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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, 8 rib setup with extras and a retune in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Well, I just ordered an 8 rib setup for the car, a 2.7 pulley (currently running the 2.8) for the ...
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    8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Well, I just ordered an 8 rib setup for the car, a 2.7 pulley (currently running the 2.8) for the maggie, and a magnaflow catback. I already have the 10% overdrive crank pulley. I've upgraded to a kenne bell boost a pump, have meth injection kicking in at 3psi, Kooks long tubes, and just put in an 18 lbs flywheel. Im getting it tuned at the end of the month at EPS. The previous owner (a former member) put down a hair over 500 with the 6 rib 2.7 pulley, but said it stopped pulling at about 5k rpm. I figure it was belt slip, which will be totally eliminated with the new setup. I'm figuring I can easily put down over 500, with quicker boost and power delivery, and still be fairly safe. Anyone tried the 8 rib? Did it slack off on the top end? Anyhow, I'll post dyno numbers and such prolly at the beginning of next month. This is gonna have to tide me over for about a year, until I save the money for a Dragon kit and built motor, so I'm hoping it turns out well.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    What other mods are on the car. 500rwhp is pretty tough to get with a Maggie.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Maggie, meth, long tubes, no cats, stock modified air box, innovators west 10% overdrive crank pulley, 18 lbs flywheel, and catback, 2.7 pulley, and 8- rib here shortly. It was 502 hp and I believe 531 torque on the 2.7 6 rib pulley, factory catback but otherwise identical set up with the previous owner (i have no idea what type dyno). I'm not so much looking for a number anyhow, but I would like to see it. Quicker boost, and definitely more power than I have now.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Those numbers sound a bit high to me without a cam. Not being negative, I don't want you being bummed if you get 480hp (which is pretty good IMO).

    The meth won't give you much power with a PD blower so don't go too dependent on it in the tune. But with the Maggie being overdriven, it will minimize the heat soak so you don't lose so much.

    PS The LS2 does respond better to mods than an LS6, so I'm hoping my guesstimate is low

    Good luck with it.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Well, it's being taken to a different tuner, so numbers will def dependent on him and the dyno I guess. EPS is known for tedious drivability tuning, which is my main concern. I would like to see 1200 I'm sure I'll be happy with 480 if that's the number. I'm seriously mostly curious if it'll keep pulling past 5k with the 2.7 pulley, then I'll know belt slip was the problem.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Great setup. Overdrive crank pulley, dropping down to a 2.7" drive pulley, and stepping up to an 8-rib belt system.

    Don't listen to that Twitch guy. I'd say 500 rwhp is within reach with those mods and a good tuner.
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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    I'm set up very similar.... and really want to see 500+ for my own edification. Looking forward to an update regardless of the numbers.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Well, I got everything on but the tensioner itself, and blower pulley, which aren't here yet. Pain in my ass. Had to grind part of the alternator for the pulley to snug up, had to space the idler to make it line up, had to space the tensioner pulley, and had to grind part of the new power steering pulley off to make it press on far enough. Innovators west said they've never seen any of that have to be done. I don't know if I have the one different v there is, or they sent me the wrong shit, and decided to cover it up, but it was hell. Now I gotta get the other stuff in and on.

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Need pics.
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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Didn't even think about taking pictures, and I'm sure as hell not removing all of it to take em. Lol. Just picture your regular shit but wider.
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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    Just picture your regular shit but wider.
    still laughing...

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    Re: 8 rib setup with extras and a retune

    I was pretty buzzed when I posted that. Lol. Anyhow, I'll take pics when I've got it all together. Luckysspeed is supposed to update me on the status of my tensioner, quick change hub and blower pulley tomorrow, so, fingers crossed, I might have them this week. I'm tired of waiting, and I'm running a six rib belt with all but the blower pulley being 8 rib. It hasn't walked of yet, but it gives me anxiety. Much anxiety.

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