEM holes, attach brake ducts. I used a protective mesh to keep large objects out of brake rotors. Very easy to switch back!

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    Zzilla are you around New Orleans, I seem to remember you talking about NOLA motorpark somewhere? I am going to be at the opening event on new years weekend, are you planning on going?

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    Re: Project "VANQUISH" Widebody kit for CTS-V

    Interesting stuff...


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    Subscribed!

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    Re: Project "VANQUISH" Widebody kit for CTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by hXc95SLS View Post
    This has alot of potential, I mean 335s out back on a first gen? Say What? I'm staying tuned on this one
    Is that too much tire?

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