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    OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    here's a few quick pics taken over the last couple days after installing the OEM 18" machined-face wheels, and pfadt intake. i recently added the OEM accessory black chrome grille and rear fascia as well. car is absolutely begging for springs or coilovers now!










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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Looks great, Frank. Hope your enjoying it even more!

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    I have those wheels too. Cleaning is a bitch though. Not enough room to get hand in to clean the inside. But, all is good and the extra effort definitely worth the result

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    looks great! seems like the alternate OEM 18's aren't too popular eh?

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    I like the OEM 18s and will be looking to buy a used set when I need new tires.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    i, too, like the OEM polished 10 spoke wheels(straight spoke). i am going to(possibly incorrectly) assume these are a drop lighter than those.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Best part about these wheels is it shows off the brakes a little better

    Looks great.

    You've got me and my coworker here ready to start modding ours ASAP!

    Do you feel any differences with the CAI installed?
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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    I installed a pfadt CAI over the weekend also and I don't notice any difference in performance. Upon cold startup, you can hear more air gurgling and under WOT, it whistles but that's about it. Note: I have no aftermarket tune... yet.

    I actually ordered the entire p35 kit but shipping has been a repeated disaster. Let's just say the only thing I could salvage at the moment was the CAI sans tune. I have a full story in my 2013 Cadillac ATS4 Performance thread.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Quote Originally Posted by rspitler View Post
    I have those wheels too. Cleaning is a bitch though. Not enough room to get hand in to clean the inside. But, all is good and the extra effort definitely worth the result
    You just need the right brushes. Check Autogeek or Detailed Image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    looks great! seems like the alternate OEM 18's aren't too popular eh?
    Well they are a LOT heavier although I doubt many know that. And Cadillac makes you pay double for them on a Premium compared to on a Luxury which will keep some from buying them just on principle.

    Quote Originally Posted by ATSFL View Post
    i, too, like the OEM polished 10 spoke wheels(straight spoke). i am going to(possibly incorrectly) assume these are a drop lighter than those.
    I like the look of both about the same but these are much lighter than the polished 18". The polished are about ~20lbs heavier for the set. Since its also rotational and unsprung weight, its a triple penalty.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Thats too bad they're heavier, they are my favourite looking rims (polished spokes)

    sorry to thread jack OP lol, those rims do look great though and so does your car! congrats on the Intake, get that baby slammed

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    thanks, all.

    as for cleaning behind the spokes, this will make it a less daunting task: http://www.aceturbostick.com

    DiabloMike: i really didn't feel any power added from the intake pipe. you'll hear a bit more diverter valve noise without the intake muffler portion on there, and it definintely dresses up the engine bay a drop, but there didn't seem to be a noticeable power jump. either way, a 3" intake on a turbo car can't hurt.

    Stevo Supremo: i'm patiently waiting on eibach or similar to release some pro-kit springs. i actually spoke on the phone with them about a month ago, and they really didn't have much information nor a timetable to offer me for this, but they did confirm they will be releasing them.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Interesting, but not surprising. Id say once you tune it and lean on the turbo a little harder, the CAI will show some better gains..
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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    Looks nice! Did you install that downpipe yet? If not I will buy it back from you

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    haha not yet, waiting on some free time.

    let me know if you get another and need help putting it on, i'll be glad to help.

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    Re: OEM 18" wheels and pfadt intake installed

    I have pretty much the same plans for mine, I may end up doing aftermarket 18's though if I can't find a good deal on these OEM machined ones. I can check my contacts at Eibach and H&R and see if they have a release date on springs.

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