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Couple quarantine projects ive been working on, coil pack covers are being powdercoated as we speak


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Unless I missed it, it didn’t say what material that is. I would assume it’s Alcantara? Is it? Looks amazing!
 

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Ordered my 20” wheels and tires from Jon. Went with the Z28 Replicas Glossy black and I cant wait to get them!! So so stoked! ??. Will post pics when they arrive!
 

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The front pieces I negotiated from 2 different sellers on eBay and the spoiler I bought for $100 using the app Banggood. Came from China in less than a month but this was 6 months ago.
Do you have any pics of the spoiler from different angles? I’d love to see the full look of it. Thx
 

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Ordered my first performance mod this morning. Airaid intake from Monts! Also changed those ugly @ss incandescent DRL bulbs to Xenon white 5300lms bulbs. I have to say, I did this DRL mod on my two old CTS’s and my wife’s CTS and these bulbs I put in today, are stunningly bright white! So bright, standing 30 feet away in full sun I couldn’t keep staring bc they were hurting my eyes! Seriously! If we cant have the cool vertical DRL’s that come on todays Caddy’s, we make the best with what we have I reckon
Can’t wait for that new intake to arrive! So Stoked!
 

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I bloodied my knuckles swapping spark plugs. Ugh.

Naturally an accel 9000 wire separated, but I was able to salvage it.

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Do spark plugs really make a lot of difference in performance in our cars? I’ve changed many plugs over the years but never really noticed any difference. I hear guys on here talking a lot about changing them often
 

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You match the spark plugs to your engine setup. They don’t add power, they support an environment for higher horsepower.


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I continue showing my ignorance to engine performance. But, I will learn. Thanks brother
 

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I’m a little confused on the V badges. Which one is the V3 badge? Looks like you put the one with color on. You’re saying the 2009 V had silver badges? What am I missing?
Whats that website BadV?
 

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Look what arrived late yesterday! Whoop whoop! First performance mod! Thanks Mont Motorsports and UPS 1 day delivery! Awesomeness!
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Bad V is a member here that I purchased them from. The old graphite badge is one I picked up from another member (not here anymore?) when my originals were faded and nasty. I'm going back to a more OEM look.

Part #23103789 fits ATS/CTS V 2016-2019
Oh ok. That graphite badge was actually pretty cool lookin! But I get it with the OEM look.
 

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installed dms 100mm idler pulley, airaid green filter and sideswipe deflector. Going Green:cool:
I’m in the middle of installing my Airaid yest and today. When I decide to go green, am I gonna have topull the whole AIraid unit out to put the green filter in? Just curious
 

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I actually got the box installed last night but connecting the bottom to that ground certainly was a PITA! Hope to finish up today 👏🏻👏🏻
 

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That’s probably a very good idea. PITA or not, I’d rather not damage the new filter.

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I think I read the green filter makes a world of difference. I can’t imagine it would be that different. Can anyone elaborate a little on the differences in the green and red filters as far as performance and sound?
 

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Wheels are off to be powder coated black. Next step is to change the calipers to red


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That’s awesome! I’m in the same boat. We had this conversation in another thread about powder coating. Mind if I ask how much it’s going to cost to get them powder coated? I want mine done too!

New wheels on and Airaid intake all done today! Super stoked!

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Who's wheels are those?
Not sure you’ll see this or not, I seem to be getting my post taken down for some reason, but the wheels and tires I got here from Jon at Bestwheeldeals.com. Good guy and always answered any questions I had.
Those rears are sick as shit! I went with the 315/30 20’s and WOW! Never seen any that wide, other than on a Z06 or ZR1.

Got my V on my Airaid today!
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My lovely wife is waaaaaaay too scared to drive mine. She actually has a 3.6 CTS but is afraid what would happen if she gets in an accident. I swear I wouldn’t be upset. NOT! I’d lose it for sure. LOL
 

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FINALLY had my PPF installed on thr front end. Didn’t do the whole hood unfortunately. I asked the guy to do it, but he didn’t have that size of film in stock. Sill happy it’s done tho. Now I can drive comfortably without worrying about rock chips up front. The guy did a wonderful job for a reasonable price. Anyone in Fort Worth, Tx that wants it done, it’s at Auto designs in north Ft Worth. Good guy! 10 year warranty.
I was shocked calling all around DFW at the different prices. Some up to $5k for whole car. Yikes
 

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Been so cold and slick out lately, the only thing I could do is just start her up and let her warm up.



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You must be in Dallas Fort Worth area! Yes it’s a mess outside. Especially today, no matter where you are in Texas! Snow day tomorrow!! Whoop whoop!! Sounds amazing tho!!
 
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