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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, performance intake? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; So I was looking at this intake from another thread. http://www.performancemanifolds.com.au/ My question is, has anyone tried one of these ...
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    performance intake?

    So I was looking at this intake from another thread.
    http://www.performancemanifolds.com.au/
    My question is, has anyone tried one of these and also it says it's for an ly7.
    Is that what was standard on the 3.6? Mine is a 2006.
    I'm wondering if it would be worth that price, and does anyone know any other bolt on ways to increase power. I do have a Volant intake and plan on getting exhaust soon. Magnaflow maybe.
    It would be 360 for two exhausts and tips. Is that a good price?
    Thanks for the input.

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    Re: performance intake?

    That thing is really nice, but no, its not worth the price. Maybe if you were spending good money on a forced induction system, maybe.

    If you already have the Volant, all you need to get is the Rev Xtreme VMAX spacer, RX catch can, RX breather cap, and a CTS-V exhaust. You should be able to find the Vee exhaust on craigslist or this forums classifieds for less than the Magnaflow exhaust youre looking at.

    Here in a while Rev Xtreme will have a new throttle body available for us, too.

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    I would like to know what they consider a "full race alloytec", though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren View Post
    That thing is really nice, but no, its not worth the price. Maybe if you were spending good money on a forced induction system, maybe.

    If you already have the Volant, all you need to get is the Rev Xtreme VMAX spacer, RX catch can, RX breather cap, and a CTS-V exhaust. You should be able to find the Vee exhaust on craigslist or this forums classifieds for less than the Magnaflow exhaust youre looking at.

    Here in a while Rev Xtreme will have a new throttle body available for us, too.

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    I would like to know what they consider a "full race alloytec", though.
    Isn't the catch can, breather cap just items to help maintain the engine? The spacer I understand will make it cooler and the v exhaust will definitely help.

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    Re: performance intake?

    The catch can and breather cap, as well as drilling out the PCV tube, are the preferred solution to the CTS/LY7 oil consumption problem. I figured you might as well fix the engine's pre-existing conditions before you start upgrading it.

    And the Vee exhaust isnt going to do that much. Its just the best bang for the buck on our cars. No sense it paying hundreds of dollars on a aftermarket exhaust, when there are plenty of perfectly useable V1 exhausts littering the internet and gathering dust in people's garages.

    The best way to get power out of the LY7 is a tune. The tune alone will give you the best results, with or without upgrades. The Volant/VMAX combo has proven results, and a lot of happy customers (me included).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren View Post
    The catch can and breather cap, as well as drilling out the PCV tube, are the preferred solution to the CTS/LY7 oil consumption problem. I figured you might as well fix the engine's pre-existing conditions before you start upgrading it.

    And the Vee exhaust isnt going to do that much. Its just the best bang for the buck on our cars. No sense it paying hundreds of dollars on a aftermarket exhaust, when there are plenty of perfectly useable V1 exhausts littering the internet and gathering dust in people's garages.

    The best way to get power out of the LY7 is a tune. The tune alone will give you the best results, with or without upgrades. The Volant/VMAX combo has proven results, and a lot of happy customers (me included).
    Then I think I will take your advice, maintenance then v exhaust.
    Where is the pvc you speak of and what would it do if I Drill it out?

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    Re: performance intake?

    Closed loop emissions system usually have an actual valve in place that opens when crankcase pressures get too high and allow ventilation but stop any oil from leaving with the fumes.

    OUR CARS have a tube with three holes in it, instead of a valve. It has two holes on the "bottom" end, and one hole on the "top" end. The bottom end of this tube plugs directly into your passenger side valve cover, with a tube connected to the top end.

    We drill out the top hole, and one of the bottom holes, to allow better ventilation. Better ventilation means less pressure. Less pressure means less turbulant liquid oil being sucked through the ventilation system.

    The larger holes 100% technically can allow more oil through, if the pressure still gets too high in the crankcase. That is why this mod is usually paired with the catch can. Just in case. That and you are messing with the PCV "valve", metering tube, and the hose connected to it, when you install a catch can... so you might as well take a drill to it and clean it out before you re-install it.

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    Re: performance intake?

    Here is the tube, and the link to the catch can install:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...h-can-diy.html
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    It is at the very back of the passenger side valve cover.

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