: Newbe from Chicago



cbloveday
12-09-07, 09:46 PM
Hey guys,

I'm a newbe from Chicago. I own a 2007 Black Raven Escalade ESV fully loaded with full tint.
I've been a member on the mopar forum srt80c and recently srtconnection. Figured it is about time I signed up over here. I also own a 2006 300c srt8.
It is heavily modded with ported and polished heads kooks ceramic coated longtubes, K&N CAI, high flo cats, 2800 high stall torque converter, and magnaflow catbacks. It is silver and tinted with custom rims for the summer. I just got the air fuel and timing right via a cmr custom tune.

I am really interested in the 2009 cts-v with purported 600 hp supercharged engine and thought I would hang around and get learn some things until it is out. I bought my srt8 from cadillac as well as the ESV and hope they will work with me on the cts-v.

Attached are some pics of my vehicles.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/September07parents012.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Jan-July2007502.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/escalade.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/016_16.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/IMG_0838-1.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/IMG_0849.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/IMG_0844.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/IMG_0834.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-09-07, 10:09 PM
Welcome fellow Chicagoian... where do you reside in Chicago? I'm in Downers Grove (though I'm normally downtown for school at DePaul).

Boombotz
12-09-07, 10:15 PM
:welcome:

CadillacSTS42005
12-09-07, 10:36 PM
def gonna clash with the V boys
welcome to the forum!

CadillacGurl
12-09-07, 10:40 PM
Haha I thought you'd like the SRT8 300 Jay

CadillacSTS42005
12-09-07, 10:44 PM
oh i do
more of a Charger SRT8 fan
but still tho the V boys have a thing for payin 50K for a Chry
im neutral though

cbloveday
12-09-07, 10:50 PM
I love the srt8. I also love the V. Just need more hp and would like to build off more than the 6.1 hemi. I understand the 09 has a vicious powerplant.
Haven't had an opportunity to test the srt8 against a V since the mods. Just finished the tuning. I am running the rocketbrand 100 octane unleaded in my race tune and also have a 93 street tune for when the 100 isn't available. Would love to run with some Vs once the weather gets better in Chicago. I understand they are pretty fast with 469 hp and all. I got about 475 rwhp on the c. I just think the fit and finish on the Vs are better. Oh, I forgot to mention the Hotchkis sways and
Dc strubar and brembo cross drilled rotors w braided lines in the suspension dept on my srt8. I do not have KWs. I'm not sure if I want to add more $ to this base or start over with a V

cbloveday
12-09-07, 10:57 PM
Welcome fellow Chicagoian... where do you reside in Chicago? I'm in Downers Grove (though I'm normally downtown for school at DePaul).

I live in Batavia, just moved west from Naperville and work in Oak Brook

Rolex
12-09-07, 11:00 PM
:welcome: You have a beautiful family and a great looking car. What do you do for a living (if you don't mind my asking)?

CadillacSTS42005
12-09-07, 11:11 PM
Naperville
thats Gary88 territory!

CadillacGurl
12-09-07, 11:24 PM
Naperville
thats Gary88 territory!

Hahaha no Gary lives in Lemont, though Oakbrook and Naperville are close to me.

gary88
12-10-07, 12:59 AM
Yep, good old Lemont for me.

Clean looking Escalade and nice SRT8, welcome to the forums :thumbsup:

Where do you keep your boat? We have two we keep up in Michigan during boating season.

cbloveday
12-10-07, 08:21 AM
I work for Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor. Thank you for the kind comments. I am very proud of my kids. Although there is one who is not in the photo.
Blake is 4 from my second marriage. Here is my wife and kids this 4th of July and here is my wife and Blake on our boat on Lake Michigan this summer.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Jan-July2007550.jpg
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Jan-July2007398.jpg

cbloveday
12-10-07, 08:23 AM
I hope to join the cts-v family when the 2009 arrrives!. Right now we are ESV family and I love the service people at cadillac.
They take good care of us.

cbloveday
12-10-07, 08:25 AM
New Buffalo Michigan. Been there 3 years. We cross the lake often and go to Dusable Harbor to do Navy Pier.

Sorry, non-supporting members cannot list items for sale in any forum outside the classifieds ~ Rolex

http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac-classifieds/

JimmyH
12-10-07, 04:35 PM
Hello fellow Chicagoan!!!! We Rule!!!!!

I live in Round Lake, work in Schiller Park.

I not to thrilled with your choice of sedans though. SRT:thepan:

The 09 is sure to be a sweet ride, beware though, it is going to be more of a pig than the SRT. I am predicting about 4300lbs (as opposed to the current 3800 lbs)

Oh and http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/gif/welcomecf.gif

Cadillacboy
12-10-07, 05:32 PM
Welcome to the forums !
We've another cool newbie

cbloveday
12-10-07, 08:26 PM
New Buffalo Michigan. Been there 3 years. We cross the lake often and go to Dusable Harbor to do Navy Pier.

Sorry, non-supporting members cannot list items for sale in any forum outside the classifieds ~ Rolex

http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac-classifieds/



Damn, got spanked on the first day here.:hide:

96Fleetwood
12-10-07, 09:34 PM
Welcome!

I just bought a house in Downers Grove, I stored the Fleetwood there 3 weeks ago, but we finally moved ourselves in last weekend.

You should come to some of the Cadillac meets, you interested?

cbloveday
12-10-07, 09:50 PM
definately

Let me know the agenda and location of the next meet. Should I bring the ESV or the srt8? :brutal:

96Fleetwood
12-10-07, 10:57 PM
Bring the ESV.. ;)

http://www.westofthelakeclc.com/