: Rocker Fit



nynd
08-08-09, 04:18 PM
How is the fit of your rocker cover (side skirt) to the front fender? Mine has a gap on both sides.. wondering if that normal or needs to be repositioned. I'll try and get a pic. THIS WOULD BE RIGHT AT THE FRONT END SIDE AREA UNDERNEATH THAT LITTLE "GM" BADGE.

acowherd
08-08-09, 04:22 PM
I am still looking for one, and have noticed the same thing on almost all the new ones I have seen. I also seen the same thing on the first gen back by the rear wheels... :bonkers:

Gary Wells
08-08-09, 05:15 PM
Mine fits very nice on both sides unless I am missing where you are talking about. A pic might be nice on this. Are you talking about moving your rocker panel up or down, or to the front or to the rear?

nynd
08-08-09, 05:19 PM
Hey Gary,
Its the part right where the front fender mates with the lower rocker cover. It sort of wraps around into the front wheel well and then goes down the length of the car (where your doors are anyways). Right at the leading edge, it does not sit flat but has like a 4 - 5 mm gap between the lower rocker and the front fender edge. Does this make it clearer?

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/7269/cat/502

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/7270/cat/502

acowherd
08-08-09, 05:38 PM
I was thinking more where the door was that had a gap. Maybe it was room for the door to open???

I think yours needs to be adjusted, that is just to much of a gap IMO..:confused::confused:

Gary Wells
08-08-09, 06:13 PM
OK, I see now, says the blind man. I must have been lucky, as mine fit like a glove on both sides in that area. I would move that up also. Beautiful diamond white CTS-V though, regardless. Up close, it probably would look better without that gap.

nynd
08-09-09, 01:59 PM
LOL - Its actually a Radiant Silver... LOL! But I'll see what Adjustments I can make!

Gary Wells
08-09-09, 02:59 PM
OK, so I am blind in 1 eye and can't see out of the other, oops, my bad, pics looked silver in 1 and white in another. beautiful car regardless. Only a suggestion, but for future reference, you might want to compare the fitting and alignment of body panels and such with the high def picture in the following link. I am sure that GM went over this car with a fine tooth comb before releasing this car to Autoblog for testing & pictures. I am sure that this car was specially selected and prepped for cosmetics and aesthetics by GM because most of the common non-fitment areas of these cars are picture perfect in the pics. Enjoy if you have not closely scrutinized these high def pictures before. They make excellent desktop pics.
nynd: These pics are the primary reason that I feel that the hood cannot be aligned much better as the driver side of the hood sticks up somewhat even in these pics.

http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/review-2009-cadillac-cts-v/full/

nynd
08-09-09, 03:26 PM
NIce pics from the link. I don't think there is an extreme close up of the area I was looking at. I'll try a simple re-adjustment... as it is a production line car so as we know, "minor" re-adjustments are necessary from time to time.

kck
08-09-09, 04:29 PM
......http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/review-2009-cadillac-cts-v/full/

Gary:

Great hi-def pictures of the V! Thanks for sharing.

Kyle

Gary Wells
08-09-09, 05:10 PM
Here's the complete link, along with the write-up. Excellent write-up on our car. I use a different high def pic almost every day for my desktop.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/03/review-2009-cadillac-cts-v-supercar-performance-everyday-driv/