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Cadillac XLR-V Series Forum Discussion, XLR-V Article by Motor Trend in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Just to add to this, this video is of one of our customers cars...it has the old stage 1.5 package ...
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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Just to add to this, this video is of one of our customers cars...it has the old stage 1.5 package w/ an estimate 515 bhp. With the Corsa it would have been more. This is now our stage 1 package as we have added more to the stage 1.5 package.

    not apples for apples, but you get the idea. I really want to go to the track now

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMkRYLCd7o"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMkRYLCd7o[/ame]

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by d3Mark View Post
    Like I said before with severe traction loss the computer cuts timing, throttle position, and it open the Supercharger bypass solenoid. No I'm not happy with the way it performed, but I'm also not surprised...especially when they told us how badly it was smoking the tires.
    If it's anything like the regular XLR, the car completely falls flat on it's face when the traction goes. The STS-V isn't much better either.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Houdini View Post
    PM sent to you Mark. Thanks
    PM sent to trukk

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    PM sent to trukk

    LOL. Interesting PM. Thanks Urby.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff8928 View Post
    If it's anything like the regular XLR, the car completely falls flat on it's face when the traction goes. The STS-V isn't much better either.

    Yes Cliff, it's exactly like the STS-V and IMO worse than a regular xlr. Even with the vehicle in sport mode, the pcm still takes control of the vehicle...GM calls this "drivetrain abuse".

    There are a few threads that I have come across where V owners have disconnected the rear wheel speed sensors and have seen gains in the 1/4.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by trukk View Post
    LOL. Interesting PM. Thanks Urby.

    -Chris
    ???? I want to read the PM!

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by whisler151 View Post
    ???? I want to read the PM!
    Me too, I never got one

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Guys,

    You'd have to PM Urby about it. He PM'd me to keep it out of general circulation. Basically the whole purpose of a PM.

    We both probabaly should have keep those two posts off of here. Just ignore them.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    I can't wait until the V1 guys start upgrading to the VII. when they graduate to FI from NA... Then we'll see posts like

    Hey on a hot day I lost to a M3 whats up? Is something broke?

    or

    How do I up the boost?

    or

    on a hot day I floored it off the line and it felt sluggish. Is it a bad throttle body or cloged intake filter?

    or any number of FI'd issues we deal with on a daily basis.

    Thanks D3 for sticking in there, they will need you in the near future when they see how few vendors are willing to jump on the Cadillac FI'd mod bandwagon.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by LITTLEELVISDAN View Post
    I can't wait until the V1 guys start upgrading to the VII. when they graduate to FI from NA... Then we'll see posts like

    Hey on a hot day I lost to a M3 whats up? Is something broke?

    or

    How do I up the boost?

    or

    on a hot day I floored it off the line and it felt sluggish. Is it a bad throttle body or cloged intake filter?

    or any number of FI'd issues we deal with on a daily basis.

    Thanks D3 for sticking in there, they will need you in the near future when they see how few vendors are willing to jump on the Cadillac FI'd mod bandwagon.
    Thank you for understanding!

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    The xlrv shown in the video turning a 12.4 is mine. The car, as Craig states, only has D3 air intakes. It has a dyno tune which I got cause it was running to rich. It was very conservative and only bumped the rwhp by 3 hp. (from 405 to 408) The car dynos at 408 RWHP. The temp the night the video was made was about 60 in Houston. I had no traction problems. The car was power braked to about 2000 rpm. It was in performance mode with esp off traction on. I wonder how the motor trend test was run? The 12.4 was after waiting in line for my turn. I confident I could turn a 12.3 with proper cooling. I have found Craig good to deal with and very knowledgeable. I have since added D3 spark plugs and although I have not had it back to track or on dyno it feels faster. I bet if I was driving that white V I could get into high 11s

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by Quick65 View Post
    The xlrv shown in the video turning a 12.4 is mine. The car, as Craig states, only has D3 air intakes. It has a dyno tune which I got cause it was running to rich. It was very conservative and only bumped the rwhp by 3 hp. (from 405 to 408) The car dynos at 408 RWHP. The temp the night the video was made was about 60 in Houston. I had no traction problems. The car was power braked to about 2000 rpm. It was in performance mode with esp off traction on. I wonder how the motor trend test was run? The 12.4 was after waiting in line for my turn. I confident I could turn a 12.3 with proper cooling. I have found Craig good to deal with and very knowledgeable. I have since added D3 spark plugs and although I have not had it back to track or on dyno it feels faster. I bet if I was driving that white V I could get into high 11s

    Quick 65 soon to be quick 66.
    Thanks for the kind words "Quick" and your business. We very much appreciate you taking the time to post this.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by d3Mark View Post
    There are a few threads that I have come across where V owners have disconnected the rear wheel speed sensors and have seen gains in the 1/4.
    I've heard of guys with the supercharged 3800 cars doing that as well and it making a significant difference.

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    I own a 2006 XLR-V and purchased the D-3 stage 1 power package this spring. I have enjoyed the noticable increase in HP. Also, the whine of the supercharger isn't bad either. Craig has been great to work with and really seems to take an interest in this vehicle. Thanks again for your products and the attention that you have given this vehicle.

    Todd

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    Re: XLR-V Article by Motor Trend

    Quote Originally Posted by Whit View Post
    I own a 2006 XLR-V and purchased the D-3 stage 1 power package this spring. I have enjoyed the noticable increase in HP. Also, the whine of the supercharger isn't bad either. Craig has been great to work with and really seems to take an interest in this vehicle. Thanks again for your products and the attention that you have given this vehicle.

    Todd
    Thanks for the support Todd, it is appreciated. I'm glad you've enjoyed your power package =)

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