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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam??? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Dear Members, I just purchased a 2006 Cadillac CTS-V. I would like to have my car modified. My question is ...
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    Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Dear Members,
    I just purchased a 2006 Cadillac CTS-V. I would like to have my car modified. My question is what are the differences/pros/cons and horsepower ratings between the:

    5.0 mallett supercharger 2006 conversion package and the 1.0 mallett head and cam conversion package for my LS2 engine? The head and cam conversion package is 16K and the supercharger which is a magnuson supercharger for 13K. What I do not understand is the supercharger package is supposed to be rated at 550horsepower and the head and cam 510 horsepower. Should the prices not be the other way around? Any feedback

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Not sure but don't they also include install with their packages? Maybe it's the labour involved, either way sounds very steep.

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    13 g's for a maggie!!! Ouch!
    I wont knock mallett cause they make some nice vehicle packages but i wonder how much of that 13k is for the name. I am out less than 4k for my maggie

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Meh on heat soak...

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Do heads and cam!

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    i'm with dubb on that one i think most of that 13k is for the name they can have it.if you decide to go supercharger get it from a vendor on this site or from magnusen directly.a maggie,long tube headers cat back exhuast and good tune you will be more than happy and for a lot less money.just be prepared to answer that famous question for the next couple of years"damn is that a cadillac sounding like that". oh yeah and the girls love some v's

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam??? Check packages

    The Mallett packages, include labor, their shifter, wheel hop kit, lowered suspension, catback corsa exhaust, and a whole other bunch of goodies. The supercharger package sounds interesting, but heat soak does not. The heads and cam package is good, but not as much power as the supercharger package.
    their head and cam package are:

    6.0L LS2 V8 tuned to 500HP
    Custom ported heads, flow & CC matched
    Custom cam, valve springs, and pushrods
    Mallett / Corsa stainless mufflers - Click HERE to hear it on Corsa's website.
    Custom calibration & dyno tuning
    Mallett rear wheel-hop stabilizer system
    World famous Mallett billet shifter
    Aggressive vehicle stance: Lowered / raked 3/4" with performance all-wheel alignment
    Exclusive Mallett body graphics
    Mallett graphics embroidered on seat headrests
    Mallett serial number plaque
    2-year, 24,000 mile warranty (see Warranty for complete details)
    Starting at $16,500.00
    ************************************************** **
    Their supercharger package is the intercooled magnuson one with:
    Mallett / Corsa stainless mufflers - Click HERE to hear it on Corsa's website.
    Custom calibration & dyno tuning
    Mallett rear wheel-hop stabilizer system
    Exclusive Mallett body graphics
    Mallett graphics embroidered on seat headrests
    Mallett serial number plaque
    2-year, 24,000 mile warranty (see Warranty for complete details)
    Starting at $13,995.00

    Which one???

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    When figuring how much I've got in my car without labor, those packages aren't too outrageous, IMHO. The warranty and the Mallet name have worth, too. By way of comparison, a "rand49er" car has absolutely no value.

    As for NA vs FI, drive both. I'd bet money on which one you'd choose.
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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Dear rand49er, when you say you would bet money on which one I choose you think it would be the supercharger package or the heads and cam package? I would be hard to try both packages, I doubt they have these packages on cars to test. Also when you say NA vs FI what do you mean by this? I am new to this board so forgive me if I do not understand some of these terms. thanks
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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Those numbers sound like crank HP. At the wheels its about 17% less.
    Maggie installed and tuned is $7000 MAX. Ground control (to lower your car) is $500 plus labor. Wheel-hop fix is $1900 plus labor. You can choose the exhaust you like.

    Heand-cam, depending how crazy you wanna go, a speed shop can get you more power for $10K.

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by adamo View Post
    dear rand49er, when you say you would bet money on which one i choose you think it would be the supercharger package or the heads and cam package? I would be hard to try both packages, i doubt they have these packages on cars to test. Also when you say naturally aspired vs forced induction what do you mean by this? I am new to this board so forgive me if i do not understand some of these terms. Thanks
    adamo

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamo View Post
    Dear rand49er, when you say you would bet money on which one I choose you think it would be the supercharger package or the heads and cam package? I would be hard to try both packages, I doubt they have these packages on cars to test. Also when you say NA vs FI what do you mean by this? I am new to this board so forgive me if I do not understand some of these terms. thanks
    Adamo
    Randy, as most people with superchargers, is saying that after you drive both you will like the supercharged one better. I've driven both and I do like the lower end torque from a supercharger, but I went the heads and cam route. I have similar horsepower numbers and similar peak torque numbers. No one can tell you which one you should get, you have to drive both to figure which one you like better.

    If I were planning on spending as much as the Mallet packages cost, I'd do the whole motor and have heads, cam, supercharger, forged bottom end and do the work myself. That way I'd be sitting around 650-700 at the crank.

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by PISNUOFF View Post
    Randy, as most people with superchargers, is saying that after you drive both you will like the supercharged one better. I've driven both and I do like the lower end torque from a supercharger, but I went the heads and cam route. I have similar horsepower numbers and similar peak torque numbers. No one can tell you which one you should get, you have to drive both to figure which one you like better.

    If I were planning on spending as much as the Mallet packages cost, I'd do the whole motor and have heads, cam, supercharger, forged bottom end and do the work myself. That way I'd be sitting around 650-700 at the crank.
    And when you did have heat soak, you'd still be in the 550-600 range, so who cares?



    But honestly, if you want to have a badass ride and just tool around like Randy(since his wife only let's him do 1 track day every 3 years...at least that's what he claims. He's probably just escared...), a supercharger is the way to go. Better usable power. But if you like to track it a lot or tool around in hot weather, heads/cam packages may be the way to go.

    All NA(naturally aspirated) for me instead of FI(forced induction)...

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    A nice cam as well as a maggie gives the best of both worlds

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    Re: Mallett Supercharger or Heads & Cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    And when you did have heat soak, you'd still be in the 550-600 range, so who cares?



    But honestly, if you want to have a badass ride and just tool around like Randy(since his wife only let's him do 1 track day every 3 years...at least that's what he claims. He's probably just escared...), a supercharger is the way to go. Better usable power. But if you like to track it a lot or tool around in hot weather, heads/cam packages may be the way to go.

    All NA(naturally aspirated) for me instead of FI(forced induction)...
    Jim
    Just wondering about your point on tracking the car you may want a head and cam package. There seems to be quite a few FI good track cars like Porsches, Audis, Lotus etc. Ofcourse they don't have the cubes we do and BMW has yet to build a serious FI car. I guess for guys lwith Vs, a head and cam car would be great as long as driveability is still there. That could explain why the Maggie is so popular. It's pretty much a turn key project from what I understand.

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