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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Count me in!

    Thank you for your participation. Please note the updated list.
    Participating in D3 Air Intake Group Buy:
    0. Dr. Design - Chrome (example)
    1. cts2008lover - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    2. Cadillac CTS 08 - Chrome - Ordered
    3. Oldschooler08- black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    4. crystal_red - chrome - Ordered
    5. jdavis12 - chrome - Ordered
    6. badblkcts - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    7. Mayimbe1979 - Chrome - Ordered
    8. boultorck - Chrome - Ordered
    9. Nivek - Chrome - Ordered
    10. thepiazza - black -Ordered
    11. JoeEXT - Chrome - Ordered
    12. bulldogge01 - chrome - Ordered
    13. nxtdoor - chrome
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17.

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Update 5/12/09 -

    Thank you for your participation. Please note the updated list.
    Participating in D3 Air Intake Group Buy:
    0. Dr. Design - Chrome (example)
    1. cts2008lover - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    2. Cadillac CTS 08 - Chrome - Ordered
    3. Oldschooler08- black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    4. crystal_red - chrome - Ordered
    5. jdavis12 - chrome - Ordered
    6. badblkcts - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    7. Mayimbe1979 - Chrome - Ordered
    8. boultorck - Chrome - Ordered
    9. Nivek - Chrome - Ordered
    10. thepiazza - black -Ordered
    11. JoeEXT - Chrome - Ordered
    12. bulldogge01 - chrome - Ordered
    13. nxtdoor - chrome - Ordered
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17.

    If you guys notice we still have some empty spots for those looking to take advantage of the great savings. Let us know if there are any questions.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
    D3 Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by nxtdoor View Post
    Count me in!

    Thank you for your participation. Please note the updated list.
    Participating in D3 Air Intake Group Buy:
    0. Dr. Design - Chrome (example)
    1. cts2008lover - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    2. Cadillac CTS 08 - Chrome - Ordered
    3. Oldschooler08- black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    4. crystal_red - chrome - Ordered
    5. jdavis12 - chrome - Ordered
    6. badblkcts - black finish - Ordered & Shipped
    7. Mayimbe1979 - Chrome - Ordered
    8. boultorck - Chrome - Ordered
    9. Nivek - Chrome - Ordered
    10. thepiazza - black -Ordered
    11. JoeEXT - Chrome - Ordered
    12. bulldogge01 - chrome - Ordered
    13. nxtdoor - chrome
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17.

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    How much longer for those of us that ordered chrome?

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    i received my black wrinkle intake and have installed it already. i did notice better throttle response and it seems to pull a little harder through the rpm's.
    under normal driving you cannot hear the intake, just a slight random whistle. its not that loud, but noticable.
    at wide open throttle the intake is very very loud. you def. hear it both inside and outside the vehicle.

    i am happy i purchased the intake and will leave it on because my 09 CTS DI does run better. I just wish the intake wasn't as deep and loud while accelerating.
    thanks d3

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Hello,
    We have been working on the new production pieces and hope to have them complete in about 2-3 weeks. At that time we will be shipping out to all of those that have ordered chrome. Notifications will be given out to all that have ordered and we will update the thread as need be.

    Please let us know if there are any questions.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
    How much longer for those of us that ordered chrome?

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Half way there!
    For those that have already purchased the intake at the MSRP price, we will put something in the mail for you....

    Dr. Design
    D3 Cadillac
    My mailbox is still empty.
    Has anyone else who purchased the D3 CAI at FULL price received anything in the mail from D3?

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    That's the problem; you paid fullprice. It looks like they are trying to get the group purchase orders out first. Ask for a rebate and you will have it in no time.

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by badblkcts View Post
    i received my black wrinkle intake and have installed it already. i did notice better throttle response and it seems to pull a little harder through the rpm's.
    under normal driving you cannot hear the intake, just a slight random whistle. its not that loud, but noticable.
    at wide open throttle the intake is very very loud. you def. hear it both inside and outside the vehicle.

    i am happy i purchased the intake and will leave it on because my 09 CTS DI does run better. I just wish the intake wasn't as deep and loud while accelerating.
    thanks d3
    Thanks for the report. I was concerned about the deep sound the CAI would produce.

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Is it too late to jump on this deal?

    Sorry if I missed this point, but what makes this system superior to other systems that would justify the price?

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    This is just my opinion with D3 CAI,


    I am sorry but I guess I was lucky. I was in the first place in the list and had received CAI in 4 days.
    The chrome one was not available so I changed it and ordered black one.
    I installed it on next day and it is so far so good.

    This is my test results with the D3 CAI.

    AVG MPG
    -------
    45MPH Zone with Heavy Traffic - 13MPG

    45MPH Zone with Light Traffic - 16MPG

    65MPH Zone (350mi Trip) - 24.9MPG

    My average MPG was about 17.5MPG (45~55MPH Zone with Light Traffic)

    PROs
    ----
    Better Response & Loud Deep Sound

    Cons
    ----
    Loud Sound & Whistle

    I found that it was too loud when I push hard from stop and somewhat loud when I drive above 65MPH

    In normal mode, sometimes,
    CTS changes gear too fast when I push hard from stop
    CTS think too long(does not accelerate/dangerous) when I push and merge into express way with high speed(65mph)

    OPINION/MODE
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    I am not sure about HP & Torque but I think the K&N filter is too big(sucks air too much???).

    I started some experiment with K&N filter because the deep sound is too loud for me.

    I covered the bottom of K&N filter with Aluminum Foils about 1.5 inches(fold 4 times) and drove my CTS.
    In normal mode, the sound is much better & is not that loud and CTS responds much better for me, no hesitation/delay .

    So far, this is what i want and will replace K&N filter with smaller one later...

    Keep Trying....

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Nice detailed review, cts2008lover, thanks.

    Cons
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    In normal mode, sometimes...
    CTS think too long(does not accelerate/dangerous) when I push and merge into express way with high speed(65mph)
    Hmm...

    That might be the same automatic transmission kickdown delay
    that others, including myself, without the D3 CAI have reported
    elsewhere on this forum. Check it out here:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1858378

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post1871959

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Please let us know if there are any questions.
    Hello Dr. Design,

    are you considering 'boxing up' the air filter? Some people are complaining about how much louder your CAI setup is. Since Volant is not offering a version for the current CTS, I was hoping you would offer a 'silent version' of your filter. I would rather buy from D3 than from Volant!

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    would anyone who has already installed one be kind enough to post a video with the sound? that would really be the key to me deciding to go for it or not...

    thanks.

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    I just installed my CAI and I concur with everyone here. Better all around acceleration, gas mileage appears to be about the same, and it is definitely quite loud on hard accelerating. If you don't want noise, this intake is not for you. It is quite loud! I actually enjoy the sound as I am used to driving high performance autos with custom intakes and exhaust systems. (I am planning on doing a Magnaflow catback exhaust on the CTS.)
    'Boxing up' the D3 CAI would defeat the purpose as it would restrict airflow and increase the air temperature, not as much as the OEM setup, but still...

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    Re: Official D3 Air Intake Group Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_red View Post
    I just installed my CAI and I concur with everyone here. Better all around acceleration, gas mileage appears to be about the same, and it is definitely quite loud on hard accelerating. If you don't want noise, this intake is not for you. It is quite loud! I actually enjoy the sound as I am used to driving high performance autos with custom intakes and exhaust systems. (I am planning on doing a Magnaflow catback exhaust on the CTS.)
    'Boxing up' the D3 CAI would defeat the purpose as it would restrict airflow and increase the air temperature, not as much as the OEM setup, but still...
    The Volant proved more efficient than the K&N for the 04-07 CTS. I guess Volant did a good job boxing it up while still getting a good airflow and remain silent... I'm just saying it is possible.

    Increase air temperature? The open setup will suck more hot air from the engine bay than the boxed up version with a snorkle

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