: You guys think this may look good??



vseries
01-01-07, 02:28 AM
I saw a pic of an STSV today and noticed the blacked out lower part of the rear bumper which I thought looked good and made the exhaust tips look more noticable as well. I was thinking of duplicating this on my V using flat black vinyl decal sheet which will be easily removable if I dont like the look. But what do YOU guys think ??? Below are pics of with and without

Catera V
01-01-07, 02:31 AM
I think it works on your car color. Might add color to the horizontal strips as well.

vseries
01-01-07, 03:04 AM
Yeah I was debating how high to go it may look more "aggressive" if the black went a bit higher,

Flyin-Ryan
01-01-07, 08:20 AM
Your car is awesome just the way it is!

sy1172
01-01-07, 08:27 AM
like ass

ronr
01-01-07, 10:10 AM
Someone did some other photoshops of this idea a while ago here on the forum. I'm not sure what you'd search on though.

lawfive
01-01-07, 12:42 PM
Meh.

(Try a !CTS first and see how you like it.)

nikon
01-01-07, 05:48 PM
ceta mod?? sorry I'm thinking birds.

svassh
01-01-07, 05:49 PM
I gotta be honest, me no likey.

HiTechRV
01-01-07, 05:55 PM
It's not bad - but it has sort of a Pontiac feel to it. My old SC GTP had a similar look.

spdracer77
01-01-07, 06:55 PM
I'll keep it original. It looks better.

lunarx
01-01-07, 07:01 PM
Nooooo :tisk:
Don't do it.

1MEANV
01-01-07, 07:40 PM
no!!!!!!!!!!

Silver Dollar
01-01-07, 07:52 PM
Some lambo doors and 22" rims would really complete the look!

HiTechRV
01-01-07, 07:59 PM
Lol...

roadracerx72
01-01-07, 08:22 PM
Please don't apply stickers to your V...

vseries
01-01-07, 09:03 PM
Your car is awesome just the way it is!

Thanks although thats not my car, SO im leanng away from it but I just wish GM gave it an agressive look to match the front of the car . The STS doesnt look so bad now does it??

thebigjimsho
01-01-07, 09:27 PM
Your car is awesome just the way it is!Actually, ssmith100's V looks awesome just the way it is.

CADIMAC52
01-01-07, 09:42 PM
Top picture, leave it the way it is:tisk:

sotxmike
01-01-07, 09:46 PM
Why not get an all black V?? Dilemma solved :thumbsup:

GT04CTS-V
01-01-07, 10:12 PM
:yeah:


GT

P-Funk
01-02-07, 09:19 AM
Why not get an all black V?? Dilemma solved :thumbsup:

:word:

the cadillac kid
03-13-07, 05:17 PM
Kinda irrelevent but i've never posted before and dont know how to start a thread -- anyway, i have an 06 cts, but i love the sts-v hood... anyone know if i can get the stsv hood for my cts? and anyone know how it might look?
thanks

nikon
03-13-07, 05:22 PM
^^start by going here

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/index.html

and within there you will find exactly what your looking for

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/hood/index.html

roadracerx72
03-13-07, 05:38 PM
Kinda irrelevent but i've never posted before and dont know how to start a thread -- anyway, i have an 06 cts, but i love the sts-v hood... anyone know if i can get the stsv hood for my cts? and anyone know how it might look?
thanks

Excellent advice from nikon.

Welcome to the forum!!

Rock

the cadillac kid
03-13-07, 05:48 PM
thanks gonna go check it out

Pegasus04
03-13-07, 05:57 PM
I think that Cadillac did such a good job designing the rear facia that it would be a shame to put a Mustang styling feature on the rear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :)

Falkolade
03-13-07, 07:25 PM
but if the black part read "caddillac" or "v" it might look kinda hot... but its got to be in a classy way, not in a way to cheapen the appeal of the car overall

GMBOUND
03-13-07, 10:39 PM
It's great the way it is!

Toxic
03-13-07, 11:20 PM
I'm open to new ideas, but not bad ones. This is a bad idea.

RightTurn
03-14-07, 07:38 AM
Some lambo doors and 22" rims would really complete the look!

:yeah: Thanks, S.D. I haven't had my lambo doors fix this week. :coffee:

gergreg
03-14-07, 12:33 PM
Looks like a post 2005 GTO, I like it. Almost any well styled sports car has a similar look. Think Ferrari F430, Audi RS4, BMW M3,last generation BMW M5... I have always wanted to change my back end to make it more distinctive, I think I'll do that. I personally think that all of those cars look far 'sportier' than the V because of visual cues such as the matted black exhaust insert. Just my $.02.

The Tony Show
03-14-07, 12:36 PM
I think that Cadillac did such a good job designing the rear facia that it would be a shame to put a Mustang styling feature on the rear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :)

Mustangs are like Tampons: Every ***** has one. :D

thebigjimsho
03-14-07, 01:46 PM
Looks like a post 2005 GTO, I like it. Almost any well styled sports car has a similar look. Think Ferrari F430, Audi RS4, BMW M3,last generation BMW M5... I have always wanted to change my back end to make it more distinctive, I think I'll do that. I personally think that all of those cars look far 'sportier' than the V because of visual cues such as the matted black exhaust insert. Just my $.02.Sweet! Free mod for us black raven guys!

Of course, some drunk chick tried to get me started on this mod by slamming me from behind last St. Patrick's day. Which is why I ain't goin' out this Saturday night.

v-ape
03-14-07, 05:21 PM
I think it makes the car look higher off the ground. Some people paint their black side skirts to give the car a lower appearance, this is just the opposite.

Also, I'm no artist, but if I was to do it, I would only black out from the curved section down (about 2/3's up the pipe tip),
I wouldnt black out any panel that is flat. Does that make any sense? I think it will look weird if it ends color abruptly, but not surface.
Ok, I need to get more ethanol* and coke now.


*grain alcohol now... cant get the 200proof any more :(


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/JHoliday/bb-silver-1.jpg

JimmyH
03-14-07, 05:28 PM
I think the great thing about the CTS (V-6's too) is the aggressive yet simple styling. Add anything to it, and you take away from the subtlety of the car.

510ctsV
03-15-07, 04:12 AM
Please don't apply stickers to your V...

I agree with roadracerx72 and a majority of the comments. Stickers will only cheapen the V. The photoshop'd pic does & will most likely make it look higher. One way it may look good...is if it were a whole seperate lower piece altogether like what appears in the sts pic. Is that the D3? Anyhow, my suggestion is to leave the already beefy looking bumper as is.

StealthViggen
03-15-07, 09:38 AM
I don't think that just painting or a vinyl graphic would work right. If someone would make a replacement rear valance in flat black or carbon fiber, it might be hot.

silver bullet
03-15-07, 07:56 PM
DSC05457.JPG
(http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=28792&stc=1&d=1174001718) Works for me on reg CTS.

V's-V
03-15-07, 10:06 PM
It's your V, you have to like it. My silver V stays the way I got it.
But thats my opinion and you know what they say about opinions.

atdeneve
03-16-07, 09:25 AM
Looks like the XLR.

thebigjimsho
03-16-07, 10:37 AM
It's your V, you have to like it. My silver V stays the way I got it.
But thats my opinion and you know what they say about opinions.What? They're onions+3.14159265?

CTS-V420
03-16-07, 12:38 PM
creative BUT :thumbdown:

V-Love
03-16-07, 09:40 PM
It seems everyone is trying to be a little blacker.
It is faster.

510ctsV
03-17-07, 02:13 AM
vseries (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/member.php?u=49071)

here you go...take a look. Maybe this will better assist you in your decision. Hope it helps.

nikon
03-19-07, 12:44 AM
^^eh...I think thats why caddy put the two little lines in the bumper...too much going on with the black + lines...it doesn't look half bad on the reg cts some guy posted...but, just doesn't flow on the V.

vseries
10-04-07, 11:30 PM
would ya look at that, I guess GM was listening. shhhhhh they might take some more of our ideas.

syd
10-13-07, 04:20 AM
my car has a garnish on the bumper. It appears to be decal but it looks like it is built into the bumper. No one else has is? I like the looks of it a lot.

vseries
10-14-07, 11:28 PM
post pics!!!

atdeneve
06-27-08, 12:07 PM
I saw a pic of an STSV today and noticed the blacked out lower part of the rear bumper which I thought looked good and made the exhaust tips look more noticable as well. I was thinking of duplicating this on my V using flat black vinyl decal sheet which will be easily removable if I dont like the look. But what do YOU guys think ??? Below are pics of with and without



http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/28845d1174108364-you-guys-think-may-look-good-bb-silver-12-2.jpg
Looks like someone did do it after all. From the D3 Cadillac Experience Cover by Autoweek:

http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=CW&Date=20080625&Category=FREE&ArtNo=523644855&ref=V2&maxw=630

silverAg
06-27-08, 01:14 PM
looks awesome to me:D

vseries
06-27-08, 01:22 PM
If it's done with a matte black small grain type vinyl it would look like part of the bumper just left unpainted. Similar to production cars that have that look.If I could find the right stuff I would do it I just never took the time to look around.

1badassv
06-27-08, 11:47 PM
i dont like it. maybe the whole back clip like the vettes or just the truck so it has the camaro look

thebigjimsho
06-30-08, 01:03 AM
Looks like someone did do it after all. From the D3 Cadillac Experience Cover by Autoweek:

http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=CW&Date=20080625&Category=FREE&ArtNo=523644855&ref=V2&maxw=630I like his jack-up point...

CTSV_Rob
06-30-08, 02:34 AM
They said they always jack the car up that way, I asked them to use the rear carriage (Steal frame) not the Aluminum fins.

AttaQ
06-30-08, 01:02 PM
I like it. It is tough to be original - people aren't always open to change. That is what being an individual it all about. Give it a try - when people see it more they might change their minds!

thebigjimsho
06-30-08, 09:17 PM
p00p.

nikon
06-30-08, 09:52 PM
Looks like someone did do it after all. From the D3 Cadillac Experience Cover by Autoweek:

http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=CW&Date=20080625&Category=FREE&ArtNo=523644855&ref=V2&maxw=630

what the hell is going on with the rear hub.......10" spacers???

nevermind, just noticed the big bold dynapack letters.....

MikeNice
07-01-08, 01:18 AM
i would wanna see if u black accent the 2 horizntl lines in the middle/depression part,... and maybe just 2-3 inches of the lower, (even with the cutouts for exhaust tips)

MikeNice
07-01-08, 01:42 AM
I saw a pic of an STSV today and noticed the blacked out lower part of the rear bumper which I thought looked good and made the exhaust tips look more noticable as well. I was thinking of duplicating this on my V using flat black vinyl decal sheet which will be easily removable if I dont like the look. But what do YOU guys think ??? Below are pics of with and without


i like the idea along with my 03 rear section, (plate backup light housing)

the cadillac kid
07-01-08, 02:38 AM
hahaha i was a newb

MikeNice
07-01-08, 02:45 AM
i like the idea along with my 03 rear section, (plate backup light housing)

i was having a talk about the color of my car maybe im not insane...look at my inset profile pic and the pic of it with my diamond white 03... is she gray or platinum...the world may never know. :bonkers: