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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Newbie Checking In in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Greetings Y'all, My wife Kat just got a 2009 CTS-V for her birthday, so I'm going to hang out here ...
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    McRat is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Newbie Checking In

    Greetings Y'all,

    My wife Kat just got a 2009 CTS-V for her birthday, so I'm going to hang out here to learn about it.

    I'm not new to enthusiast internet forums, nor GM performance. I am a member of a large variety of car/truck sites, and we run our site for Duramax diesel pickups, oddly enough called DuramaxDiesels.

    I've been racing and hotrodding as a hobby since I was 16, just now I'm older but just as foolish.

    The CTS-V is our third LSx powered performance vehicle. First came our 2000 Camaro SS, which I foolishly sold. It was a great "bang-for-the-buck" musclecar, and I used to AutoX it and dragrace it. It's best time was 12.52@111 in nearly stock trim at Famoso Raceway. Next was our 2002 Z06 Corvette which we still have. It has AutoX'd and dragraced, with a best ET of 11.36? with wifey at the wheel. We still have it and love it.

    Now the CTS-V. We bought it because it is an excellent value for the money and seats 4. Since we have two small kids (Tom and Allison, 8 & 10) the Z06 doesn't get much action except racing. So the CTS-V was intended to be a "Kidmobile Z06", and so far lives up to the goal.

    We also have a bizarre addiction to Duramaxes. We have 4 of them:

    2004.5 GMC 3500 SRW 4x4, 13.10 @ 103, tow and sled puller. 502rwhp.
    2005 GMC 2500HD 4x4, 10.59@129, sled puller, drag racer, and Land Speed Record Holder with a top clocking of 174.586 mph at Bonneville. HP is classified.
    2006 GMC 2500HD 4x4, 12.50 @ 107. Sled Puller, and Kidmobile. 542 rwhp.
    2007 Kodiak 5500 Motorhome. 330HP and Kat won't let me dragrace it.

    Kat says she wants to leave the CTS-V stock, but I'm getting prepared for when she changes her mind. It's a woman's perogative.

    We use EFILive tuning on all our stuff, except the motorhome. Uh, and the CTS-V since it is only a couple days old.

    Pat

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    KatMcRat is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
    Kat says she wants to leave the CTS-V stock, but I'm getting prepared for when she changes her mind. It's a woman's prerogative.


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    Razorecko is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    ^ lol welcome guys.....so the question is what was more expensive ? the Duramax or s.o. mod ?

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    kencav is offline Banned
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    I believe one of you McRats gave me Va drag strip advice, so I will thank both- don't want to get the wrong McRat

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    rp161 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Welcome McRats

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    ripmf666 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Kat you will be racing the car soon lol

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    KatMcRat is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Quote Originally Posted by ripmf666 View Post
    Kat you will be racing the car soon lol
    After we get back from Bonneville

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    Hawkeye2 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Welcome to the V family!

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    Gary Wells is online now Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    Pat:
    Welcome to the world of CTS-V's. I haven't seen you or Kat for a few years, maybe about 4 or 5 of them since they were running the Friday Alternative Motoring drags at Fontana. I think that you guys beat me to getting a '09 CTS-V by a few weeks. Good luck at Bonneville.

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    Re: Newbie Checking In

    My wife was told not to bring the V to work anymore...too much production time lost, everyone was in the parking lot scoping it out!

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