: Chrome pics



Davidstan
01-23-07, 06:40 AM
Hope this works....pretty lame pics. When weather gets better i'll post more.







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Kadonny
01-23-07, 09:31 AM
Oh man they look sweet!

I need to look into doing this.

Thanks for the pics. I would love to see more when it gets nice outside and you can snap them.

Davidstan
01-23-07, 09:47 AM
Direct price not going thru dealer is 900 to 1100 depending on size. They are growing on me. i'm not a chrome guy but on a black car they would look incredible i think.:yup:

CadV
01-23-07, 10:27 AM
Chrome is much easier to clean than painted wheels.

Davidstan
01-23-07, 11:18 AM
Chrome is much easier to clean than painted wheels.

Absolutely, i had a new T Bird w/ chrome (came std) and they were much easier than my cts v wheels. Good point.

Kadonny
01-23-07, 11:47 AM
I would have them done tomorrow if I could figure out how to get them done without propping the car up on jack stands for a few weeks.

CadV
01-23-07, 12:33 PM
I would have them done tomorrow if I could figure out how to get them done without propping the car up on jack stands for a few weeks.

A lot of Caddy dealerships will do stock wheel swaps. You give them your wheels and they give you the same wheel chrome. Dealership I use will do it for 1,000.

I blame David for having to buy a set :)

Kadonny the dealership that has them is Sewell Cadillac of Dallas off of Lemon. Maybe they could ship them to your dealership or something.

Davidstan
01-23-07, 12:38 PM
i did learn something and i think it is discussed elsewhere here and that is to make sure of 2 things. That they do a full sanding of the wheel and that they have the size vat for our wheels. Most of the places that do this type work i heard are motorcycle shops w smaller equiptment. FYI...sorry i should not have mentioned the chromies.

Falkolade
01-23-07, 06:00 PM
WOW... the rims in chrome are a very nice touch... they add just enough to the car to make it worth while!!!

Kadonny
01-24-07, 08:23 AM
Dont worry about mentioning it, I was already thinking about it.

I need to do it so we can see what it looks like on a black car.

Davidstan
01-24-07, 08:37 AM
Kadonny, like you said in a earlier post, when you get settled into the car you will appreciate. I've now been thru a respectable break in period and have nailed it a couple of times and in dsp it is insane accelaration kinda like the cts v but heavier feel. No doubt it is as quick as my cts v....didnt expect that based on some reviews. I now know i did the right thing but will miss the stick every so often. Looks like gas mileage slightly worse....i'm rambling.

Kadonny
01-24-07, 09:56 AM
Hehe, told ya! Very nice!

It is as fast as the CTS-V without the effort and done in a stealth fashion. You don't feel like you are moving that fast until you look at the speedometer.

And as I have now about 1500 miles on the car, I am getting better mileage than the CTS-V. I averaged with that car 11.7 and with the STS-V I am in the upper 13's. I tend to drive the STS-V a little more civilized, thus the better gas mileage because it is a very easy car to baby too.

But then there are those times when i put it in sport mode and turn off the traction.....hehe.

David, any experience with manual mode yet?

Davidstan
01-24-07, 11:36 AM
Manual is what i meant when i said dsp mistakenly. Yes and it is to me a lot of fun. I know the reviews made fun of the manual mode but my comparison is not from an M5 or M6 but much lesser cars so manual is great to me.

CadV
01-25-07, 02:00 PM
Just got my car back from the dealership and I am a member of David's Chomy Club :)

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/asvfs/album/576460762386122702/photo/294928804199658061/42

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/asvfs/album/576460762386122702/photo/294928804199681965/43

Kadonny
01-25-07, 02:39 PM
Cadv, details! They look freaking great.

I'm going to ask at my dealership and see what they say.

Davidstan
01-25-07, 03:06 PM
Thats what i'm talking about! Excellent.

Davidstan
01-25-07, 03:08 PM
Cadv, details! They look freaking great.

I'm going to ask at my dealership and see what they say.

Now lets see it in Ravin Kadonny!

NC STS-V
01-25-07, 03:46 PM
Now lets see it in Ravin Kadonny!

Go for Kadonny! I'd love to see what these look like on a black V.