: Put a new lid on it :) (pics)



murphy
05-01-12, 02:38 PM
Finally the last mod (for now anyways :) ) to the beast......a new hood from ACS
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MrHolland
05-01-12, 02:42 PM
Looks very nice sir. I guess its time for me to ship my car up to you for some mods!!! Mine looks pretty plain compared to yours.

bigtone1013
05-01-12, 03:33 PM
Awesome!

2007XTSDub
05-01-12, 03:45 PM
Nice job

hcvone
05-01-12, 04:04 PM
I am not a hood vent person, I like the cowl part of the hood, we are working on one with a company with just a low cowl, but we been having fitment issues around the headlights

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Are there any miles on that truck???? It look brand new

murphy
05-01-12, 04:09 PM
I am not a hood vent person, I like the cowl part of the hood, we are working on one with a company with just a low cowl, but we been having fitment issues around the headlights

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Are there any miles on that truck???? It look brand new

Well I gotta cool that puffer :) and the vents are functional !!..
I'm with ya on the vents too but if it don't grow on me I'll put the stock back on...this will be his summer look..
Talk to Joe at ACS...he'll make you any kinda hood you can dream up..

As for miles he's my daily driver...it just takes a lotta TLC :D

hcvone
05-01-12, 04:14 PM
Well I gotta cool that puffer :) and the vents are functional !!..
I'm with ya on the vents too but if it don't grow on me I'll put the stock back on...this will be his summer look..
Talk to Joe at ACS...he'll make you any kinda hood you can dream up..

As for miles he's my daily driver...it just takes a lotta TLC :D

Oh so it's your daily driver........., I guess you work at home. ;) :eek:

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I don't know I don't see any snow on the ground, thought Canada always had snow? Heading down to the Flyers tonight. :)

quattrotman
05-01-12, 09:57 PM
Do you ever drive that thing? Wow it's clean! Love it.

murphy
05-01-12, 10:07 PM
Do you ever drive that thing? Wow it's clean! Love it.
Hah thanks,,you know the shi*ty streets we have here...I drive it every day except the odd nice days I'll drive my vette...It gets the outside washed usually twice weekly and engine detailed by hand every two weeks or when it needs it..too bad it's got such a lousy lower shroud...everything splashes up..

quattrotman
05-02-12, 12:17 AM
Hah thanks,,you know the shi*ty streets we have here...I drive it every day except the odd nice days I'll drive my vette...It gets the outside washed usually twice weekly and engine detailed by hand every two weeks or when it needs it..too bad it's got such a lousy lower shroud...everything splashes up..
I used the live in Edmonton. Not only are the roads horrible but there is so much dust and muck on the roads from oct-may it's near impossible to keep your car clean. Twice a week...that's commitment! Looks great though.

bstiffmanofsteel
05-02-12, 01:46 AM
Very nice!

torr714
05-02-12, 08:32 AM
I like the hood

roadog1aj
05-02-12, 01:07 PM
I really like the vents! The fact that they are functional just adds to the awesomeness!! The cowl looks very good as well. It is not so pronounced as to look out of place on your ride. You have done a great job of detailing your 'Lade!!!

BlownEscalade
05-03-12, 12:33 PM
Hey how much did the hood cost you? I'm debating on buying one.

murphy
05-03-12, 12:40 PM
About 3k all in

callihan
05-08-12, 04:28 PM
You have done exactly what i want to do to my 2012 platinum but with the super charge killing the factory warranty it's hard to justify. have you had any warranty problems with yours. With all the mods what are you all in at? What other mods are you thinking about doing. It looks great by the way!!

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did you sell your old hood? If, so how much did you get for it? Also, where did you get the platinum for the side of the car?

murphy
05-08-12, 04:47 PM
You have done exactly what i want to do to my 2012 platinum but with the super charge killing the factory warranty it's hard to justify. have you had any warranty problems with yours. With all the mods what are you all in at? What other mods are you thinking about doing. It looks great by the way!!

Thanks for the compliment !

Here are all the mods I've completed since purchase. I bought/ brought the vehicle to Canada from a Cadillac dealer in Oklahoma with 28000 miles.

1) iphone hardwire/cradle
2) passport 9500ix hardwire from mirror with invisicord
3) Laser Interceptor hardwire install
4) new winshield..(had minor pits)
5) new Dueler OEM tires (1/2 worn)
6) interior and exterior LED lights
7) 55 watt HID fogs
8) Magnacharger Blower / tune / intake
9) Baer Extreme Claw big brake 15/14
10) driver/passenger window tint to match rear factory
11) 3m body filming, headlights/fogs
12) new floormats/cargo tray from Weathertech
13) ACS composite hood
14) mud flaps
15) Hotchis swaybars
16) McGaughy 2/3 lowering kit
17) secondary battery (GM wire set)

cost = ?...mods maybe 20-25

Future = ? what is there :)

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You have done exactly what i want to do to my 2012 platinum but with the super charge killing the factory warranty it's hard to justify. have you had any warranty problems with yours. With all the mods what are you all in at? What other mods are you thinking about doing. It looks great by the way!!

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did you sell your old hood? If, so how much did you get for it? Also, where did you get the platinum for the side of the car?

no I'll keep he stock hood.
You can find the Platinum badging on ebay but I've recently removed and added this:
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Here you can see the Laser Interceptor laser jammers each corner above larger grill
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callihan
05-08-12, 05:32 PM
i like those badges better but need to upgrade my engine first. I just got off the phone with Hennessey and they have a couple of different packages the one i am looking at is upgrading mine to 500 hp it cost $15,950 which includes

HPE500 Upgrade Includes 2011-2012
• TVS1900 Supercharger System
• HPE Air Induction System
• Upgrade Fuel Injectors
• Fuel Pump Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
• 160 Degree Thermostat
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• All Necessary Gaskets, Fluids
and Hardware
• Professional Installation
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Serial-Numbered Dash
and Engine Plaques
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• 3 yr / 36,000 Mile Limited Warrant

Also it does not void the factory warranty. It would take 2-3 weeks and i would add the hood. He did not recommend doing a brake job. which will safe my about 4700.

Do you think that is a good deal? he would take off 500 if i did not do the Hennessey badges.

Thanks for all your input!


How much horse power do you have?

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the estimate includes a new hood like yours.

murphy
05-08-12, 05:54 PM
I wouldn't touch Hennessy..don't ask why just do a search...there's plenty of good shops Stateside...Livernois, Katech, Lingenfelter..

Also Edlebrock is releasing an Escalade application very soon which appears promising.

Warranty should never become an issue unless it's abused...even an oem won't be warrantied over abuse...