I have been wanting to mod a V like this for years.
So here is my new to me 2007 CTS-V which I acquired a couple of months back.
I have been busy wrenching for a couple of months under the car, replaced, refreshed and fixed too many things to list.
After taking care of the important matters it was time to mod it cosmetically to my taste and my vision from years back.
This doesn't have the sport spoiler like my V6 does and I love that spoiler, I'm just debating either to add one or not.
The cosmetic mods are:
CTS stealth gray sport grille, DEPO STS-V fog-lights, DEPO Smoked side markers, gray dipped and glossed hood lip, tail light top, lower grille surround, brake ducts, fog rubber gasket and stock rims.
All the V badging is faded, so I went ahead and replaced the rear V badge with one from the third gen V. I haven't done the fender ones yet, but I do have 2 more third gen V badges on hand for that.
6000K Phillips HID bulbs to replace the stock ones
6000K Headlight Parking bulbs to replace the stock ones
6000K LED High beams to replace the halogens
6000K LED Fog Lights to replace the halogens
White LED Interior lights to replace the halogens
R1 GEOMET Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors all around with PowerStop Z26 Street Warrior Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Pads for a balance low dusting and excellent braking.
Last but not least I sanded down and repainted the entire front bumper due to rock chips and pitting.
And here it is first wash after two months collecting dust on jack stands.
New crest and wreath to go with that grille.
Bumper polished and good to go
Side view of the dipped wheels and R1 GEOMET Rotors
Can't say enough good things about those DEPO smoked side markers, they look great in day and night time and come with amber bulbs and new bulb seats.
Magnaflow tips showing there along with the painted taillight top which is much nicer than the faded red look of the assembly.
Third gen V badge is much nicer quality than the 1st gen V badge
I have kept the car stock so far, but came with K&N CAI and Hurst short throw shifter.
I installed a Magnaflow catback with x-pipe (Lovely aggressive sound with quiet idle, but too loud on the inside at most speeds, but it was the only bargain option available at the time)
Let me know what you guys think