: from turbo'd 06 Si to V hopefully w/ pics (56k go take a nap)



wetVdreams
08-05-08, 09:49 AM
Hello guys,
My best friend downsouthV and another local Vseries have convinced me that the Vseries is the car for me. Hopefully in the next 6 months or so I will have my own. My fiancee and I just bought our first house and im selling my turbo'd 2006 Civic SI to get rid of a payment and save for house things and ultimately the V. My fiancee is a pediactric nurse and I just got a new job as well so I dont think its unobtainable by any means.

Ive always loved DSV's car every since I drove it to pick a certain somebody up from jail for some spirited driving (hope he doesnt mind me putting his business out there like that :yup: )

Again just introducing myself and wanted to say hey to the fellow V members here on the site.

On to pics of the old ride as if any cadillac owners care but the thing made a little over 300whp @ 9psi and was pretty quick...

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0838.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0852.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0854.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0825copy.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0825copy.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/D60%20Shots/DSC_0090copy2.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/DSC_0839.jpg

And some of my fav pics ive taken of DSV's car...

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/D60%20Shots/DSC_0730copy.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/joshsphotos86/D60%20Shots/DSC_0733copy.jpg

thanks in advance for your time,
Josh

Lord Cadillac
08-05-08, 10:07 AM
Welcome aboard! The Civic SI looks very nice! You're going to love the CTS-V. :)

bossplayer
08-05-08, 10:37 AM
I went from a Honda Prelude to the V, um, uh, I was very happy with my trade up.

Never before had I driven away from a car purchase and felt like I was a teenager again like I did with the V. Well, unless the purchase of a 68 Firebird 400 ram air counts....

wetVdreams
08-05-08, 10:37 AM
thanks for the warm welcome guys ;)

...nice my dad used to have a 69 camaro RS/SS that thing was hella nice, DSV's father actually has a 69 Ford Bustang :giggle: Mach 1 and that thing is hella nice, gotta love classic muscle.

csp3000
08-05-08, 10:40 AM
:welcome:

wetVdreams
08-05-08, 10:42 AM
also boss, those rims looks nice on the redline... what are they? hopefully they arent 49086795408947 million dollars like all other 6 lugs. Has anyone had luck with a 6 to 5 lug or so conversion?

EDIT: just noticed they were powdercoated or painted stockers... looks hella nice. Still have the question about the conversion though

LUVMY04V
08-05-08, 10:43 AM
Keep the civic :duck: haha just kidding you will love the V




:welcome:
I see you got an escalade?? btw got the intake installed last night during a tornado scare sounds and looks very cool

wetVdreams
08-05-08, 10:55 AM
^ i just saw your V on FDQuick lol... having a hard time deciding between Redline and Black... silver is out of the question since my boy already has one =)

wetVdreams
08-05-08, 11:24 AM
anyone come from C5 z06 to V or vica versa? thoughts? opinions? ect?

bossplayer
08-05-08, 11:28 AM
A lot more black ones out there to choose from. Black and red were my top desires.

LUVMY04V
08-05-08, 11:59 AM
^ i just saw your V on FDQuick lol... having a hard time deciding between Redline and Black... silver is out of the question since my boy already has one =)
just updated the FDQuick with some better pics to help you in you decision ;)

rlj5
08-05-08, 02:15 PM
:welcome:
You won't regret the trade up, The V is an experience your gonna Love

buf05CTSV
08-05-08, 05:54 PM
anyone come from C5 z06 to V or vica versa? thoughts? opinions? ect?

No, but I've driven a 2004 Corvette Z06. Awesome car, but at the same time it doesn't feel as raw as the V. I think it's because everyone knows the vette is fast... but when a Nissan 350Z pulls up for example, 70% of the time he has no idea what you actually have under the hood. The look on people's faces is awesome. Another thing when comparing the two is sheer size. The Z06's hood is huge, but the Cadillac is designed with a nice hood slant, so you feel like you're driving a smaller car. The CTS-V really is a 4 door Corvette... no doubt about it.

DownSouthV
08-06-08, 02:22 PM
my car looks so fat compared to the SI ... always gotta be the fat girl in the group :'(... the damn si ran strong after that turbo started spooling on the interstate. I couldnt leave the damn thing for the life of me from a 70 punch

sleepys4
08-06-08, 11:04 PM
I have seen that SI before on importatlanta. Didn't know you got a turbo kit for it. Looks great! I have had a Civic, S4, Eclipse, and a S500. Nothing feels like the V!!

type911
08-06-08, 11:08 PM
Welcome.

CBVLS6
08-07-08, 12:56 AM
I kind of came from the same place as you. 03 Is300 turbo, fully built, v160 swap, etc., car made 467 on 17lbs on pump, unfortunately the V needs a little more juice but hopefully a maggie is soon on the way:bouncy:

Welcome!

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1037/dayshoot022ir0.jpg
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sleepys4
08-07-08, 02:12 AM
That was a very clean is300!!

DownSouthV
08-07-08, 11:45 AM
no joke that thing is sexy^^^^

buf05CTSV
08-07-08, 04:22 PM
I like the IS.. I do.. but.. you've gotta love the sound of the LS6 pounding in your ears.. it's so nice.

Speedogomer
08-07-08, 08:40 PM
Alot of import guys seem to come to the V, I just sold my 05 WRX yesterday for a V. So far, I love it.

I didn't have alot done to the WRX, ECU flash, Downpipe, intake, Catback, wheels. I'll miss it (mostly in the winter) but the V so far is pretty wicked.

wetVdreams
08-08-08, 10:27 AM
sick ass IS... ive always had a hard-on for a 2jz swapped IS but im done with the import croud, on to bigger, better and more luxorious(sp?) things...

Cadillac Tony
08-08-08, 10:40 AM
Your screen name is disturbing. :suspense: :lol:

Seriously though, there's nothing like some good ole' American torque slamming you back in the seat. At a 45mph roll in 2nd gear, the V will embarrass most cars on the road.

Speedogomer
08-08-08, 03:58 PM
I got sick of people always thinking I wanted to race them in the WRX.

I always got compliments on the car, but it was usually from the 17 year old kid at autozone or the 16 year old working the drive thru at taco bell.

The V is a bit more mature. Even though its faster than my rex was, my insurance went from $2200 a year to $1000 a year by switching to the V.

AlmostAV
08-08-08, 06:07 PM
where down south are u?

DownSouthV
08-08-08, 11:54 PM
atl hoe

bossplayer
08-09-08, 08:38 AM
I got sick of people always thinking I wanted to race them in the WRX.

I always got compliments on the car, but it was usually from the 17 year old kid at autozone or the 16 year old working the drive thru at taco bell.

The V is a bit more mature. Even though its faster than my rex was, my insurance went from $2200 a year to $1000 a year by switching to the V.

WTF, that makes no sense, unless they mistook it for a regular CTS at your insurance.... otherwise I don't know how they would classify it as that much of a greater risk. Someone in the industry please chime in and set me straight.

LUVMY04V
08-09-08, 09:29 AM
WTF, that makes no sense, unless they mistook it for a regular CTS at your insurance.... otherwise I don't know how they would classify it as that much of a greater risk. Someone in the industry please chime in and set me straight.
My insurence is cheaper for both my jimmy and my V than my cousins SS silverado by itself w/ same age and similar driving records and the same company
I pay 1200 a year for both the V and the jimmay

bossplayer
08-09-08, 09:57 AM
Interesting, I wonder if they don't go just by certain classifications of cars and go by individual car types now?

Speedogomer
08-09-08, 10:18 AM
The problem is average age of the drivers. The WRX was starting to become more affordable to younger buyers, and they are buying them and crashing them all over. The average age of the V buyer is higher, and therefore the drivers generally have less accidents.

CBVLS6
08-09-08, 02:39 PM
My insurance went way up when I switched cars compared to the IS. The V is def. more mature, but the IS was WAY faster, that car was a damn bullet. With the boost up on race gas and it put down in the 500's, the torque could break free the tires on the interstate in 4th gear.

I love the sound of the LS6, but in my mind the smoothness of the 2jz and the dump of my blow of valves was just intoxicating. They are both great engines, I wish I could have kept the IS and just picked up a V for daily driving.

I got a lot of compliments on the IS, just because so much time and money went into it, but then again if I spent almost 30k on the V I imagine it would be absolutely insane:cool2: I find that not many people know what exactly it is, at least around here anyway, there are thousands or cts's, but maybe 3 V's in town and mine is the only one with any work done to it.

DownSouthV
08-10-08, 03:31 PM
Ya it was pretty hard for me to step down to the V as well...i mean she is fast but no where near as gangster as my old car... regretfully i took the plunge into the V, it was so hard to let go of my old ride---------- http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll161/jbevill1987/ricer.jpg

bossplayer
08-10-08, 08:35 PM
Ya it was pretty hard for me to step down to the V as well...i mean she is fast but no where near as gangster as my old car... regretfully i took the plunge into the V, it was so hard to let go of my old ride---------- http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll161/jbevill1987/ricer.jpg

Post of the day in my book! Too funny... :D

wetVdreams
08-11-08, 09:55 AM
Ya it was pretty hard for me to step down to the V as well...i mean she is fast but no where near as gangster as my old car... regretfully i took the plunge into the V, it was so hard to let go of my old ride---------- http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll161/jbevill1987/ricer.jpg

it could be worse Josh you could have came from this ~~~~>

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s87/Evilways75/STupidMustang.jpg

No offense to any V owners who paid full pop for theirs!

Kurlee Daddee
08-11-08, 10:28 AM
Nice Honduh.

I went from a modded SRT-4 to a CTS-V. The changes were dramatic. Going from a teenager car to a luxury grown man muscle car is quite a change. You'll love it.

wetVdreams
08-11-08, 11:35 AM
^ lol @ honduh hehe, I had a few run-ins with some Srt-4's ;) had a 50trim one pull me by many cars lol, a few others i ran into had a different fate (the SI made over 300whp with the t3/td05) :evil:

nice to hear so many owner coming from simlar backgrounds to the V... cant wait to get my bigboy car haha

rpm_69
08-11-08, 02:24 PM
Insurance-wise companies use actuarial tables. Things that help them determine risk. While you can get just as stupid in a CTS-V as a WRX, the statistics show that Cadillac drivers are safer w/ fewer accidents. Hence, even w/ more power and a more expensive car, insurance prices drop because statistically they are less likely to pay out any claims.

As for getting your first V - congrats. I found a low mileage Cert PreOwned. Best way to buy in my opinion. You can get a cheap price, but you also get a 100K/6yr bumper to bumper warranty. Given the Caddy's differential issues it is a nice piece of mind. I have already had a shock, engine mount, and diff mount all replaced under warranty, while I drove around in a rental paid for by the dealer.

I had a couple of M3's before the V. While the M3 is still a better car overall (better quality, fit and finish etc.), the Caddy is cheaper, faster, better warranty, and much cheaper service and parts. I would not go back. Also, a couple of things you might want to consider;
- Upgrade your suspension bushings. Dealers do this Free under a GM bulliten about wheel hop
- Anti Wheel-hop kit (BMR/Kars)
- Spectre Cradle bushings (replace the factory ones) to help w/ wheel hop
- BMR Diff support bracket: search the forum, there are differing views on this. Some people claim it killed their Diff, I have been using mine for months w/ no issues, and a MUCH better shift feel.

ENJOY!

wetVdreams
08-11-08, 02:59 PM
^awesome thankyou for the help sir... will they replace things from the TSB's at any mileage or are you fcuked if its out of warranty?

rpm_69
08-11-08, 08:00 PM
^awesome thankyou for the help sir... will they replace things from the TSB's at any mileage or are you fcuked if its out of warranty?

Not sure, check w/ the dealer, but I again highly recommend a warrantied car, especially a certified pre-owned one. IMHO it is well worth it.