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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, "Badilac" Returns in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Some of you long-timers may remember me - I've been AWOL for a while. My 2007 V (former vanity plate ...
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    V-Guy is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    "Badilac" Returns

    Some of you long-timers may remember me - I've been AWOL for a while. My 2007 V (former vanity plate "BADILAC") suffered a spun rod bearing about 9 month ago and I spent a few months trying to decide what to do, and finally decided to go all out and try to return the car to its previous glory. So here's what I've done with the motor - all work done by Jesse Bubb of Wait4Me Performance (Warsaw, IN):

    New crate LS2 short block from GM
    Lingenfelter CNC ported heads
    Lingenfelter GT-7 cam
    Lingenfelter LS9 dual disk clutch with upgraded face plate and lightweight flywheel (Katech upgrade)
    dual springs with titanium retainers
    CC-7949-16 pushrods and HD comp cams
    Melling oil pump HD high volume
    K&N cold air intake

    There were other incidentals, but those were there major upgrades. I've also had the wheels refurbished at Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists in Indy and had the front bumper repainted by Color Concepts of Zionsville. I still have my B&B headers and "touring style" B&B performance exhaust, so the car sounds pretty good too. Jesse also tuned it.

    All in all, it was a very large investment but I'm thrilled with where the car is now. I really struggled with the decision of whether to put that much money into a 7 year-old car, but Jesse treated me very well and it's great to have "my car" back to running and looking great.
    (Reasonable minds could differ, I suppose.)

    Hope everyone is enjoying their Vs and being safe!


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    odla is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    Good to see your bringing life back to your v.

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    alradco is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    Welcome back, how about some pics.

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    AAIIIC is offline Super Moderator
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    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    And numbers, man, numbers!
    '05 Stealth Grey CTS-V, 19x8.5/10" CCW T140s with Toyo Proxes T1 Sports (summer), black Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels with 275/35-18 R-compounds (track), Hyperblack Rota Torques (winter), KW Variant3s, V2 front brakes, Hotchkis rear sway bar, EPS cam, TEA-ported 243 heads, FAST92 intake w/LS2 TB, JBA Camaro/G8 1-3/4" shorty headers w/JBA cat pipes, Corsa exhaust, UUC motor and tranny mounts, UUC shifter, MAPerformance trailing arms, Specter cradle bushings, etc...

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    DavidBoren is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    Some cars are just worth keeping around, no matter the cost.

    Dyno sheets?

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    thebigjimsho is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    In the barrel of a gun...
    Which state? I think Badilac us the most overused vanity plate in the county. I bet there are more states with that plate than not...

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    SevillianSTS is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Northern IN

    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    Good to hear from you Guy. We don't have any meets planned as of now, but maybe we should get a Fall meet setup.

    Also, you on facebook? If so we have a page for locals to the midwest.

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    hefftone is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: "Badilac" Returns

    Why the new shortblock? With a spun bearing, I think I'd be calling up Callie's for a 4" swinger and some rods!

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