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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, What mod should I do next? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Have a V1 Magnaflow cat back Katech shifter and was wondering what's next ? Cold air ? Thank you for ...
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    What mod should I do next?

    Have a V1 Magnaflow cat back Katech shifter and was wondering what's next ? Cold air ? Thank you for any and all replies !


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    re: What mod should I do next?

    CAIs aren't worth it for our cars.

    Being in California means headers won't work. A (mail order) tune might be the next performance mod from wait4meperformance. A primarily appearance-oriented mod would be to lower it.
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    A (mail order) tune might be the next performance mod from wait4meperformance.
    Or find a local tuner and get a dyno tune.

    Some folks love putting bigger sway bars on, so that's another option.
    Diff bushing is pretty much a must-do if it hasn't been done already.
    Engine mounts are also pretty much a must-do - if your stockers haven't already failed, they will.
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    Wet Nitrous plate at throttle body. 150 shot, with Nano push.
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    next mod should be drivetrain or suspension. the power you have is fun at the moment, but if you cant take full advantage then whats the point?

    motor mounts + tranny mount + diff bushing and or diff block
    rear cradle bushings maybe next
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Becker View Post
    ... motor mounts + tranny mount + diff bushing and or diff block
    rear cradle bushings maybe next
    Those mods are no fun! Give him some fun mod suggestions!
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    I vote KW V3 and slightly lower it - it will serve you well everyday you drive it.
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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    Do you know of any V dyno-tune shops on the west coast ? Any certain parameters to be looking for ?
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    Anywhere that does vettes you could look into. Do a Google search. Find some shops then maybe inquire to see if others have used them? I personally always like to call speed shops to feel them out. A lot of them think they are the hottest in town, which I don't care for. They typically tune your car one way regardless of what you say, I like to find the tuner that wants to work with you on tuning and will be more than happy to do further tunes down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Those mods are no fun! Give him some fun mod suggestions!
    Maybe not fun. But necessary.

    I agree with philistine on lowering it also

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    Re: What mod should I do next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    Do you know of any V dyno-tune shops on the west coast ? Any certain parameters to be looking for ?
    Thanks
    Newtech Performance in Hayward.
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