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    Cadillac Cts 2004 - Carputer

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    I installed a computer in my CTS, modifying the existing factory radio.
    You can find more info at the following links.

    ENGLISH
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...r-project.html
    http://englishcts2004carpc.blogspot.com/

    SPANISH
    http://www.solocarputer.com/phpbb2/v...?p=87839#87839
    http://www.solocarputer.com/phpbb2/v...274&highlight=


    You can have access to loads of features like GPS navigation, phone control, internet, weather info, traffic info, media player for all the available formats, rear camera, OBD II interface, etc ...

    The total cost, including the installation, must be around $ 1600.

    Once you started you cannot stop ....
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    Nice install! You definitely did a much cleaner job of running all the wires than me. The rear view cam is a nice addition.

    If the Lilliput TS craps out on you, consider upgrading to the Xenarc. This happened to me and I found the Xenarc's TS to be much more accurate in all temperatures and it has lasted more than two times longer than the Lilliput and still going strong.

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    Clean!!!

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    Really nice job, but, Michael Jackson? What's up with that?

    LOL, kidding! Really great job. I would love to have that in my car. Not sure I will ever have the nerve to try it though.

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    man that is awesome

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    Thanks for your answer, specially to Mbai who I consider the f***** master (en espaņol el p*** amo). You were my inspiration and thanks to you I could make it happen. Having an US car in Spain means no help and no information at all.

    The right links to my other posts are:

    ENGLISH

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...r-project.html
    http://englishcts2004carpc.blogspot.com/

    ESPAŅOL

    http://www.solocarputer.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=9274
    http://cts2004carpc.blogspot.com/

    Trackerdog, It's not difficult, I promise. I'm not an expert and the only problem to me was to build the custom harness to drive the audio through the factory speakers. Have a look to my posts above to find out. However, adding an aux input for cars in the USA is easier having the XM radio module.

    BTW, MJ used to be a hell of an artist (specially in the 80s). Next time I will play Beyonce or Shakira for you ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastymigui View Post
    The right links to my other posts are:

    ENGLISH

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...r-project.html
    http://englishcts2004carpc.blogspot.com/

    ESPAŅOL

    http://www.solocarputer.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=9274
    http://cts2004carpc.blogspot.com/

    Trackerdog, It's not difficult, I promise. I'm not an expert and the only problem to me was to build the custom harness to drive the audio through the factory speakers. Have a look to my posts above to find out. However, adding an aux input for cars in the USA is easier having the XM radio module.

    BTW, MJ used to be a hell of an artist (specially in the 80s). Next time I will play Beyonce or Shakira for you ;-)
    There are a couple of carputer projects that I'm looking at real hard to try to even think about implementing look like they such major surgery. But I'm reading the posts and looking at the projects.

    With a Used/New Cadillac Nav going for over 1K I'm thinking real hard on a carputer. But I'm a Sirius guys, but I think that could be incorporated without too much extra effort.

    And I'm old enough to have waited in line to buy MJ's Thriller album...

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    Nexus Skin For Centrafuse

    This is the look after I installed the CENTRAFUSE with the customized NEXUS skin. It matches really well with the CTS lights.
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    Muy bueno!!

    Does the CTS turn a lot of heads in Spain?

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    Sure, have in mind that Cadillac is a very minoritary brand in Spain. They sold around 70 cars in 2006 (all models) and 150 during 2007. I only saw 3 CTS (including mine), 1 STS, 2 BLS, 2 SRX, 4 Escalade and 2 XLR out in the streets.
    80 % of sells for these kind of vehicles in Spain are for Merecedes, Audi and BMW ... but even their owners always turn their heads to look at my Caddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastymigui View Post
    Sure, have in mind that Cadillac is a very minoritary brand in Spain. They sold around 70 cars in 2006 (all models) and 150 during 2007. I only saw 3 CTS (including mine), 1 STS, 2 BLS, 2 SRX, 4 Escalade and 2 XLR out in the streets.
    80 % of sells for these kind of vehicles in Spain are for Merecedes, Audi and BMW ... but even their owners always turn their heads to look at my Caddy.
    Tell us a little about your CTS. Color, engine, tranny etc. por favor

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    If you check the links at the first post you will find all that info.
    In any case, my Cadillact CTS 2004 is the base version (called Comfort in Spain), so it has no leather, no sunroof, no navigation, nothing but the car itself.
    It's black raven and I added a couple of things like tinted glasses, a GPS tracker, a bluetoth hands free for the telephone and finally the carputer.
    The carputer is based in a Epia M1000 mobo, with 1 Gb RAM, 80 Gb HD, a DVD burner, USB 2.0 hubs, a GPS antenna, etc ...
    The engine is the LY9, developed for Export, that is 2.6 V6 and gives 181 HP. As you can see is the very basic version of the CTS.
    In the future I would like to add some mods like stability bars, a better exhaust, OBD interface, upgrade the audio system, etc ... but I must wait until my wife forgot the money I already spent to install the carputer.

    What ewould you recommend first?

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    Cts 2004 - 2.6 V6 Ly9 (export)

    This is an extract from the attached complete datasheet for the CTS 2004 2.6 V6 version.

    2004 Cadillac CTS Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

    Engine 2,597 cc 2.6 liters V6 front engine (LY9 Export)
    4 valves per cylinder
    83.2 bore and 79.6 mm stroke (3.3 x 3.1 inches)
    10 compression ratio, double overhead cam (DOHC)

    Power 181.00 PS (133 kW or 179 HP) @ 6000 RPM
    Power/Weight ratio 0.1017 ps/kg
    Torque 232.00 Nm (23.7 kgf-m or 171.1 ft.lbs) @ 3400 RPM

    Gearbox 5 speed manual
    Top Speed 223 km/h (138.6 mph)
    0-100 km/h 0-62 mph 9.3 seconds
    Coefficient of drag 0.31

    Fuel Unleaded fuel 95/98

    Fuel Economy EPA mixed 22.6 mpg
    10.4 l/100
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    Re: Cts 2004 - 2.6 V6 Ly9 (export)

    Quote Originally Posted by nastymigui View Post
    This is an extract from the attached complete datasheet for the CTS 2004 2.6 V6 version.

    2004 Cadillac CTS Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

    Engine 2,597 cc 2.6 liters V6 front engine (LY9 Export)
    4 valves per cylinder
    83.2 bore and 79.6 mm stroke (3.3 x 3.1 inches)
    10 compression ratio, double overhead cam (DOHC)

    Power 181.00 PS (133 kW or 179 HP) @ 6000 RPM
    Power/Weight ratio 0.1017 ps/kg
    Torque 232.00 Nm (23.7 kgf-m or 171.1 ft.lbs) @ 3400 RPM

    Gearbox 5 speed manual
    Top Speed 223 km/h (138.6 mph)
    0-100 km/h 0-62 mph 9.3 seconds
    Coefficient of drag 0.31

    Fuel Unleaded fuel 95/98

    Fuel Economy EPA mixed 22.6 mpg
    10.4 l/100
    Wow, 2.6!! I knew they made a variant of the 3.6 with a 2.8 which is basically the same engine. 2.6 is new to me. Do you know if its a VVT variable valve timing like the 3.6 or is it the engine from another GM car.
    I'm surprised it has 10 to 1 compression that calls for high test gasoline. My 3.6 runs on low test(87).

    You can use several items from the CTS-V like I did. They are plug and play.
    Front & rear sway bars, Front & rear springs and struts. These change will really make that CTS handle like a sports car. You can do a CAI(Cold Air Intake) I did a write up in Reeds FAQ website for a modification of the airbox and addition of a Fram AirHog filter. Good for about 10 horsepower for less than $50. Last would be your exhaust. I imagine you have a single exhaust. Duals will pick up some HP. Borla and Corsa make these but are very pricey.

    What size wheels do you have? 16"? 18" is a good choice. Some of this stuff can be purchased on eBay. Ever use eBay?

    Hasta luego Amigo

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    I will have a look to your recommedations, thanks a lot.
    I'm using 16" but the biggest I can use is 17" (the law in Spain doesn't allow us to implement not approved modifications and that one is not).
    I don't know too much about that engine, but I will do some research over the web and I will let you know.

    I use eBay, actually I found most of the parts for the carputer there.

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