2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Next best mod?? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Putting her away for the winter, but planning ahead, would like to add a little something more in the spring. ...
- 11-04-13 10:31 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 05 CTS-V
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Royal Oak, MI
Next best mod??
Putting her away for the winter, but planning ahead, would like to add a little something more in the spring. Not looking to drop a lot of $, don't plan on having the car 2 years from now, but am interested in where you guys think I can get a noticeable jump in HP/ throttle response without breaking the bank. Current mods listed below:
1 7/8 headers w/o cats
Corsa cat back
Lingerfelter ported TB
LS7 clutch/ flywheel
GForce Anti-wheel hop axle
Upon last dyno, put down 384 at the wheels ~470 at crank. Would love to get about the 500 hp mark at a reasonable cost. Presently thinking of a harmonic balancer, 102mm fast intake/ TB and updated tune. Undecided about nitrous, just don't know enough about it. Looking forward to your thoughts
- 11-04-13 11:00 PM #2
Re: Next best mod??
If I was only going to keep a car for 2 years...I would do the oil change mod every 3k miles and perhaps tires and brakes followed by the gas mod at every 1/4 tank.
Heads, cam, intake will get you close...about at the 450whp range. If you're selling in 2 years then perhaps a used Maggie - then unbolt it and sell separately to recoup some of that $. Regarding nitrous, no clue...never messed with it and none of the circles I hang with use it or even speak of it.