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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, KPE Exhaust Installed in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I recently had the KPE cat-back exhaust system installed on my automatic 2009 CTS-V. Once I dropped off my car ...
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    KPE Exhaust Installed

    I recently had the KPE cat-back exhaust system installed on my automatic 2009 CTS-V. Once I dropped off my car to have the system installed I decided to return home and cut the grass. After an hour or so I returned to the shop hoping they would be done, but to my surprise as I approached the shop I could see my car was still on the lift. The system was on the car, but the driver’s side muffler/tailpipe was misaligned and my heart dropped as the techs began to explain an issue to me. It was explained to me that the driver’s side of the system was not going to fit without being modified. To make a long story short...the manufacture had mislabeled the mid-pipe sections meaning the “Pass” and “Driver” labels were on the wrong pipes. The mislabeling caused a little panic as the sections of the driver’s side would not clear the rear differential and the installation techs thought the system’s measurements were off a bit. After about 40 minutes one tech decided to swap the mid-pipe sections and the system fit like a glove. The tech apologized to me again and again for not doing such earlier, but I told him it was not his fault as the section was clearly marked “Pass”. I notified Bob at KPE of the mislabeling error and he stated he will speak with the manufacture and make sure this mistake is not made in the future.

    As stated before by other forum members the “D” style tips look incredible on the car and Cadillac may want to consider this style for future builds. The sound of the KPE system at idle is just slightly louder than the stock system, but the tone is deeper. Overall the system is louder than stock and sounds very aggressive. From gears 3 thru 5 the sound is aggressively loud, but not excessive and in my opinion is about how the car should sound. The performance shop where I had the system installed has been in business for 20+ years and three different installation techs stated to me over and over how well the system is constructed. This makes me very happy with my choice. I previously installed the KPE cold air intake and soon I will get the car tuned. Here are some pictures and sound clips, I’ll try to get some better sound clips in the coming days.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    My hero! The car sounds great. Do you mind telling us how much was the upcharge for those stunning "D" style tips over the standard KPE exhaust?

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Sounds fantastic!

    I'm a 4" round tip kinda guy. But that's not to say the D shape won't grow on me with time.

    Nice job overall.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    I love the video R! Sorry again about the confusion with the labels. In the future, I think that we will just have them not labeled at all to avoid this from ever happening again. Have a great weekend!


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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by SleepTight View Post
    My hero! The car sounds great. Do you mind telling us how much was the upcharge for those stunning "D" style tips over the standard KPE exhaust?
    I'll have to defer to Bob as he said there is a surcharge for the "D" style tips as they are hand made, but I really don't recall the price as I really wanted them. Funny thing is before I was thinking of blacking out the chrome strip on the trunk which is located just about the license plate, but now the strip compliments the exhaust tips. This may be a tad much for some of you anti-chrome guys.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by readyact View Post
    I'll have to defer to Bob as he said there is a surcharge for the "D" style tips as they are hand made, but I really don't recall the price as I really wanted them. Funny thing is before I was thinking of blacking out the chrome strip on the trunk which is located just about the license plate, but now the strip compliments the exhaust tips. This may be a tad much for some of you anti-chrome guys.
    Hello SleepTight,

    The "D" style tips are $100.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Wow that sounds great very exotic, reminds me of my E39 M5 with different mufflers.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Some brute hits the round tips with a hammer, and there you have it. Shouldn't cost too much more. I have a big hammer. Send them to me. $50 plus shipping. Work not guaranteed, however I send a bottle of cheap tequila along with that you are required to drink before opening box with the tips in it. tee hee.
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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Sounds fantastic. Now I've found an aftermarket kit I'm willing to put on my V. So, you can get oval tips, correct? "D" style tips are $100 more? I prefer oval so hopefully I'm reading this correctly.

    Edit, asnwered my own: http://www.kpe-products.com/cart/ind...&sortorder=ASC

    Why not an X crossover pipe? I guess it may sound better this way but that usually not the case and leaves a couple ponies on the table.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by DrumStix View Post
    Sounds fantastic. Now I've found an aftermarket kit I'm willing to put on my V. So, you can get oval tips, correct? "D" style tips are $100 more? I prefer oval so hopefully I'm reading this correctly.

    Edit, asnwered my own: http://www.kpe-products.com/cart/ind...&sortorder=ASC

    Why not an X crossover pipe? I guess it may sound better this way but that usually not the case and leaves a couple ponies on the table.

    Good Morning DrumStix!

    The 4" rolled tips pictured below are standard. The D tips are a $100 option.






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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    i want this catback but i dont want these tips.. is there other tip option than D style??

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Q8 6.2 View Post
    i want this catback but i dont want these tips.. is there other tip option than D style??
    Good Morning Q8 6.2!

    Please check out the pictures of the tips pictured above your post those are standard.


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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by KPE View Post
    Good Morning Q8 6.2!

    Please check out the pictures of the tips pictured above your post those are standard.
    yes these are nice but i was hoping 4 some normal round 4 1/2 single wall slash cut.

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Now I need to hear this with headers...

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    Re: KPE Exhaust Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Q8 6.2 View Post
    yes these are nice but i was hoping 4 some normal round 4 1/2 single wall slash cut.
    Good Afternoon Q8 6.2!

    We can make your request happen.


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