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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Need to ask, what is smh? CAI exhaust tune. Can get about 10% hp increase and a lot of noise. ...
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    Need to ask, what is smh?


    CAI exhaust tune. Can get about 10% hp increase and a lot of noise.

    Real power increases needs forced induction in these cars.

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    Re: How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster?

    A GM Corvette platform engineer friend of mine always says" the increases you feel in the seat of your pants, is directly proportionate to the amount of money you took out of the seat of your pants"
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    Re: How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramv View Post
    Need to ask, what is smh?


    CAI exhaust tune. Can get about 10% hp increase and a lot of noise.

    Real power increases needs forced induction in these cars.
    It means Shaking My Head. lol (Laughing out Loud)

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    Um. Can the people who have actually had shit done to their cars please chime in?
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    Did you not read my first posts?? I have modded many a car and explained it fairly well. The parts just don't exist for our cars. Get a catback and cai with a tune = over 2k for maybe 20hp increase. MAYBE

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    Re: How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajazolino View Post
    Um. Can the people who have actually had shit done to their cars please chime in?
    Generally your lack of decorum, results in a lack of enthusiasm by anyone who might have something to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddybrese
    It means Shaking My Head. lol (Laughing out Loud)
    Thanks!

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    I don't need the information. I already have all of it done. I'm talking about for the OP who actually wants the information.

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    Re: How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster?

    wait till they come out for the supercharger or twin turbo

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-cts-3-6l.html

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    Re: How can I make my 3.6 Base CTS faster?

    Pretty simply put If you look at the average gains, supercharger and Turbo aside, in order to add any gains to our engines, you are looking at about an average of 100.00 per pony.. But when you consider the price of the car ( new) its to be expected, Drive a 40 or 50 K car Pay a 40 or 50 K car Price for performance mods.. I have a friend who added a SC to hi R8 and it cost him 20K. That added 120 HP. Do the math and you'll see what I mean.. ( Considering you can do a Turbo setup on a civic for Half that Much and a Civic cost just under half of what a CTS Cost.. Supply, Demand, and Income potential.. Plus with the limited demand of Parts the cost for Parts & R&D goes through the roof.. Imagine for example what KPE has spent in R & D for the SC Kit for our cars. maybe in the next year, they will sell 500 sets where Greddy will sell 10000 for a civic... The Performance companies have to recoup their R&D Time hence why the price eventually drops in years to come.... It doesn't make it any better for us in the interim, we just have to grin and bear it, or Trade up to a V....... Just Sayin.....

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