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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Like the title says just wondering if there is a canned tune just to work with the stock vehicle and ...
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    has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Like the title says just wondering if there is a canned tune just to work with the stock vehicle and later on can be upgraded at you mod it IE intake and exhaust??? If so what stock gains or drive-ability did you get thanks.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    KLX,

    First let me say welcome to the forum! I see this is your first post after joining today.

    There are no silver bullets for our cars. No one tune fixes everything. I suggest that you read the posts here and learn about your car, including tuning. There are many threads about tuning and very good posts from vendors on tuning. That would be the place to start.

    Again, Welcome!

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    I will have my CTS 3.6L Coupe - Performance on the dyno before the end of May when I can squeeze a free weekend. I am a HPTuners calibrator and will see what I can get from the session. I am working with a MagnaFlow Exhaust and K&N drop in panel filter.

    Some of my objectives (depending on the level of table decoding the guys at HPT have done) will be:

    More differentiated shifting in the selected sport mode (quicker / firmer)
    Reduction of torque management
    Advancing Spark for premium fuel use only
    Adjusting fuel for optimal performance over warranty performance
    Cam Phase adjustment (if unlocked)

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    btlfedcts,

    Very much looking forward to your results! Keep us informed.

    Thanks, Marv

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Thanks for the info guys I plan on doing an intake and exhaust b4 the ecu tune so I am interested also in your results
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    Thanks for the info guys I plan on doing an intake and exhaust b4 the ecu tune so I am interested also in your results
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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Just a question. Wouldn't the addition of a K&N filter in addition to a cat back exhaust be limited by the ECM which will adjust for certain parameters.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    From what I remember you would let the "tuner" know what mods you have done to the vehicle and they would build or send you a tune to take advantage of said mods.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Mail order tuning is so "hit and miss" ... it is honestly the primary reason I went into tuning my self, that and I have access to a dyno any time I need.

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    I have a company not to far from my place that's willing to play ball with their dyno so if I get a ecu tune at least I can post a before and after.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btlfedcts View Post
    I will have my CTS 3.6L Coupe - Performance on the dyno before the end of May when I can squeeze a free weekend. I am a HPTuners calibrator and will see what I can get from the session. I am working with a MagnaFlow Exhaust and K&N drop in panel filter.

    Some of my objectives (depending on the level of table decoding the guys at HPT have done) will be:

    More differentiated shifting in the selected sport mode (quicker / firmer)
    Reduction of torque management
    Advancing Spark for premium fuel use only
    Adjusting fuel for optimal performance over warranty performance
    Cam Phase adjustment (if unlocked)
    Awesome the local shop uses that tuning software and I am planning to follow your upgrade path so I will be standing by on your results.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    Man you guys had me excited reading Hp tuners software here until I seen the year of your CTS's now I want to cry still no support for 08-11 3.6's

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK View Post
    Man you guys had me excited reading Hp tuners software here until I seen the year of your CTS's now I want to cry still no support for 08-11 3.6's
    I have a 13 I can only assume the company will support the model year, not sure if the ecu changed between the 12 and 13.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    I just got my 2008 stock cts4 base 3.6 tuned today at this guys garage http://mgscustomtune.com/. I am happy with the changes. It seems to have a bunch more punch from around 3k through 6k. The shifts are much more responsive /quicker without the lag and the downshifts are also more responsive and quicker. He owns a 2007 ctv himself and when I asked if a cai would help with the tuning he said no as they have more than enough for the engine with the stock one.

    For the $450 I would say it was well worth it. Hope this helps.

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    Re: has anyone flashed a cts with only stock parts?

    CTSCHICK - we've got a tune for the 08-11 3.6's! No need to cry! Just shoot me an email at ben@kpe-products.com and I will most definitely help you out!

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