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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, disappointed by 09 V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by pietroraimondi The ZR1 utilizes a different and larger series supercharger manufactured by Eaton which I believe is ...
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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by pietroraimondi View Post
    The ZR1 utilizes a different and larger series supercharger manufactured by Eaton which I believe is the 2300 series 4 lobe series.

    And although only factory rated at 630HP; there is much, much more left on the table and the factory forged internal and rotating assembly is handbuilt to handle what ever the aftermarket is prepared to throw at it.

    The CTSV utilizes the smaller 1900 series 4 lobe version from Eaton with a stock LS3 bottom end. It's no slouch by any means and a cam with ported heads should be able to add another 100 HP. Anything more than that would neccessitate forged internals.

    The difference between the two Eaton superchargers is not simply a difference in pully size to gain another 100 BHP.
    I did notice a difference in supercharger displacement now that you mention it, I guess I assumed it was another of the infamous typo's that GM seems to have in their litterature quite often.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    The intercooler should be using its own fluid system separated from the engine coolant. Intercooler fluid should stay in the 150 degree range.
    Just FYI.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Majick View Post
    Intercooler is incorporated into the upper intake manifold, which BTW I see as being one of the first mods with regards to feeding it colder fluid as opposed to the hot engine coolant that it will see from the factory....then the ZR1 blower pulley swap, then a better belt that won't slip, then headers, then a tune..........oh hell, here we go again....

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    My bet: within the first 2.5 years somebody will yank the LSA and drop in an LS9. Possibly Chef.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    o boy...

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    The biggest disappointment was Cadillac's corporate decision to abandon its Manufacturer's presence in the World Challenge SCCA series.

    They finally produce what we all expect to be a stellar product that is intended to compete and beat on every level what is offered from Germany.

    I guess somewhere along the line they forgot the old adage of "Win on Sunday and sell on Monday."

    I guess the General has decided to let Chevrolet and the C6R's gather all of the glory.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by pietroraimondi View Post
    I guess somewhere along the line they forgot the old adage of "Win on Sunday and sell on Monday."

    I guess the General has decided to let Chevrolet and the C6R's gather all of the glory.
    Naw, Cadillac just got tired of winning every weekend. They are taking a few years off so the others can remember what it feels like to win.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by onebadcad View Post
    Naw, Cadillac just got tired of winning every weekend. They are taking a few years off so the others can remember what it feels like to win.
    But seriously and I'm sure others feel the same way; it pissed me off to hear the Cadillac director of marketing (her name escapes me) say that Cadillac was exiting their SCCA Manufacturers representation so that they could concentrate on their core business????

    Maybe she's living under a rock, but Cadillac's SCCA representation did more to sell CTSV's in spite of their rear differential engineering flaws than anything else as far as I am concerned.

    If your going to build a world class sports sedan to compete with the likes of BMW and you have Lutz making claims that the new CTSV will suck the doors off the M5; what better arena to prove it in then the SCCA World Challenge Series?

    This IMO was probably one of Cadillac's best forms of brand marketing and they decide to walk away from it when their at the top of the SCCA, the 2008 CTS is Car of the Year and ready to release a new V??

    Makes no sense to me I guess.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by pietroraimondi View Post
    But seriously and I'm sure others feel the same way; it pissed me off to hear the Cadillac director of marketing (her name escapes me) say that Cadillac was exiting their SCCA Manufacturers representation so that they could concentrate on their core business????

    Maybe she's living under a rock, but Cadillac's SCCA representation did more to sell CTSV's in spite of their rear differential engineering flaws than anything else as far as I am concerned.

    If your going to build a world class sports sedan to compete with the likes of BMW and you have Lutz making claims that the new CTSV will suck the doors off the M5; what better arena to prove it in then the SCCA World Challenge Series?

    This IMO was probably one of Cadillac's best forms of brand marketing and they decide to walk away from it when their at the top of the SCCA, the 2008 CTS is Car of the Year and ready to release a new V??

    Makes no sense to me I guess.
    Well Pete, sounds like a good question for you to ask John Heinricy during the Live Chat on Monday.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...live-chat.html

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by pietroraimondi View Post
    "Win on Sunday and sell on Monday."

    I guess the General has decided to let Chevrolet and the C6R's gather all of the glory.
    If the rear differential holds together Monday through Friday they'll sell all they can manufacture regardless of what they do or don't do on the weekend. Deserved or not, the reputation of the rear diff's stopped a lot of sales, despite the V's incredible SCCA record.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Hello,
    It is our understanding that they pulled out for a few reasons.... But they will be involved in another motorsports program shortly. Think 09 CTSV racecar....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietroraimondi View Post
    But seriously and I'm sure others feel the same way; it pissed me off to hear the Cadillac director of marketing (her name escapes me) say that Cadillac was exiting their SCCA Manufacturers representation so that they could concentrate on their core business????

    Maybe she's living under a rock, but Cadillac's SCCA representation did more to sell CTSV's in spite of their rear differential engineering flaws than anything else as far as I am concerned.

    If your going to build a world class sports sedan to compete with the likes of BMW and you have Lutz making claims that the new CTSV will suck the doors off the M5; what better arena to prove it in then the SCCA World Challenge Series?

    This IMO was probably one of Cadillac's best forms of brand marketing and they decide to walk away from it when their at the top of the SCCA, the 2008 CTS is Car of the Year and ready to release a new V??

    Makes no sense to me I guess.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Most of those ricers have a big fart can sticking out the rear though. I'm sure the V does not. I think it looks great.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    I'm glad to see someone else noticed it. Looked good for a second, but then it looked like a product off the "streets" in China. Rice served with a good dish, but honestly, rice doesn't go that well with steak. It should be a pretty good hit though. Maybe someone will come out with a body kit that makes it look better. The more I look at it, the less I like it. Odd for a Cadillac.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac kid View Post
    i'll take your sweet ass.....
    Nuff said.

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    Re: disappointed by 09 V

    bastard!

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