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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Please help car feels very slow in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; It's a brand new 2013 sedan 6 speed got it last month, when I first got it it was a ...
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    Update! Please help car feels very slow...

    It's a brand new 2013 sedan 6 speed got it last month, when I first got it it was a missile it would rip the tires from a 2 gear roll. now it feels like it needs a second to start moving almost like a delay no more rip from second gear ...... Maybe the weather but its not very warm,

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    The supercharger gauge goes to same lbs as before

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Can you get it to a dyno to get the power checked?

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    the 6 speed mt is slower, so get use to it. lol

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Never got my car dyno before I guess I will have no choice if that's the only option

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    dyno time going to be @ 250.00-500.00 so be sure you know it's not a bad batch of gas and possible nds (no driving skills) before you make that
    commitment. atleast get a cai and pulley before you get dyno time.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    On second tank of gas as for nds all I'm doing is punching the gas pedal from 4k in second gear
    Car is a lease I will be getting a CIA as for pulley will it void the warranty ?

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    If its the boost valve sticking would I still be getting regular boost about 9-10 lbs

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Stupid question, but are you sure it is filled with Premium fuel? Running lower octane won't kill it but the computer will cut power significantly. If not, then perhaps it's a sensor issue.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    My recommendation was to get it to a dyno just to get a good 3 run pull, not an expensive dyno tune. You just want to see how it's running on the dyno, but if your engine is new, you may want to wait until the engine is broken in before running it on the dyno or making the self determination that the car isn't running right.

    How many miles are on the car?

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Just placed an order for airaid hopefully it helps .. Only 600 miles on the car

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Kind of sounds like you got use to the power and are ready for mods. When I first got the car it was the fastest car in the world. After a few weeks it felt kind of slow. Did mods and it was like a brand new car, till I got bored again. I'm on my stage two of mods and I am very happy again. Modifying cars is an addiction. Get help or get a better paying job. This is just my opinion. All this talk about doing mods has me itching to order some more go fast goodies. On another note maybe look at your boost bypass might be leaking boost, Maybe your TB is sluggish. Try disconnected the battery and look to see any improvement after you reconnect after 20min.
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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    You need to find the problem, if there is one, before adding modifications. Have you tried the dealer yet or run some stop watch test of your own? It took me a long time to get used to the power, and it still feels as fast as ever.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    You need to find the problem, if there is one, before adding modifications. Have you tried the dealer yet or run some stop watch test of your own? It took me a long time to get used to the power, and it still feels as fast as ever.
    This.

    I can't believe people are saying "throw parts at it!" for a brand new `13 sedan with full warranty coverage! That's insane.

    OP, make sure you run out the existing gas and fill up with name-brand, premium next time. Wait for a relatively cool day to make sure heat soak isn't an issue, and then stomp on it again like you're used to.

    IF you feel the car is still sluggish, I would take it back to the dealer and have them check for any codes with a scan tool; but more likely than not you either just had low octane gas or are not pushing the pedal down all the way. The odds of there being a serious problem have to be pretty slow, but this is the internet and anything can happen.

    Please think about modding the car before you jump in feet first and toss away your 5 years of powertrain warranty.

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    If you think it's mechanical, take it to te dealer. Done!

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    Re: Please help car feels very slow

    Anybody that thinks a stock V is slow is absolutely insane. A modified one may be faster, but by no measure is a stock one slow.
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    Drive a Prius for a week then take the V for a spin. Let us know how it feels then.

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