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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Mod V1 or trade up for V2? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by liqidvenom hey i like my car like the next guy, but the fact that this question even ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    hey i like my car like the next guy, but the fact that this question even gets asked and people having to defend why they stay with the V1.

    If i had spare money to move around i would invest my mod money into a better performance platform which is the V2.
    And the extra 350lbs...

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    if weight was as serious as you make it seem no one would buy any of the V vehicles due to them being.... well very heavy for its class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    if weight was as serious as you make it seem no one would buy any of the V vehicles due to them being.... well very heavy for its class.
    None of the V cars are heavy for their class. Have you tossed both a V1 and V2 on an autocross course?

    I have seen 2 V2 preproduction mules bear down on me at Summit Point Shenandoah but me bear down on them in the really tight turns when I was in my V1...

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    despite what the class the cts is going to be marketed as when its in V trim, the cts has ( for its first two generations) been targeted at the entry level luxury vehicle class which includes the c class/3 series/a4/a5/g35 etc. granted it has always been dimensional a hybrid of the entry level and mid level luxury class ( 3 series interior size with a near 5 series exterior size). with that being said the the cts has always been heavier than its class based competitors and in v trim it the weight difference is larger.

    granted many want to think the cts has always been a 5 series competitor and thus a m5 fighter it isnt by default. it just makes more hp than its classed based vehicles from other companies. which made things like magazine competitions tend to favor pairing the v2 against things like the e63 and m5. but magazines dont dictate a vehicles class, its price tends to.

    and i have tracked my V1 and driven a v2 on a different track. both handled great, with no complaints from me. but compared to other vehicles in their natural class, they feel heavier than m3's of similar years fo example

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    I'm about to breath some life back into my V1. After my travel schedule I plan to install the following:

    1. CS 8.8 complete kit with upgraded CVs
    2. Katech LS9X clutch
    3. Shifter bandaids, UUC & PISNUOFF bushings
    4. Racetronix hotwire kit with DS300 fuel pump

    This should resolve many of the street drivability complaints I have with the V1 and prep for some power. I'm going to drop the tank for the fuel pump upgrade but cut an access door while it's dropped. I'm going to use a sheet metal nibbler and fab a cover with gasket.

    The reason I chose to mod the V1 vs. purchasing the V2 is because I like the looks of the V1 and of course the journey with the mods. I really didn't see enough of the difference to jump to a V2. The V1 is kind of an empty canvas - there are multiple SC and turbo options.

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    Sweet. Are you doing all that yourself? I would love to start modding my V1 next year. Darn weddings... Soon, though, I will have my supercharger and then I will take over the galaxy.

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    It's all going to be done in my garage. I plan to do it all myself but I have a few buddies that wanna help.

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    Quote Originally Posted by philistine View Post
    It's all going to be done in my garage. I plan to do it all myself but I have a few buddies that wanna help.
    How is your project? My STroker build is finished, tweaking the tune. Maybe a meet along I 20 halfway between ATL and BHM sometime and check out the V1's

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    Re: Mod V1 or trade up for V2?

    Quote Originally Posted by 12race View Post
    How is your project? My STroker build is finished, tweaking the tune. Maybe a meet along I 20 halfway between ATL and BHM sometime and check out the V1's
    The project is going smoothly but very slow - so many things are getting replaced and/or modded. I was hoping to get a few laps at Barber's but all my time has been put in this project. Post some pics of that stroker and a few details. Definitely have to do a meet sometime.

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