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    Tropical Cadillac in Bradington, Florida...now has My 2006 STS-V Black with the Tango Red interior with believe it on not just over 19,000 origional Miles!! It has the D3 Intake and the Corsa mufflers! Carport Kept!! Somebody is going to get a GEM of a car!!
    The 2008 XLR-V has 22,000 miles on it, and is in MINT condition!!
    The XLR-v is all black and has 22,000 garage kept miles on it! All origional...no mods YET!
    Its has been fun being on this STS V, version of this web site and now I am migrating to the XLR-v version of this site!
    Hubbel

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Congratulations and welcome to the XLR-V club!

    Please post photos when you have a chance.


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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Great choice!
    Just like mine!
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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Have You Modified Yours Yet???
    I am thinking of the D3 Intake and the complete Corsa Exhaust System!!
    I like the wind screen...Is it hard to put on???
    Thanks...Hubbel

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    I did quite a few mods but nothing real extreme.

    Performance mods:
    Front & rear Hotchkis sway bars (same as for C6 Corvette)
    D3 Stainless steel braided brake lines w/Teflon cover
    Hawk HPS brake pads
    Volant CAI
    D3 Plug-In ECM w/Shakti On-Line Electromagnetic Stablizers
    Torquemaster Quad Tip spark plugs
    Lingenfelter 176* thermostat
    Royal Purple 5-30W motor oil
    FilterMag oil filter magnets for oil filter & transmission
    Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (in place of Pirelli Euforia run-flats)
    (245/40/19 front and 275/35/19 rear)

    Appearance mods:
    D3 rear decklid spoiler
    WindRestrictor (easy install but I had issues with the ends making contact with the leather panel underneath)
    UltimatePedals shiny textured w/domed inserts (brake, emergency brake, gas pedal & foot rest)
    Black V-Series license plate frame
    Ceramic windshield tint / side & rear window tint (pre-installed)
    Lloyd Rubbertite black floor mats & trunk mat
    3M Clear Bra

    Convenience mods:
    Funkwerk Ego Bluetooth (pre-installed)
    Smart Trio Pro iPhone dock station
    Escort RedLine radar detector

    Dynamat storage compartment, steering wheel knee bolster, rear license plate, hood & trunklid
    Intend on Dynamatting the doors & door panels.

    I'd like to install Corsa exhaust system but prefer more quiet.
    I'm tempted to install the D3 headers one day. They look really nice!
    I intend on installing the Mild 2 Wild wireless remote exhaust system controller in the future.

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Welcome and enjoy. I'm a member of a group of XLR owners that had three XLR's in your neighborhood this week for the Sebring ALMS race.

    Don't know if you're into car clubs/cruises, but we have several trips planned this year: cruise Indy to Harrisburg, Corvette Funfest, National Corvette Homecoming, and any Team Cadillac CTS-VR (World Challenge) races we can attend - I should be in St Pete next weekend and we always have a large group at Mid-Ohio and Road Atlanta.

    The XLR is a stunning car and seeing 14-40 of them together is damn near stops traffic.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
    Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550

    ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"



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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Beautiful. The XLR is still my favorite Cadillac... especially the V-series flavor. Besides the exhaust mods, any other more wild mods planned?

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    The first mod I would do (for any black/dark colored car that you value) would be to install a clear bra to the front of the vehicle to protect the paint from chipping and pitting from road rocks, gravel, debris, etc..
    If you do a lot of driving (especially high-speed), over time it will look pitted up like it was sand blasted.
    That was my number one priority when I got my XLR-V.
    This will provide a barrier between the elements and the paint.

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Just the D3 Intake which I had on the 06 STS V I traded...and the complete corsa exhaust which Amazon has a good price on it!
    The STS V I could only get the mufflers! I lke the clear wind screen with the CADILLAC logo on it!
    By the way... this car has the origional run flats on it they seem almost new, and they really grip the road...this car hauls ass with no wheel spin!!!
    at 72 I don't drive much, but this car drives amazingly well when I do! LUVIT!

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Hey Coati... A picture of the modified pedals would be appreciated! The company in Palm Beach doesn't seem to have the variety that PerformancePedals.com has!
    Your thoughts!
    Thanks...Hubbel

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Before and after pics of Ultimate Pedals.
    I decided to go with the shiny textured finish w/domed inserts.

    Ultimate Pedals is in West Palm Beach, Fl.
    Rob Baylor has excellent customer service!
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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Thanks Coati...They do dress up the pedals nicely!
    One more little problem...I think I am missing the black cover that hides the air filter assembly!
    Because I can see the edges of the white flat filter elements and there are holes to the right and left of the filters which looks like a cover belongs to hide that whole assembly!
    Could You please post a picture of that cover!
    Thanks again....
    Hubbel

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    The one that came with my car looked like this:24_09cadillacxlrv_opt.jpg

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    Re: Traded My 2006 STS-V for a 2008 XLR-V !!

    Hey Coati...
    Thanks so much for the picture of that cover!...Would U believe the Head parts guy at Tropical Cadillac in Bradenton, Fla. can NOT find a part number for that cover, and even called GM and the dummies think it is an aftermarket cover!
    if You Could possibly find either a casting number or part number on the cover it would put these guys in their place!!
    Thanks much AGAIN...Hubbel!

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