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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I did the things to my cts that I set out to but now ran out of ideas. I've lowered ...
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    Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    I did the things to my cts that I set out to but now ran out of ideas.
    I've lowered it with Eibachs. Put a wing on it, tinted windows, rims/tires (staggered), carbon fiber film on roof, custom floor mats, grille chrome kit, and a clear bra by InvisibleMask.com

    I don't want to change the grille or do any tinted lights.
    I'm out of mods. (also don't want to do motor mods since i have a warranty).

    So any other mod ideas under $1000 ?


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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    wow, that looks amazing! What did you do to the top of the cadillac?

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    Thanks!

    The top is a carbon fiber film made by 3M. Won't do any damage to the paint and goes on dry. It is actually really cool stuff to work with and just peels off when I decide to remove it. They have different colors too (white and graphite).

    I gotta say, Ive owned a lot of cars over the years (including bmw and lexus) and Cadillac is my favorite for sure. They really build great cars and this is an 08 so I can't imagine what a 2014 must be like !! Awesome cars and SUVs !

    A little off topic, I test drove a new camaro before this cts and I was in love with the look. After a 5 minute drive I determined I hated the camaro. Something about the inside of one that I couldn't wait to get out. Not sure if it was the small windows or what. So from now on, when I am car shopping the first place I will go is the Cadillac dealer!

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    Looks good quick question how is the ride with the springs and I assume you have 20's on there how wide are the rims....

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    The back wheels are wider because I wanted to fill in the space and I will need to find out, I bought them last year so I can't remember. Drawback is I can't rotate the tires now.
    The springs did make the ride a little rougher. Its a trade off, the ride was great before but looked too high. Now it looks perfect but I miss having that smooth ride sometimes. I could switch back but I like the look too much.

    So if you don't mind the stock height then don't get the springs. But if you look at your car and think "wish it was lower" all the time then I'd get them. I'd say it rides like a small BMW now. I have no idea why Eibach can't make springs that ride like stock but just 1/2 or 1 inch lower. Doesn't seem that tough to do!

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    That carbon film looks cool. I'll bet it could double as a paint protector if applied to the front around the grill (or is this plastic???) and perhaps on the leading edge of the hood. Might be able to design a nice looking shape to apply to part of the hood.

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    Sweet ride! Have you painted the rear diffuser black yet?
    Any more pics of the front? I'd like to see how the clear bra looks. How high does it go? I keep getting rock chips on my hood.

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    You could always add an axle back exhaust. Nice stainless mufflers, larger tips and a subtle grumble... We have one if your interested and it fits your budget too. I like your carbon roof wrap, looks sweet. I am considering adding that to my sportwagon roof and hood. Did you self install?


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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    More Pics! :-)

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    I have been considering this roof wrap for some time. Now I may have the courage to go for it. I ordered a sample of the Black Carbon Fiber and 1080 Sample Deck here (FREE):

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...equestSamples/

    A couple of months ago I used the sample to black out the rear side markers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPE
    You could always add an axle back exhaust. Nice stainless mufflers, larger tips and a subtle grumble... We have one if your interested and it fits your budget too. I like your carbon roof wrap, looks sweet. I am considering adding that to my sportwagon roof and hood. Did you self install?
    Can you send me exhaust options for my 2011 cts coupe?

    Thanks

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    Nice RIMS !! I put the same ones on and painted them the car colour pearl white

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    Had something similar on my 6 series...brake dust was a nightmare on a Bimmer.




    Quote Originally Posted by cdichip
    Nice RIMS !! I put the same ones on and painted them the car colour pearl white

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    Really like the carbon roof... Definitely gave me a thought...

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    Re: Black caddy,rims, carbon fiber, wing, tint

    Quote Originally Posted by stealther View Post
    Thanks!

    The top is a carbon fiber film made by 3M. Won't do any damage to the paint and goes on dry. It is actually really cool stuff to work with and just peels off when I decide to remove it. They have different colors too (white and graphite).

    I gotta say, Ive owned a lot of cars over the years (including bmw and lexus) and Cadillac is my favorite for sure. They really build great cars and this is an 08 so I can't imagine what a 2014 must be like !! Awesome cars and SUVs !

    A little off topic, I test drove a new camaro before this cts and I was in love with the look. After a 5 minute drive I determined I hated the camaro. Something about the inside of one that I couldn't wait to get out. Not sure if it was the small windows or what. So from now on, when I am car shopping the first place I will go is the Cadillac dealer!
    i agree, i drove one of the new comaros and its the windows.. very limited view. i couldnt be relaxed driving that car i felt like i was fighting just to be able to see out of the damn car...the hummer h2 and 3's are the same. just a royal pain in the butt to see out of.

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