: More air.... and more rim..



96Fleetwood
03-29-07, 11:39 PM
Today was my day off this week.. so I had a little install party of my own:

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RAISS (ram air kit):
Wow is all I have to say! There is a very obvious 'seat of the pants' increase in throttle response over the K&N FIPK. Very easy to install and sounds mean as hell.


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18X8.5 OZ Nova wheels w/ Dunlop Sport Max 235/50/18:
With this tire size I gained half an inch over the 255/45/18 Michelin Pilots I had before. They ride great, very quiet! The wheels are absolutely wicked! As always, I had to be unique and got some Caddy centers on it...

What do you all think?
Take care,
Elias :thumbsup:

Cadillac Giovanni
03-29-07, 11:57 PM
That is rather "bitchin'", If I do say so myself.

Benzilla
03-30-07, 12:09 AM
Hmm, I like it. The rims are the perfect size to pull off that look.

Well done! :)

slk230mb
03-30-07, 12:24 AM
The more I try to hate those rims, the more I love them. I would have gone with centercaps that matched the emblems on the rest of the car though.

96Fleetwood
03-30-07, 09:10 AM
Thanks!

My next modification will be buying a CTS-V and putting the Fleetwood to show duty only :thumbsup:

slk230mb
03-30-07, 09:15 AM
Thanks!

My next modification will be buying a CTS-V and putting the Fleetwood to show duty only :thumbsup:

I can't wait to see how you mod a CTS-V.

90Brougham350
03-30-07, 10:26 AM
Outstanding! Looks excellent, can't wait to see it in person in May!

urbanski
03-30-07, 10:40 AM
gotta say

i really LOVE it!!!

caddycruiser
03-30-07, 12:29 PM
Love it too, and as I said in the other forum, now with the slightly toned down silver vs. chrome look and tuner style, it very much looks even closer to a factory done tuner-sport version. And yes, the RAISS is just oh so pretty, which is something to say when it's an intake!

Old Fleetwood
03-30-07, 01:15 PM
IMHO those are absolutely the most beautiful aftermarket wheels I have EVER seen on a FWB.
But that is the most unusual #20 wheel weight I have ever seen.

96Fleetwood
03-30-07, 05:15 PM
:thumbsup: Thanks gentlemen! Trying to keep her classy yet have some "oomph" under the hood

codewize
03-30-07, 07:50 PM
All I can say is AWESOME. Wow a job well done.

Red_October_7000
03-30-07, 08:57 PM
Those are the best aftermarket rims I've ever seen on a Fleetwood. The size is perfect. Just perfect. Ram air is certainly different! Let us know how that affects things like cooling, etc.

Old Fleetwood
03-30-07, 10:05 PM
Elias -
When will we see a scan of your 1/4 mile tape?

96Fleetwood
03-30-07, 11:09 PM
I have my dyno appointment on April 21st and the 1/4 mile shortly after that :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-31-07, 07:20 PM
Love those wheels! I never would have imagined BBS style wheels would look good on an FWB, but it looks awesome!

Eldo1953
03-31-07, 08:20 PM
Looks killer!! My only recommendation would be to remove the sticker from the rear windows. Stickers do not flow with the outside of a FWB.

Benzilla
03-31-07, 08:35 PM
I didn't even notice those, what are the and why are they there?

96Fleetwood
04-01-07, 05:00 AM
Stickers: Viper alarm and ISSCA

Cadillacboy
04-01-07, 01:20 PM
I like it those new rims are outstanding :thumbsup:

Old Fleetwood
04-01-07, 03:48 PM
Elias -
I just noticed, after re-reviewing the pix of your GORGEOUS vehicle;
- are your backup lights "yellowing" or is it just a reflection of a dull day? :confused:

96Fleetwood
04-01-07, 05:07 PM
Elias -
I just noticed, after re-reviewing the pix of your GORGEOUS vehicle;
- are your backup lights "yellowing" or is it just a reflection of a dull day? :confused:


Acutally they have been getting very small stress cracks in them and at times collect a bit of water. I bought a brand NOS pair of them from eBay a year ago but haven't got around to pulling the rear bumper to change them. Very keen eye you have there! :thumbsup:

Old Fleetwood
04-01-07, 10:58 PM
Elias -
Not a keen eye. It's more like spotting a hangnail on a beautiful woman.

Benzilla
04-01-07, 11:30 PM
It's funny how different people notice different thinks, I noticed that he didn't dress his spare.

slk230mb
04-02-07, 08:28 AM
It's funny how different people notice different thinks, I noticed that he didn't dress his spare.

It's also rim face down, so if he did the trunk liner would get full of tire shine.

arivera
04-04-07, 11:39 PM
that's a beautiful machine, Elias

I'm in chicago too. i would love to see that car in person. your fleetwood is the kind of cadillac my fleetwood wants to be when it grows up.:)

96Fleetwood
04-05-07, 08:06 AM
that's a beautiful machine, Elias

I'm in chicago too. i would love to see that car in person. your fleetwood is the kind of cadillac my fleetwood wants to be when it grows up.:)


Thanks! Come out to one of the following events! I will PM you my number:

1) Wed. April 19th (The Herd) monthly meeting in Schaumburg @6pm
2) Saturday April 21st (badbodies.com) monthly meeting in Hoffman Estates @ 6pm
2) Tuesday April 24th (West of the Lake Cadillac/Lasalle club) meeting in Lombard @7:30pm

See ya there :thumbsup:

Destroyer
04-05-07, 08:19 AM
Stunning!. Next to the wire wheel covers this is the best wheel/tire combo yet:thumbsup: . Best looking Fleetwood yet IMO. :worship:

The_Hearsecutor
04-18-07, 11:11 PM
Acutally they have been getting very small stress cracks in them and at times collect a bit of water. I bought a brand NOS pair of them from eBay a year ago but haven't got around to pulling the rear bumper to change them. Very keen eye you have there! :thumbsup:

Removing the rear bumper is not necessary to replace the back-up lenses.