: Loaner CTS-V surprise



heavypedal
01-03-07, 11:53 AM
So I hop the highway in a 04 loaner CTS-V while my 04 is getting worked on, and I start flipping through the temperatures to see if this one runs the same temp as mine.... and then I get to the G-meter. Whoa! Someone has been having fun with this thing. Still has the run-flats on it, but check the tires after I got to work....yup, looks like someone had tried a couple times to get the 1.07 to the right.

The Tony Show
01-03-07, 12:42 PM
Yeah sure....."Someone" pulled a 1.07 in the loaner. Suuuuure......

:D

nikon
01-03-07, 01:46 PM
Yeah sure....."Someone" pulled a 1.07 in the loaner. Suuuuure......

:D

:histeric:

heavypedal
01-03-07, 01:48 PM
Yeah sure....."Someone" pulled a 1.07 in the loaner. Suuuuure......

:D

Ha...Tony, I'm not one for self-incrimination.

Plus, if what I hear on this board is up and coming for my car (new diff, halfshafts, etc.), then I better play nice with the dealer's loaners.
:angel:

Seriously, that was the biggest number I have seen on a stock V. I was able to pull a .99 with the Avon M500 A/S tires that came on my V (when I bought it).

Whats the best g-pull you have seen with stock (no suspension work)?:woohoo:

nikon
01-03-07, 02:03 PM
I pulled a 1.11 on my GSD3's 1.15 on the F1's all stock...Ive heard of people hitting higher on stickier tires.

mdc
01-03-07, 02:18 PM
A loaner CTS-V is much better than the Malibu Maxx my dealership offers me ... heh

... and for the record I have 1.07 and .96 on my stock tires in my V ... and it honestly wasn't that hard to do (both done on freeway onramps ;) )

rand49er
01-03-07, 02:37 PM
They gave me an Aveo, but I was getting a new dif so I didn't care. :)

Don't ask me about my g readings. :hide:

hurley64
01-03-07, 02:38 PM
HHMMM, would this be a loaner from a dealership located in Cary?

heavypedal
01-03-07, 03:24 PM
Yep yep. Hey John, you wouldn't happen to own a silver V? I had a friend do some work on one in the area and haven't seen em.


FYI...getting pings that guys have been hitting 1.2's and 1.1's with stock suspension set-ups. Would like to see one of these in motion ;)

NIK
01-03-07, 03:39 PM
Stock '05 (other than Corsa) - left turn 1.0 on RS-A runflats. And it wasn't that hard to do.

unc-v
01-03-07, 04:11 PM
Had a Black 04 loaner from dealer in Cary while getting a computer tune.It sounded like it had been through it's fare share of hard runs. Didn't happen to look at the g-meter though.

lawfive
01-03-07, 04:20 PM
Dude, loaner cars, company cars, and rental cars can do ANYTHING!!

sefa01
01-03-07, 04:30 PM
1.29 and 1.27 (headers, hi-flo cats and slicks) at Pocono Raceway

Krug Ford
01-03-07, 07:37 PM
I have hit 1.05 with the upgraded suspension on a stock car 2007

keeksv
01-03-07, 08:09 PM
Fastest cars in the world = loaner/rental cars

Drift-caddy
01-03-07, 08:12 PM
Fastest cars in the world = loaner/rental cars


Hmm, what did u do with my Maro?? that was a loaner to u

VelodromeRacer
01-03-07, 08:37 PM
1.18 left 1.12 right..stock 2005 at Putnam park last June...turn 7 or 8...110 degrees..Feffman jump in here, that turn will cause most to lift and spin!

keeksv
01-03-07, 08:52 PM
Hmm, what did u do with my Maro?? that was a loaner to u

Had to make sure it really was a 10 sec. loaner :hide:

Drift-caddy
01-03-07, 09:38 PM
Had to make sure it really was a 10 sec. loaner :hide:
Thats it, im putting the bottle in ur car and making it a 10sec car.

lunarx
01-03-07, 09:43 PM
100% Stock (except for CAGS).
Before I got my FG2's

1.27 on the Street. :D
It was a banked on-ramp.
Still have not tracked my V.

HiTechRV
01-03-07, 09:47 PM
Do you need high temps for the F1's to stick? I'm seeing .89 max.

CTS5
01-03-07, 10:36 PM
Hmmm...It wasn't a black 2004 V, was it? Getting better gas mileage than mine and a smooth as butter e-brake pedal operation? Hmmm...I think someone left rubber with that one in my office parking deck. And such high g readings with a loaner? I can't imagine how? :burn: :shhh:

hurley64
01-03-07, 11:57 PM
Seems like alot of us have driven that V...lol

heavypedal
01-04-07, 10:07 AM
Of course it was that black loaner ;) Made me want to go test my car out when I picked it up last night.

p.s. those service guys are very cool. 2 of them have V's themselves.

heavypedal
01-04-07, 10:08 AM
Would love to take the car to VIR and test out the G-Meter :)

heavypedal
01-04-07, 10:12 AM
Hmmm...It wasn't a black 2004 V, was it? Getting better gas mileage than mine and a smooth as butter e-brake pedal operation? Hmmm...I think someone left rubber with that one in my office parking deck. And such high g readings with a loaner? I can't imagine how? :burn: :shhh:

Yeah, I noticed that too. My ebrake, you have to push into the engine bay to get it to stick. The loaner caught halfway. First time I used it I about broke it off (expecting to push it to the floor). :hmm:

Talked to the guys about it... its adjustable. Warranty runs out in 1.5 years, so thats going on the list.

hurley64
01-04-07, 02:26 PM
Funny, I noticed that too...

CTS5
01-04-07, 08:00 PM
We should set up a loaner drift competition...But we'd have to take turns with that V! Also get a lot of Motorsports Edition Escalades from that dealer as loaners. Those big anti-roll Hotchkiss bars really make those things tolerable.

v-ape
01-05-07, 09:29 AM
I think it really depends on the turns, if you get in a highly banked turn, you can pull more g's. I can get over 1g on my way to work around a tight banked corner and I'm only going 25-30mph or so

atdeneve
01-05-07, 11:29 AM
I think it really depends on the turns, if you get in a highly banked turn, you can pull more g's. I can get over 1g on my way to work around a tight banked corner and I'm only going 25-30mph or so


Definitely. The most I've managed on stock FE4s, on a flat level surface, was 1.14 and 1.11. In order to see 1.2's and up, you're really gonna need some banking.

HiTechRV
01-05-07, 10:41 PM
Sheesh - I thought everyone was talking about level ground.

Tao_Haus
02-05-07, 06:38 PM
I've hit 1.09g's on stock tires (the all season RS-A run flats), and routinely hit over a full g on certain turns I know well enough to run hard. Anyway, in the process of getting STS-V wheels w/Pirelli P-Zeros installed now (boy has that been a project to get sorted out). With the 275s in back and 255s up front, I'm hoping to see the g-meter hit 1.15-1.2 on both sides. We'll see...

ctsvflorida
02-05-07, 06:53 PM
I've hit 1.09g's on stock tires (the all season RS-A run flats), and routinely hit over a full g on certain turns I know well enough to run hard. Anyway, in the process of getting STS-V wheels w/Pirelli P-Zeros installed now (boy has that been a project to get sorted out). With the 275s in back and 255s up front, I'm hoping to see the g-meter hit 1.15-1.2 on both sides. We'll see...

You like the STS-V wheels better than our wheels? I have to see a picture of that when you can please! Are the '07 sts and '06 sts wheels the same or did they change them? I've seen both but don't remember. Something tells me that I liked the '06's better than the '07's but they are prolly the same and I am thinking of something else.

bxs144
02-06-07, 05:58 AM
Last fall at Lime Rock my high was 1.22 and 1.17 with fg2's and KDW2's(stock size) for tires. As it sits now, I have 1.17 and 1.05, I think.

Koooop
02-06-07, 07:11 PM
I had a 1.24 on the F1's (I've never had mine on a track).

The Dealership reset the G meter after they put 20 miles on my car and busted my clutch and rear end mount... You have to wonder if they pushed it higher. :hmm:

Now it's just at 1.15 on the GSD3's.

Hot Damn this car is fun to drive!

MSJ
03-08-07, 11:38 PM
I've also driven that 04 V loaner from the NC dealer. I heard it was just totaled by a customer :(