: D3 Air Inlet Ducts Installed (Pics)



mjlandis
07-31-12, 12:10 AM
Just installed these D3 Air Inlet ducts with LED bars the other day... They replaced the OEM fogs and housings.

tkracing
07-31-12, 12:33 AM
Nice.... Looks good. Is it me or does the lights bar on the drivers side look like it comes in a bit on the bottom.

mjlandis
07-31-12, 04:00 AM
No it's the same as the passenger side just looks weird from the angle the picture was taken.

tkracing
07-31-12, 08:55 AM
Ahh... makes sense. I am thinking about doing this to my car.... how bad was the cut out to make it fit? I hate to cut anything out but I like the look much better than stock.

BigDog001
07-31-12, 09:51 AM
95476

Here is a picture I took of the Patriot Missile in the Pocono's at the Cadillac Challenge a few weeks ago -- I am thinking of doing the LED's on my car also -- but not sure yet.

mjlandis
07-31-12, 12:03 PM
The cutting wasn't that bad, I used a dremel with a cutting wheel on it. The templates that came with them for the cutout weren't to helpful though so I just ended up free hand cutting it. Also the fitment in the bumper isn't that great, or well at least mine didn't fit to good. I really had to stretch them to get them
In. Overall, they look badass when they are on the car... Soo much better then the oem fogs. I guess the only hard part is getting yourself to cut a hole in your car haha. You probly also want to paint them like I did cause they come in like a flat black primer and needed alittle sanding work.

thebigjimsho
07-31-12, 01:38 PM
And still no decent night time pics...

PremierJosh
07-31-12, 01:40 PM
How much are they?

tkracing
07-31-12, 02:19 PM
$395.... eBay or their website.

http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-air-inlet-covers


How much are they?

DRL650
07-31-12, 02:21 PM
They look great. Do they only come in the flat black? A body color match may look good or a carbon fifer. How long did it take to install?

Greg_D3
08-01-12, 06:09 PM
They look great. Do they only come in the flat black? A body color match may look good or a carbon fifer. How long did it take to install?

DRL650, currently they are only available as ready to paint. Install should only take an hour or so and the wiring is plug and play.

pobednik
08-01-12, 07:28 PM
Wow, looks awesome!

M5eater
08-08-12, 08:19 AM
I presume you're completly removing the brake ducting ?

Greg_D3
08-08-12, 05:24 PM
I presume you're completly removing the brake ducting ?

The Factory "brake ducts" dont do anything but cool ur tire, on our track cars we will install ducting that goes from the inlet to the rotor.

6.2LSA
10-05-12, 03:59 PM
Nice job. Did you paint them flat black or color of car?

Stillborn
10-06-12, 02:36 PM
i would recommend just hitting them up with plasti-dip. no need to sand or da.

Mike02z
10-06-12, 07:35 PM
i would recommend just hitting them up with plasti-dip. no need to sand or da.

Agree. I did my factory inlets and fog surrounds with Plastidip and they came out great.

Before:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f121/jneon1/2011%20CTS-V/08052012-CTS-V-5.jpg

After:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f121/jneon1/2011%20CTS-V/9082012/CTS-V-9-mod090812.jpg

xlr_x
10-06-12, 08:24 PM
Mike you should-ed plastidip the front tiny pieces while your in there
any way i really like what you did with the caddy emblem

Mike02z
10-08-12, 09:14 PM
Mike you should-ed plastidip the front tiny pieces while your in there
any way i really like what you did with the caddy emblem

If your talking about the lower gray trim, I did plastidip it black. It's just the angle and the lighting that makes it look gray. There is no chrome or gray left on my exterior.

Thanks. The Caddy emblem was covered in 20% tint as is the rear emblem.

gsandhu
10-09-12, 01:37 AM
Agree. I did my factory inlets and fog surrounds with Plastidip and they came out great.

Before:

After:



How did u make the fogs that color? Can u send me a link to the bulbs? And your grilles are all plasti dipped?

mjlandis
02-19-13, 03:16 PM
I painted them satin black along with the rest of the grey plastic on the car. They only problem was the ducts came pretty beat up i had to sand them a lot and give them a few coats of primer to turn out perfect.

Mike02z
02-22-13, 05:52 PM
How did u make the fogs that color? Can u send me a link to the bulbs? And your grilles are all plasti dipped?

Fogs are factory. I did not change bulbs I just did the chrome surrounds in Plastidip. Yes, my grilles are Plastidip'd. The only chrome not Plastidip'd is the trim around the doors. I did not care for Plastidip on those so I had them wrapped with black vinyl. emblems are tinted 20% and side vents, rear valance are all Plastidip'd. I have put about 8K miles on and no issues. It gets washed by hand regularly. Being a black car I would never even consider a car wash.

thebigjimsho
02-25-13, 10:34 AM
Any chance these ducts can have the LED strips on the outside to match up with the strips in the headlight cluster?

LitiGATOR
02-25-13, 11:38 PM
How bright are the LED fogs at night? Any pics?

CoppeR
02-26-13, 09:07 AM
Any chance these ducts can have the LED strips on the outside to match up with the strips in the headlight cluster?

The housing is notched on the inside because the LED strip is as tall as the housing itself. U can prolly move it to the outside but u would have to notch out the housing.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/copper78/d3_zps902ed8f7.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/copper78/002_zps25cc3d94.jpg