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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, it's getting bad. I can't control myself in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; hahahahah thanks. I guess I'm ****ed. this is not the car to have a driving problem in. and the plan ...
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    hahahahah thanks. I guess I'm ****ed. this is not the car to have a driving problem in. and the plan is make it faster. I don't know, something's gotta give, I'll be sure to share when I find out what.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    I'd say that its all about prioritizing - when you learn to prioritize other things more important than the probability/possibility of the negative consequences of your actions that give you the carnal rise you describe, then you will grow past that phaze, however other than that you're stuck...for me it was moving to a different state, switching jobs, and realizing that the lump sums of money I was spending on traffic tickets, insurance, lawyers, car parts, etc. didn't make sense given the things I wanted to accomplish with my life. Not to mention the kids and realizing I wasn't superhuman and could die or kill someone in an instant - but that came from handling claims - too many folks dead through no fault of their own to gamble with challenging that too frequently.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    thanks, dad. I get the priorities and cost thing, and I don't have kids. I guess the consequence thing works when you get caught, the way I remember it worked ten years ago.

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    Sounds corny but it does change with age. It never really goes away, but the common sense starts to override the desire for adrenaline with more frequency as you age. You learn one of three things, to better pick your spots with a better eye for safety and others, to play on the track, or what it costs to fix, or insure after you run out of talent. You continue down the path you are traveling, you WILL run out of talent, or someone on the road will help create an accident.

    G'luck
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    It's funny when people who have never been on a track comment on whether or not a particular car is good for the track.

    That said, my commuter car is a supercharged SRT8 Jeep.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    thanks, dad. I get the priorities and cost thing, and I don't have kids. I guess the consequence thing works when you get caught, the way I remember it worked ten years ago.
    I'll throw one more "Dad" based comment and then fade out of this, there are more consequences than just getting caught...

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    That said, my commuter car is a supercharged SRT8 Jeep.
    I was cross-shopping the Jeep SRT8 when I bought the CTS-V. How do you like the Jeep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 253ctsv View Post
    130 at the top of 4th. Hard for me to believe 5th will only push to 163
    That is redline in 5th. 6th is too tall to accelerate minus big power...

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    My V2 would beat my V1 around most tracks. But I miss the tossability of that V1. While the same statement can be made of a Miata over a V1, the V1 is a GREAT handler and wonderful on the track...

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by mstrjon32 View Post
    I was cross-shopping the Jeep SRT8 when I bought the CTS-V. How do you like the Jeep?
    I like it a lot, but I think you made the right decision. Even though the Jeep is faster in a straight line with the S/C, I still enjoy the V more with the manual.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    It's funny when people who
    have never been on a track comment on whether or not a
    particular car is good for the track.

    That said, my commuter car is a supercharged SRT8 Jeep.
    It's just physics. I would use a car with less mass, to experience
    faster changes in velocity. So I wouldn't pick a CTS-V.

    I get it, though. Tracking a CTS-V is decadent. Maybe I just
    don't have -that- kind of money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    I'll throw one more "Dad" based comment
    and then fade out of this, there are more consequences than
    just getting caught...
    Do you mean my conscience? Because I'll admit I'm having difficulty
    with it, except when I'm driving. I think it's a feeling of entitlement.
    Yeah, that's a good word for it.

    I think I know what it is. I'm good at everything I touch, hence
    the entitlement and "the rules don't apply to me."

    When I look at the V, I don't see the car I used to. It's beginning
    to look more like a murder weapon... an instrument of crime.
    I wouldn't let someone tell me I don't deserve it, because I
    paid for it; But my driver's license, that's another story--and
    my driving record is spotless, which is affirming and contradictory
    at the same time.

    I'm normally not the punk with a chip on his shoulder, daring anyone
    to pick a fight... but I drive like it.

    Sorry, I don't mean to... bring discredit to the cadillac forums...
    I just need to admit I have a problem and talk with people about it.
    I really would quit driving if I could. ("please drive responsibly.")

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    I can't really talk to much sh$+ because I find myself doing the same. Perhaps not on the same scale that you're doing it but I just can't help myself sometimes. Even today when my mom was in the car with me I found myself tearing it up a bit. I just can't hold back sometimes.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Gentlemen,

    the situation has come to a head. sort of.

    I hit the rev limiter and jerked the car hard enough that the fuel pump stopped pumping.

    my roommate came out and called in a tow......

    everything's fine, it's home unharmed, i just have some fuel pump electrical troubleshooting ahead of me.

    I've found the fuse box under the back seat cushion, and aside from that, I read somewhere there is a harness around the bellhousing that can become kinked and broken as a result of excessive engine play.

    I'll ride my bike out to the parts store, if I need the fuel pump, and... I'll probably do the hole-in-the-floor thing rather than drop the tank.

    structurally, sure, weakened maybe but I'll put in a square brace or something (maybe) not really worried about it, I would rather have easy access to the pump.

    http://imgur.com/a/5Ji1f

    the car is freaking awesome. my architect friend (who graduated from Berkeley) told me one time that, when roads are engineered, they are designed so that twice the posted speed limit for the turn will put a car at 1g of lateral force. SEEMS ABOUT RIGHT

    I was just beginning to get over my craziness, too. oh well

    (what day is today... wednesday? hmm)

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    I think my brother has described a similar issue. He's had his bike up to 170 and such, and he says that doesn't scare him.
    Lately he's been looking into a S2000, so we were out test driving one and he mentioned how he's not scared of much, but how this car scares him. At first I was confused, its quick... but not a rocket. I think it is because he knows what he will do with it and what it can do. (he loves drifting) and sliding the rear end out any opportunity he can.
    Kind of like when I'm in the V and someone in front of me is putting around and I can not resist to rip around them. I tell myslef it is unnecessary; but 1 I love the acceleration feeling and 2 I hate being stuck behind people regardless what I'm driving.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    If you need a fuel pump, you really should upgrade, but if you want something cheap, I've got my old stock pump in a box collecting dust.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Thanks, but I don't think it's a failure. I have .22 Volts at the fuel pump fuse.

    my roommate didn't tell me on what forum he found the info, but he says someone experienced a wiring harness pinch between the bellhousing and the firewall.

    (for fuel pumps, I was looking at the Racetronix setup)

    I'm just going to jump it and put it on a toggle switch. done.

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