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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I've done this mod on the past few cars I've owned that didn't have an aftermarket intake and it's pretty ...
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    WRXtranceformed is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    I've done this mod on the past few cars I've owned that didn't have an aftermarket intake and it's pretty easy. Does anyone have a diagram or schematic of the stock CTS 3.6DI intake system? If there is a resonator there, has anyone tried to remove it? I'm curious to hear some owner experiences.

    I did find an intake diagram, but it's not showing what I'm talking about.


    Thanks in advance!
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    WRXtranceformed is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Nobody huh? :P

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Yes...I removed the snorkel/silencer.......ummm..the sound is more noticable under acceleration....as far as performance....no comment. But for a free mod that sounds better....

    Scott

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Nice, did you have to remove the wheel and go through the wheel well? Where exactly is it located? Thanks!

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Just remove the air box assembly and pull the snorkel out. Very simple. When you see it you'll understand how to remove it. I took her out to stretch her legs today. You will like the sound starting from 3000 rpm on up.

    Scott

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Thanks Scott! I'll have to make this a weekend project here after the holidays. I will try to do a writeup with pics for everyone on this board

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    would love to see how this is done

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum08 View Post
    would love to see how this is done
    Cool, as long as nothing comes up I will make it a project next weekend when I'm back in town. I'll definitely snap some pics and write up a how-to. I've done it on 3 or 4 cars now, the one on my TL-S was a pain because you either had to go through the fender well or take the front bumper off.

    For those wondering what it does, this free mod gives your stock intake a little more noise (not as much as a CAI but it's definitely louder than stock) and maybe gives you a little better throttle response. Depending on where the snorkel / silencer is located, sometimes it actually acts like a CAI and pulls cooler air from behind the fender well / front quarter panel.

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    That statement is correct in every way........it gives a little bit more sound.....not as much as a CAI.....there is absolutley NO power gains.....being a race engine builder for many years.....just bolting on a CAI does not give you any more HP either.....(I've dyno'd many)....This free mod WILL put a smile on your face. The reason I could not explain how to do it, is because it is one of those thing's that require a visual rather than a typed explaination. It truley is very easy once you look at it....Just remove the airbox and it will be self explanitory from there.....Nothing else needs to be removed....you may want to take the entire air intake off and see how dirty your butterfly may be but it is not neccessary. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone !

    Scott

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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    Did you ever take the silencer off? I have a 06 cts and pulled the air box off and didn't see anything that looked like it, it may have been taken off already.
    Where is it located?

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    WRXtranceformed is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Intake Silencer / Removal on CTS?

    I did and I did a writeup on it. You can find it if you do a quick advanced search under my username. I am not sure about yours on the 06 but I would assume that it had one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXtranceformed
    I did and I did a writeup on it. You can find it if you do a quick advanced search under my username. I am not sure about yours on the 06 but I would assume that it had one too.
    Yea I saw your other page, when I pulled my intake out where your silencer was there was a little fan it looked like on mine, it had that cut out with mesh and a bracket holding " the fan" not to sure guess ill just buy a CAI

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