The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Hello, We recently finished up a custom build for a very good customer of ours. He wanted to build something ...
  1. #1
    Dr. Design is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): STS, XLR, STS V-Series, CTS V-Series, XTS....
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Design Center
    Age
    36
    Posts
    3,382

    The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Hello,
    We recently finished up a custom build for a very good customer of ours. He wanted to build something fun for the Silver State Classic. After deciding on his weapon of choice, we started the tear down of his car...2009 Cadillac CTS-V Thunder Grey 6MT.

    List of modifications are extensive to say the least -
    D3 BMF Intercooler System
    D3 Upgraded Intercooler Pump
    D3 Stage 3 Camshaft
    D3 Crank Pulley
    Recaro Pole Position Racing Seats
    Widened OEM wheels
    Full Length Headers
    Corsa Exhaust
    Coilovers w/HLS System
    D3 Sway Bars w/upgraded adjustable endlinks
    D3 Stage 2 Intake System
    Brake Duct Upgrade
    Roll Cage
    Methanol Injection w/5 Gal tank
    Big Brake Kit w/Stainless Lines
    D3 CNC Heads
    D3 Motorsports Hood
    D3 Custom Oil Cooler
    D3 Rear Diff Cooler
    Tinted Tail Lamps & 3rd Brake Light
    D3 Lid Spacer
    D3 Dual Map ECU Function (High/Low Switch)
    D3 Extended Wheel Studs
    Plus much more...

    Here are a few images:















    Cont...

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Dr. Design is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): STS, XLR, STS V-Series, CTS V-Series, XTS....
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Design Center
    Age
    36
    Posts
    3,382
    Thread Starter

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)











    The makes plenty of power and handles like a dream. This was a fun build for the customer as he was able to see his passion and vision for this car come to life in front of his eyes. At the Silver State Classic he finished 4th in his class. We wish him luck as he continues on his many adventures planned. I am sure we will see this car at the Cadillac Challenge before year’s end.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
    D3 Cadillac

  4. #3
    Ste_V_e is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): CTS-V
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    279

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Such a nice build gj d3. Any idea how much weight is saved by removing seats for the recaro buckets?

  5. #4
    Rule12b's Avatar
    Rule12b is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS-V Sedan
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    543

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_V_e View Post
    Such a nice build gj d3. Any idea how much weight is saved by removing seats for the recaro buckets?
    I can answer. About 70 lbs., per seat.

  6. #5
    FLTRI's Avatar
    FLTRI is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2011 V-Wagon & 2012 SRX Premium
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Age
    50
    Posts
    846

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Very nice. What class did he run in? I'm a Lifetime Member of SSCC, number 297. I haven't run for several years, but I'm taking the Vagon to Ely this fall to run Touring Class, as I can't bring myself to chop up the car yet for Grand Sport or Grand Touring.

    Also, do you know of any way to instal 5-points without a full cage? I'm thinking a harness bar like I used to run in my Corvettes...

  7. #6
    SoCal_V is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V Sedan - diamond white / graphite wheels
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    193

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    I bet those Recaros don't rock in their mounts

    Nicely done, that's a sweet ride.

  8. #7
    hlantin's Avatar
    hlantin is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Silver MT CTS-V Sedan - Recaro/Graphite Wheels
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Hollywood, CA
    Posts
    294

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Awesome build, guys! I'm sure this one hauls ass. I really should look into widening my wheels as well. It looks damn good!

  9. #8
    baabootoo's Avatar
    baabootoo is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Blue/Titanium 2009 V Auto
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Racine, WI
    Posts
    3,393

    Re: The building of a Silver State Classic CTS-V (Images Provided)

    Quote Originally Posted by FLTRI View Post
    Very nice. What class did he run in? I'm a Lifetime Member of SSCC, number 297. I haven't run for several years, but I'm taking the Vagon to Ely this fall to run Touring Class, as I can't bring myself to chop up the car yet for Grand Sport or Grand Touring.

    Also, do you know of any way to instal 5-points without a full cage? I'm thinking a harness bar like I used to run in my Corvettes...
    I did it last year for the Sand Hills Open Road Challenge and it was approved. I attached the lap belts to the rear front seat mount bolts, the anti-sub belt to the front seat mount bar, and the shoulder straps ran straight back to where the child seat anchor was. I replaced that with a monster hook that was rated at over 2000#. I ran the shoulder belts through the recess where I removed the headrest from (Recaros of course). Holds me tighter than heck.

    ----------

    VERY nice work guys! I see you used all the good parts too! The info shows the car had a target speed of 105, so a tech speed of 124? then. With a 5-point, he should be able to pass the 140 tech also. I'm applying to get these cars teched at a higher speed, due to the inherent strength of the roof when tested by IIHS; GOOD. The highest rating they give out.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting