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    Question Adding Horsepower???

    Hi guys I know there are alot of smart guys here who pretty much tried anything so i was wondering if how to add horsepower to my car.

    I have a 3.2L 2003 cts now besides adding dual exhaust and a cold air intake. Which i have done is there any other way to add horsepower.

    Do chips really work or do they mess up the engine and all the electronics?

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    stick or auto ?

    i had the software on a bmw 328i and it did help a bit, it changed and held shifts, changed timing and a few other select things. HP went up mayb 10-15

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Quote Originally Posted by whosyadadie02 View Post
    stick or auto ?
    Mines auto... i didn't think they offered the 03's in stick... That sux...

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    They did offer the 03 in stick.

    There is no chip for a 3.2

    One guy turbocharged his 03. Maybe he will come along and help you out. If youre not a major gearhead, Paying someone to turbocharge your car is going to run in excess of $6k I bet.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    How fast do you want to go?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww7997_YCB0

    3.2L supercharged CTS
    1100hp
    214mph @ Bonneville

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Im think ill be happy with 300 horses. Ive done all the work to my caddy myself but i really dont know how complicated it is turbo charge my car.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Theoretically, the car is rated at 255HP. Cold air, exhaust, and a tune could give you +15, +15, +15 which would put you at 300HP. The car does not put out 255 at the rear wheels anyway tho..

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    ahoy hoy, your capable of adding a turbo or a supercharger .. The turbo runs better in the higher rpm range then the charger did, but that charger gave me the low end torque I wanted. Anyway search for

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-progress.html

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ercharger.html

    Read up on that , and Ill help you out as best as i can. The turbo is a cleaner, and safer set-up then then charger ,and the belts ,went through them like 2 times a month.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    don't waste your time or your money. if you really want to go fast, trade your car in. cold air and exhaust are about all you can do (unless you're VERY creative, or just wanna spend a lot of money for little hp gain). anything you'd do would be a custom job because there's no off the shelf bolt-ons for the cts.
    and if you think believe that adding only one turbocharger to a stock motor (as they claimed in that video) will gain you over 800 hp, good luck!!

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx View Post
    Theoretically, the car is rated at 255HP. Cold air, exhaust, and a tune could give you +15, +15, +15 which would put you at 300HP. The car does not put out 255 at the rear wheels anyway tho..
    The 3.2L is rated for 220 3.6 is rated at 255.


    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    don't waste your time or your money. if you really want to go fast, trade your car in. cold air and exhaust are about all you can do (unless you're VERY creative, or just wanna spend a lot of money for little hp gain). anything you'd do would be a custom job because there's no off the shelf bolt-ons for the cts.
    and if you think believe that adding only one turbocharger to a stock motor (as they claimed in that video) will gain you over 800 hp, good luck!!
    I understand where your comming from. I love my car its just that i wanted alittle power out of it...I already spent around 5k on mods so tradding it in is not an option. I was just wondering what ideas or things that have already been tested and trusted could be recommended.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Nick the caddy is looking mean bro.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    don't waste your time or your money. if you really want to go fast, trade your car in. cold air and exhaust are about all you can do (unless you're VERY creative, or just wanna spend a lot of money for little hp gain). anything you'd do would be a custom job because there's no off the shelf bolt-ons for the cts.
    and if you think believe that adding only one turbocharger to a stock motor (as they claimed in that video) will gain you over 800 hp, good luck!!
    If everyone was to have that same mentality the world will be driving around in supercars, and high performance cars, and what is the fun in that.

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    it has nothing to do with my mentality. it's the facts. sorry if you don't like them. maybe i'm wrong but i don't think anyone has posted a 3.2l 300 rwhp dynosheet (which in theory shouldn't be too difficult. say 150 shot of nitrous? or a smaller shot on top of a turbo or supercharger?). i'd love to be proved wrong. let's see those dynosheets!!

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    it has nothing to do with my mentality. it's just the facts. sorry if you don't like them. i've yet to see a 3.2l, 300 hp dyno sheet. i'd love to be proven wrong, so let's see the dynos

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    Re: Adding Horsepower???

    Thats hard facts??? to trade in your car if you want to go fast ????? Posted one up with the Sc go check it out out, with a 75 shot . Havent done one yet with the turbo , want to to make sure the kinks are knocked out , but the ass dyno is telling me its faster

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