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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, LPE is on in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; so.... fairly straight-forward for a non-gearhead like me. 6/10 on "my" scale, plus 3 beers. I couldn't believe how DIRTY ...
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    LPE is on

    so....
    fairly straight-forward for a non-gearhead like me. 6/10 on "my" scale, plus 3 beers.

    I couldn't believe how DIRTY the MAF was!! Feel sorry for that bee that didn't make it
    I hate plastic fasteners. The rubber boot of doom was a snap, but in "ohmy.jpg" I wonder if i took out too much LOL

    After gutting everything, the box install was easy. Sealed her up w/ foil tape. The crappy crummy horribly wimpy MAF clamps LPE provided suck, likely will get real ones, and one was too small anyway
    Used a stock clamp to make it work.

    No whistles, no vast difference in "sucking" noises or anything...but no x-pipe either, and my tune isn't optimized for it either. I'll dyno her once I get my optimized tune and x-pipe

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    Re: LPE is on

    How did that crap get to your MAF ??? You running sans aircleaner?

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    Re: LPE is on

    Did you have your old filter seated properly in the airbox? Regardless, you don't have that problem anymore.

    Told ya, LPE = 2 credits towards gearhead certification. You'll be pulling the camshaft before 2006 is done.

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski
    so....
    fairly straight-forward for a non-gearhead like me. 6/10 on "my" scale, plus 3 beers.

    I couldn't believe how DIRTY the MAF was!! Feel sorry for that bee that didn't make it
    I hate plastic fasteners. The rubber boot of doom was a snap, but in "ohmy.jpg" I wonder if i took out too much LOL

    After gutting everything, the box install was easy. Sealed her up w/ foil tape. The crappy crummy horribly wimpy MAF clamps LPE provided suck, likely will get real ones, and one was too small anyway
    Used a stock clamp to make it work.

    No whistles, no vast difference in "sucking" noises or anything...but no x-pipe either, and my tune isn't optimized for it either. I'll dyno her once I get my optimized tune and x-pipe
    Where are you getting it tuned??

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    Re: LPE is on

    F-117 - He painted his TB to MAF pipe.
    TEX-V - Where does everyone get a quality tune? StealthV of course.

    I have the LPE, TB to MAF pipe, Headers and X-pipe. With the tune I can hear a distinct intake breath from the motor when I 'get on it'. My favorite is loading up in 2nd or 3rd at say around 3,000 to 3,200 rpms. Maintain the rpm and then hammer it! You can hear the engine gulp in the air! What a rush.

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    Re: LPE is on

    i have no idea how my MAF got that way...but you know me...i probably installed the FFV air filter wrong LOL


    CVP....I hear that intake woosh or roar or whatever you want to call it, but not really any louder than before. I hope Mr. X improves things more

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    Mr. X plus Mr. Tune and you'll be Mr. Bad.

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    Re: LPE is on

    Just an FYI.. While I was at the dyno I ran with the factory air box w/K&N.
    I then took it off and ran with no air cleaner at all. w/no air cleaner I lost 1 HP.. Of course Im still blaming the Dyno..

    Has anyone else A/B these set ups on a dyno?

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by lasstss
    Just an FYI.. While I was at the dyno I ran with the factory air box w/K&N.
    I then took it off and ran with no air cleaner at all. w/no air cleaner I lost 1 HP.. Of course Im still blaming the Dyno..

    Has anyone else A/B these set ups on a dyno?
    Thursday if I remember, I will make one dyno pull with the LPE with the K&N.
    The second run I will make with the K&N off and see what the difference is..
    If I remember of course.....

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    Re: LPE is on

    When you guys are changing things on the dyno do keep in mind the car could show big gains/loses and they will go away with some driving as the computer re-learns things. It's just tough to make big hardware changes on the dyno.
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    Re: LPE is on

    Not to mention changes due to engine heat.

    Urbanski, what's that black curvy mod between your FRCs? Oh, wait; it's coming back to me. Sorry... The Magnacharger just seems so much like stock to me now...

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by lawfive
    Not to mention changes due to engine heat.

    Urbanski, what's that black curvy mod between your FRCs? Oh, wait; it's coming back to me. Sorry... The Magnacharger just seems so much like stock to me now...
    NA an LOVIN it baby!!

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by lasstss
    Just an FYI.. While I was at the dyno I ran with the factory air box w/K&N.
    I then took it off and ran with no air cleaner at all. w/no air cleaner I lost 1 HP.. Of course Im still blaming the Dyno..

    Has anyone else A/B these set ups on a dyno?

    I just dropped the LPE in last night. I need to go hit the dyno again, and see what the difference is. It feels like it revs quicker now. I notice no increase in intake noise. The corsa / RT Cats combo now seems to 'pop' a bit less between shifts (but it's still there, and still anoying as hell).

    Next step is a tune. Any recomendations for a tuner in the MD area?

    -Chris

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by lawfive
    Not to mention changes due to engine heat.

    Urbanski, what's that black curvy mod between your FRCs? Oh, wait; it's coming back to me. Sorry... The Magnacharger just seems so much like stock to me now...



    lawfive, you

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    Re: LPE is on

    Quote Originally Posted by trukk

    Next step is a tune. Any recomendations for a tuner in the MD area?

    -Chris
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