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    RARE ESKY is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    So here we go been a little project Any questions just ask guys

    2011 Escalade
    2wd thats fully loaded and Galaxy Grey Metallic (1 or 46 with same options rarest combo for 2011)

    EXTERIOR
    Wilwood 16/14.25 Brake Upgrade
    24x10 Escalade Chrome Replica wheels
    305 35 24 Yokohamas
    Front Belltech 2" Drop spindles
    Front NORCAL SS Modded Struts (0-1 inch adjustable drop)
    Rear NORCAL SS 6" Drop Springs (autoride brings it up to a 5 inch drop and can adjust to 4)
    Rear Spohn Panhard Bar
    Rear Belltech Shock Extenders
    Rear DJM Endlink Kit
    Rear Poly Bumpstops Replace OEM
    Front/Rear DJM Swaybars
    Led Reverse Lights
    Led Full Conversion on 3rd brake light
    Led Mirrior Down Lights
    Taillights all smoke tinted
    NO BUMPER HOLES FOR LICENSE PLATE

    INTERIOR
    All fake wood grain Change to Carbon Fiber Pieces
    Husky Floor mats cover entire floor surface
    LED Interior Upgrade kit
    Rear windows Retinted over OEM (true limo)
    Front windows 35 percent tint

    ENGINE
    Ported Intake Manifold
    SLP Crank Pulley
    Volant Intake
    Low Temp Thermostat
    NGK TR6 Plugs
    Taylor Wires
    Magnaflow muffler replaces oem
    Changed from 3.42 to 3.73 gears
    Custom Tune
    Truck at 6210 pounds on 24s went 14.5@97 on 91 octane gas in 82 degree weather
    Oil Catch Can
    Engine oil changed at 500/1000/3000/6000/9000 miles. Im very anal when it comes to oil changes



    Rear djm kit and belltech spindles painted





    WILWOOD 16 inch rotors and fat calipers




    305 35 24 yokohams


    24 inch chrome escalde whees





    Well I cut the resonator off and a few things. 1 the escalade has a 3.5 inch cat back set up which will be perfect for my whipple 2.3 and the resonator is totally different then the tbss. Its pretty much solid inside and just one hole in the middle.



    and the new spohn bar.
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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    48 Miles on the truck I couldn't take it anymore Had to lower it

    i wanted to do steps on the truck just to feel the difference.

    So today i did the front belltech spindles



    Front swaybar



    and rear shock extenders



    Even with my alignment off the djm front bar and spindles make the truck feel a lot more in control. In the rear im really suprised how better it feels. Its not as jarring and more smooth and this is with the stock rear springs in only thing added was shock extenders. Im guessing the shock angle is better so has a better chance to work.

    I cant wait to put the rear belltech springs along with the djm trailing arm relocators, spohn panhard bar, lower spohn a arms and last the rear djm swaybar!! Thing will feel so much better.


    right now
    FRONT 33 7/8 from ground to fenderlip
    REAR 37 7/8 From ground to fenderlip







    LAST but not least!! esky 24" chrome replicas with 305 35 24 Yokohama tires


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    just got the magnaflow 5x11x22 muffler its fkn massive

    3.5 straight thru


    and the 3.5 inch mandrel bent cat back set up for 55 bucks


    I have no resonator on the truck and the sound is perfect. Its deep with no drone at all and not crazy loud with headers i think will be perfect. Truck does pick up nicely now and still 3.5 inches from cat back.




    And just a quick look at the stock muffler

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    bumpstop bracket cut with new short one installed and belltech 5305 coil


    spohn bar vs stock bar


    Rear djm swaybar along with shorter endlinks


    Here was first drop I had on her

    24s are on. GOing to adjust rear autoride links more in the back try to get it down 1 inch and front going to have to machine a new groove to bring it down about 3/4 of a inch





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    man this truck rides sooo good right now. I took some curves before with stock suspension by my house truck felt like was going to turn over but now totally different. Truck sticks to the ground and rides great


    Final piece of rear Suspension came in today


    brakes are on


    this truck by far is the best 07 up gm suv ive ever done. The truck handles so good!!!

    tonight i put in the del sphere spohn arms and just by doing that i feel the truck handles better.

    Im going to try to do the upper ones once i get my welder back down the road

    Stock piece was weak and stamped. The rubber bushigns on one side were already cracking.

    Here is stock vs spohn


    Grease it up well and you will see this


    dont forget locktite


    on her


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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.








    got the vleds 5000k interior kit in leds



    and switched out the doors to the bridger v leds down facing leds they are very bright
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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    sills






    Interior is done!!!!! The first to have the escalade illuminated sills




    i ended up doing my STRUT MOD to get the front down more and adjusted the autoride links to bring rear down more. 34 in front and 34.5 in rear from ground to fenderlip
    Finally done with the truck. Took pics today with my kid a few places around San Francisco and turned out great. My son put some attitude in the pics
    Some pics from today









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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    INSTALLED THE 3.73 GEARS TRUCK PULLS A LOT BETTER!!!!

    new plugs and wires are in ALSO





    Dynoed the truck yesterday 365/398 and was done on the 24s.

    doing the ported intake manifold/low temp thermo and ported tb this weekend. Shooting for 400/415 when everything is done.




    have a 5x11x28 magnaflow 3.5 inch in/out with resonator cut off and wanted a little more sound so cut off the 3rd cat and truck has the perfect sound now and also picked up a little power

    I used a 12 inch piece of 3.5 pipe and welded it up






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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Some new goodies coming all hand laid










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    Well finished the interior. Looks so much better now









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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    trucks NOT LOW ENOUGH so went down more.

    Did my front strut mod for another 3/4 of a inch and rear my custom 6" drop springs autoride bumps it up to 5 inches

    just finished it up. As low as i can get on 305 35 24 and keep autoride working rides nice.

    33.25 from ground to fenderlip front and 33.5 in rear



    here is the truck vs a stock yukon
    Rare color to have together so had to take pics





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    here goes the video with resonator removed/3rd cat removed and turned down under truck.



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    INSTALL VIDEO ON MUFFLER

    In this video the 3rd cat is still installed.
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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Welcome to the forum. Nicely done!!!

    ----No selling things outside of the classified section or the sticky at the top of this section.

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Welcome To the site. Your truck looks great.

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Welcome! Esky looks good!

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    Very nice first post, your escalade is nice

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Looking great! I like the original stock 7-spoke and the larger ones do look better.

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Love that color and the OEM style rims in 24's look really good!

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    Re: My Custom 2011 Escalade Build.

    Those illuminated sills are pretty neat! Where'd ya get them?

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