FAQ/How-To/DIY/Common Questions***LOOK IN HERE FIRST***
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, FAQ/How-To/DIY/Common Questions***LOOK IN HERE FIRST*** in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Here is a collection of useful and informative threads relating to the CTS-V. Notable issues: High Oil Temp and alarms? ...
  1. #1
    The Tony Show's Avatar
    The Tony Show is offline See you in the funny papers
    Automobile(s): 04 CTS-V, 05 STS, 07 SRX- All sold :(
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    26,274

    FAQ/How-To/DIY/Common Questions***LOOK IN HERE FIRST***

    Here is a collection of useful and informative threads relating to the CTS-V.

    Notable issues:


    High Oil Temp and alarms? Here is a fix for it

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post2447660


    Please reply and add links we're missing to the list!


    If you have something you feel should be added, simply reply with a link to the thread and a brief description. It doesn't need to specifically be a DIY thread- maybe just a really good conversation about the pros and cons of certain tires, for example. A Moderator will check it out, and then move the links into this first post if it's deemed worthy.

    Special thanks to V pioneers Urbanski, Benjet and ctsvett for compiling some of these links back in the day.

    ***Intake
    A comparison of aftermarket air intakes for the CTS-V
    Trukk's FAST90/90 Manifold results
    Volant
    FFV **note URL changed to http://www.stealthv.com/free-flow-v.htm
    More Performance intake
    Comparison
    MAF descreen
    LPE 1
    LPE 2
    Intake whistle
    LPE/FFV hybrid
    stock airbox mod
    Intake replumb
    CEL with intake
    LPE install tips
    Speed Inc.
    Early comparo
    K&N drop in
    MAF thread
    Lingenfelter Intake Dyno results


    ***Exhaust
    Header discussion
    Exhaust comparison
    Exhaust discussion
    Exhaust poll
    Another exhaust thread
    lasstss comparo
    Zoomers system Home page:http://www.zoomersexhaust.com/
    Stainless Works headers/Random Tech cats
    Bassani
    Stock muffler mods
    Electric Cutout Mod on Silver Baron's V
    Small Borla thread
    Replace mufflers only with Magnaflow

    Videos
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/video/index.html
    Installed exhaust pics
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/imglib/exhaust.html
    B&B install instructions
    http://www.stealthv.com/instructions.htm


    ***PCM/Computer
    PCM location/removal instructions

    ***Trans/Clutch/Flywheel
    Shane's excellent DIY clutch removal thread- with photos!
    Trans fluid swap
    What is needed for an LS7 clutch/fw swap
    Textralia
    Clutch pedal sticking to the floor
    UUC Fywheel


    ***Rear Differential
    Change diff fluid
    Retrofitting an '09 diff
    The "washer fix" (mixed results)
    Nutz's one-off Steel Diff
    Hendrix Engineering's Wheelhop stopping axles
    Rear Axle Removal/Installation (thanks Lollygagger8)
    GForce Engineering's wheelhop stopping axles
    Installing/removing a rear diff
    Removing diff support bushing
    Bushing puller info
    Difference between 04-05 diff and 06-07 diff
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-tutorial.html (thanks Lollygagger8)

    ***Navigation System/Stereo
    Updating your Firmware to play newer discs and fix the "stuck in MI" problem
    Unlock DVD controls while in motion
    Upgrading stock door speakers
    Installing Free-Air Sub
    Base CTS DIC in the CTS-V


    ***Brakes
    Large pad thread here with links to 4 other great brake threads contained.
    Brake fluid
    Burnishing 1
    Burnishing 2
    GM Rotors
    Another rotor discusson
    Rusty rotors
    Powdercoating


    ***Short Shifters
    A comparison between B&M, UUC and Katech shifters
    Disabling Skip Shift
    Installing a shifter from the top
    B&M install thread
    B&M install thread #2
    UUC install thread
    UUC w/bushing discussion
    B&M vs UUC short thread
    Katech shifter install
    Katech install #2
    Katech vs UUC
    Mallett shifter #1
    Mallett #2
    Mallett vs UUC
    Stock boot/knob part numbers


    ***Suspension
    General suspension questions
    How to keep a lowered V from raising
    AAIIIC's KW Coilover install
    Ground Control Noises
    Ground Control issues
    Installing Z06 sways and endlinks
    Fixing the GC clunk
    BMR trailing arms

    ***Cams
    Trickflow Heads/cam
    Trukk's cam results
    Katech vs VRX3
    jnrandall's cam thread
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    The Tony Show's Avatar
    The Tony Show is offline See you in the funny papers
    Automobile(s): 04 CTS-V, 05 STS, 07 SRX- All sold :(
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    26,274

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    ***Forced Induction
    Tons of Magnacharger Supercharger Info
    WildWhl's Original Magnacharger install thread
    Twin Turbo 408 build
    Maggie Dyno results
    Maggie Discussion- should you do it?
    Maggie with bad bearings
    Magazine Article on rlj5's Procharged 2005


    ***Fuel System

    Accessing the fuel pump from inside the car


    ***Radar/Laser Detectors
    Hardwiring radar Detector
    Another detector/jammer discussion
    Installation thread


    ***Spoilers
    Spoiler Installation Instructions
    Spoiler pics
    Specter Werks Spoiler
    Comparison Specter spoiler vs. OEM


    ***Lighting (Interior and Exterior)
    A guide to LED lighting (inside and out)
    Smoked Foglights
    Homemade clear foglights


    ***Wheel/Tire Discussion
    Widening stock wheels
    Good discussion on tiresTire choices for stock sizes
    Widest on stock rim discussion contains links to other similar threads.
    Runflat choice discussion
    275 on stock rims
    275 on stock rim #2
    245/275 discussion
    short poll
    GS D3 and many other discussion
    Bridgestone 265/40/18 on stock rim discussion
    small summary thread
    all season discussion
    all season discussion #2
    track tires
    Premature wear? Call Goodyear
    Falken thread
    Dunlop thread
    RE050A thread with links to others
    Rolling fenders
    tire pressure discussion
    TireRack survey


    ***Spare Tire
    Spare RunFlat tire and jack thanks Dreamin
    Another thread
    Another thread
    Space saver will NOT work
    Pic of spare inside well


    ***General Maintenance/Misc
    Jack Pucks DIY
    Crank Relearn instructions
    DIY Steering Position Sensor (fixes random stability engagement)


    ***Picture Threads
    Engine Bay pics
    CTS-V Members' pics
    Lindsay Cadillac's V-Day II
    Lindsay Cadillac's V-Day III
    Another thread of pics from Lindsay Cadillac's V-Day III


    ***Funny Threads- no good info, just good for a laugh
    Whisler's high speed adventure
    Decisions, decisions....
    Pointless spam thread, mostly used to post chick pics
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

  4. #3
    ahahnu's Avatar
    ahahnu is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 05 LS6 Stealth Grey
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Tailgating at Giants Stadium
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,837

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Tony, AAIIIC took some serious photos and put in comments how to install the KW coilover set up in this thread:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...led-today.html

    Thanks!

    -T


    Here's a great one by Lollygagger : http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...all-rotor.html

  5. #4
    ahahnu's Avatar
    ahahnu is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 05 LS6 Stealth Grey
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Tailgating at Giants Stadium
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,837

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Tony, you did the work on this with Luke.....

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ferential.html

  6. #5
    trukk's Avatar
    trukk is online now Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): '05 CTS-V, '12 CTS-V Manny Vagon
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Elkridge, MD
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,073

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Tony,

    The link you had under CAMs for me, was actually my write-up on the install and dyno testing of a FAST 90/90. That link shouldbe moved to the 'intakes' section.

    You should put this link in the CAMs section:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...p-45-rwtq.html

    I'd also consider adding this LPE CAI dyno test to the INtake section as well:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ore-after.html

    -Chris
    2005 CTS-V:No Roof|T2+Eibachs|Corsa|UUC:Shifter, 2pc rotors, B-Lines, Motor/Tran Mounts, Diff Bushings|LPE CAI|FFV IntakeTube|Hotchkis Sways|Kooks 1.75 Coated LTs+cats|KARS III |Mamofied Fast90 + NW90|224/228 111+0 XFI/XE-R .609/.588+Dual Springs|ATI 25% UD Pulley|YT 1.7" UltraLites|Melling HiFlow OP|Cloyes Hex Adjust Timing Set|Lucas 42# Flow Matched Injectors|Katech LS9X Twin-Disk ClutchMustang Dyno Tuned (SAE): 412rwhp / 380 rwtq
    2012 CTS-V:No Roof|Wagon|M6|Recaros|Bone stock (for now)

  7. #6
    The Tony Show's Avatar
    The Tony Show is offline See you in the funny papers
    Automobile(s): 04 CTS-V, 05 STS, 07 SRX- All sold :(
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    26,274

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Oh great- you guys want a FAQ aaaaaand you want the links to actually be in the proper section? Fine.

    Thanks for the links guys- you rock. Keep 'em coming.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

  8. #7
    shadybx7's Avatar
    shadybx7 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2005 Platinum CTS V-Headers+3in pipes
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,481

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    tony , any chance in adding this to the lighting section or some vizual mod section

    DIY clear fog lenses & 55watt 8k HID fogs w/ links
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...oked-fogs.html

    Added!

    -T

  9. #8
    liqidvenom is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): cts-v
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Long Beach Ca
    Age
    32
    Posts
    2,746

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Here is a pretty good exhaust thread...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...one-worth.html

    Added!

    -T

  10. #9
    liqidvenom is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): cts-v
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Long Beach Ca
    Age
    32
    Posts
    2,746

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Maybe also normv's s/c setup might be useful... i'll try and find a link to it

  11. #10
    c4ss's Avatar
    c4ss is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V, Black
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northern New Jersey
    Posts
    2,173

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Is there not going to be a section of threads dedicated to Naf?

  12. #11
    LUVMY04V's Avatar
    LUVMY04V is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 04 cadillac cts v
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Dekalb IL
    Age
    32
    Posts
    5,586

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions


  13. #12
    The Tony Show's Avatar
    The Tony Show is offline See you in the funny papers
    Automobile(s): 04 CTS-V, 05 STS, 07 SRX- All sold :(
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    26,274

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by c4ss View Post
    Is there not going to be a section of threads dedicated to Naf?
    Haha.

    Thank you!
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

  14. #13
    shadybx7's Avatar
    shadybx7 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2005 Platinum CTS V-Headers+3in pipes
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,481

    Re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Classic Discussions

    my stash of CTS-v bookmarks from my searching for the last year or soo

    jack pucks DIY
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ack-pucks.html

    W4ME tune Crank Relearn
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...scan-tool.html

    all those spoiler threads and not one install
    spoiler install
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...oks-great.html

    poormans magna flow pt#
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...magnaflow.html

    free air sub
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...icker-sub.html

  15. #14
    perfect's Avatar
    perfect is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac CTS-V Platinum
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,145

    re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Common Questions***LOOK IN HERE FIRST***

    Would be cool if there were some stereo threads (How to install subwoofers, replace/upgrade the stock HU, replace sub, replace speakers, etc).

  16. #15
    The Tony Show's Avatar
    The Tony Show is offline See you in the funny papers
    Automobile(s): 04 CTS-V, 05 STS, 07 SRX- All sold :(
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    26,274

    re: FAQ/How-To/DIY/Common Questions***LOOK IN HERE FIRST***

    Thanks Shady.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting