2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, CTS-V bumper upgrade in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; If think I have read all the threads about doing the V bumper swap. However, no where have I found ...
If think I have read all the threads about doing the V bumper swap. However, no where have I found the part numbers of the required pieces. I have already purchased the bumper and grilles. My local Caddy parts guys are no help. I also pickup a Vin number for a newer Caddy V, but I need the following part numbers.
Left brake duct. Right brake duct (2 pieces). Left and right front half inner splash shields.
Front V bumper absorber.
Photo 1 is OFF, 2 is 6 volts to keep it from being blown out as in 3 with 12 volts. 4 & 5 show the light ring, cover and fog light ring.
I'm going to use 2 of these from the same site. Looks much the same, Very bright.
2 AEx-x-COB: LED Angel Eye Headlight Accent Lights - COB AE80-NW81-COB: 80mm Diameter Natural White $26.95
2 AEPC-x: Angel Eye Plastic Covers AEPC-80: 80mm Diameter $1.95
Sales Tax: $0.00
TOTAL: $60.79 Less then half the price of rings.
Guess I will glue it on somehow and hook it to be on with ignition so they are on all the time.
I don't think heat will be a problem with the fog lights. If is is I will replace the fog lamps with LED parts. These ring are 80mm. I think the 100mm rings would look good around the HID's but I fear the heat would kill them. May do some testing.
This mod looks cool. I have a 3.6 coupe with a bit different fog lights than the V, in a chrome housing. Do you think I could do this same halo fog light Mod on mine? I have HID head lights, should I get the Cool White or natural white to match? How do you connect to power?
it's a work in progress now. I'm not sure how the color of the COB LED Angel Eye will look with the HID headlights. In fact I have never seen one as mine have not arrived yet. The one I'm playing with uses 5050 SMD LED's. I do not think the 80mm rings will work on the non V. Maybe the 60mm will. Get one and play.
As for power, I want the rings to be ON with accessory/ignition so they will connect to an accessary circuit. Not sure where yet. As my bumper mod progresses I will post photos of the results.
My apologies to ssrodder for hijacking his post on bumper swap with Angel Eye talk.
EDIT: JusJZ, I measured my CTS Sedan fogs and 60mm will work and they make it in COB LEDs and 5050 SMD. I will start a post on these rings when I receive the COB's
No problem. Every time I read some new info that I might be able to use I consider it a big plus. Keep bringing it on.
Thanks. I'm doing the bumper swap of course and plan to take my bumper in for paint tomorrow. Then I will take my car out of action, remove the bumper and do some work on the headlight lens. Got some sand damage that I will try to sand out.
I would like my fog light bezels to be painted body color (Black Raven) and I don't know if they can be painted. I have never seen them other then the odd looking gray/green color.
I did not buy the stock V splitter. For now I plan to do a home-brew splitter that is a little more aggressive then stock. Sort of like this KPE but different, maybe with the splitter all the way across the front:
Yes, I had to overcome two problems, Rocks and Water. I started by making a cover for the LED rings which should solve both problems. I wanted a clear cover so could not use the defusing cover from SuperBrightLED. I have not assembled it yet. As you can see from the photo, too much of the Fog Light bezel is visible through the halo. I'm making another black plastic mask to go behind the halo with a smaller aperture to hide stuff.
Side benefit is the Fog Light Lens is protected from rocks also. I will use HID bulb in Fog Light. I'm installing a relay to turn off the halo when the Fog Light is on.
I'm also finishing up the V bumper swap where I followed the lead of SFV41901 and painted the outer headlight bezel body color (Black). (TO: SFV41901. Dude, getting that rubber sealer out of the headlight was a bitch! After two days of hacking at it I got a Heatgun.)
I also painted the yellow reflector so I will have no front side marker until I find another way to do one. Thinking about a 5" 25 LED strip incorporated horizontally into the left and right ends of the front splitter I'm working on.
Major changes to the DRL and a 100MM halo around the HID Headlight. I know some will not like the yellow colored halos. It's yellow only when off (looks nice with my black car) and is Natural White when on.
That headlight halo looks awesome! Look forward to everything on the car. So for your fogs, you want the Halo off when the fog light is on? Will the relay turn off the Halo automatically when you turn the fog light on? Or did you install the relay just to have the option to do both?