: Don't shoot me, any word if in 2007 the CTS-V will offer the auto in the STS-V?



tigers81
04-14-05, 03:40 PM
I am new to this forum and currently own a 2004 Volvo S60R automatic that is pretty highly modified. In the end it is going to end up my wife's car and I am looking at getting a high HP V8 again and the SRT8 is just not for me. I like the CTS-V but have really bad knees from football and have to bear stop and go hwy traffic daily in Atlanta back and forth to work. Even though I love manuals, I cannot drive one for long periods of time as my knees swell and ache.

Any chance or word of the 2007 CTS-V having an automatic option like what is going to be in the STS-V?

I really appreciate the feedback. The STS-V is out of my price range and just does not look aggressive enough for me. Thank you. Brian Crout.

benjet
04-14-05, 03:48 PM
Right now all you will hear is roumor, wouldn't put stock on anything you hear at this point as to what will happen that far out.

Kev
04-14-05, 03:54 PM
> Don't shoot me <

:gun::blasted:

:gun2:tigers81:brutal:

JK :p

StealthV
04-14-05, 03:54 PM
One could convert the CTS-V to an automatic for ~$5000.

tigers81
04-14-05, 04:02 PM
Really $5000? Based on the amount of money I have spent getting the Volvo to 291 whp and 310 wtq; $5000 is but a drop in the bucket.

Explain more.

StealthV
04-14-05, 04:29 PM
One could swap the T-56 6-speed transmission out for a 4-speed automatic transmission like this --> 4L65E Automatic Transmission (http://www.paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=73201) which costs $2250.

In addition, one would need to add an automatic floor shifter ~$300. Possibly a different rear transmission mount/crossmember (perhaps one from a regular CTS?), say another ~$300.

One also would need to swap out the engine's flywheel for an automatic's flexplate ~$150.

The stock V's computer already has an automatic transmission calibration loaded into it. One would just need to hook up the harness for ~$300.

Grand total for the big and misc parts needed ~$4k. Add another $4k for labor and the swap total would run about $8k.

Sell the "old" T-56 6-speed transmission, clutch and flywheel for $3k and one is looking at a $5k swap the V to an automatic. :thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
04-14-05, 05:02 PM
The clutch takeup in the V is light and smooth. Besides, clutches are overrated. Shift without 'em!!

homer403
04-14-05, 05:41 PM
Why don't you look at a STS-V?

thebigjimsho
04-14-05, 05:48 PM
This is why.
The STS-V is out of my price range and just does not look aggressive enough for me.

Playdrv4me
04-14-05, 06:11 PM
Why don't you look at a STS-V?

Reading Comprehension is COOL! ;)

benjet
04-15-05, 09:53 PM
One could swap the T-56 6-speed transmission out for a 4-speed automatic transmission like this --> 4L65E Automatic Transmission (http://www.paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=73201) which costs $2250.

In addition, one would need to add an automatic floor shifter ~$300. Possibly a different rear transmission mount/crossmember (perhaps one from a regular CTS?), say another ~$300.

One also would need to swap out the engine's flywheel for an automatic's flexplate ~$150.

The stock V's computer already has an automatic transmission calibration loaded into it. One would just need to hook up the harness for ~$300.

Grand total for the big and misc parts needed ~$4k. Add another $4k for labor and the swap total would run about $8k.

Sell the "old" T-56 6-speed transmission, clutch and flywheel for $3k and one is looking at a $5k swap the V to an automatic. :thumbsup:

Then that is that whole problem of the auto not fitting in the given space without some serious modification to the frame (supposedly).

StealthV
04-15-05, 11:28 PM
Anything can be made to fit with a blue wrench.

Forgot to add $ for a new radiator so make it $6k.