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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    "With that settled, we made a few quarter-mile passes, and clicked off a best of 13.6 seconds at 106.2 mph, which makes it the quickest Caddy we've ever tested, but not the quickest car in its class."

    Those times sort of bother me for such an expensive car. The one thing that jumps out at me is the MPH, which suggests that the car should be trapping much better times...

    And they also state that the tranny is "sluggish." Hmm, good one GM. And I wonder why this car isn't as fast as it should be?

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    I'd be willing to bet that they tried running it in either full auto or full manual mode instead of sport automatic. My STS has the best 0-60 performance in this mode, and you have to know the car to select it. (Without reading the manual, most people wouldn't guess that there's a third shift mode selectable by moving the lever to manual, but not activating it).

    My guess? The car is capable of faster times under the following conditions:

    1- The car is driven for a while and writes over the crappy factory shift timing with a more aggressive one.

    2- The run is performed in the "sport" automatic setting.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Just get the one with the SC LS2 and be done with it... The N* SC powerplant just doesn't develop enough power.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Orlando
    I'd be willing to bet that they tried running it in either full auto or full manual mode instead of sport automatic. My STS has the best 0-60 performance in this mode, and you have to know the car to select it. (Without reading the manual, most people wouldn't guess that there's a third shift mode selectable by moving the lever to manual, but not activating it).

    My guess? The car is capable of faster times under the following conditions:

    1- The car is driven for a while and writes over the crappy factory shift timing with a more aggressive one.

    2- The run is performed in the "sport" automatic setting.
    You're probably correct, but what sorts of improvements are you saying you can achieve? I'm guessing, at most, maybe 2 tenths in the 1/4 and 1mph. Still a little slow for the price.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    I'd like to see what an aftermarket exhaust system can do to those times...

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooman
    I'd like to see what an aftermarket exhaust system can do to those times...
    I bet not all that much. What can you pick up........20hp?

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    I would like to see what exahust, intake, headers and a pully could make on this car....

    Every SC from ANY factory is restricitive... open that baby up... I bet the LS2 with an SC will still do more in the end, but it would be fun...

    I am wondering if the tranny could be eating up power or if it simply is the weight of the car overall...

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    I've actually heard from several credible sources that the factory intake design is extremely well engineered. A cone filter and cross tube may show a peak gain, but from what I've heard you'd probably lose some space under the curve. The exhaust system, however, was designed to meet drive-by noise levels, so there should be room for improvement there.

    I'd be willing to bet that other than a less restrictive exhaust, there won't be many mods for this car.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Quote Originally Posted by illumina
    "With that settled, we made a few quarter-mile passes, and clicked off a best of 13.6 seconds at 106.2 mph, which makes it the quickest Caddy we've ever tested, but not the quickest car in its class."

    Those times sort of bother me for such an expensive car. The one thing that jumps out at me is the MPH, which suggests that the car should be trapping much better times...

    And they also state that the tranny is "sluggish." Hmm, good one GM. And I wonder why this car isn't as fast as it should be?
    "quickest Caddy we've ever tested"?? What kind of times did they get from the CTS-V?

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    "quickest Caddy we've ever tested"?? What kind of times did they get from the CTS-V?
    I've never seen them post times for the CTS-V, but you do have a point here. Maybe that should be some encouragement

    I though the consensus was that the STS-V was a very low 13-second car? 13.6 certainly is a tad slower than every other "reputable" automotive periodical. Hell, even the mph would suggest something a little quicker...

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Still and all, it looks like a great car.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Take the torque management out of the thing and it will come alive.

    The Trailbazer SS has a lot of T/M and a new flash netted 20hp and 34 ft lbs.
    of torque.
    Not to mention harder launches and quicker shifts.
    We'll see how long the transmission lasts with the T/M removed.

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Or run a spraybar on the intercooler...

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    Re: STS-v test \ review posted at Edmunds

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    Or run a spraybar on the intercooler...
    Huh????

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