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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe modding begins...first up, CAI.

Old 04-16-2011, 08:57 AM
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Default 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe modding begins...first up, CAI.

I finally hit 1000 miles and consider the car now "broken in".....so, time to install some parts. My plan for now is to get a CAI installed, Eibach Pro springs installed, Kooks 1 7/8" headers installed, Corsa Touring exhaust installed, DMH low-profile electric cutouts installed and then a dyno/tune. I have a few other mods planned also and will get to those when the parts come in. I also plan to make this as much as a father and son activity as possible. Boys need to have skillz that don't only involve video gaming, texting and facebooking. In other words, my son Jordan will be my tool biotch. This should be fun

*DISCLAIMER* No sponsors were harmed nor coerced in providing me parts. I don't claim to be as thread-tacular as Cobro or Flim Flam in my thread making abilities.

The car to be modded is my 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe (the one Shawn hates). In stock form it has 556hp and 551 ft-lbs of torque. I will probably never track it (fat piggy) but a little extra horsepower and some modding won't hurt.



First up- Airaid CAI for 2009-2011 CTS-V's. I ordered this part with a nice discount and the company (StreetSide Auto) even overnight-ed it for free due to a supplier delay. Price: $255.56 not a bad price considering the quality of parts. I am impressed so far:



I didn't realize there was so many parts in the kit. Nicely packaged with nice powder-coated parts:



Underhood shot of the plastic fantastic engine bay. Area marked within red will be replaced:



Got the car in the garage sideways and ready to go:


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First step.......disconnect the battery. Oh yeah, it's in the trunk:



Next remove all the plastic ass covers (shock tower and engine cover):



Disconnect the PCV line and MAF, loosen a few hose clamps......pull the original intake out:



Original and replacement parts:



Next, remove the airbox and filter:


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Al the original parts removed.....I love working on a clean car:



Make your son put shit back together:



Assembled the new intake support pieces:



Install the new air filter to the support plenum:


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Install the air filter assembly followed by the intake tube. Some bolts were a pain in the ass to get to, but overall the CAI was well designed and fit very well:



Reinstall all the chintzy plastic covers, reconnect the battery and start her up. I'll have to take it out later and let the computer reset itself with the new intake. Sounds nice:


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Default Re: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe modding begins...first up, CAI.

The funny part is, you'll pick up more WHP from that intake than a Honda getting a b18 swap
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wow i love that car!
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