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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, What have you all done to your CTS? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I was thinking that mounting the turbo a little further away, like where the resonator is, would eliminate the need ...
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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    I was thinking that mounting the turbo a little further away, like where the resonator is, would eliminate the need for an intercooler. I was looking at it from a purely simplistic point of view, I wasnt even thinking about it causing performance issues such as lag.

    Could always relocate the battery to the trunk, put the turbo where the battery was.

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    What did the ported MAF do for you? Any noticeable difference? I wouldn't think it would do much.
    I wouldnt be able to really say. I did it at the moment i installed the volant also, I swapped the 6 in cone that came in the volant for a bigger K&N one. Doing the whole upgd/mod it def had a tad bit more "umph".

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    I personally have been starting to look into a turbo set up. The reason for the turbo setup instead of the supercharger is that the turbo system is pretty crude and allows for imperfections.
    What do you mean by that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    I was looking at maybe a T25 which is the stock turbo from the Eagle Talons and many other cars I am sure. I believe low boost on that was around 7 pounds and 16 was pretty much it's limits. It's a small turbo that spools up very quick and trims off at about 5500-6000 rpm.
    How a turbo behaves on a 2.0L I-4 is not how it will behave on a 3.6L V-6. Maybe if you used 2 of them it would work, but a single turbo that small on an engine nearly twice as big is not going to work well at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalFlush View Post
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    Was there some sort of ECU reflash to go along with that? If the MAF transfer curve hasn't been rescaled, then the ECM doesn't know how much air the engine is actually bringing in, which is bad. That MAF transfer curve is the heart of the ECM's fuel/air management, if it's not correct, then you've most likely hurt performance more than you helped it.
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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Well here goes my list.

    Performance:
    Eibach Pro Lowering Kit (1.2")
    Rx Prototype Ram/CAI
    Rx/Vmax Iceolator
    Rx/Vmax Ported/Polished TB (As soon as molds are finished)
    CTS-V Cat-Back with Resonator Delete
    (14.5sec quarter mile before TB)

    Aesthetics:
    Various PlastiDip
    Aftermarket CTS-V Style Grille (Dipped)
    Red Grille Lights
    Tinted Windows (20% All Around)
    LED Swap
    2 12" Subs
    Aux Plug-in
    Tinted Side Markers
    Painted Calipers (Red Jewel)
    Painted Wheels (Black Diamond/Raven)(Forget which)
    Painted Engine Cover (Red Jewel)

    Coming Soonish:
    6000k HID Bulbs (Just Ordered)
    New Sound System

    Hopefully In the Future..Or in my dreams...
    Headers
    Stall
    Tune
    Forgestar f14's

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    AAIIIC, what I mean is that a roots blower.....no one makes one. Too much engineering to make one for our cars for the $ return. A belt driven blower is doable, but again, no one makes one.

    Making a bit of power with a decent turbo. No sweat. Making lots of power with a decent turbo...more advanced. There isn't a whole lot to making power with a turbo. The only thing that needs to be precise is the turbo. Home made pipes and big exhaust. Other than the turbo, the whole system can be built to make power. I never said efficient power but still power.

    The T25 was used on a 2.4L 4 banger. But I'm not trying to make 600hp. If I can get 50 hp and get to listen to my wastegate dump to atmosphere and here the BOV rip open all the time, I am happy. I could spend money on a $1000 turbo, but I will try with the brand new T25 I have sitting in my garage. If that doesn't work on my trial and error set up, then I will go bigger!!!!

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen View Post
    Well here goes my list.

    Performance:
    Eibach Pro Lowering Kit (1.2")
    Rx Prototype Ram/CAI
    Rx/Vmax Iceolator
    Rx/Vmax Ported/Polished TB (As soon as molds are finished)
    CTS-V Cat-Back with Resonator Delete
    (14.5sec quarter mile before TB)

    Aesthetics:
    Various PlastiDip
    Aftermarket CTS-V Style Grille (Dipped)
    Red Grille Lights
    Tinted Windows (20% All Around)
    LED Swap
    2 12" Subs
    Aux Plug-in
    Tinted Side Markers
    Painted Calipers (Red Jewel)
    Painted Wheels (Black Diamond/Raven)(Forget which)
    Painted Engine Cover (Red Jewel)

    Coming Soonish:
    6000k HID Bulbs
    New Sound System

    Hopefully In the Future..Or in my dreams...
    Headers
    Stall
    Tune
    Forgestar f14's
    Got a picture of this?

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Got bored yesterday and dipped the roof and mirrors. Think I'm gonna take it back off soon..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen View Post
    Got bored yesterday and dipped the roof and mirrors. Think I'm gonna take it back off soon..


    The mirrors look pretty good actually, I never thoughr to do the mirrors.
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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by arogers260 View Post
    The mirrors look pretty good actually, I never thoughr to do the mirrors.
    When I start dipping/Storm-trooper'ing my CTS, Im definitely doing the mirrors.

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by arogers260 View Post
    The mirrors look pretty good actually, I never thoughr to do the mirrors.
    Yeah I messed up the roof though. Just Ordered my HID's.

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Is there a such thing as an E93 tune? I only feed my Cadillac premium fuel, generally Chevron w/techron, but Shell V-power is preferred as well. Anyways, can I get my car tuned to take advantage of the extra octane? Im not worried about not being able to use E85 fuel ever again. I do not plan on using it in my CTS anyways. I keep a bottle of techron in my trunk just in case I ever have to fill up with sub-grade gasoline for some ungodly reason. What sort of advantages could I expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen View Post

    Yeah I messed up the roof though. Just Ordered my HID's.
    Its kind of hard to see a good shot of the roof from the pics, but from what you can see doesn't look all that bad. Did you take the mirrors off or just tape off and spray?

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen View Post
    Yeah I messed up the roof though. Just Ordered my HID's.
    Did it come out kind of stripy? I found that to be the hardest part to paint on my other car. I never got it looking how I wanted it to, but the hood and trunk on it had come out decent.

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    Re: What have you all done to your CTS?

    Volant CAI
    LED in CAI w/hood pin switch
    CTS-V Exhaust w/H-pipe
    Dimpled/Slotted Rotors
    VEE Springs
    VEE Shocks/Struts
    VEE Sway Bar
    Blacked out Clear Fogs (three Times)
    PCV orifice MOD
    6000k HIDs
    6000k FOGs
    LED DRL/turn Signals
    Stock NAV
    Bose AMP
    Infinity speakers and 2 12" Subs
    Audio Control unit w/ AUX line out
    DVD Headrests (that i don't use)


    to do list/wish list -

    rx iceolator
    rx throttlebody

    lowering springs
    VEE bumper
    New wheels (vossen concave)
    hi-flow cats
    Headers
    switchback MOD (gotta finish the wiring lol)
    Custom interior
    Custom paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehaze07 View Post
    Volant CAI
    LED in CAI w/hood pin switch
    CTS-V Exhaust w/H-pipe
    Dimpled/Slotted Rotors
    VEE Springs
    VEE Shocks/Struts
    VEE Sway Bar
    Blacked out Clear Fogs (three Times)
    PCV orifice MOD
    6000k HIDs
    6000k FOGs
    LED DRL/turn Signals
    Stock NAV
    Bose AMP
    Infinity speakers and 2 12" Subs
    Audio Control unit w/ AUX line out
    DVD Headrests (that i don't use)

    to do list/wish list -

    rx iceolator
    rx throttlebody

    lowering springs
    VEE bumper
    New wheels (vossen concave)
    hi-flow cats
    Headers
    switchback MOD (gotta finish the wiring lol)
    Custom interior
    Custom paint
    Hey is your v exhaust kind of crackely in the mid range too? Also nice idea with the led in the CAI...I may have to steal it. One more. Where/how much were your infinitys? I'm full of questions today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtsLAC View Post

    Did it come out kind of stripy? I found that to be the hardest part to paint on my other car. I never got it looking how I wanted it to, but the hood and trunk on it had come out decent.
    Yeah then when I tried to fix it I ran out of dip lol. So part is fixed part isn't ha. I even tried going different directions to get rid of streaks.

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