: My 2003 Gas-Guzzler



Alexs EXT
06-20-05, 12:44 PM
Hey I'm Alex, 18, from Key West, Florida and I present my 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT.

When I first got it a couple months ago...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/01.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/04.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/03.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/05.jpg


Things I've done to it...
7" Mobile TV Headrest Monitors (waiting on my 9" TV's now)
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/12.jpg

24" Laced Hangtyme with 305/35/24 Kumho tires
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/14.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/15.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/16.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/17.jpg


Both gas-guzzlers...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/11.jpg

Alexs EXT
06-20-05, 12:45 PM
Felt like taking pics...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/02.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/06.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/07.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/08.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/09.jpg


More miscellaneous pics...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/19.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/20.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/21.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/22.jpg

This sucks ass...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/alexsext/23.jpg


If you're ever down here in Key West, look for a black '03 EXT with blacked out windows and a spare tire on the right-front and that's me!

Alexs EXT
06-20-05, 12:47 PM
And my friends mom had her 2005 EXT stolen up in miami. Now she has a black 2005 supercharged EXT w/ 24" GFG's and some other shit on it, basically how mine is going to look :rant2: :rolleyes2

http://img93.echo.cx/img93/1843/rjext9sa.th.jpg (http://img93.echo.cx/my.php?image=rjext9sa.jpg)

fast66
06-20-05, 03:14 PM
wow a mom with a supercharged ext. ANyways very nice truck Just be reaaaal careful not to hit your rims on the curb because the plastic will break off.

clickart
06-20-05, 04:11 PM
How did your escalade fill up 32 gallons? On my 02, it only holds up 26 gallons!!! Nice looking truck and rims. But you have to be carefull with those rims because of lips ;)

Alexs EXT
06-20-05, 05:17 PM
my friends mom has a black 2005 supercharged EXT w/ 24" GFG's and some other shit on it, basically how mine is going to look :rant2: :rolleyes2

Saw his mom by the high school waiting for summer school to end...
http://img69.echo.cx/img69/4139/1003115029li.jpg
tried taking the tree out so it didnt ruin the pic. i think i did an ok job at sculpting the hidden parts of the front end :rolleyes:
That's basically how my truck will look like, except the rims will be different. They beat me to it because well, they have a lot of money they can just dump into something at once if needed to and I don't...yet

and here's my friends truck...2005 hummer h2 sut, did just about everything to it that seems to be out there :rolleyes:
http://img222.echo.cx/img222/1959/10018448uf.th.jpg (http://img222.echo.cx/my.php?image=10018448uf.jpg)
(stickers were just for some car show in miami)


And about the little plastic things on the rims I have...just about every single one of them needs to be replaced, but at $20 for each piece, they can wait :D

jordan00escalade
06-20-05, 05:47 PM
REGULAR?... your driving a 2003 Cadillac EXT, and let me get this right.. Your using the lowest grade of gas out there? C'mon man, atleast use the mid grade fuel.. Trade in 1 of your shoes.. lol Just kidding/ Nice trucks though.

Fast Eddie
06-20-05, 05:50 PM
Looks like that gas station robbed you. I have heard of stations that change their fill measurement after a certain number of gallons so they can pass the weights and measures test and still rob suv owners.

I don't know where you kids get the money these days...

Ed

Alexs EXT
06-20-05, 05:55 PM
REGULAR?... your driving a 2003 Cadillac EXT, and let me get this right.. Your using the lowest grade of gas out there? C'mon man, atleast use the mid grade fuel.. Trade in 1 of your shoes.. lol Just kidding/ Nice trucks though.
Sometimes I mix it up. If I feel like using 87, I'll use 87. Other times I'll use 93. I'm weird sometimes. But when I take my roadtrips, I always use 93, which reminds me, I have a roadtrip on Sunday to Miami for some parts for my other cars. Forgot all about that :o

slimm44
06-20-05, 06:24 PM
ugly ass wheels.

jordan00escalade
06-20-05, 06:58 PM
The shadow on the wheels.. Looks like the wheels are standing about a good two feet off the ride. How far out are your wheels?

slimm44
06-20-05, 07:56 PM
The shadow on the wheels.. Looks like the wheels are standing about a good two feet off the ride. How far out are your wheels?
haha, i didn't even notice that. i think he only has two 24's and they're just standing beside the truck in that pic. all the other pics have the stock wheels on.

fast66
06-20-05, 08:19 PM
haha, i didn't even notice that. i think he only has two 24's and they're just standing beside the truck in that pic. all the other pics have the stock wheels on.

THey stand out becaquse they are laced hangtime. These type of wheels, the plastic part covers the chrome and goes out about 2-3 inches, that is why I warned him about hitting curbs

fast66
06-20-05, 08:20 PM
Or the wheels arent on the car yet just placed next to them.

Boombotz
06-20-05, 10:15 PM
Congrats on your purchase. Good luck with your ride.


It also looks like the rear tire has a block underneath it to stop it from rolling. and looks to far back from the wheel well. If you want my oppinion those rims are not on the truck. They are placed in front of it.

I think this explains why there not mounted.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43627

Rolex
06-20-05, 10:41 PM
:welcome: to the forums. Nice Lade. FYI, you might want to post a dialup warning for the poor 56k folks. :D

Alexs EXT
06-21-05, 03:39 AM
The shadow on the wheels.. Looks like the wheels are standing about a good two feet off the ride. How far out are your wheels?
They were sitting next to the stock wheels :D

One or two of the tires are bad on the 24's so I just took a pic of them next to the truck to see what they would look like. If you look inbetween the spokes, you can see the stock chrome 17's behind them. Might get some new ones in the future, still not sure about that yet.


**EDIT**
slimm44, fast66, and boombotz already beat me to it.

haha, i didn't even notice that. i think he only has two 24's and they're just standing beside the truck in that pic. all the other pics have the stock wheels on.

Or the wheels arent on the car yet just placed next to them.

Congrats on your purchase. Good luck with your ride.


It also looks like the rear tire has a block underneath it to stop it from rolling. and looks to far back from the wheel well. If you want my oppinion those rims are not on the truck. They are placed in front of it.

I think this explains why there not mounted.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43627 (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43627)

shawn744
06-21-05, 08:25 AM
awesome truck man, rims are perfect...

i'm so jealous when i look at that gas fill picture.....i HATE my 26 gallon tank.....damn thing empties in a flash....

do the ESVs and EXTs have worse MPG than Escalades?....by a gallon or two right?

Alexs EXT
06-21-05, 10:33 AM
awesome truck man, rims are perfect...

i'm so jealous when i look at that gas fill picture.....i HATE my 26 gallon tank.....damn thing empties in a flash....

do the ESVs and EXTs have worse MPG than Escalades?....by a gallon or two right?
a full tank only lasts awhile because thats when i take a roadtrip so its all highway miles which means higher mpg. It eats gas pretty quick, but then again i sometimes have a heavy foot :rolleyes:



Seems like it's time to take her in for a service. Needs her 3k mile service (more like 6k), washer fluid, and for some stupid reason this morning on my way to work, it said "Stabilty System Disabled" so I need to get that checked as well.

fast66
06-21-05, 11:56 AM
Yous should not be getting 26 gallons on your truck if you have the ext. I believe all the escalades have the same mpg. I didnt buy my car for mpg, i love suvs adn thats all Ill ever drive.

shawn744
06-21-05, 12:11 PM
Yous should not be getting 26 gallons on your truck if you have the ext. I believe all the escalades have the same mpg. I didnt buy my car for mpg, i love suvs adn thats all Ill ever drive.

no i have a regular escalade...i like my truck to have a pretty long range though....and with the 26 gal, it's only like 340 miles per tank....yeah the escalade is my first SUV, and i'll never go back again. SUVs are the shit.

Alexs EXT
06-21-05, 01:27 PM
Yous should not be getting 26 gallons on your truck if you have the ext. I believe all the escalades have the same mpg. I didnt buy my car for mpg, i love suvs adn thats all Ill ever drive.
Not sure if you were talking to me on that one or shawn744, but I def. didn't buy this truck for its mpg being that it is has practially 1-mpg...but instead on looks and the fact that 1) it's a Cadillac and 2) it's extremely usable. To me, it ranks higher on my liking chart than our H2 in post 1 since the H2 is basically just a box and the EXT you can carry all kinds of shit inside and out, and did I mention, it's not a box :rolleyes2

fast66
06-21-05, 02:02 PM
Not sure if you were talking to me on that one or shawn744, but I def. didn't buy this truck for its mpg being that it is has practially 1-mpg...but instead on looks and the fact that 1) it's a Cadillac and 2) it's extremely usable. To me, it ranks higher on my liking chart than our H2 in post 1 since the H2 is basically just a box and the EXT you can carry all kinds of shit inside and out, and did I mention, it's not a box :rolleyes2

I like to think of the h2 as a washing machine on wheels, that is why I woudl never buy one, but an h2 sut looks better, plus they get a power rear window while us cadillac ext owners have to pull ours out and put it to the side.

Alexs EXT
06-21-05, 04:25 PM
Next month or so I should be adding all this stuff (except maybe the door sills) and have the 24's on.

E & G Classics Vertical Grille (http://www.usspeedonline.com/page/U/PROD/EG-1009-0101-02) (w/o emblem)
http://img263.echo.cx/img263/5126/1009010102f4qg.jpg
(also shows the chrome tow hooks I want to get)


Chrome Tow Hooks (http://www.usspeedonline.com/page/U/PROD/CA-EscHooks)
http://img263.echo.cx/img263/1243/chrometowhooksf4gc.jpg


27-Piece Dash Kit (http://www.usspeedonline.com/page/U/PROD/NY-CDL-10)
http://img292.echo.cx/img292/1978/dash3ux.jpg


Stainless-Steel Door Sills (http://www.usspeedonline.com/page/U/PROD/AT-960555) (Not 100% sure if I want)
http://img292.echo.cx/img292/7938/doorsill6ea.jpg

99escalademan
06-21-05, 04:52 PM
The dash kits are FUN to put in, but well worth it. here is mine in the 99:
http://img82.echo.cx/img82/9117/67jf1.th.jpg (http://img82.echo.cx/my.php?image=67jf1.jpg)

fast66
06-21-05, 06:57 PM
What I did was buy a dash kit but I painted mine off white so that it would match the outside. I cannot stand the zebrano wood. You have the new style so you shoudl try and replace all the ineerior wood with that new style they have for the platinum