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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS* in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by StormCaddy Hey Nick, When you get them on, can you post a full profile shot of the ...
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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Quote Originally Posted by StormCaddy View Post
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    When you get them on, can you post a full profile shot of the car for us? Thanks! - jvp
    Ask and you shall receive.




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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Nick that looks good. Looks better than my photoshop. ;-)

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Suprising... Looks good. Almost like an executive edition.

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Thank you sir, I was very worried about the tackiness factor when I was installing them, but I think they came out lovely. My car will be a direct contrast to the Dahlia. Both of our cars will remain understated, but both down two distinctly different paths. I love that.

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

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    Ask and you shall receive.



    Thanks Nick. Now I'm in a quandry. I love the way my raven looks, BUT NOW I'm thinking the handles may complete it. Choices, choices! Your 'sheen' looks great. - John

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*



    If anyone is interested, I have installed Eibach Pro spring kit and dual FE2 replacement shocks to counteract the FE3 self-leveling system. I also painted the calipers red in the meantime.. I can post pics if anyone wants to see!!!!!!

    Also- keep in mind the springs need to settle to be noticeable by .8-1.0" as advertised... We'll See!!!

    -Dahlia

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    of course we are interested! post as many pics as you possibly can!

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    I am doing my best to finish up my work load to get outside and take a pic of this beauty/beast!!! Forgive me, I may only take one or two.

    But- tomorrow I will go crazy with the Pics!! Promise!

    For all of you looking to go with Eibach, DO IT!!! ITs sporty, and tight, with a little bit of softness that the FE3 did not have.. a good balance and looks great!

    Pic wil be up ASAP...

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    Before & After

    Keep in mind that she has not settled with the new springs yet, this is indeed the first few hours!!!

    In a couple weeks I'll have a detailed update on the settling of springs and the feel/performance of it all..Let me know what you think..

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Dang that is nice. Not to noticeable but I guess after it settles it will look better. Man your car looks great. I'm still thinking about lowering mine too. Did you DIY of had someone install it for you?

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    Pretty effing sweet.

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    i think that looks so sexy and stealth. how much did the springs/labor set you back. i wanna get rid of my ugly stock 17's.

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    UPDATE: Day 2

    She has dropped and settled a bit since driving her last night and to Carlsbad this morning for a dealer-trade. Driving dynamics are impressive!! A little sway on hugging turns, but overall a very tight and polished position.

    To answer some questions:

    Endo: My service department (Allen Cadillac) did the install of the Eibach springs and replacement of the FE3 shocks with FE2 Rears.

    BADBLKCTS: The springs set me back $240 from an automotive website. And the rear FE2 shocks (not needed if you do not have FE3 suspension!) hit me at $150 each from my parts dept.

    Thanks for all the support guys! There seems to be a small group of us going against the grain... Let's keep it up!


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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    My first post is to give you props for an amazing idea and exquisite execution. I picked up my 08 on Labor day and I have been on this forum daily since then planning my mods. Well played!

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    Re: Temporary MOD: Powdercoated OEM 18"s *PICS*

    So what happen with the black grill? I thought you were going to paint the grill black. Man I like how your car looks. I'm still deciding if I should wait for the H&R or just get the eibach.

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