: Cadispeedster's first thread! NEW MEMBER! 2006 CTS-V



Cadispeedster
01-16-13, 10:31 PM
Now what's up ya'll? So what's it going to be? Can ya keep the rap going for your T O double D?

06 CTS-V
Hey all, names Todd. Looking forward to some fun installs, how to's, and most likely some customized work. I'm sure I'll be valuable to the Cadi forum community as I do all my own maintenance and upgrades.

It's an 06 around 70,000 miles, so please let me know if there's anything I should keep an eye out for or change maybe before I have issues.

From the exterior the car stock is aesthetically pleasing. I don't like to junk up the look of stock cars too much, so there is no poll for that! :) (sleeper style)

Thanks!

Submariner409
01-16-13, 10:42 PM
You'll do a LOT better with this up in the proper Forum. Moved.

The Lounge is for "How's your dog doing ??" CTS is for car work, and the -V guys are good at it.

Welcome Aboard !!! :welcome:


Polls take up a lot of room and aren't really the way for good info........................I'll bet the CTS guys can give you the most reasonable, efficient path to happiness............... and not break the bank in the process.

Cadispeedster
01-16-13, 11:00 PM
Cool, thanks for the move. It did say new member introductions. But hopefully get more looks now.

Anyways, thread jack my own thread! lol
How's ammo reloading going with all this stuff going on? I just bought a bunch of ammo and magazines... Glad I did. Prices have more then double, and now might get banned! I'd like to get into that, it's cheaper no? Check out Extreme Shock rounds. Pretty crazy stuff.

FuzzyLogic
01-16-13, 11:12 PM
Can we get this clown out of here?

Skidmarcx
01-17-13, 12:40 PM
^^ lol

Koooop
01-17-13, 01:34 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Don't pick on the new members.

(Even if they're being a bit of a douche)

CTSV_Rob
01-17-13, 06:04 PM
Funny Kooooooop.

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Welcome aboard and congrats on getting a V.

HAMSTAR
01-17-13, 06:40 PM
Hey new guy, roof mount a gun on your V or GTFO.





See me tryin to tie it all in?

rand49er
01-17-13, 07:08 PM
Welcome!

All this guy wants is some fresh, lively conversation instead of all the stale stuff passing for threads this winter. He'll mellow with a little time.

Koooop
01-17-13, 08:39 PM
Fresh as a summers eve!

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I'm just pissed cuz I don't have my V anymore.

odthetruth
01-17-13, 10:12 PM
Welcome to the site.
All bushings. Thats about all I'd keep an eye out for.

Motor mounts, trans, diff... all seem to weaken out over time. The car itself is generally solid. The differential is definitely the weakest part of the car but if you don't dog it hard out the line too much, you should be fine.

rand49er
01-17-13, 10:32 PM
Can we get this clown out of here?:histeric:






(meant to do this even though it's not nice ... but it's funny)

PISNUOFF
01-18-13, 07:34 AM
Welcome!

All this guy wants is some fresh, lively conversation instead of all the stale stuff passing for threads this winter. He'll mellow with a little time.

Haha. So stale that I stopped logging in every day. I check runsfromdacops twin turbo thread then sign out.

alradco
01-18-13, 11:25 AM
I like the list of possible mods. From "intake" all the way to "engine" that's a pretty huge gap.

Cadispeedster
01-18-13, 01:08 PM
How am I a douche? Not that I care... But, if this forum is lame and full of other "douches" I'll be out for sure.
Maybe I'll have better lucky with my old Mazda forum where the people are nicer and more helpful.

I've got excellent write ups and how to's there. But if you don't want me here, good luck with everything and have fun paying hundreds of dollars to have someone install or fix your car for you, even pricey simple oil changes. If you're lucky enough, like me, to be able to afford to pay people to do your own work, great! Good for you! But I actually really enjoy working on all my cars and motorcycles. Also, have a huge background with restoration on aircraft's.

Thanks, for you guys who were nice enough to post something meaningful and very helpful (odthetruth)... Great info. There seem to be some members that are waste of forum space. Just my two cents.

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Also I do believe there are forum rules...

"No flaming of other members to incite or perpetuate a conflict or argument.

Personal attacks or name-calling can get you banned.

No bombing forums or threads with pointless posts."

As stated...

HAMSTAR
01-18-13, 02:12 PM
Dude, look at almost every other thread in the V forum. It's full of people helping out perfect strangers. You will also note that we are very much into DIY- I don't believe there's anything on these cars that most of us haven't done, except maybe personally forging engine blocks.

The thing is you came on here with a poll showing a choice of mods that made it obvious you haven't done any more than te most cursory type of research. It's not that we don't want to help, it's that our time is valuable too and we expect a little legwork on the part of whoever is asking the question. Then the whole gun thing was just off-topic, and that's not the culture here. Personally I think this is a good thing because you don't have a bunch of idiots posting shit simply for the sake of it, like some kind of wordgasm. There are a million other places on the Internet for that.

I really hope you stick around and contribute. It's a good forum, but like all others has it's own culture that it's worth learning if ou wanna get the most out of it.

Peace

etcts-v
01-18-13, 04:13 PM
Mostly down to business around these parts of the forum, don't get offended as you will get flamed until you learn the in's and out's. You'll gain respect slowly by asking for help and more than anything do a search first before you post. I didn't understand that when I first joined but now that I've seen 40,000 posts asking the same questions over and over again about the same stuff I now understand why you'll lose respect by not doing your homework. There's at least two dozen good threads on here about the best mods for the V and the order in which you should do them.

This forum is an invaluable resource for your V and you will lose out if you don't stick with it and start with some thick skin. You'll learn more on here than you could ever imagine as most of us not only do our own "maintenance" but do complete engine, trans, interior, exterior, drive train, suspension, etc, etc mods. We've torn down and rebuilt from the ground up finding, fixing and fabricating solutions and strengthening weak points that the GM engineers missed and not only adding a few 100 hp but in some cases twice the horsepower and torque out of these machines as what came from the factory. The guys giving you a hard time are the guys you should respect and listen to, they've helped and taught me more than I could ever imagine.

I got schooled my first post as well so don't feel special...

Cadispeedster
01-18-13, 04:18 PM
Understood, thanks :)

Might be a habit from the Mazda forum then. Different kind of culture i guess... Just get excited to get a new nice car, ya wanna see what people recommend from experience. I see you have an 06. What you think? I might make a custom cold air first thing and follow up with some sort of exhaust. There's so much to choose from, but I don't think I'll be happy with any of the intakes. I'll post another thread with plenty of pictures. As for the exhaust, I've always liked the QTP cutouts. Which would be great for a future turbo build.

Cheers, and thanks!

etcts-v
01-18-13, 04:39 PM
Cutouts are a great mod to start with! For Cold Air Intake I went with K&N first but then pulled it and sold it for a Volant Intake which I like a lot better, more effective at keeping heat soak out. Most guys keep the OEM airbox and just the intake tube which seems to be highly effective. As for the intake manifold, I'm picking up a 90mm FAST next week to replace my stock LS6 and LS2 Throttle body. Having it ported out here at port works.

PISNUOFF
01-18-13, 05:12 PM
Understood, thanks :)

Might be a habit from the Mazda forum then. Different kind of culture i guess... Just get excited to get a new nice car, ya wanna see what people recommend from experience. I see you have an 06. What you think? I might make a custom cold air first thing and follow up with some sort of exhaust. There's so much to choose from, but I don't think I'll be happy with any of the intakes. I'll post another thread with plenty of pictures. As for the exhaust, I've always liked the QTP cutouts. Which would be great for a future turbo build.

Cheers, and thanks!

Good post. A lot of info and cheaper ways of doing things. Just search a little then create threads asking more specific questions.

On a side note: I'm heading out for a 'Fat Girl' ride. Maybe I can break something else and add some excitement to the winter boredom. Lol

Cadispeedster
01-18-13, 06:43 PM
Cutouts are a great mod to start with! For Cold Air Intake I went with K&N first but then pulled it and sold it for a Volant Intake which I like a lot better, more effective at keeping heat soak out. Most guys keep the OEM airbox and just the intake tube which seems to be highly effective. As for the intake manifold, I'm picking up a 90mm FAST next week to replace my stock LS6 and LS2 Throttle body. Having it ported out here at port works.
Yeah, the Volant brand seems pretty enticing, but still a few things I would change. I had major heat soak issues with my turbo'd Speed Protege, so I'm very familiar. I'm glad this car doesn't necessarily need a turbo. If so, I'd most likely install the turbo at the back near the muffler and run the hot pipe up to the front. This would be PERFECT! for the QTP cutouts :D. Turbos get sooo hot... The stock intercooler was about the size of a macaroni box located inside the engine bay. No bueno.

Good post. A lot of info and cheaper ways of doing things. Just search a little then create threads asking more specific questions.

On a side note: I'm heading out for a 'Fat Girl' ride. Maybe I can break something else and add some excitement to the winter boredom. Lol
Fat girl?? I'll take one for the team I guess... being the new guy and all... ha!

PISNUOFF
01-18-13, 07:01 PM
The Fat Girl:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZIDyhkZnB4&feature=plcp

rlj5
01-18-13, 08:02 PM
Cool, thanks for the move. It did say new member introductions. But hopefully get more looks now.

Anyways, thread jack my own thread! lol
How's ammo reloading going with all this stuff going on? I just bought a bunch of ammo and magazines... Glad I did. Prices have more then double, and now might get banned! I'd like to get into that, it's cheaper no? Check out Extreme Shock rounds. Pretty crazy stuff.


Finally have Someone that just might appreciate my AVATAR & you guys try to run him off.........:tisk:

I don't get on here much a anymore.......But, Welcome to the forum anyway:welcome::welcome:

odthetruth
01-18-13, 08:03 PM
Some of the old farts here are just sour about being old. Don't mind em too much. I'm going to request old farts also lighten up a bit. New guys not used to the amount of B.S. you guys throw at each other. LOL

rand49er
01-18-13, 08:10 PM
This is the best thread in a month 'cause it's got some life in it.

Again, welcome, Cadi and love your enthusiasm. :D

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Finally have Someone that just might appreciate my AVATAR & you guys try to run him off.........:tisk:

I don't get on here much a anymore.......But, Welcome to the forum anyway:welcome::welcome:"Don't get on here much." THAT'S an understatement.

rlj5
01-18-13, 08:27 PM
This is the best thread in a month 'cause it's got some life in it.

Again, welcome, Cadi and love your enthusiasm. :D

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"Don't get on here much." THAT'S an understatement.

Hey Randy, I'm a lot older than you are ......... Takes me awhile to get around....:wisdom:

Cadispeedster
01-18-13, 09:40 PM
Lol! this has been a pretty exciting first thread...

And that fat girl sounds AHHHHHH mazing. Love cutouts! Must be w'holey freakin loud!

thebigjimsho
01-19-13, 12:06 AM
Welcome, T O double drizzle.

PISNUOFF
01-19-13, 07:49 AM
Wow, graced with rlj5's presence on your first thread. Haha. Even TBJS has tamed down in the past two years. I remember when you would get suspended from here at least once every other month.

rlj5 - I've successfully pounded your old QA1 shocks into submission. All have been rebuilt three times due to leaks, one piston shaft broken, the bottom of one shock body broken and currently both fronts have leaked all the fluid out again.

I meant to post this link about the 'Fat Girl' the other day. This was written by another forum member who writes for LSXTV.com and all the other GM online magazines. I've done all my own work as have plenty of other forum members. We are all more than willing to help out with knowledge, excerpts from the service manual, photos and there are plenty of illustrated how-to's on here.

On a side note, NONE of my friends shorten the Fat Girls name to 'TFG'. Lol. Plus I run 275/40's out back not stock 245/45's.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/brian-ruckdeschel’s-’07-“tfg-v”-is-built-for-the-road-course/

rand49er
01-19-13, 08:48 AM
... http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/brian-ruckdeschel’s-’07-“tfg-v”-is-built-for-the-road-course/Wow, that's pretty cool!

In my ignorance, what's Rick's screen name?

PISNUOFF
01-19-13, 11:33 AM
I can't remember. I must be getting old. Haha

PISNUOFF
01-19-13, 01:06 PM
Success!!! Axle #9 (1000 Hp DSS axle #2)

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/BDC1FA26-B606-4E00-9921-55BDAD1C43D4-410-0000002894836A1B.jpg

FoD
01-19-13, 01:18 PM
Our definitions of "success" differ. Well done Brian.

rlj5
01-19-13, 08:30 PM
Wow, graced with rlj5's presence on your first thread. Haha. Even TBJS has tamed down in the past two years. I remember when you would get suspended from here at least once every other month.

rlj5 - I've successfully pounded your old QA1 shocks into submission. All have been rebuilt three times due to leaks, one piston shaft broken, the bottom of one shock body broken and currently both fronts have leaked all the fluid out again.


http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/brian-ruckdeschel’s-’07-“tfg-v”-is-built-for-the-road-course/

Man, either you've been doin some serious tracking or those have been a real pos & I hope it the first one,
Since I'm the one that sold them to you , ........... They were almost new when I took them off
Are you gonna rebuild again or get something else ?

Have had good luck with my KW's. ,But I don't track them


Cadi, I'm sorry for the thread jack

rand49er
01-19-13, 08:37 PM
Hey Randy, I'm a lot older than you are ...I catch up to you next Saturday. :cake:

thebigjimsho
01-21-13, 01:34 PM
Wow, graced with rlj5's presence on your first thread. Haha. Even TBJS has tamed down in the past two years. I remember when you would get suspended from here at least once every other month.

rlj5 - I've successfully pounded your old QA1 shocks into submission. All have been rebuilt three times due to leaks, one piston shaft broken, the bottom of one shock body broken and currently both fronts have leaked all the fluid out again.

I meant to post this link about the 'Fat Girl' the other day. This was written by another forum member who writes for LSXTV.com and all the other GM online magazines. I've done all my own work as have plenty of other forum members. We are all more than willing to help out with knowledge, excerpts from the service manual, photos and there are plenty of illustrated how-to's on here.

On a side note, NONE of my friends shorten the Fat Girls name to 'TFG'. Lol. Plus I run 275/40's out back not stock 245/45's.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/brian-ruckdeschel’s-’07-“tfg-v”-is-built-for-the-road-course/

I'm just getting old...

rlj5
01-21-13, 05:16 PM
I'm just getting old...

But it is much easier on the old body with that really nice V2 you drive now .........Right?

thebigjimsho
01-22-13, 10:49 AM
But it is much easier on the old body with that really nice V2 you drive now .........Right?

My V1 had coilovers with T2 race shocks. I loved them. Firm but never harsh. Yeah, the V2 is like a Fleetwood in comparison...

trukk
01-22-13, 12:15 PM
Wow...MYKENYCE haz returned?

OP:

1) Fix all the worn out bushings
2) New Short Shifter
3) Replace dual mass flywheel (katech twindisk if you can afford it)


-Chris

rand49er
01-22-13, 01:18 PM
Geez, now even trukk shows up here. Next thing you know we'll have CVP33, wldwhl, and dannystang. Just like old times. :cloud9:

tommy compton
01-22-13, 01:34 PM
Success!!! Axle #9 (1000 Hp DSS axle #2)

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/BDC1FA26-B606-4E00-9921-55BDAD1C43D4-410-0000002894836A1B.jpg
I've done in 3 now, 2 passanger and one drivers side, 1000 hp DSS axles. Hendrix kept telling me that he has never had any break before me or since. What a line of B.s.
I even had to call DSS personally to get my refund for the last stub, because Thomas kept dodging my calls when it came to pony up. Even then he never reinbursed me the full amount.(I paid for stub to get it out right away, while I sent him the broken stub)
No diss on DSS, but Thomas on the other hand.
Are you lowered? I read somewhere that camaro guys lowered with DSS axles were having the same problem untill DSS made some changes.
Seems a change they need to do for the V guys.

thebigjimsho
01-22-13, 02:22 PM
Geez, now even trukk shows up here. Next thing you know we'll have CVP33, wldwhl, and dannystang. Just like old times. :cloud9:

If you PM wildwhl he gets notification, I think. In the past, he'd respond. As for fannystang, I don't know...

PISNUOFF
01-22-13, 05:08 PM
I've done in 3 now, 2 passanger and one drivers side, 1000 hp DSS axles. Hendrix kept telling me that he has never had any break before me or since. What a line of B.s.
I even had to call DSS personally to get my refund for the last stub, because Thomas kept dodging my calls when it came to pony up. Even then he never reinbursed me the full amount.(I paid for stub to get it out right away, while I sent him the broken stub)
No diss on DSS, but Thomas on the other hand.
Are you lowered? I read somewhere that camoro guy slowered with DSS axles were having the same problem untill DSS made some changes.
Seems a change they need to do for the V guy.

I dealt directly with DSS and they were great to deal with about a month ago when the first one twisted off. I removed the axle and sent it to them directly, I paid shipping one way, and kept the broken stub. I do all my own work so money wise I was only out $40 shipping. They replaced the entire inner half of the CV.

My car is lowered. I will ask about it when I talk to them. Thanks for the heads up.

rand49er
01-22-13, 05:41 PM
... kept the broken stub. ...Coffee table centerpiece?

tommy compton
01-22-13, 05:42 PM
Dealing with Hendrix was nothing short of a nightmare the last time I dealt with him. Every time I had to ship him back the stub (my expense). Doing my own work too, but still out diff fuid and seals, no biggie. I don't think I would even get cash back if I didn't contact DSS directly. They delt with it right away for me. Apparently they reinbursed Hendrix right away, but he never passed the money back to me, untill I finally had to get DSS into it.

PISNUOFF
01-22-13, 05:57 PM
They reimbursed you extra cash? I must be doing something wrong. Lol. I just spoke with DSS and they are swapping mine out again. Apparently they have redesigned the inner CV flange and changed materials. They are fairly confident that it won't happen again with the changes. We will see, I don't plan on changing my driving habits.

Randy - I can make a coffee table and two end tables with broken axles.

tommy compton
01-22-13, 06:06 PM
No, I paid for my last stub so I didn't have to wait until Hendrix got my broken one back. He always insisted I send the broken stubs back to him, and I couldn't afford to have my car down while I waited on mailing stubs back and forth. After I paid his full price for a new stub he got all wishy washy about them being in warranty. He only ended paying me back what he got back from DSS and not the full price I paid. Technically I guess the stub was past the one year warranty mark. But Thomas always assured me that even if my stubs broke again he would honor the warranty whether it was up or not.

trukk
01-22-13, 06:44 PM
Geez, now even trukk shows up here. Next thing you know we'll have CVP33, wldwhl, and dannystang. Just like old times. :cloud9:

Gotta keep you old timmers on your toes....;)

-Chris