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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeEffect View Post
    No Way! It's no wonder I get so dizzy while driving. Looks like I'll need to mount some oxygen tanks under all the seats and of course some drop down oxygen masks. Obviously, they'll have to be painted Stealth Gray too or else they simply will not work.

    This is an incredible discovery in the field of science, I now must paint everything I own in Stealth Gray. Stealth Gray trash can? No Problem, I now have my own personal black hole that will never reach critical mass. Stealth Gray cookware? Food is now cooked twice as fast. Stealth Gray mail box? Mail now only requires a few minutes from the time it leaves its originating city till it reaches my house. Stealth Gray oil? Say bye to oil changes every 3,000 miles. Stealth Gray timing chains?


    My car is now truly invincible.
    Well spank my bumper and call me a Civic driver, that would be the coolest setup ever, driving ^that will tear off the man panties of the manliest of CTS drivers on this forum PERIOD.
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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    I have not smashed my "Go" pedal all the way to the floor since I have owned this car, except for once to avoid getting sideswiped by a tractor/trailor combo, so I am not going to have the fastest or most hardcore tire-spinning launches out there, but I tend to give myself until across the intersection to be going whatever the speed limit is... and I can usually accomplish this pretty easily. I am usually up to 30+mph before I am underneath the traffic light I was stopped at.

    I do not time my launches, or even try to really launch at all, but I am pretty sure I can get my 2005 3.6L CTS with 115k miles on it up to 60mph in less than 7 seconds without going over 4000rpms... and that is no joke. I had never read the posted 0-60 times for my V6 CTS until yesterday, so I never really paid attention. I was driving home and went from a complete stop at a light to 66mph in what I counted on my watch to be 8 seconds. I took it to 66mph because it can climb 6mph in the time it takes me to glance at the second hand of an analog watch. My timing methods are crude, and I still did not exceed 4000rpm (what, half of redline?), but 0-66 in (+/-) 8 seconds in a 13 year old , 3500 pound sedan with an unmodified V6 is pretty stellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren
    I have not smashed my "Go" pedal all the way to the floor since I have owned this car, except for once to avoid getting sideswiped by a tractor/trailor combo, so I am not going to have the fastest or most hardcore tire-spinning launches out there, but I tend to give myself until across the intersection to be going whatever the speed limit is... and I can usually accomplish this pretty easily. I am usually up to 30+mph before I am underneath the traffic light I was stopped at.

    I do not time my launches, or even try to really launch at all, but I am pretty sure I can get my 2005 3.6L CTS with 115k miles on it up to 60mph in less than 7 seconds without going over 4000rpms... and that is no joke. I had never read the posted 0-60 times for my V6 CTS until yesterday, so I never really paid attention. I was driving home and went from a complete stop at a light to 66mph in what I counted on my watch to be 8 seconds. I took it to 66mph because it can climb 6mph in the time it takes me to glance at the second hand of an analog watch. My timing methods are crude, and I still did not exceed 4000rpm (what, half of redline?), but 0-66 in (+/-) 8 seconds in a 13 year old , 3500 pound sedan with an unmodified V6 is pretty stellar.
    You mean an 8 year old car? You've got a 2005 CTS and it's 2013 man.

    And I dunno about the "not over 4000rpm" thing...but maybe.

    OP, yeah there's something wrong with your CTS. My 2003 3.2L, with the Luxury trim and automatic tranny gets 0-60 in about 7.0 to 7.2 on average, so I have zero doubt that brand new it was 6.9 sec. Note I have done a seafoam treatment, new sparks, got light 16" stock wheels...but it is at 98,000 miles.

    Now...when I took out all my seats, the carpet, headliner, spare wheel, my sub, plus my open exhaust....I was definitely under 6.9 sec. Maybe 6.6? 6.4 at absolutely best? Dropping a few hundred pounds of weight really does help.

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Holy crap... I, apparently, cannot do math. Thank you for the correction.

    And yes, under 4000rpm's. I make an honest effort to stay below four grand. I need to get my driveline rebuilt and my tranny fluid changed before I start stomping on it.

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    It's expensive, but if any of you have a friend with a Vbox they're quite fun to data log. It's a pretty impressive piece of machinery, and records everything from acceleration and stopping times to surface grades and g-force.
    A friend of mine purchased one a few years back and it was an addicting couple of months I bring it up because it's built a reputation for itself as being highly accurate. If memory serves me right, it's what a lot of the magazines use as well.


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    Here's a link for those interested in taking a look: http://www.vboxmotorsport.co.uk/inde...ters/driftbox/

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren View Post
    I do not time my launches, or even try to really launch at all, but I am pretty sure I can get my 2005 3.6L CTS with 115k miles on it up to 60mph in less than 7 seconds without going over 4000rpms... and that is no joke.
    Are you sure that's not a joke? It sure seems like it.
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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    well my car just hit 162k miles, i have tried it many times, 10 seconds is the best ive got everytime i tried, the filter, cold air intake all new, new tires, i have tried this in mostly in the eve, weather is not hot, avarege, i have done it with sport mode on or off, same thing, same thing if i turn off traction or turn on, the other problem is i cant even do a burnout, doesnt let the tires go, on a wet highway it goes for a lil bit but reaching certain RPM it brakes, even thou i turn off the stabylity sistem and traction control. i dont know what it could be, any ideas? the car is a 3.2 V 2003 having 162K miles now

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Quote Originally Posted by knals View Post
    I Have been wondering for a while what the normal 0-60 is in 3.2 V6, i think i have read in previus threads about cars going in less time then mine,

    my car is stock, has 17" original rims with new hankook tires, i have the k&n air intake and also have two MTX !2" subs in the truck,

    any comments on how fast Your car goes' plz coment to compare
    3.2 v6 74k miles 0-60 in ~6.5s. Same setup I cut a 14.9 with.


    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    Are you sure that's not a joke? It sure seems like it.
    Definitely did sound like it. Under 4k with 0-60 in under 7? One of those could be wrong. Either the under 4k, or the under 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by knals View Post
    well my car just hit 162k miles, i have tried it many times, 10 seconds is the best ive got everytime i tried, the filter, cold air intake all new, new tires, i have tried this in mostly in the eve, weather is not hot, avarege, i have done it with sport mode on or off, same thing, same thing if i turn off traction or turn on, the other problem is i cant even do a burnout, doesnt let the tires go, on a wet highway it goes for a lil bit but reaching certain RPM it brakes, even thou i turn off the stabylity sistem and traction control. i dont know what it could be, any ideas? the car is a 3.2 V 2003 having 162K miles now
    Compression test? Whats the shape of the engine? 10 seconds is hurt for 3.2 V6

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    14.9 on a 3.2? I hit 15.004 on my 07 3.6l competition stock

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    With a firm, consistent launch, without breaking traction, the first three gears all shift under 3000rpms... and I am going 60mph directly after it shifts to 3rd. Most of the time, I can be through the first two gears by the time I am across the intersection, and that is just my average green-light-go. I do not have any metering instruments, all the 0-60 experiments I have done since this thread started have been on my way home from work or school using street lights that I am stopped at as my starting point and my wristwatch as my timer. I am more focused on my driving than my watch, so times are approximate, but if anything they err on the slow side because I look at my speedometer then my watch.

    My 3.6 CTS does not need to exceed 4000rpms to go 60mph in under 8 seconds... and 8 seconds would be the absolute slowest possible time. I am going 60mph in under 10 seconds every time 60mph is a prudent speed and there is nobody in front of me. I loath inconsiderate slow-starters and people who take til the next light to get to speed.

    All that being said, I do like that Vbox quite a bit. All the real-time display would be cool, but its not necessary for me. So I would just get the Sport box, and combine it with a decent OBD2 bluetooth device to get a complete log of my car's performance... and my driving. These are all things I will definitely have to pick up if I decide to auto-X my 3,800 pound luxury sedan.

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Quote Originally Posted by Wila View Post
    14.9 on a 3.2? I hit 15.004 on my 07 3.6l competition stock

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    Yup. 14.9 was best time I could muster. I got a vid of my first ever run with the 3.2 on that same youtube channel, where I cut a 15.1 with a crappy 2.xx 60 foot.

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    15.1 @ 90, first time ever on the track (with that car, and ever ever)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WjW8Q8Px3c
    2.3 60 foot. I cut down 14.9 with a 2.1 60 i think.

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    Re: Cts 2003 0-60

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren View Post
    I do not time my launches, or even try to really launch at all, but I am pretty sure I can get my 2005 3.6L CTS with 115k miles on it up to 60mph in less than 7 seconds without going over 4000rpms... and that is no joke. I had never read the posted 0-60 times for my V6 CTS until yesterday, so I never really paid attention. I was driving home and went from a complete stop at a light to 66mph in what I counted on my watch to be 8 seconds. I took it to 66mph because it can climb 6mph in the time it takes me to glance at the second hand of an analog watch. My timing methods are crude, and I still did not exceed 4000rpm (what, half of redline?), but 0-66 in (+/-) 8 seconds in a 13 year old , 3500 pound sedan with an unmodified V6 is pretty stellar.
    Are you sure thats not a joke? I certainly cant replicate 0-60 < 7 seconds , shifting <4000 rpm. Also, the car is more like 3700-3800 lbs, and yours doesnt fall in the 'unmodified' category if you have a CAI.

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