: New V Owner (w/pics)



Stoopalini
10-08-08, 07:16 PM
Well, I couldn't wait until the end of the year, and came across a great deal on this '05 with 23k miles on it. I wasn't too crazy about the light seats, but I think they'll grow on me. (current daily driver was a silver '96 Z28 with black leather -- mildy modified)

Previous owner installed Corsa exhaust and a Volant CAI. It has a few of the typical issues I've been reading about on the forum like bad motor mounts, wheel hop, loose shifter, etc .... but all-in-all, what a great car! It'll be heading to the dealer on Monday for new motor mounts, a check of the tranni and rear mounts, shifter bushing, et all..

Thomas.

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CTSV_510
10-08-08, 07:34 PM
That's a nice looking car you've got there!

What mods on your Z28?


:welcome:

CtsVrod
10-08-08, 07:35 PM
:welcome:

Looks like you got a Spoiler too!! Get Ready to Empty your wallet if you spend too much time on this forum.

shadybx7
10-08-08, 07:35 PM
:welcome:

So your car has an Exhaust and CAI but no short shifter? Previous owner must have been all about that V soundtrack!!!

Does anyone know who makes that spoiler? i cant find it on the FAQ.

spedaleden
10-08-08, 07:35 PM
Very Nice, enjoy it!!!!!

Stoopalini
10-08-08, 08:20 PM
Thanks guys. Short shifter is definitely 1st on the list. This shifter is worse than the factory Z28 shifter, and that thing was horrible!

I thought the spoiler was a factory option? Is the spoiler on my car different than the one which is part of the standard CTS sport package?


What mods on your Z28?

Where do I start .... K&N, 1LE elbow, Ported intake, Ported heads, impala head gasket, SLP shory headers, Random Tech Y pipe with integrated cats, DMH electric cutout, factory catback. Chromoly pushrods, Scorpion 1.7 RR, CC918 beehive springs, Manley guideplates, LT4 valve covers, 1LE springs/shocks/struts, SLP subframe connectors, BMR lower control arms, Hurst short shifter, McCleod clutch, aluminum rear diff cover, custom tune, Hawk HPS pads, Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, Manual fan switch, throttle body coolant bypass, TR-55 plugs, Accell wires, Taylor fire sleeves, and a few things I probably forgot.

It's for sale, in case you are interested? :suspense:

It was a really tough decision to get out of the Z and into a V, but the more I drive it, the more I realize I made a good choice :thumbsup: Besides, with our 2nd child due Jan 3rd, I'll have to give in to having a carseat in my car and the Z just isn't setup for that.

Thomas.

Kmajecki
10-08-08, 08:31 PM
Wow thats quite a bit of mods! How did you like the McCleod clutch? I assume you meant Slave Cylinder? I'm hoping to switch to a RAM or McLeod Slave soon...

whisler151
10-08-08, 08:31 PM
Thanks guys. Short shifter is definitely 1st on the list. This shifter is worse than the factory Z28 shifter, and that thing was horrible!

Hey Thomas...how about driving a few hundred miles to come to the DFW V meet? You know you want to put some miles on your V and check out a bunch of other Vs. :stirpot:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/151375-d-fw-v-owners-possible-meet.html

Stoopalini
10-08-08, 10:09 PM
How did you like the McCleod clutch? I assume you meant Slave Cylinder?
The slave and master cylinders are factory. I have an SLP flywheel, a McCleod disk (800 series) (http://www.mcleodind.com/downloads/prod_guide_PDFs/Page_4.pdf) and an SLP pressure plate. I had the SLP disc for a while, but a downshift to 3rd at 60mph grenaded it. The McCleod has been great! A buddy of mine has the same disc in his '97 SS with a built motor making over 500hp, and there's no slipping.


Hey Thomas...how about driving a few hundred miles to come to the DFW V meet? You know you want to put some miles on your V and check out a bunch of other Vs.
Thanks, I'd love to, but unfortunately won't be able to make it. My wife and I play in our Church band, and I'll be playing guitar that day. I'm thinking a road course day out at Texas World Speedway (http://www.texasworldspeedway.com/)would be nice though :thumbsup:

Thomas.

type911
10-09-08, 01:57 AM
Welcome

tdyguy2k
10-10-08, 02:13 AM
Welcome to the forum. Nice car.

jweymar
10-10-08, 08:21 AM
Welcome! Nice Car!

rand49er
10-10-08, 08:56 AM
:welcome:

Geez, another Texas V. Sure is a bunch of them.