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
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Automobile(s): CTS DI Fully Loaded, Magnaflow, CAI, F1 Tint, Rosen TVs
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.
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!!!
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?
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!