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    Question Altitude?

    If this is the track at Bowling Green, Kentucky The altitude is 545 ft.

    Souldn't be a factor considering the temperature for April 4 was only 64 degrees and his run was late in the day.


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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    holy crap, no way did I think they were that fast!?!?! Thats pretty Cool, I now know not to race an XLR-V Ill take my luck with an STS though. But anyways what did the regular XLR run??? you never posted it, or did I miss it???

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    Re: Altitude?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green STS-V
    If this is the track at Bowling Green, Kentucky The altitude is 545 ft.

    Souldn't be a factor considering the temperature for April 4 was only 64 degrees and his run was late in the day.

    i was just curious. i am at 6,000 feet above sea level which has a HUGE impact on et's.

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    Talking Altitude



    Isn't that the reason that so many individuals prefer Supercharged or Turbocharged vehicles in your area?


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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    XLR Ran a 14.2

    That is still a good time, but we laughed at him.

    Bowling Green, KY is correct.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    The STS-V does have manual shifting. If you used it, it would not help. It cuts you off when you hit red line and you are dead int he water. I have never had the up shift problem again, except that one time.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clintonwmills
    The STS-V does have manual shifting. If you used it, it would not help. It cuts you off when you hit red line and you are dead int he water. I have never had the up shift problem again, except that one time.
    Yes...I learned that right away during manual shifting. It is kinda of slow shifting as well....plus it shuts you down at red line. Not as good manual as my srt8. The auto shifts are pretty decent though.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    does it have sport mode? (shifting the shifter to manual but not shifting up or down)

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil_concours
    does it have sport mode? (shifting the shifter to manual but not shifting up or down)
    It has a Drive Sport. This will not help the 1/4 mile, but it will help when you hit the gas what gear it picks. Plus it is suppose to hold the gear a little longer. I used it on the track just for fun. But when i did it with it off it didn't make any differences.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clintonwmills
    It has a Drive Sport. This will not help the 1/4 mile, but it will help when you hit the gas what gear it picks. Plus it is suppose to hold the gear a little longer. I used it on the track just for fun. But when i did it with it off it didn't make any differences.
    so it doesn't shift faster and shift at higher rpm?

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    i do not think so, it made no difference

    the manual doesn't say anything about it

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clintonwmills
    i do not think so, it made no difference

    the manual doesn't say anything about it
    on the regular cts and sts, it seems to shift more firmly and at higher rpm when the sports mode is engaged.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    STS-V times are not too impressive. I thought they would be better--about 11.0-12.0. Cadillac can do better.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.C
    STS-V times are not too impressive. I thought they would be better--about 11.0-12.0. Cadillac can do better.
    This is true... Although, you CAN buy a Lingenfelter(or however its spelled) supercharger for the CTS-V. Hell, the guys at ligenfelter will even do the custom tuning of it!

    With those times on the STS-V and the XLR-V you have lots of room for improvement. That XLR-V could be running 11s easily. And the STS-V is a FULL SIZE sedan..that's pretty damn good for a car of that size.

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    Re: STS-V and XLR-V at the 1/4 mile Drag Strip!

    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.C
    STS-V times are not too impressive. I thought they would be better--about 11.0-12.0. Cadillac can do better.

    You must be nuts or have no concept of what an 11.0-12.0 car is like. Even a Z06 isn't that quick and it is 1000 pounds lighter and is not a four door luxury car. Quit reading magazines and go to the drag strip and see what a production luxury 13.1 second car is like.

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