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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Company called D3cadillac out of Cali is in the process of building a supercharger for the 3.6 DI. I spoke ...
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    3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Company called D3cadillac out of Cali is in the process of building a supercharger for the 3.6 DI. I spoke with them on the phone and they have a spec built and dude said it put out close to 450HP on the dyno. Can't get the link to paste here. D3cadillac.com then go to featured vehicles near the top of the page. find the 3.6 DI supercharged. It will tell you everything they put on it and the dude told me they used a corsa exhaust. He also said it will be for sale near the end of summer b/c the cost is to high right now. I'm puttin my whip on a train to Cali soon as they start selling it!!!
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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    interesting

    There is someone currently developing a kit for the Camaro.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Probably not. D3 has been saying this for years. On this page is a thread started 6 months ago saying the same thing. There is also another thread started maybe 2 years ago also stating it was coming soon. Don't hold your breath.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    That sux, I was looking forward to gettin all that horse! Wonder if any of those other people who post that info actually talked to someone at D3...

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Someone else has a guinnea pig on the camaro forums. But I have a feeling everyone is going to be sorely disappointed.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Interesting how this proposed system along with the proposed exhaust system (that Corsa knows nothing about) keeps coming up over and over again in a 2 year period. Lots of talk, speculation, and free publicity with no results. In most circles, that's just called hype.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    If enough people want it, someone will make it happen. I don't think there are enough CTS owners for it. But there are more than enough Camaro guys. Problem is, I don't think they will spend more than $5k installed for it. So it will likely never happen.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    If enough people want it, someone will make it happen. I don't think there are enough CTS owners for it. But there are more than enough Camaro guys. Problem is, I don't think they will spend more than $5k installed for it. So it will likely never happen.
    The problem price point of the regular CTS vs the V is almost to close for this to matter, and the price between the regular camaro and the SS is even closer, and the people buying a v6 camaro probably don't care in the first place about hp. I just don't ever see it happening.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    you would be surprised. there are probably about 20-30 V6 owners who have expressed interest. some people dont want a V8. for whatever reason. I agree with you, I would rather have an SS than a supercharged V6. but they seem to think a supercharged LLT is going to be a better DD than an SS. and get better fuel economy. who knows, with a tune, maybe. but I was under the impression you can't do much with the LLT since no one has yet to crack the PCM.

    either way, I see on these forums all the powertrain problems and breakages people post, and they all have modifications. It has taught me to keep the car stock. CTS or Camaro, i question whether the trans and diff can handle 400+ hp.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    you would be surprised. there are probably about 20-30 V6 owners who have expressed interest. some people dont want a V8. for whatever reason. I agree with you, I would rather have an SS than a supercharged V6. but they seem to think a supercharged LLT is going to be a better DD than an SS. and get better fuel economy. who knows, with a tune, maybe. but I was under the impression you can't do much with the LLT since no one has yet to crack the PCM.

    either way, I see on these forums all the powertrain problems and breakages people post, and they all have modifications. It has taught me to keep the car stock. CTS or Camaro, i question whether the trans and diff can handle 400+ hp.
    Didn't someone post the transmission specs? It only showed like 314hp or so as the limit, even with a 25% leeway that's still only ~380 or so hp that it can handle.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    exactly. even if that is someone's guess, I cannot imagine it being much higher than that, as GM, Ford and BMW have shown no inclination to use this transmission in any high-hp application.

    now most of the Camaro guys have manuals, but my concern would be the rest of the drivetrain.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    I would not want to be the guinea pig who blows their 6AT and then has to pay for it to be replaced. I guarantee they'll void that warranty if they see a blower under the hood. It wouldn't be hard to say 'your excess hp blew up the transmission'.

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    waiting for someone to quote the magnuson-moss act

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    re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    It wouldn't be hard to prove a transmission was broken by a supercharger, unless that supercharger only put out 10hp to stay under the 314hp limit of the drivetrain.

    If you tried to use that as an excuse, they would laugh you off the lot.

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    Re: 3.6DI supercharger myth discussion

    One of the reasons for a supercharger on a V6 is your insurance company is only hitting you for the V6, not a V8. Makes a big diff in some cars on the insurance bill.

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