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    2015 Escalade Performance Mod Questions

    I'm looking to get a bit more power out of my 2015 Escalade. I had a k&n cold air intake installed last night. I was afraid it was going to be too loud, but it's actually pretty nice. At low RPMs the vehicle is still very quiet. It's only when you really punch it that you get that nice sound. I believe it ads like 10-15HP. So short of supercharging, what other worthwhile mods have you guys done or recommend doing? I've been considering the following in addition to the CAI I already installed:

    New MAF sensor (Jet brand?)
    Diablo 93 Octane Tune
    Throttle Body Spacer

    Any other bolt on mods worth looking into? This is a leased vehicle so I don't want to put anything on it that I can't easily take back off.

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    Re: 2015 Escalade Performance Mod Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by OneStepAhead View Post
    I'm looking to get a bit more power out of my 2015 Escalade. I had a k&n cold air intake installed last night. I was afraid it was going to be too loud, but it's actually pretty nice. At low RPMs the vehicle is still very quiet. It's only when you really punch it that you get that nice sound. I believe it ads like 10-15HP. So short of supercharging, what other worthwhile mods have you guys done or recommend doing? I've been considering the following in addition to the CAI I already installed:

    New MAF sensor (Jet brand?)
    Diablo 93 Octane Tune
    Throttle Body Spacer

    Any other bolt on mods worth looking into? This is a leased vehicle so I don't want to put anything on it that I can't easily take back off.
    T-body spacers usually lose hp on most engines we have seen on the dyno, and 99% of the time aftermarket MAF sensors gain no power, the gm sensor is probably as good as it gets. Diablo InTune would be a good choice, they have showed nice gains, and very simple to use. Exhaust is another choice, B&B or Corsa.

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    Re: 2015 Escalade Performance Mod Questions

    Your intake more than likely did not add any power. The only thing you will notice is the noise. As for the throttle body spacer and the aftermarket MAF, they won't do squat but run your engine inefficiently.

    Get an exhaust to go with your intake and tune it. Be warned: GM can find out if you tuned your engine and void your warranty resulting in you having to purchase your truck, even if it's a lease.

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    Re: 2015 Escalade Performance Mod Questions

    Hmmm well I tuned my last one and had no problems trading it in at a cadillac dealer. I didn't even restore it to stock. I was told by Diablo that you could just make a backup of stock settings and restore them before going in for service to remain undetectable. Is that not true?

    I probably will just couple the intake with an exhaust and tune it. Haven't seen any exhausts on the market advertised as being compatible with this generation yet though.

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