: Newer Cts-v owner



findlay_dan
10-22-08, 02:56 PM
Hello all, i have been visiting the site for sometime now and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Dan Smith and i aquired an 05 silver cts-v in mid october. I live in Findlay, OH and have used the forum many a time for reference. thank you for all the helpful input. as for now no real mods (have tinted windows and a drop in K&N). I hope to get an exhaust set up sometime in the near future.

CtsVrod
10-22-08, 02:58 PM
:welcome:

findlay_dan
10-22-08, 03:07 PM
thanks, I stumbled upon the site a few months ago and have been doing alot of reading as to not ask stupid questions that i am able to find the answer out through just doing alittle searching. and i have learned quite abit already.

ROG
10-22-08, 03:07 PM
Hiya neighbor!!

I think the first mod should be a good shifter.

:welcome:

findlay_dan
10-22-08, 03:07 PM
and to update my first post ( i got the V in March not october).

findlay_dan
10-22-08, 03:09 PM
Hey Rog nice to see someone local! i have an appt at the dealership here this week to get first gear fixed, alot of times it will not go into gear, but luckily its being fixed under warranty (which by the way ends at the end of the month).

CtsVrod
10-22-08, 03:16 PM
Hey Rog nice to see someone local! i have an appt at the dealership here this week to get first gear fixed, alot of times it will not go into gear, but luckily its being fixed under warranty (which by the way ends at the end of the month).

Thats a common issue with these cars... First and Reverse, just takes some getting used to. The nice thing is you can start in 2nd!

Def Shifter, Cags, and CTS Console are the first on the list.

findlay_dan
10-22-08, 03:17 PM
the v has been a great upgrade from the srt-4 i had previously, but i do miss the turbo, but not the lag, i love the torque of the V.

urbanski
10-22-08, 03:27 PM
howdy

RightTurn
10-22-08, 03:33 PM
:welcome5:

onebadcad
10-22-08, 04:04 PM
Great upgrade from the 'Neon' to the 400-HP luxury Caddy!!!
Sorry about the Buckeyes---JFWY!!!

NormV
10-22-08, 04:31 PM
Another Ohio! :)


Norm

HartmanV
10-22-08, 08:48 PM
:welcome:... shifter is a must!!!

findlay_dan
10-23-08, 08:28 AM
its going to be an exciting game this weekend (osu vs. penn state). yes, the v has been a fantastic upgrade from the srt-4, i only miss the little neon for how crazy fun it was from 60-160, it was pushing 423whp it was a blast to drive, just not to fix, 26 lbs of boost in a 4 banger can only last so long.

ROG
10-23-08, 08:39 AM
When you get up to the Maumee area let me know and I will show you what a difference a shifter makes!!

findlay_dan
10-23-08, 09:30 AM
thanks rog, no plans as of yet to head up that way, but the wife and i do make it up to perrysburg for some shopping every now and again, I will let you know when we head up, would love too see what a shifter can do, my buddy has a 05 gto with a short shift installed, made a world of diff. with his.