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    Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Is there anyone selling good basic performance upgrade parts for 3.6l cts other than lund?
    All i am looking for are basic intake, and exhaust upgrade as well as suspension parts.

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    Corsa Performance offers an exhaust system for both versions of the CTS (3.2 /3.6). I don't know of any other after market parts for the 3.6 CTS.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    When is the cts-v exhuast system coming out?

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    3-4 weeks.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal
    3-4 weeks.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vrocks
    Corsa Performance offers an exhaust system for both versions of the CTS (3.2 /3.6). I don't know of any other after market parts for the 3.6 CTS.
    how much power gain are we talking here?

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Realistically? 10-20hp with an air intake(like the one from Volant).

    Bragging? 30-40hp.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh
    Realistically? 10-20hp with an air intake(like the one from Volant).

    Bragging? 30-40hp.
    Those higher HP figures are only if you put at least 2 "Type R" stickers on the car.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Exactly.
    Everyone always overstates the effect of the mods on their car.
    Rice boys are notorious for it.

    If there were really a cheap way to add gobs of horsepower, the manufacturer would be using it.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by c5 rv
    Those higher HP figures are only if you put at least 2 "Type R" stickers on the car.
    you forgot about the picnic table/park bench on the back

    i just didn't want to spend any money on something that's going to make my car louder without any power gain

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    You'll get a noticeable difference if you do the intake and exhaust, just don't expect too much...

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    just noticed the required cut out for the back. Is there any aftermarket exhaust that i don't have to cut my rear bumper?

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Put one pipe on the back and cut the other one short and stuff a sock in it?

    Corsa is known, from what I am told, for making exhaust that is not ricer-boy loud but has good flow and adds respectable HP. On the V there is that big ugly chamber and those horrible huge black hindenburgs at the pipes that restrict in a mad attempt to keep HP under the Z06. So we need flow badly, if the CTS has normal pipe(s) the HP gain won't be as drastic.

    Intake/airbox (get a blackwing if you can, those are fun) has a nice sound usually, and HP gain is more than an exhaust for a matter of 2-300 bucks. The stuff that really makes it loud is headers/removing cats/head & cam. Or the 3" brap-tips.

    A pcm and intake with a dyno tune should pick you up 20rwhp (however don't waste the $300 on a dyno tune unless you are sure you aren't adding more mods in the near future). There are a few things you CAN do that are cheap but may be difficult depending on the car such as underdrive pulleys, throttle body, thermostat.

    Add exhaust for 5-10rwhp with a cat-back. Lower the car by cutting your springs for 50rwhp, slap 19" white 5-spokes, mirror tints and CADILLAC stenciled in italics across the top of the windshield and you should be dusting Vipers in no time.
    -C.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal
    Put one pipe on the back and cut the other one short and stuff a sock in it?

    Corsa is known, from what I am told, for making exhaust that is not ricer-boy loud but has good flow and adds respectable HP. On the V there is that big ugly chamber and those horrible huge black hindenburgs at the pipes that restrict in a mad attempt to keep HP under the Z06. So we need flow badly, if the CTS has normal pipe(s) the HP gain won't be as drastic.

    Intake/airbox (get a blackwing if you can, those are fun) has a nice sound usually, and HP gain is more than an exhaust for a matter of 2-300 bucks. The stuff that really makes it loud is headers/removing cats/head & cam. Or the 3" brap-tips.

    A pcm and intake with a dyno tune should pick you up 20rwhp (however don't waste the $300 on a dyno tune unless you are sure you aren't adding more mods in the near future). There are a few things you CAN do that are cheap but may be difficult depending on the car such as underdrive pulleys, throttle body, thermostat.

    Add exhaust for 5-10rwhp with a cat-back. Lower the car by cutting your springs for 50rwhp, slap 19" white 5-spokes, mirror tints and CADILLAC stenciled in italics across the top of the windshield and you should be dusting Vipers in no time.
    -C.
    Underdrive pulley is another upgrade that i have on my list.

    Here are few basic mods that i would like to get done asap
    Basic intake
    exhaust (i think corsa unit is too flashy for me. especially the quad exhaust tip so i'm going to get another brand that gives modest amount of horsepower gain.)
    headers if i can find a decent one
    underdrive pulley
    eibach springs and lightweight 17"/18"(max) wheels (probably going to go with lightweight bbs wheels) with better rubber
    PCM tuning if anyone can point me to a link for more info and places that tune late model cadillacs,
    Followed by a supercharger (only kit i've found so far is from lund) in a few months.

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    Re: Any love for the 3.6l cts?

    Cal is only kidding with his "...dusting Vipers" comment. Don't even think of running against a Viper with any CTS, V or otherwise, unless you enjoy wasting gas and love having your butt kicked. You'll be lucky if you can see the license plate as it flys past. Trust me, scarey fast..........

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