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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New to the CTS-V world. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; welp just picked up my 2005 CTS-V last week from colorado. and so far i am in LOVE with the ...
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    New to the CTS-V world.

    welp just picked up my 2005 CTS-V last week from colorado. and so far i am in LOVE with the car!. this is my first fast v8 car. kind have been in the duramax world the last few years...YUCK. i already have done a muffler delete and a CAGS eliminator is on the way. i already have noticed the axle hop issues and will be ordering axles sometime soonish. but i am not too worried about that yet cause im trying to baby the car. minus those items what are the major parts/upgrades people seem to do to the V's? and who here is in montana?

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    Re: New to the CTS-V world.

    Welcome! And congrats on your new ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by onebadcadi View Post
    ... what are the major parts/upgrades people seem to do to the V's? ...
    How many miles do you have? If the fluids haven't been done recently (especially the hydraulic clutch), I'd do them all ASAP just for a start. Lot of guys do bushings, but my theory is if the OEM bushing is still okay, let it ride till it fails. After that, it depends on what you want ... more power, a cooler look, or both. What's your budget?
    '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: New to the CTS-V world.

    I have 71 k on it right now . the dealer gave me reciepts for a full service. so that probably means oil change and filter. haha . i will be doing that again this weekend and possibly clutch fluid. im done with looks for now. i forgot to include i already smoked the rear tailights. installed 55w 6k hid fogs/leds all around. and i have a very decent budget. SSgt in the Airforce and have been saving for this beast for a year now. lol

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    Big difference between a V and a Duramax lol. Both are awesome for doing what they are intended for. Good luck and welcome.

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    Welcome and Grats on the purchase!

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    Re: New to the CTS-V world.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    ... What's your budget?
    These are code words for, "What's your marital status?" Regardless, sounds like you're set for money. Good.

    If you want to do some performance mods, then the ques becomes will you be tracking quite a bit or is this mainly for street fun? To me, tracking means (primarily) head & cam plus headers. Street to me means either H&C plus headers OR forced induction plus headers. If you just want to sound good, then exhaust plus headers.
    '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: New to the CTS-V world.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    ... "What's your budget?"
    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    These are code words for, "What's your marital status?"
    BWHAHAHAHA! Isn't that the TRUTH!

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    Re: New to the CTS-V world.

    haha very true! uhh im divorced. never making that mistake again! . so no wife to ask to spend money LOL!

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    Re: New to the CTS-V world.

    Welcome SSGT, first enjoy your new found V8 power before dumping wads of cash, it's fast now but soon it will no longer feel that way, then it's time to MOD. haha

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