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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, New wheels for my Deville in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; So over the last few months, I have grown increasingly tired of having ugly, chipping, peeling aluminum rims on my ...
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    New wheels for my Deville

    So over the last few months, I have grown increasingly tired of having ugly, chipping, peeling aluminum rims on my Caddy.



    I finally bit the bullet and bought a nice set of 18" MB (Discount Tire house brand) wheels and Eagle GT tires.















    I figured 18" was all that my whiteness allowed without making this thing look like Jessie Jackson's personal pimp ride. I think it gives it just enough character without it looking tacky.

    What do you think?

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Very nice. looks good on the whole car.

    Now get a set of EBC Black Dash slotted rotors and Redstuff pads, clean and paint the caliper bodies and rear drums the same red as the pinstripe, and you're good to go. I love spending your money..........

    www.perfectbrakes.com

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    I like the car overall, I don't really like those wheels on that car but I do agree with the pad and rotors
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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    I like the car, I like the wheels, but together it's like something is missing, maybe painting the calipers and zinc washed rotors would make it look meaner, I hate white lettered tires but it almost wants them.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Your wheels look nice. Five spoke is almost always the way to go with earlier generation Cadillacs. I have five spokes on my '96 STS.

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Now get a set of EBC Black Dash slotted rotors and Redstuff pads...
    Aren't slotted rotors crap? They're disposable, aren't they? I thought they didn't last long and you had to throw them away when done with them. Maybe I'm wrong.

    Centric makes black rotors which I plan to get when my current ones need work. Apparently they're a good product.

    The caliper idea sounds good. Will do it myself eventually.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Don't take my word for it - read a few brake sites and do your own comparisons. EBC is pretty candid about what their products will and will not do. (Slotted rotors last as long as OEM, drilled do not: don't forget that when you slot or drill a rotor you effectively remove a fair percentage of the braking surface so the rotor has to work harder to achieve the same slowdown rate as a plain, flat rotor).

    At something like $495, www.perfectbrakes.com, for slotted rotors and Redstuff pads for my STS the damn things had better NOT be "disposable" !!!

    (A call to Great Britain (EBC manufactures in England) confirms that the Black Dash can take 2 mild truing cuts before they're trash - just like every other brake rotor on earth.....)

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Good. Maybe I was thinking of drilled and slotted rotors. What's the advantage of a slotted rotor, then, over an OEM rotor? Maybe the look?

    Ah, reading more shows they're ultra quiet and low dust.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Not a fan of the wheels, but they are an upgrade from the last set. Rest of the car looks great, I like the exhaust.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Your old rims look new compared to mine.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    Dang dude, that looks great. I see you're up in Tinley Park. You should join us for the Auto Show meet in Feb.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    I think it adds alot to the car, I like it man.

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    Re: New wheels for my Deville

    PS, you need some bigger brakes now

    The wheels have certainly grown on me...

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