RR's 2014 ATS 6spd 2.0T

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  1. RedRyder

    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    Yes it's RWD. Yes it's a manual. Yes it has a turbo. No, it's not your grandaddy's Caddy. :lawl:

    Updated 10/16
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    Well after a long search for a luxury sport sedan that would tick all the right boxes for the right price, I finally found what I wanted. I flew out to pick it up, then drove 13 hours home.

    It's a 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T RWD Performance with a 6spd manual. White Diamond Pearl on Morello Red. All I've done so far are clear sidemarkers up front, and Vsport floormats inside. Next is the OEM lip kit and some wheels, and an ATS-V trunk spoiler.

    Don't worry, the Accord is still around. :)


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    MODIFICATIONS:

    Near future
    - Asian market CF side extensions
    - Splitters PR rear bumper CF extensions
    - tint windows 20%
    - DIY mesh front upper/lower grill
    - 2015+ front bumper/trunk badges painted Grabber Blue
    - wrap bottom middle section of front lip in carbon fiber to match spoiler or "CF" lip protector molding
    - ZZ Performance FSB (27mm)/RSB (26mm), or Eibach FSB (29mm) 38163.310
    - BWoody or Moog endlinks
    - 2015+ badge swap on wheel caps
    - 2015+ airbag w/white CF inlays
    - Vitesse Motorsports throttle controller
    - Asian market flat strut tower bar
    - ZZ Performance single gauge pillar pod
    - Aeroforce Inteceptor scan gauge (CN201)
    - Euro tails w/amber turn signal/hazards
    - Asian market center console storage shelf
    - Asian market door handle storage pocket
    - Niche Vosso M204 Anthracite 19x8.5 +35 F / 19x9.5 +35 R
    - Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 K120 rubber 235/35 F, 265 or 275/30 R
    - OEM cargo mat


    Future (when warranty ends)
    - Eibach lowering springs (38163.140), or Vogtland springs
    - Borla exhaust (11844)
    - Renick Performance lower chassis brace
    - BoSpeed Racing custom steering wheel
    - ZZ Performance catless downpipe
    - 67mm throttle body/charge pipe upgrade
    - Mishimoto charge pipes
    - ZZ Performance intercooler
    - BNR tune
    - ZZ Performance e85 flex fuel conversion kit?


    Done
    - clear front sidemarkers
    - touch-up paint and bumper plugs
    - Vsport floormats
    - novelty plate
    - save the manual decals
    - LED front sidemarkers
    - LED license plate lights
    - LED reverse lights
    - LED front turn signals w/load resistor harnesses
    - Liwrap white carbon fiber exterior/interior badge inlays
    - Silver center caps (17800014)
    - Weather tech window visors
    - CTS Vsport steering wheel trim cover
    - OEM accessory rear diffuser
    - Rear bumper chrome trim wrapped in white carbon fiber 3M 1080
    - Vsport engine cover DIY
    - Vsport door sill aluminum scuff plates
    - ZZ Performance silicon intake tube w/K&N drop-in filter (33,822mi, 7/23/18)
    - Mishimoto oil catch cans (33,822mi, 7/23/18)
    - Custom piano black cupholder cover w/etched Vsport logo
    - Brembo's finished in Grabber Blue G2 caliper paint w/Vsport logo
    - Cut airbox mod
    - OEM ATS-V rocker panels (35,100mi, 9/22/18)
    - High rise CF ATS-V style trunk spoiler (35,100mi, 9/23/18)
    - OEM front lip (35,150mi, 9/25/18)
    - Paintmatched rear chrome bumper trim piece (35,300mi, 9/30/2018)
    - Partially blacked out chrome window trim (35,300mi, 9/30/2018)


    Maintenance
    - 4/23/2018 (31,600mi) - oil change (DEXOS full syn), tire rotation, and induction system cleaning (dealer)
    - 6/17/2018 (33,170mi) - added coolant (filled top reservoir full, filled bottom reservoir halfway)
    - 7/12/2018 (33,800mi) - CUE replaced, motor mounts checked (good), headlight adjusters checked (pass side loud, driver side quiet), idle considered normal, diff whine noted
    - 9/08/2018 (34,973mi) - Checked/emptied both catch cans (CCV empty but PCV had some). Removed exhaust manifold heat shield and found downpipe mounting bracket bolt backed out most the way, & tightened it. Adjusted silicon intake tube to be further seated on turbo.
    - 9/09/2018 (34,973mi) - Cut triangular section on (extra) lower airbox and removed foam piece from behind grill intake tunnel


    Bought 7/13/2017 CPO with 26,318 miles.
     
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  2. Sketch o5

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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    daaamn, that's nice. congrats on the purchase :thumbup:
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    Thanks Andy
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    old man car!




























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    nice car... not sure how much aftermarket support this car gets, but it'll be interesting how u'll mod it.. good luck!
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    [​IMG]wp_ss_20170806_0001 (2) by Chris Burkhart, on Flickr


    :lawl:

    Much to my surprise the aftermarket isn't too bad, at least for the list of things I plan to do to it. Good amount of options for aesthetic and performance mods for the 2.0T, the V6's not so much.

    Thanks, it has been interesting learning a new car.
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    That's a really nice looking Opel. Did they knock 50% off the price? I only mention that, as I saw an article on how much the ATS and the CTS loose in value after 1 year. They said it gets worse after 2 years. :O
    Don't feel bad, I just paid off my 06 Chevy Silverado in December, and it's lost another 600 in value (it's got 74K on it, with the 4.3 V6 and AT).
    But seriously, nice looking car. Going off pics of your Accord, it should really look good with a lip kit and different rims.:)
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    As far as I know the only Cadillac that ever shared an Opel badge was the Catera, and actually I think only Buicks have been Opels since. But I could be wrong, I am new to owning a GM car. :shrug: But yea the depreciation is horrendous, that's why you don't buy one new haha. I bought this car for maybe half of what it was new a few years ago. Crazy but good for me as I never buy brand new cars, and I keep them forever. So I'm feeling pretty good, it's a lot of car for the money. But I do feel bad for people who bought one brand new, that's a big hit.

    Thank you, yeah I wish I could have gotten the 18" optional wheels instead but this color combo was too amazing to pass up. But these are them, only they would have been silver (this car has the Carbon Pkg). I dig that trunk spoiler too, makes the rear end look better.

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    By the way, congrats on paying off your truck! Such a great feeling.

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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    congrats old man:waytogo: hah
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    Damn kids with your emoji's.
     
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    Re: RR's 2014 ATS

    See, if you think of it as an Opel, it's not an old mans car.:henry:

    But yeah, it's hard to tell what was designed in the USA, and what was designed in Germany anymore. Give it a couple of years and we'll be talking about a French designed built in China car. :banghead:
     

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