2007 Cadillac CTS

Post By: Shelby Cruz

Date: 12/18/2023

The Story

Howdy Y'all. This is my 2007 Cadillac CTS. It's my first car and I've started building on it since the beginning of 2022. It started off being the family daily for almost a decade until I got my license in 2021. It was my dads car until I took over ownership of it because he got an F-150. This CTS has been through hell and back being in Florida, dealing with Hurricanes, bad weather, and bad drivers. It had quite a few severe issues with timing as all 3.6s do of this era, and then Powersteering problems. As a broke high schooler, I had it fixed with what money I had, then started modding once I graduated in 2022. It started off being a CTS Base with a 3.6, with a Muffler delete from 2020. My dad and I did it as a joke. Was fun until I got tired of the drone. Nonetheless, this is my Project Daily and I plan on building something different. Something that's gonna stand out to the right group of people. I post content with it on my YouTube, @KSShel

Current Setup

  • Wheels: OEM Cadillac STS 18x8s +51
  • Tires: Lexani LX-UHP207 (245/40R18)
  • Suspension: Megan Racing EZ I Coilovers
  • Performance: Volant Cold Air Intake
  • Performance: American Muscle 1-3/4in Long Tube Headers
  • Performance: Pypes 2.5in 300-Cell Hi Flow Cats
  • Performance: 2.5in SS Custom Catback Exhaust (Magnaflow Resonated X-Pipe, LCGP Resonators, 2.5in-4in SS UPower Tips)
  • Exterior: OEM CTS Sport/V Side Skirts
  • Exterior: DEPO (?) Clear Sidemarkers
  • Exterior: Junkyard OEM Styled Mesh Grille
  • Exterior: DEPO Clear Foglights
  • Interior: OEM CTS Ebony Doorcards
  • Interior: Rockford Fosgate R1525X2
  • Interior: Rockford Fosgate R2D4-10

Planned Upgrades

  • Tires: Yokohama ADVAN Sport V106s
  • Suspension: Revshift Polyurethane Bushings
  • Interior: Finished Ebony Interior Swap
  • Exterior: KPMF Black-Green Iridescent Wrap


Shelby Cruz

Cars are my livelihood. I’ve probably made car noises before i even spoke words. I’m 19, born into car enthusiasm, grew up on arguably the best era for cars, racing games, and car movies. Orlando based, I drive a 2007 Cadillac CTS as my daily and project car. I make YouTube content with it as well. What’re y’all building or driving?