: Kooks headers only, stock exhaust?



09BlackV
11-02-09, 08:12 PM
Has anyone installed the kooks headers alone? Are you happy with the gains and sound? Any clips?

Paschal Performance
11-03-09, 01:06 AM
I will soon. Mine should be here tomorrow.

09BlackV
11-03-09, 09:16 AM
Thanks I'd love to see the results

Doct
11-03-09, 04:22 PM
I am interested also to know. I was going to go this route and wanting to hear what you think. Thanks

aceofblitz
11-03-09, 04:57 PM
Refer to http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/182708-kooks-headers-oem-muffs.html for my brief description of what the car sounds like.

zr1vet
11-03-09, 06:11 PM
Aceofblitz,

Do you have an after market pulley installed? Sorry if I missed a previous thread of your mods.

aceofblitz
11-03-09, 06:22 PM
Yea, 9" pulley, Throttle body, 160 Tstat, Heat Exchanger, W4M full CAI, W4M Tune, and Kooks Headers. Stock pull was 454rwhp, after mods its 537rwhp. Quite a good jump IMO.
Ordered a 9.5 pulley and I should iron things out with a custom tune soon. so far W4M's tune is doing quite well although it wasn't made with kooks headers in mind.

zr1vet
11-03-09, 07:20 PM
Thanks for the info. If I can remain "good" I'm hoping Santa will have some of those items under our tree for me next month. A nice increase in rwhp and you didn't have to go into the motor. What do you anticipate gaining by the 9.5" and a tune for all the mods?

aceofblitz
11-03-09, 08:29 PM
I don't like guessing numbers.. my main goal is to be faster than a certain car with 2 doors, with my mods i'm sure i'm faster than that "certain car" if it were stock (I tested). The extra mods are just more for a little guarantee heh.
But if you insist on a number.. how does 556 rwhp sound? :P

Paschal Performance
11-04-09, 02:29 AM
Yea, 9" pulley, Throttle body, 160 Tstat, Heat Exchanger, W4M full CAI, W4M Tune, and Kooks Headers. Stock pull was 454rwhp, after mods its 537rwhp. Quite a good jump IMO.
Ordered a 9.5 pulley and I should iron things out with a custom tune soon. so far W4M's tune is doing quite well although it wasn't made with kooks headers in mind.

Which Throttle body and by whom ? And what size ? I have 9.55 coming

aceofblitz
11-04-09, 09:40 AM
All my parts are Wait4Me Performance parts. 90mm.

zr1vet
11-10-09, 07:34 AM
Paschal Performance,

Were you able to install them yet?

Paschal Performance
11-10-09, 11:47 PM
Should install everything next week.