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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Does the 2012 cts-v front bumper cover fit on the cts? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Title says it all. I want to swap them out. Also if you have a black raven bumper i will ...
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    Does the 2012 cts-v front bumper cover fit on the cts?

    Title says it all. I want to swap them out. Also if you have a black raven bumper i will probably buy it

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    I have no competent answer either way but just curious - you looking at making a clone? I know you mentioned making this car a track toy or something but I've seen other people clone to a V and they ended up more money deep in the clone than if they just bought a V.

    In any case, V's front end looks way more aggressive (for a reason) than the 3.6!

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    There have been a few folks ask the same types of questions about "cloning" their CTS. I don't recall anyone having much info to help.
    I just looked at some pics of a CTS coupe, and to me it looks like you may be able to change out the bumper cover and upper/lower grille. Don't know about fog light and housing.
    Best advice I can give is take it to your dealer and talk directly with a tech who has experience working on both CTS and V's.
    Shouldn't cost you anything but some time.

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    Well i wouldn't call it a clone. I just like the more aggressive look. Its a simple bumper cover and grill swap. My car isn't going to exactly be a track car but i am going to aggressively tune it and work on it. Within the next year or so i expect to be making over 400hp at the wheels. The idea is to make it faster and better than a v and spend a lot less.

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    Re: Does the 2012 cts-v front bumper cover fit on the cts?

    You had me until the "faster and better than a V and spend a lot less" part.....

    I have owned both; a 2011 3.6 with a manual tranny (ever seen one of those?) that I ordered new and my 2012 V, trust me on this one...it's going to take ALOT of money to make the 3.6 "faster and better than a V".
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron4235
    The idea is to make it faster and better than a v and spend a lot less.
    Best of luck in your endeavor but you'll be playing "catch up" for a long time.
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    Call it what you like. Clone, tribute, or replica car.
    The V's are much, much more than a grille and some aggressive tuning.
    After you have spent a crapload of $ trying to build your idea of a better V, all you're going to end up with is frustration and disappointment.
    Save yourself the time, trouble, and expense. Go trade in your six banger for a V. Then go crazy with it if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post

    Best of luck in your endeavor but you'll be playing "catch up" for a long time.
    Hey, 18 year olds gotta dream right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron4235 View Post
    Well i wouldn't call it a clone. I just like the more aggressive look. Its a simple bumper cover and grill swap. My car isn't going to exactly be a track car but i am going to aggressively tune it and work on it. Within the next year or so i expect to be making over 400hp at the wheels. The idea is to make it faster and better than a v and spend a lot less.
    You win for biggest LOL moment on the intrawebz this morning!

    The V was superbly engineered from the ground up to be the fastest sedan on earth. You can't even get the research you need on your own for SWAPPING A BUMPER. You're asking strangers on a forum for that? And you think you'll assemble a non-V that's "faster and better" than a V?

    Stop now, boy, and look in the mirror.

    You're post shows a fatal flaw in you're thinking. 1. You're too ignorant to know what you're trying to get into. Or, 2. You got mad at the elite V group snubbing their nose at your project. And someone who has a quick trigger with guys at computer and mobile screens giving opinions WILL NEVER have the patience to make a wanna-V.

    Start over. Sell your CTS, save money, buy a proper V. It's much cheaper, and better, that way...
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    Re: Does the 2012 cts-v front bumper cover fit on the cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron4235 View Post
    Well i wouldn't call it a clone. I just like the more aggressive look. Its a simple bumper cover and grill swap. My car isn't going to exactly be a track car but i am going to aggressively tune it and work on it. Within the next year or so i expect to be making over 400hp at the wheels. The idea is to make it faster and better than a v and spend a lot less.
    Hope you're looking at a lot of FI (turbo or supercharger), because motor work alone is not going to get you anywhere near the 400RWHP mark.

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    Re: Does the 2012 cts-v front bumper cover fit on the cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by pillaplease View Post
    Hey, 18 year olds gotta dream right?
    Clearly it extends beyond the back seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillaplease View Post

    Hey, 18 year olds gotta dream right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post

    Clearly it extends beyond the back seat.
    And straight to Neverland.

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    If I see some 18 year old wearing green tights and driving a 3.6 CTS that roasts my V, at least I'll know who it was!
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    ^^LOL! Are you still keeping company with Miss Percocet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfaninva View Post
    ^^LOL! Are you still keeping company with Miss Percocet?
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs

    20 seconds in
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