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    2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    anyone know a good company to purchase a high quality cold air intake from and other performance parts for the 2006 cadillac sts with 4.6 northstar

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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    No aftermarket upgrades exist for the Northstar..

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    , NOTHING.

    And your car already has a CAI.

    BTW, .

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    Quote Originally Posted by srt702 View Post
    anyone know a good company to purchase a high quality cold air intake from and other performance parts for the 2006 cadillac sts with 4.6 northstar
    I just want to get more horsepower for my sts any ideas or am I just stuck how it is

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    Sell it. Buy Sts-v!

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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    you can add turbos or a supercharger

    but that gets really expensive ... you should probably look into trading up to the STS-V
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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    To answer your question in Post #4: We're all stuck as-is. Your existing CAI already flows more cool air than the engine can handle at WOT redline - no bling, just function.

    If you want to monitor intake air temperature (to verify the "CAI" part of the hype) take a look at a Scangauge-II - www.scangauge.com . IAT plus any 11 other conditions you want to monitor - if your OBD/CAN system supports a particular "gauge".

    Read through all the stickys just above this thread, and start wading through the Cadillac Tech Tips in Discussions; Item Specific.

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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    Nitrous Oxide.

    Vernon

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    It's a 05-06 V8! This is America. There HAS to be someway to squeeze 75hp out of this motor. They do it on mustang gt's and camaros! Well, that's what typical hotrodding might do. But, there is a big difference in the Camaro pushrod motor. U put on some nice heads and cam and there u go. I am no ford OHC guru so I am not sure what parts are available for it. I think the rwd Sts hotrodding crowd is pretty small.

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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    Even the later longitudinal Northstars have literally no aftermarket for "speed" parts. Bling, maybe - meaningful power mods - nope.

    Sure - you can go to forced induction. Pray to your credit card.

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    I been looking for an sts v but can't find one with low enough miles or the right color I work at a Cadillac dealership so I will just talk to one of my techs or just keep ditching for the right v for me

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    Hehe. Wrong color? I broke up with a supermodel cuz she was brunette and I only like blonds?
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    Re: 2006 4.6 northstar performance upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy View Post
    Hehe. Wrong color? I broke up with a supermodel cuz she was brunette and I only like blonds?
    ...............
    there is no wrong color STS-V
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