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    '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Well, the GM engineers did a clutch dump for us at Summit Point and roasted the tires through 2 gears.....Everyone got videos they will be up soon I'm sure!!

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    woot for 60ft times and parking lot burnouts

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Two sets of tracks here, the unbroken ones are the first shot.
    The second set you'll see broken in the middle. That was his shift from first to 2nd.

    Pic of the burnout in the "good morning from summit" thread.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    I shed a tear. It may have been noxious rubber fumes.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Those tires did have a pretty strong odor when burning!

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Good news and will help make V2 a true success. Perhaps all our whining (no pun intended) paid off.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV View Post
    Good news and will help make V2 a true success. Perhaps all our whining (no pun intended) paid off.
    I have a pretty strong feeling that NO Wheelhop + Cast Iron Diff = Forever Awesome!

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    LS9 transplants, crank overdrive pulleys, headers, light flywheels, nitrous, drag radials, 6000 rpm clutch dumps, ....Yep, it can and will be broken. It's the rule of mass produced things and our gearheadiness inability to leave cars stock. FYI Cadillac, gearheads will be purchasing new Vs.

    What we have going for us is they know how bad we would crucify them if they didn't get it right the second time around.

    Waiting for the 2010 updates and stashing away money for the next 18 months...Hope it goes fast.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV View Post
    LS9 transplants, crank overdrive pulleys, headers, light flywheels, nitrous, drag radials, 6000 rpm clutch dumps, ....Yep, it can and will be broken. It's the rule of mass produced things and our gearheadiness inability to leave cars stock. FYI Cadillac, gearheads will be purchasing new Vs.

    What we have going for us is they know how bad we would crucify them if they didn't get it right the second time around.

    Waiting for the 2010 updates and stashing away money for the next 18 months...Hope it goes fast.
    GM engineer told me they will be making a pulley upgrade for us. They said they now understand the aftermarket following of the CTS-V and they want to keep it all in the family....i.e....headers, exhaust, pulleys, intakes...they ALSO said the stock exhaust is so free flowing that you can roll a 2" ball bearing from the exhaust tip to the cat!

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Cool on GM Performance as they did the same for the Cobalt SS.

    You can guess with upgrades it will not be making near ZR-1 numbers.

    Wonder if they'll offer a diff cooler like the automatic one had?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
    GM engineer told me they will be making a pulley upgrade for us. They said they now understand the aftermarket following of the CTS-V and they want to keep it all in the family....i.e....headers, exhaust, pulleys, intakes...they ALSO said the stock exhaust is so free flowing that you can roll a 2" ball bearing from the exhaust tip to the cat!

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    I'm glad they recognize there is an after-market but they really need to tell the service rep's.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Very true ...but the incredible performance this car brings to the table out of the box will certainly weed out many people....only those owners with truly HUGE cojones will need more

    For example...My back up car (should the V wind up too expensive) is a new M3 sedan...which would need a 100shot of nitrous IMMEDIATELY.... BUT the cts-v would remain stock for me (well maybe just a pulley for kicks).

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV View Post
    LS9 transplants, crank overdrive pulleys, headers, light flywheels, nitrous, drag radials, 6000 rpm clutch dumps, ....Yep, it can and will be broken. It's the rule of mass produced things and our gearheadiness inability to leave cars stock. FYI Cadillac, gearheads will be purchasing new Vs.

    What we have going for us is they know how bad we would crucify them if they didn't get it right the second time around.

    Waiting for the 2010 updates and stashing away money for the next 18 months...Hope it goes fast.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Quote Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
    GM engineer told me they will be making a pulley upgrade for us. They said they now understand the aftermarket following of the CTS-V and they want to keep it all in the family....i.e....headers, exhaust, pulleys, intakes...they ALSO said the stock exhaust is so free flowing that you can roll a 2" ball bearing from the exhaust tip to the cat!
    Hopefully modding with GM parts wont void the warranty. Cant wait if so

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    Quote Originally Posted by SLPR 6.0L View Post
    Hopefully modding with GM parts wont void the warranty. Cant wait if so
    Yep. If I can get over 600 hp and a factory warranty(even if it's shortened from the 5/100) I'll be in line.

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    Re: '09 V has NO Wheelhop!

    We do upgrades because we can, not because we need them. And then there is always the desire to beat the bone stock version of your same car, whatever car that is. GM available upgrades bodes VERY well for the durability of the stock drivetrain bits.

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