: Goodbye Cadillac Forums...Hello M5Board



dannboss
06-23-10, 05:01 PM
I waved goodbye to my freshly cleaned V yesterday as the buyer drove away. Why is it the car always looks best when someone else is driving it? Dang that car looked good. I am flying to Houston to get my new baby though, a black on black 06 M5 (under warranty of course *cough* SMG *cough*).

This board has been awesome, and I couldn't have done many of my mods without it. So thanks to everyone. Let me know if you are in the Dallas area and ever need a hand with something car related. I'm sure I will miss the rawness of the V, and have high hopes for the M5.

814V
06-23-10, 05:48 PM
Good luck with your new purchase! Let us know how its treating you

garrettg
06-23-10, 07:48 PM
If I may ask the reason for the change? SMG, V10, Idrive, roundel on the hood?

c4ss
06-23-10, 07:55 PM
Hate to see you go, but enjoy it. And...

:postpics:

whisler151
06-23-10, 08:32 PM
If I may ask the reason for the change? SMG, V10, Idrive, roundel on the hood?

I'd say maybe cause its faster, handles better, more luxurious ect...

Congrats Danny. Looking forward to doing some highway rolls with you. Although I have a feeling it wont work out well for me. :banghead:

dannboss
06-23-10, 08:55 PM
I'd say maybe cause its faster, handles better, more luxurious ect...

Congrats Danny. Looking forward to doing some highway rolls with you. Although I have a feeling it wont work out well for me. :banghead:

Yeah, all of the above. The technology of the car was intriguing, as well as how they look lowered. I won't mod out this one, but do have a few things planned to get me to that 204mph mark.

Definitely have to do some highway rolls. Soon!! You free around midnight? :)

shadybx7
06-24-10, 12:22 PM
good luck.. i did a 2nd gear rollout with a e60m5 till at least 125 and won.. :hmm: the M5 had 3 guys in the car + was stock .. maybe it wasn't set to 500bhp mode or M-mode.. all i know is that from 2nd gear till ~80mph he had me by 1/2 a car and then the :v: just kept creepin til i was 1/2 a car ahead lol im not tryin to be negative the M5 is definitely a upgrade except for the idrive being so complicated
sexay imo
YouTube- BMW M5 with Meisterschaft Exhaust INSANE Acceleration!!

whisler151
06-24-10, 12:45 PM
good luck.. i did a 2nd gear rollout with a e60m5 till at least 125 and won.. :hmm: the M5 had 3 guys in the car + was stock .. maybe it wasn't set to 500bhp mode or M-mode.. all i know is that from 2nd gear till ~80mph he had me by 1/2 a car and then the :v: just kept creepin til i was 1/2 a car ahead lol im not tryin to be negative the M5 is definitely a upgrade except for the idrive being so complicated
sexay imo

Well I will let you know how my V does against his M5. Hell, i'll even have it on video.

dannboss
06-24-10, 03:58 PM
Well I will let you know how my V does against his M5. Hell, i'll even have it on video.

Sweet video setup too. Hooray for video!

Anyway, P500 Sport, EDC Full, DSC off, and Drive Logic at 6. That's how I roll.

Here's a picture from when I picked it up last night:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e88/dannboss/IMG_0005.jpg

liqidvenom
06-24-10, 04:02 PM
yeah you made not just a jump in power but to a whole different class of vehicle. You will be very happy, also when you launch it for the first time using launch control and realize your diff isnt on the floor behind you.....then you will be a happy guy. and those seats, those alone are worth trading up for.

dannboss
06-24-10, 04:09 PM
yeah you made not just a jump in power but to a whole different class of vehicle. You will be very happy, also when you launch it for the first time using launch control and realize your diff isnt on the floor behind you.....then you will be a happy guy. and those seats, those alone are worth trading up for.

The seats are probably one of the greatest things so far. I feel wrapped in it when the active seats hug in on the sides.

Just read up on how to do launch control.....can't wait to try it. :thumbsup:

liqidvenom
06-24-10, 04:18 PM
i can neither advise you to do it or not to do it. But i can say that it works like nothing you have experienced.


( this is just my talking and i speak on the authority of no one if anything negative happens from you doing it.)

dannboss
06-24-10, 04:30 PM
I don't to turn this into an M5 discussion on the Cadillac Forums, but I will say that the V will be missed. So far, the lack of torque is killing me. I do miss the sound of headers, and changing the oil cheap. M5 takes 9qts of 10w-60 oil...$$$

liqidvenom
06-24-10, 04:36 PM
nothing wrong with talking about different cars. i only said that because i get paid by the people who make that car so i dont want anything i say to be taken out of context.

it does take more oil but those are some of the things you have to put up with when being the owner of a v10 sedan.

Roidz24
06-24-10, 04:39 PM
Cool, I'll be looking for the video of you vs. whisler.

shadybx7
06-24-10, 04:43 PM
moar pics... looks great with those tints.. dont be shy, keep us updated on what your doing to make 204mph come up faster.. any vizual mods planed?

dannboss
06-24-10, 04:49 PM
I plan to lower it with Eibach or H&R springs and add a front lip spoiler. A rear diffuser would be nice, but haven't decided yet. That will be it for visual, unless you consider RPI air scoops behind the grille visual since they are red and you can see them from the front.

RPi Scoops on an M6:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e88/dannboss/IMG_9178.jpg

814V
06-24-10, 05:42 PM
oh thats sexy

dannboss
06-24-10, 05:57 PM
oh thats sexy

:cool: I concur my friend.

whisler151
06-24-10, 07:34 PM
Cool, I'll be looking for the video of you vs. whisler.

I need to wait on my motor mounts (CS sent them with out heat shields). Then its on! Dig, 20, 40, and 60 rolls...(on a closed road of course)

shadybx7
06-24-10, 07:38 PM
a bunch of BMW guys at a meet told me they force more air into the airbox.. they claimed like 10hp or sumthin.:hmm:.so flash and go... red on black looks mean.. the ones i saw in person were yellow

shadybx7
06-24-10, 07:38 PM
I need to wait on my motor mounts (CS sent them with out heat shields). Then its on! Dig, 20, 40, and 60 rolls...(on a closed road of course)

in mexico of course:alchi:

dannboss
06-24-10, 10:10 PM
I need to wait on my motor mounts (CS sent them with out heat shields). Then its on! Dig, 20, 40, and 60 rolls...(on a closed road of course)

No rolls from 100, 150, and 175?

ChrisJon-V
06-24-10, 10:47 PM
The V is just so much better looking........and American.

whisler151
06-25-10, 08:40 AM
No rolls from 100, 150, and 175?

That is too far above the 75mph speed limit. I will not participate in illegal activities. :hide:

Not to mention your car pulls like a bull on the high end. I need my 418rwtq to give me the advantage.

dannboss
06-25-10, 10:39 AM
That is too far above the 75mph speed limit. I will not participate in illegal activities. :hide:

Not to mention your car pulls like a bull on the high end. I need my 418rwtq to give me the advantage.

I was kidding...of course....maybe....

:lies:

Albertan
06-26-10, 06:23 PM
Bit off topic, but I have 3 E36 BMW's so I joined our local BMW club. Great bunch of guys, most close to my age. We went on a Father's day run. The group leader has a WRX STI and I had my V. The there was 26 BMW but I felt right at home. (Unlike the local Corvette club the president of which had no clue what the V was!)
Enjoy the car.

Wicked_V
06-26-10, 09:59 PM
Looks very cool man, congrats.