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2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, order of improvement in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; quick question for you all: My 2010 CST-V is stock except for K&N filter and cold air induction. I'm going ...
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    caveman728 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    order of improvement

    quick question for you all: My 2010 CST-V is stock except for K&N filter and cold air induction. I'm going to add exhaust and pulley's, and a tune. Here's my questions. First, how long will the pulley's take? This is my daily driver, and I don't want to be without the car too long.

    Next, do you do exhaust first, and then pulley's, or the other way around? If I don't do them together, should I do a tune after each individual upgrade?

    Any suggestions? Am I missing anything important?

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    neuronbob is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: order of improvement

    Which pulley are you planning? Upper, lower, or both? The upper, in a good shop with a press, takes less than an hour, or at least that was my experience. The lower requires in most cases the removal of the front bumper for clear access, so obviously it will take longer.

    You don't need a tune after an exhaust. You can tune to get the most out of the CAI you've already got, but that is also optional. Currently, I have a CAI and exhaust and am not tuned.

    You can get all that stuff put on in the same session, it's all bolt on and not complicated in the right hands. You won't be without your daily driver for more than a few hours depending on the shop.

    The only important thing I'm missing is what your power goal is with the car. Are you planning more mods after this? If so, you will need to add injectors. You can get away with a CAI, upper pulley, and tune on stock injectors, likely almost maxing them out, but if you're going to do upper AND lower, you need bigger injectors.

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