: New wheels and grill - More on the way!



lknox21
05-12-12, 12:01 AM
All,

I got a few things in the mail yesterday and I thought I would share.

1. Platinum Edition wheels powder coated black
2. All black OEM sport grill
3. 2011 Navigation programmed to my VIN and USB plug.

More things are on the way very shortly.

1. all chrome pieces are getting a replacement ordered and painted black to match (being ordered soon)
2. 2 JL 8w7 subs (in the mail)
3. JBL MS-8 sound processor (in the mail)
4. 2 sets of Focal 165KR speakers (in the mail)
5. Alpine PDX-V9 5 channel amp (in the mail)
6. 2 layers of 65% ceramic window tint (already owned not installed)
7. Viper 5904 (owned and being installed next week)
8. Sub enclosure to go in between second row captains with OEM Escalade lettering in raised letters on top. (Sealed - being made now)

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quattrotman
05-12-12, 12:07 AM
Looks good but why not paint your own grill (and other pieces) black instead of ordering them new??

lknox21
05-12-12, 12:21 AM
no scratches and/or loose parts. I dont want to take the chance of breaking or damaging them during removal. Plus while its being painted I dont have to have a jacked up looking truck. Just install the new parts when they are done. I dont mind paying more if its quality.

K9Caddy
05-12-12, 07:32 AM
Where did you get the new Nav unit programmed? Ebay? Curious about doing this to my 2009.

fivepix
05-12-12, 03:51 PM
That's awesome where ddi you buy the grill? I've been looking around for a similar one. Looks good!

lknox21
05-12-12, 05:11 PM
grill was on flea-bay and the nav unit came from gmcnav.com. They are pretty proud of their stuff but its was painless to install since I already had nav in my 07. In less than an hour and a half i had replaced the grill, wheels and the nav unit.

callihan
05-16-12, 02:55 PM
looks good now all you need is a black license plate!

felixgun
05-17-12, 02:39 AM
no scratches and/or loose parts. I dont want to take the chance of breaking or damaging them during removal. Plus while its being painted I dont have to have a jacked up looking truck. Just install the new parts when they are done. I dont mind paying more if its quality.

eBay link? I want that grille!

K9Caddy
05-17-12, 05:13 PM
What was the condition of the NAV unit when you received it? I'm very anal about the condition of the item and would like the unit flawless. A little nervous buying something over 1k that is used...

lknox21
05-18-12, 12:47 AM
It was in mint condition. No chips in the paint on the buttons and still a plastic cover on the screen. It makes the factory speakers sound much better btw.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-2012-CADILLAC-ESCALADE-Grille-Black-W-Chrome-Mesh-19156281-GENUINE-OEM-GM-/330720269519?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d0076d4cf&vxp=mtr#ht_1929wt_902

Here is the vendor I bought it from. Easy install and took 15 mins.

Mcfarljb2003
06-08-12, 12:52 AM
How are the black platinum rims holding up? Have you thought about putting caddy emblem on the center caps?

toygar
06-09-12, 06:15 PM
i used this seller on ebay for the unlock service,couldn't be happier.first time ever a seller called me on my phone and had to ask me something specific.best buying experience ever :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220992554556?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_743wt_1255

mbdubb2361
06-10-12, 09:29 PM
What was the condition of the NAV unit when you received it? I'm very anal about the condition of the item and would like the unit flawless. A little nervous buying something over 1k that is used...

What does unlocking the nav gets you?

lknox21
06-10-12, 11:26 PM
So far the wheels are great. It's rides just like the stock 22s

lknox21
06-10-12, 11:34 PM
Just an updated pic. More to come later:
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k638/lknox21/c1a50457.jpg

Mcfarljb2003
06-11-12, 10:23 PM
Where did you get the rims at?

Mcfarljb2003
06-11-12, 10:29 PM
The new pic looks great, I am putting a set of the black platinum rims on my black esv. I am gonna modify the plain black caps by adding a 3.5 inch Cadillac badge to the center. If they don't turn out the way I want them to, then I will just leave them all black.

lknox21
07-09-12, 01:20 PM
Just an update:

The rainbow Components and Hertz coaxial speakers installed this weekend. There was a layer of dynamat on the outside and inside of the doors along with a layer on the back hatch. The MS8 was installed as well as the alpine PDX-V9 that was then hooked up to all the door speakers and the two W7s. A sealed down firing box for the subs was made for the second row in between the captains seats. The gain knob was mounted in the cubby hole next to the headlight switch. There is still a need for quite a bit of tuning to the MS8 but so far it sounds good. The subs hit way harder than I thought it would. I also had the Viper alarm installed and works perfectly. I will take some pics later this evening and post.

Darkie
07-09-12, 02:45 PM
Nice car I'm doing the same thing just need my emblems done in gloss I used plastidip but it looks too dull

greenapple
07-09-12, 07:52 PM
Nice car I'm doing the same thing just need my emblems done in gloss I used plastidip but it looks too dull

Have you tired the Plastidip Glossifier

lknox21
07-10-12, 10:13 AM
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k638/lknox21/4d624a5c.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k638/lknox21/0918602a.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k638/lknox21/3916a174.jpg

I got rid of the chrome door handles and put a couple decals on the back glass

BEarle
07-10-12, 11:13 AM
Is that your sub between the captain chairs?

lknox21
07-11-12, 10:26 AM
Yes thats the box for both JL 8w7s

QDAWG24
08-08-12, 11:25 AM
what size are the rims? I have 26s on my Escalade currently and am down sizing to 24s so i can put the color matched splash guards on there. 26s will rub with them on. Also what kind of tires are you running. looks good.