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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Wheel and LED pic Mod in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I searched for pictures and couldn't find any online so I figure I post one so others can see. I ...
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    Wheel and LED pic Mod

    I searched for pictures and couldn't find any online so I figure I post one so others can see.
    I added 18'' wheels from another CTS as mine came with 17'' wheels. The I plastic dipped them and added center caps and black lug nuts I bought from pep boys ( make sure you buy the better ones and not the cheapos as they tend to snap on torque ) Then added better LED's in the front of the CTS. I also painted the brake calipers with high heat electric blue paint so the black wheels pop out more enjoy.
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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSMOZZ View Post
    I searched for pictures and couldn't find any online so I figure I post one so others can see.
    I added 18'' wheels from another CTS as mine came with 17'' wheels. The I plastic dipped them and added center caps and black lug nuts I bought from pep boys ( make sure you buy the better ones and not the cheapos as they tend to snap on torque ) Then added better LED's in the front of the CTS. I also painted the brake calipers with high heat electric blue paint so the black wheels pop out more enjoy.
    Can you post close ups of the blk rims and the calipers. I have a a OBM caddy and I m thinking about painting them that color as well

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Sure, here is a pic of the grill, I will go outside in a minute to get you the close ups. Not a problem.
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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Pic of the front and the back wheels and calipers. Hope this helps you or anyone else.
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    Did you have to remove the calipers to paint them?

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

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    Did you have to remove the calipers to paint them?
    You can if you want to but it's not necessary, just tape off areas with news paper, any little over spray on the rotors will quickly wear off.

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Where did you get those LED's?

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Very nice!

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Did you mask your tires or did you just let plasti dip get on them ?

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    You do not need to mask the tires. You can load up the coating at the rim lip for good coverage there - the Dip will come right off the tire.

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    LEDs look sick. Where'd you get em?

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    New CTS/ATS DRL's are vertical which blends in perfectly with the lines of the car. The fog/drl's are perpendicular from top to bottom.

    You chose to go againt the grain (horizontal) with the DRL's likeea typical mundane european car. Looks "off ".

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Good jon it, those are tasteful mods. I like the contrast of the black wheels and blue rotors.

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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    Re: Wheel and LED pic Mod

    I don't have fog light option on mine either and like your LED addition. Yes, I'd like them to go vertical rather than horizontal as well, but I still prefer your LED addition compared to the empty grey trim that's there now.

    Couple questions:
    1) Where did you get the LED's?
    2) I'm not mechanic, but fairly handy and would like to attempt this myself, what did you wire the LED's into? Can you list the process? Can you turn them on and off or are they always on?
    3) Can you post a head on pic so we can see those LED's lit up from the front on both sides.


    Thanks

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