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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Ive done it now...... in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Dumped my CTS-V for the STS-V.... A brief history: Picked up a new 04CTS-V (Platinum) as my Daily Driver when ...
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    Ive done it now......

    Dumped my CTS-V for the STS-V....

    A brief history:
    Picked up a new 04CTS-V (Platinum) as my Daily Driver when they first came out (traded my 00STS for it) and promptly set off modding the hell out of it (to the tune of almost 20K). Rear end took a dump twice, GM refused the 3rd based on my engine mods (h/c, intake/headers/pipes/clutch, etc) car made over 400hP at the rear wheels. Decided to keep the car anyway and have a custom rear end done. Mistake. Made tons of noise, but was bullet-proof. I couldnt see keeping the car another 2-5 years with all the noise. I took a bath on it financially...
    Traded it last week for an 07 GM PEP STS-V that I got a great deal on (4600 miles, just under 50K) but I was upside down on my CTS-V, so I had another bath coming.... Seems as if cars just kick my ass.
    Anyway, so far, the STS-V is everything I need it to be, quiet, quick and luxo. I am a longtime GM guy and a longtimer on this board - usually spend my time on the CTS-V side of things, but Ill be here more often now for reasons which are obvious - (owner and now your STS-V Board Moderator).
    Just wanted to say hey...if you have any questions/concerns/moderator needs, please let me know.

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    you're a great addition...
    we need pics of the new baby!

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Give me 5 more years, and I will have an older STS V, hopefully with 20k miles.

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski View Post
    you're a great addition...
    we need pics of the new baby!

    Good idea...maybe this afternoon....

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Any plans on modding the STS-V?
    Sounds like you went "all-out" on the CTS-V.
    Keep us posted.
    Pics of your new Caddy would be nice.
    Welcome to the STS group!

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Quote Originally Posted by coati View Post
    Any plans on modding the STS-V?
    Sounds like you went "all-out" on the CTS-V.
    Keep us posted.
    Pics of your new Caddy would be nice.
    Welcome to the STS group!
    Theres not much to be done to the STS-V, and by doing so Id be going down the same road to rear diff. destruction. I may do a tune and exhaust, but thats IT, I promise.


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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    Theres not much to be done to the STS-V, and by doing so Id be going down the same road to rear diff. destruction. I may do a tune and exhaust, but thats IT, I promise.


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    ...... OK, I've regained my composure now.
    I've got to go back over to the CTS-V board now... where I belong

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    as promised....

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    She's a beauty.
    Like new & spotless!
    And a great price to boot.
    Good choice.

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    Re: Ive done it now......

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    I have followed your travails with your CtS-V, but I sure didn't see this coming! Congrats on the new ride. I'm sure you will love it.

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Quote Originally Posted by thefred View Post
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    I have followed your travails with your CtS-V, but I sure didn't see this coming! Congrats on the new ride. I'm sure you will love it.
    I think the "didnt see it coming" sentiment is prevalent. It was a festering wound....and time to heal it.


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    Re: Ive done it now......

    As you may recall, I too came from the CTS side of the board (not V though). You'll find it a bit quieter over here. I've been away for 4 days and I had less than 10 threads to catch up on! If you want to keep your post count up (and continue to share your wisdon with the CTS-V folks), you'll still need to head to the "other" V forum! I'm rather interested to see how a recovering modaholic does with this car....

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    good job!!! a great addition to our section!!

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    Re: Ive done it now......

    Well, he can always just do a stage 1 D3 setup good for 525 hp, and he may enjoy that as much as I have. I am similar to him and have modded the hell out of many of my vehicles, including the last 05 Vette I had! Same problem rear end couldn't support the power, and then I needed more room than just one passenger! Plus since they leave the torque management , and the car peals out easily the rear should hold up better than the stock vette guys!

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