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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New to the V world in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I've been lurking a bit and finally decided to join the forum. In late November of 2012 I purchased a ...
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    RAVEN-V is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2006 Raven Black CTS-V
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    New to the V world

    I've been lurking a bit and finally decided to join the forum. In late November of 2012 I purchased a 2006 Raven black CTS-V. The car has 100k on it from a single owner, but pulls hard and strong. I'm loving the car so far, its perfect! Luxurious, spacious, and fast as hell!!! What more could a guy ask for. Id love to be able to throw a bunch of parts at it but my pockets just arnt that deep, so a long process the car will be.

    Bought the car pretty cheap due to the cooling fans not turning on, turns out the radiator had a hole so the coolant wasnt reaching the temp sensor to kick on the fans. $160 and we were back in buisness. My buttons were chipped to hell as I've seen are everyones so I went ahead and put in a new head-unit before i got used to all the features the stock one had in it. Went with a double din pioneer 4500 which I am very happy with. Air filter was dirty so instead of wasting money on a new one I went and bought my self a late Christmas present, K&N intake. I love the whistle it puts off!! another sore spot that seems to be on these cars was the rear diff bushing was shot in mine so i threw in a Creative Steel bushing and block which almost fully eliminated my rear end clunks. Last thing I did was threw on some new rubber since the chinese tires that were on there couldnt hold traction at all. went with Hankook v12's 245/45/18 up front and 275/40/18 out back. Holds traction a bit better now! Dont know whats next, probably a tune up.

    Ive got nothing but great things to say about these cars though, what a blast to drive! hope to learn more about them in the future! seems to be tons of info to read through on this site.


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    rand49er is offline All V1s should be maggied.
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V, 2017 Volt Premier
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    South Lyon, MI

    Re: New to the V world

    Welcome, Matt! Get some pics posted up when you get a few more posts.
    '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, plus a couple more. Mustang dyno'd at 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ.

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    Scott2012 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2010 AWD CTS
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    Re: New to the V world

    Get yourself some Revshift motor mounts

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    Re: New to the V world

    With the radio swap, can you still turn on competition mode or completely turn off the stability control?

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    tophat is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2004 CTS-V
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    minneapolis mn

    Re: New to the V world

    Welcome, looks of good info here and lots of really cool people. Enjoy your car,I couldnt be happier with mine.

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    JDB is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '05 Raven/Ebony CTS-V with toys
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    Re: New to the V world

    Welcome... sounds like you're cleaning up from a clueless prior owner.

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    Re: New to the V world

    congrats on the new V. Just got mine as well and lovin it everyday!

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