: I need help...



caddyguy415
11-16-10, 02:39 AM
Hey all, i'm new to owning a caddy, i just have a few questions that hopefully, someone here can answer them for me.

#1- my Ext has about 345-350 hp, how can i get over 400 for less that $800?
#2- I want to lower my Caddy EXT in the rear to make it sit level ( no stink bug )
#3- Is the EXT AWD all of the time?

Thanks a bunch yall.

Bear
11-16-10, 10:01 AM
I'll take the easy one.... #3, yes the EXT is full time all wheel drive with a 40/60 split. BTW, this forum covers the 2007 and up which already has 400hp.. you might get more information/options from the other Escalade forum which covers the 2003-2006 model.

RippyPartsDept
11-16-10, 12:15 PM
I don't recall the EXT not sitting level at stock ride height... that's what the rear leveling system is for

caddyguy415
11-16-10, 10:33 PM
yeah, i know. it sits stink bug at stock ride level. i want to level it out by lowering the rear a little bit. to make it level at normal drive level.

Big Windy Ext
11-17-10, 08:28 AM
Buy a leveling kit , Google it and you will find kits in your price range . It can be as simple as a set of plates that raise your front or 4 coil springs and adapter arms for your autolevel sensor . Don't try messing with the autolevel on your own without installing new arms . Put big wide tires on the back , like back in the 60s and 70s:yup: What in God's name is a "Stink bug" ?

RippyPartsDept
11-17-10, 10:02 AM
What in God's name is a "Stink bug" ?

here you go (http://www.google.com/images?q=%22Stink+bug%22)

although, i'm not really sure what that has to do with the stance of the escalade
(http://www.google.com/images?q=%22Stink+bug%22)

GSAuto
11-17-10, 08:07 PM
It's gonna be hard to get 50HP for 800.00. The most bang for the buck I think as far as adding HP is a Magnaflow cat back system.

07maralade
11-18-10, 01:09 AM
If you want 50 horses for 800

Aftermarket free flow exhaust for 500
Diablo/Superchips/blackbear tuner for 250 bucks.

You dont need a level kit, just crank the torsion bars, and get an alignment.

RippyPartsDept
11-18-10, 01:17 AM
You dont need a level kit, just crank the torsion bars, and get an alignment.
good idea

killer67
11-18-10, 03:37 AM
If you want 50 horses for 800

Aftermarket free flow exhaust for 500
Diablo/Superchips/blackbear tuner for 250 bucks.

You dont need a level kit, just crank the torsion bars, and get an alignment.


Which exhaust for $500? That's a good price if you can find one

caddyguy415
11-19-10, 12:20 AM
" Stink bug " is when the rear rides higher than the front.

And to the rest of yall, thanks for all the advice. It's fun learning about a new truck, what you can do, what cool things they make for it , ETC ETC.

It's a lot more to learn about that a 98 ford ranger HAHA