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    Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    I spent two months trying to find a CTS-V that was in great shape and in my price range. I wanted to avoid the 04-05s due to the differential issues, so I finally landed a sweet deal on a 06 CTS-V. The car was actually located in South Carolina, so I had it shipped to Florida. I purchased it with Magnaflow catback already installed. It also apparently had CAGS removed. Here are pics of my new baby I shot with a DSLR. I haven't named her yet, but here she is...












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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Congrats, she looks taken care of.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Nice looking 06. Welcome!

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Very nice looking - good job holding out for a good deal.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Best color by far!!!! It looks amazing

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Congrats......nice ride!

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Welcome to the group! She looks cleeeeeeeeeeeean!!!

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Very clean V. I suggest a username change however, as there can only be one "Stealth" CTS-V on this board...

    Just teasing!

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Welcome!
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    welcome, looks well cared for and worth the wait. Pick 3 pics and submit to september v of the month thread.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Thanks guys, glad to be here. I'm happy that I was able to get this color too. If I couldn't get a silver V, the next choice would have been a raven black one. Where do I submit it for September V of the month? Is there a thread?

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    Very clean V. I suggest a username change however, as there can only be one "Stealth" CTS-V on this board...

    Just teasing!
    I was reviewing the forums and realize there's another "stealth" and apparently he's one of the more well known owners around here. From what I've read, he is experienced with tuning them? Typically whenever i join a forum, I always use either .:stealth:. or stealth418. Funny to see that there's another one here, and well known in the community on top of that.

    EDIT: I forgot to ask... Is it normal for the clutch to make somewhat of a clack sound when pushing in the clutch pedal coming out of 1st gear at a low RPM? This will typically happen while driving around a parking lot. It sounds somewhat like my 6 puck sounds on my other car. So far I've found the drivetrain to be somewhat "clunky" and not the smoothest. I guess it is what it is though. I'll have to check out the motor mounts this weekend. The car only has 48K on it and is still under warranty.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Yes it is the classic 'cts-v clunk' you are experiencing. It's either the annoying clunkyness of the dual mass flywheel and/or a worn rear diff bushing. Most likely both. Parade clunk is annoying but once you learn to drive around it you'll be fine. Also, you could get an aftermarket clutch/flywheel setup and aftermarket diff bushing.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    I see... I'll inspect the rear diff bushing as well then. I've learned over time to kinda hold the gas down a little bit longer while pushing the clutch in. Seems to disengage more smoothly that way. Thanks.

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    You can do the FW, the diff bushings, and the clutch and still have some clunk leftover. I do.

    Seems to be between the pinion and ring gears in my case, and I suspect others as well.
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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    Re: Just purchased a 06 CTS-V, new to the forums...

    Where in FL are you? I'm in the Jacksonville area.

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