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Old 12-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Update on the CTS-V Wagon

Bought the spousal unit a new grocery getter ( I bought Lugnut a ZR1.... ) a few weeks ago and can't keep my hands off of it. I installed some Corsa Sports 2 days after we got the car home and mod fever has now struck big time.

Today, I installed an Airaid CAI. Holy Chit!

Keep in mind, this is a 6sp manual station wagon.

Everything's normal as long as you don't go WFO. But when you do, you'd better be ready. The S/C whine is really noticeable above 7 lbs of boost. Sounds like 10,000 angry bees. The rev limiter is set at 6200 and it comes REALLY quick. The time between 4000 and 6000 is measured in nano-seconds no matter which gear you're in. It's amost impossible to not hit the rev limiter. Imagine trying to short shift a Z. There are "tracer lights" that follow the tach needle around the gauge and they begin to flash above 5500 and act as a shift light. You really need to pay attention here. The car weighs 4500 lbs and my butt dyno says it'd give my Z a run for it's life.

I gotta give Airaid credit. This is one super kit. When you look up quality in Websters, it says "See Airaid". There's not one flimsy piece in it and the instructions are first rate. Thanks, David.

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Bought the spousal unit a new grocery getter ( I bought Lugnut a ZR1.... ) a few weeks ago and can't keep my hands off of it.
Uh huh....you bought it for Dawn, liar liar pants on fire!
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Re: Update on the CTS-V Wagon

Modding the wife's wagon makes perfect sense to me. I drive my wife's wagon too. A CTS-V wagon would be an awesome upgrade all by itself for me! At least the wife has a Volvo V70R AWD with a 6 speed. My Z06 has brake envy over her Brembos
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Re: Update on the CTS-V Wagon

thanks for sharing, makes me want the V coupe even more
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Re: Update on the CTS-V Wagon

FYI you might want to look for some spare parts for that wagon as word is
next-generation 2014 Cadillac CTS, sources have stated that the CTS lineup will be slashed, with the sport wagon gone.

Being not many were sold it will be a instant classic but limited parts around
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I had heard that the wagon was being dropped. It shares numerous parts with the V sedan and as long as it's under warranty, that's Cadillac's problem. In the meantime, I'm gonna enjoy myself.
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So what color are the clappers?
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So what color are the clappers?
Clappers???

The calipers are YELLOW, dammit! BRIGHT YELLOW! And they look damn good, too!

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So Tom, do you ever let Dawn drive it?
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So Tom, do you ever let Dawn drive it?
What for? I got her a lifetime supply of bus tokens.
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What for? I got her a lifetime supply of bus tokens.
I knew it! Tell her to go green and save the environment while you hammer it!
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Love that wagon!
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What for? I got her a lifetime supply of bus tokens.
Tom....Dawn does read these threads doesn't she?
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Tom....Dawn does read these threads doesn't she?
I only LOOK crazy!
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What for? I got her a lifetime supply of bus tokens.



That is a wicked grocery getter.
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