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Cant find ANY aftermarket parts for my 04 cts. Would like to do some smaller aesthetic mods like suspension and wheels. can anyone give me some direction to finding parts? open to any ideas or to hear what others have done with their v1 cts's
 

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Re: Mods for V1 CTS?

Let's move this to the proper CTS forum. You won't learn much in regional Clubs.

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Re: Mods for V1 CTS?

Cant find ANY aftermarket parts for my 04 cts. Would like to do some smaller aesthetic mods like suspension and wheels.
Really? Where have you looked? There aren't a ton of powertrain performance mods for these cars, but just googling for "2004 CTS coilovers" or "2004 CTS springs" will find you options for suspension stuff. Ebay has D2, Megan and KSport coilovers usually. Tire Rack has springs and sway bars. Summit Racing and Jegs both have spring and sway bar options. Tire Rack and Discount Tire Direct will look up wheel options in various sizes and even show them to you on a mock-up of the car.
 

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Re: Mods for V1 CTS?

The best you can practically do usually is minor upgrades to exhaust (catback system from Borla or Magnaflow...etc), intake(Volant is the most used on this forum, K&N is an option as well).
Eibach and H&R offer lowering springs.

As AAIIIC mentioned you can upgrade suspension to coilovers but that's definitely expensive like for any car, most CTS owners who daily drivers don't end up with the coilovers on this CTS. V sway bars front and back I highly recommend.

Brakes can be upgraded depending on your wheel size. If you have 18" wheels you can upgrade to V1 brake calipers front and back.
R1 concepts makes very good quality rotors in stock, slotted, drilled and slotted & drilled type. E-LINE or Premier Series

EBC brakes makes brake pads for the first gen CTS and they are probably one the best pads out there.
For street use their Red Stuff pads are good.

I had E-line rotors lasted almost 3 years of hard driving, now I have their premiere Series with EBC Red Stuff, they are sitting in my garage I'll try to get to that this weekend.

But that's mostly it, the stock brakes are decent to begin with, I recommend brake upgrades for those who know will be driving very aggressively on backroads and what not.

The Vsway bars come in very handy with high speed maneouvers.

Also installing the factory V6 strut tower will reduce flex significantly in the car, that I have done as well.
 

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Have decided on lowering springs, i found eibach lowering springs for a good price and they have a 1.2" front and rear drop, anyone else has similar set that can post pictures for reference?
 

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Have decided on lowering springs, i found eibach lowering springs for a good price and they have a 1.2" front and rear drop, anyone else has similar set that can post pictures for reference?
Careful with the eibachs, there's a few reports on here of them blowing shocks annually. Haven't heard the same with hotchkis but I also don't have them so can't say for sure
 
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