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chadwick02

Chadillac MXZ

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chadwick02

Cadillac LSA power
Cadillac black
Cadillac style
This, is project Chadillac.

We started this build back in the spring, picked it up new from Peter and crew at Smooth Water Sports in NY (awesome people and an awesome experience!!). It has slowly transformed over the past few months, with plenty more work to come. I will post progress in this thread as we go!

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CumminsBu

Sounds cool, any pictures?

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chadwick02

Thanks for pointing that out - had my image host linked wrong. I could see them when reloading the thread but dont think anyone else could. Think there are a couple photos that should show up now!?

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MalibuNation

and a black canopy on the lift. Got pics of the interior?

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jtrovato

Nice lookin boat!

So excuse me being dense....

Are you repowering it? Wrapping it in black? It looks black in the picture on the lift. What other mods are you doin to give it the Cadillac feel?

I'm a little confused too. What's the build? It looks like a stock boat, but you said it has slowly transformed over the past few months? Are these the before pictures and you will be posting after pictures?

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jetskipro550

With a title like that I can't help but think about this Ludacris song

....Cadillac grills Cadillac bills, check out the oil my Cadillac spills...

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jcon44

If you look at his profile,I think it started as a 2011 Malibu VTX w/ Cut Diamond and he transformed into a MXZ with the Caddy LSA. Very impressive if you ask me!

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Chattwake

Yeah, what makes this a cadillac boat, other than the cts-v motor?

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chadwick02

hahaha that ludacris song is awesome gonna have to add it to our boat playlist!!

Yes, as pictured there, stock. No need to change the LSA, that baby is a keeper! What an awesome motor in a 22!

More pics coming soon, sit tight :)

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chadwick02

First up: rims and tires. No Cadillac is complete without fancy wheels, and a boat trailer should be no exception.

New Cadillac CTS-V wheels and Hankook V12 tires.

The wheels on a CTS-V are staggered (rear wheels are wider than the front). Boatmate trailers was awesome and, after some math and calculations, put custom length axles on the trailer to accommodate both the different wheel offsets and the larger wheels on the rear axle. Wider fenders, custom hubs from UFP to accept the different bolt pattern, some last minute machining, and some axle heigh adjustments thanks to Smooth Water Sports!

Ridiculous?? Absolutely! More time has been spent on getting these wheels on the trailer than anything else. But worth it - it tows awesome and looks great.

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BrianT

Dude!! That is bad a**!!!! What next??

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jetskipro550

Nice looking boat!

Can't help but notice that awesome picture under the eve on the boat dealership wall...then the rusty busted up fence :lol:

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Chattwake

Having owned a cts-v, I'd suggest you get one of those small fender "V" decals and put it on the surfgate of the back of the boat or something. Or, maybe remove the wakesetter decal and get a shop to make a vinyl "V" to put in its place. Just tossing ideas out. Looks great as-is!

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mnhays

stitched into the flooring maybe? :whistle:

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nice wheels! :thumbup:

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SmoothWaterMan

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jcon44

I guess i don't see the benefit of the staggered wheels on the trailer, why not just get two sets of fronts and save some work? the rims look really nice but seems like a lot of wasted resources there.. on another note, i agree with the others in that a V logo might look nice.. Thanks for the pics.

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wakesetter8796

You probably can't buy just 2 fronts or 2 rears.

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jk13

I guess i don't see the benefit of the staggered wheels on the trailer, why not just get two sets of fronts and save some work? the rims look really nice but seems like a lot of wasted resources there.. on another note, i agree with the others in that a V logo might look nice.. Thanks for the pics.

I thought that too but he probably found someone who put aftermarket wheels on their CTS-V and bought the used package.

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TrickyNicky

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May not even be possible but....

drop that V down to the left of the red check and stretch the angle of the V so it runs parallel to the red check.

V 22mxz

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Bobby Light

I think a custom decal to replace the 22 MXZ decal is in order.

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rennis

subscribed!

staggered trailer wheels?! That's just nuts. LoonyTunes... :laugh:

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nyryan2001

^^ When they say staggered... that means the rear trailer rims/tires are an inch wider than the front ones?

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rennis

yes. at least an inch wider. I don't know what the factory widths are on the CTS-V. Probably something like 11" rear and 9" front would be my guess though.

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