2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Mods in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; Wait4Me, Looking to start modifying the V, where do you suggest I start?...
- 05-17-09 07:06 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 09 CTS-V
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- Virginia Beach, Va
Looking to start modifying the V, where do you suggest I start?
- 05-17-09 07:11 PM #2
W4M intake tube w/cut box, cat back exhaust, headers, tune...if you have a manual that should take you above 500rwhp.
- 05-17-09 07:25 PM #3
Is Corsa the only vender offering a cat back? Been reading the threads don't want something overbearing on the vehicle.
- 05-17-09 09:41 PM #4Cadillac Owners Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
- Western New York
i'm sure wait4me will chime in, but he's got a full catback system as well. do a search there's some sound clips up too. sky's the limit on the mod'ing, all depends on the budget!
- 05-18-09 10:13 AM #5
Yeah, we can set you up with just about anything now. The muffler system i have either goes all the way back to the tips and replaces everything. Or you can get the partial kit that will allow you to use the stock mufflers. My full kit will allow this also with 2 little adapter pipes i sell also.
- 05-18-09 10:51 AM #6
I'll probably wait until you finish the new muffler you're working on that I read about in the other thread, your first one sounds great, just a little loud for what I'm looking for. But I like the four inch tips, it looks much better than stock.
- 05-18-09 02:09 PM #7
- 05-18-09 05:30 PM #8
I see all this mods and all talking about hp but no one has talked about 1/4 mile performance gain, I just don't get it, why all this cars with so much improvement on hp do about the same 1/4 mile time as a stock one does? I have seeing people here that claims 12.0 on a stock V and I have not seeing much better than a high 11's with all the upgrades made here...I just don't get it, my best time on mine stock is 12.33 but I am not willing to spend 2 or 3 K to just go down to 11.9. I wish some one will do a mod and prove the 1/4 gains on it, not just hp...
- 05-18-09 05:40 PM #9
Where are you getting the 3k price from? buying every think i sell, tune, exhaust, cold air kit, and upper pulley all comes up to less than $1720. With the pulley your times will drop down more than that for sure. A tune alone and the cold air kit has been shown to knock you down to the 12.0 range. That only costs 320+250=$570. The exhaust adds 18Rwhp to the mix and chops off a .1 second. But makes the car sound more aggressive and frees up the torque.
- 05-18-09 06:14 PM #10
Wait4me, I just got my V a week and a half ago and want to do some mods as well. How hard is all of that to install and do you need a new belt for the pulley? I have never put performance parts on a car, I thought about having a local shop do it, but would rather learn myself! Thanks, Chris.
- 05-18-09 06:46 PM #11
2 or 3 K and even more,,have you seeing all the prices here? the corsa it self is about 1200.00 I was not just talking about your prices alone, I was making a general comment from all the vendors, your prices are the most easy to work with by a long shoot, and we all thank you for it. I did call you once because I had posted here that I wanted to run mid 11's..remember? I do have the drop in k&n but did nothing on performance.
- 05-18-09 06:52 PM #12Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): 2009 CTS-V , 2010 SRX 2.8T
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- Feb 2008
Traction is the key word here.
- 05-19-09 01:08 AM #13Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
- Automobile(s): 2013 ATS Premium 2.0T 6M Black Raven/Caramel
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Atlanta, GA
I agree with the lack of traction being the limiting factor. I nailed it in 3rd doing 60 the other day, and the traction control light flashed the whole way to redline! The car could really use wider rear tires than the 285's, if only there were room. After all, 'Vettes and Porsches have wider tires, with less weight and less power.
- 05-19-09 01:30 AM #14