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I have been a member here for awhile but just now started really checking the place out. On a couple of threads, members have asked to see the ride, so here we go.

This pic is when it was dropped, it has since be raised back to stock height for several reasons, but it did look sweet :yup:
 

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I went with the clear lenses in the rear, HID's up front, a nice vertical grill (the escalde emblem has since went back on) and a decent hitch cover.
 

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For the systems, I stayed with the stock head unit, this allows the steering controls and rear controls to work. I also left the internal console speakers, and the rear pillar speakers in place, for onstar. I had a custom fiberglass box built into the tailgate. It houses, 4 JL 6's, they hit pretty good. The JL mono block amp went in place of the stock rear sub enclosure. I ran another JL amp under 2nd row, and went with Planet audio mids and highs. I am getting ready to take out the planet audio and replace them with JL component sets. Video will be the last thing, since I am still undecided on what to do.
 

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I added the chrome tow hooks, and fuel door. The light up door sills, and I even found a guy on ebay who had blue puddle lamps replacement bulbs. I went through so many blue / white xenon and led running lights that I took 2 bad bulbs, left them in there, and no longer woryy about DRL :thumbsup: I have some decent blue xenon high beams that never get used, due a good aftermarket HID system. I need to find a better replacement fog light bulb but I have tried many and have them fairly white right now. The truck has true dual exhaust which sounds awesome, except on long trips, and I did have to remove the spare, but I guess that is what AAA is for :)
 

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I bought them from my service advisor at the dealer. There are some nicer ones on ebay right now, that have Escalde in script, plus the caddy logo. You will need to trim your stock sills, and then you just wire into the door light circuit, which is very easy. The whole thing took about an hour.
 

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When I lowered it, I used the the ground force kit and it was several years ago. The first reason for going back to stock height was the fact that no one could get the "service ride control light off" (there may be a fix for this now but there was not when I did it). The second reason, is that while the truck looks great dropped and it handles like it on rails, the ride is rough, and I could never get rid of all of the rubbing. In my opinion you lose some of the great ride feel when you go to 22's or larger, but when you add a drop in addition to the larger rim, the ride just sucks. I have ridden in several dropped Escalades and they no longer even feel like a Cadillac.
 

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i like the pics. i never thought about putting subs into the tailgate. seems like it would rattle back there. is it deep, pounding bass or just more like solid bass?

i'm trying to figure out where to put mine without sacrificing the entire back. i've got an 03 with captain chairs, so those stealthboxes that go under the seat won't work for me.
 

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demjjm, where are you located in South Florida? I think I might of seen your car off of Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Is this correct? I have an 05 and just got my 22's and Classic Vertical Grille.

Thanks.
 

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MSK, a custom laid fiberglass box was fabricated, so it is a nice solid sealed box. It was painted to match the interior. Stronger lift shock were then added to support the addtional weight. There are two latches on the tailgate, and it was a small challenge to work around them, but it turned out awesome and the bass is real crisp. Everyone is amazed what kind of sound I am getting our of 4 JL 6's.

05, I used to be down in Broward, but now we are up on Palm Beach.
 

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The install on your system is clean and precise. I like what you did with the tail-gate, I'm going to check out the the specifics on that. I have the barn doors, and plan on using bigger speakers though. You have a very nice looking truck.
 
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