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    Some easy questions

    Number one, does my luxury manual tranny ats have magnetic ride or not?

    Number 2, the rim is said to be 17 inches. The tire says its 17 inches. I measure the rim and its over 18 inches. I measure my friends stock 18 inch rim on his is350, its a quarter inch larger than mine. Why?

    Number 3, if u have cue, u have the best sound system? I counted 10 speaker covers but i dont trust that number since on my previous car, the base model had all the spaces for the premium speaker setup but was missing speakers under some of the covers.

    Number 4, magnetic ride controlls the hight of the car? Sport mode makes the car lower? Or just stiffens the suspension?

    Number 5, does the car benefit if the piping after the cat is increased to 3 inches? Or does all the piping b4 the cat already ruin any piping size increase that is done after the cat?

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    Re: Some easy questions

    No expert here, but I will take a stab at your questions:

    1. The Luxury pack doesn't have MRC, nor do I think it's even available.

    2. Some inches are bigger than others........

    3. CUE w/navigation has the Bose premium 10SPK system. Standard CUE is 7-speaker if I recall.

    4. I believe that MRC controls the how firm the suspension is, but doesn't alter the ride height of the car. May be totally wrong here.

    5. Absolutely no clue sorry!

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hohums View Post
    No expert here, but I will take a stab at your questions:

    1. The Luxury pack doesn't have MRC, nor do I think it's even available.

    2. Some inches are bigger than others........

    3. CUE w/navigation has the Bose premium 10SPK system. Standard CUE is 7-speaker if I recall.

    4. I believe that MRC controls the how firm the suspension is, but doesn't alter the ride height of the car. May be totally wrong here.

    5. Absolutely no clue sorry!
    Is there any confirmation that you have about mrc not being there on the luxury? Cuz the places I looked said that all but the base trim have mrc...

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    Is there any confirmation that you have about mrc not being there on the luxury? Cuz the places I looked said that all but the base trim have mrc...
    MRC is only available on the Premium RWD drive models only! Cadillac ATS website has all that info on the compare models section....

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Believe that MRC is only on the premium RWD models but you can look at the Cadillac website to confirm this. It changes the dampening characteristics of the shocks and only affects the firmness of the ride.

    The question on the wheel size maybe related to the fact that you have Michelin run flat tires which require a different wheel design?

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    Number one, does my luxury manual tranny ats have magnetic ride or not?
    Not. Only Premium RWD has MRC, as others already noted.

    Number 2, the rim is said to be 17 inches. The tire says its 17 inches. I measure the rim and its over 18 inches. I measure my friends stock 18 inch rim on his is350, its a quarter inch larger than mine. Why?
    You're probably measuring it incorrectly. Different rim designs have different lip sizes, etc.

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    Number one, does my luxury manual tranny ats have magnetic ride or not?
    No, premo only
    Number 2, the rim is said to be 17 inches. The tire says its 17 inches. I measure the rim and its over 18 inches. I measure my friends stock 18 inch rim on his is350, its a quarter inch larger than mine. Why?
    18" are easily recognized, google it and you'll see the 2 different styles, one has a bunch of chrome "Spokes" (kinda looks like a carriage wheel) and the other is just a weird bendy spoke esign
    Number 3, if u have cue, u have the best sound system? I counted 10 speaker covers but i dont trust that number since on my previous car, the base model had all the spaces for the premium speaker setup but was missing speakers under some of the covers.
    cue has 10 speaker, base radio has 7..but TBH I couldn't tell a damned difference
    Number 4, magnetic ride controlls the hight of the car? Sport mode makes the car lower? Or just stiffens the suspension?
    firmness
    Number 5, does the car benefit if the piping after the cat is increased to 3 inches? Or does all the piping b4 the cat already ruin any piping size increase that is done after the cat?
    an exhaust system is only as free as its narrowest part.
    Thanks

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Cue with nav gets the 10 speaker premium sound. Without nav it gets the 7 speaker std sound.

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by JSATS View Post
    Cue with nav gets the 10 speaker premium sound. Without nav it gets the 7 speaker std sound.
    sorry lol meant to say that, I dont have the cue system so for some reason I always think all CUE has nav

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    Re: Some easy questions

    http://www.cadillac.com/ats-luxury-s...equipment.html

    In regard to MRC (questions 1 and 4):

    MRC is only available on premium, and I believe you need to have RWD to get it. Also, MRC only adjusts "stiffness" and not ride height (to be non-technical).


    In regard to the speakers (question 3):

    Base model cars sans CUE have 7 speakers. If you get CUE, you get the 10 speaker system and a CD player in the glove box.

    Luxury comes standard with CUE and 7 speakers. If you get navigation, you get 10 speakers.

    Performance and Premium come standard with 10 speakers.

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by JSATS View Post
    Cue with nav gets the 10 speaker premium sound. Without nav it gets the 7 speaker std sound.
    A chart I got from a dealer when I started researching shows 10 speaker in the Base with CUE and Navigation isn't available in the base. The upgraded stereo and the free iPad (easily sold for $500) made a base without Cue a very big missed opportunity.

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    Not answering questions, but a comment. Several weeks back when I was buying, the sound system and magnetic ride were the same 2 things I was asking about. Never drive mrc but others said it was great. In my opinion it's useless to put it only on the rwd model. Why not awd?? I'm also somewhat disappointed with the 7 speaker system, others have also said the 10 is MUCH better.

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    Hey gang. Have an 08 ext full load. But cannot find aux or rear input category anywhere on my screen. Want to listen to I pod Any suggestions ?

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    Re: Some easy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan edwards View Post
    Hey gang. Have an 08 ext full load. But cannot find aux or rear input category anywhere on my screen. Want to listen to I pod Any suggestions ?
    wrong forum section ... try posting a new thread (with more information/details) in the escalade forum

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