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View Poll Results: Select The Degree Of Mods You Will Do To Your LFX Engine!

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  • Reliability Enhancement Only - Catch Can, Etc.

    11 32.35%
  • Bolt-Ons - Cold Air Intake, Catback Exhuast, Etc.

    18 52.94%
  • Significant - Tear Down for Cams, Heads, Etc.

    2 5.88%
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    3 8.82%
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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, 2012+ Performance Thread For LFX 3.6L V6 Engine - Discussion & Resources in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by EVH5150 I love the sound of your coupe with the Borla axle back, in fact I will ...
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    Cool To Stick or Not To Stick...!

    Quote Originally Posted by EVH5150 View Post
    I love the sound of your coupe with the Borla axle back, in fact I will say its by far the best sounding CTS 3.6 I've ever heard! A while ago I had a listen to your video and that is the exact sound I want from my coupe. My coupe has the manual trans so it should sound amazing as I row the gears, lol.
    Hey thanks for the kind words - I really am happy with it. In the posts above you can see how to do my "Chilly Air" intake mod and port your own throttle body as well, then finish off with a drop in K&N and tune from IPF (requires running 91 octane). That all makes a nice bump in performance.

    Ahhhh. "To Stick, or Not To Stick, That was the question... " (lol) ...when I bought my car as well. That has to be fun! I'm pretty big and have size 13 shoes so, when I tried to get both my sneakers down there with three pedals is was a little crowded. Which is actually funny because my commuter car is a Honda Del Sol and I can Heel and Toe that thing like a Boss! It just has more room down there.

    I have to admit that I don't regret the auto trans (with touring because of the paddle shift buttons, though I could see if you don't have pretty large hands they might be tricky to get at), as it also RPM matches the shifts which is fantastic for grabbing gears in a hard corner. I live pretty close to this road, a section of Hwy 29 which is about 9 miles of absolute insanity and I drift around some of the corners (thankfully I have not seen a cop on that road driving like that... yet). Even as a veteran of such road courses as Laguna Seca, I doubt I could drive this road as fast if my Cadi had the third pedal, but that theory is as yet untested.

    Here is most of that road but I couldn't get all the fun parts into one frame...


    In the end I may still do a custom turbo job to it, but we still drive ours all over the western states. Tearing into the motor seems a little dumb when 95% of the time I don't need any more power and we still have a warranty.

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    Re: To Stick or Not To Stick...!

    You're welcome.

    You have great information on mods etc, and I wish we had a freeway like that, wow!

    I feel our coupe's have plenty of power and sometimes I'm surprised so many people post threads about improving performance. I will admit sometimes an auto would be nice when I am feeling lazy, and the rev match is awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by X E Ryder View Post
    Hey thanks for the kind words - I really am happy with it. In the posts above you can see how to do my "Chilly Air" intake mod and port your own throttle body as well, then finish off with a drop in K&N and tune from IPF (requires running 91 octane). That all makes a nice bump in performance.

    Ahhhh. "To Stick, or Not To Stick, That was the question... " (lol) ...when I bought my car as well. That has to be fun! I'm pretty big and have size 13 shoes so, when I tried to get both my sneakers down there with three pedals is was a little crowded. Which is actually funny because my commuter car is a Honda Del Sol and I can Heel and Toe that thing like a Boss! It just has more room down there.

    I have to admit that I don't regret the auto trans (with touring because of the paddle shift buttons, though I could see if you don't have pretty large hands they might be tricky to get at), as it also RPM matches the shifts which is fantastic for grabbing gears in a hard corner. I live pretty close to this road, a section of Hwy 29 which is about 9 miles of absolute insanity and I drift around some of the corners (thankfully I have not seen a cop on that road driving like that... yet). Even as a veteran of such road courses as Laguna Seca, I doubt I could drive this road as fast if my Cadi had the third pedal, but that theory is as yet untested.

    Here is most of that road but I couldn't get all the fun parts into one frame...


    In the end I may still do a custom turbo job to it, but we still drive ours all over the western states. Tearing into the motor seems a little dumb when 95% of the time I don't need any more power and we still have a warranty.

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    Re: 2012+ Performance Thread For LFX 3.6L V6 Engine - Discussion & Resources

    Videos show private now FYI...

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    Re: 2012+ Performance Thread For LFX 3.6L V6 Engine - Discussion & Resources

    Search it on you tube, I'm pretty sure it's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailirish7 View Post
    Videos show private now FYI...
    Quote Originally Posted by EVH5150 View Post
    Search it on you tube, I'm pretty sure it's there.
    Thank you for the heads up - should be fixed now.

    I absolutely detest what Poogle has done to U Toob - just like when LieSpace got ruined.

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