: Added HP per $ Spent

04-13-05, 09:52 PM
Just got my V a month ago and was wondering what is the best $'s spent for Horsepower increase and still keep everything in Warranty?

Also, as I have seen in most posts wheel hop is really bad. Can a simple shange of tires once I wear these out (very soon) help the problem?

04-13-05, 10:07 PM
Best bang for the buck and something the Dealer wouldn't see would be to get your factory computer re-flashed with a good tune. I plan to do this very soon and should be good for a few ponies. :2thumbs:

Wester will be tuning my car with in the next week, can't wait to see the difference.:dance:

05 CTS-V--- Light Platinum
Llumar Clear Bra and Tinted windows, LS6 Emblem, Stealth-V z06 fuel rail covers and Cags Eliminator,
K&N drop in filter, B&B 3" resonator exhaust, BMR Toe Rods/Trailing arms, more mods coming..
Online Photos http://photobucket.com/albums/v466/HDMLNIUM/

04-14-05, 12:03 AM

Let me know the HP increase once done - any estimates on cost and increased HP?

04-14-05, 12:38 AM
What do you think of this from More Performance:

Corsa CTS-V cat back system

http://www.moreperformanceinc.com/images/catalog/COR%20CTS%20S.jpg (http://www.moreperformanceinc.com/images/catalog/COR%20CTS%20L.jpg)Corsa CTS-V cat back system
Item #: COR CTS-V


Complete stainless steel cat back system with two mufflers, resonator and two polished 3" tips. This system has an excellent exhaust note outside the car while keeping the interior noise down to a minimum. On our 383 SC CTS-V we picked up 25 rear wheel HP with this system!

04-14-05, 06:19 AM
Check out this Thread, they are a supporting vendor, and I am very happy with there work. :coolgleam http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=105

Texan V
04-14-05, 03:13 PM
What ever you choose, it will likely be better than what most of us paid for our first 400 ponies...

$50K / 400 = $125 per

Dave's V
04-14-05, 03:28 PM
Buy the CAGS eliminator from StealthV. It lookes OEM, easy to install and works fantastic.

Yes it doesn't increase performance, but it makes your manual tranny a full-manual.

carpe dm
04-14-05, 04:58 PM
The LS1 responds well to increases in breathing capacity. Intake and exhaust mods are your best bet to make it sound/feel/perform better. :thumbsup:

04-15-05, 12:28 AM
What would you recommend? Corsa exhaust plus?

04-15-05, 08:01 AM
I would suggest one of our KAT-4074 Torquer cams for $410.00. Just ask Flyboy how much he likes his. This cam goes straight into your V's dot to dot. On a chassis dyno test we saw an increase of 40 ft-lbs from 2000 all the way to around 4600 with it topping out the horsepower about 15. This cam is night and day difference over the stock cam. The idle is a little rougher, but nothing terrible.

When we combined that cam and our headers, we saw 50ft-lb gain and 30 HP over the stock V. The headers are not so cheap at $1600, but they do make some serious power.

Like I said, you could PM flyboy and ask him how he likes his setup!!!