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Old 03-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Livernois Motorsports 2011 CTS-V Build

Today, we baselined a customers 2011 CTS-V Coupe. The car is bone stock and has an auto trans. We will be installing the following mods:

Livernois Motorsports CNC Cylinder Heads
Livernois Motorsports Stage 2C Camshaft
Livernois Motorsports 2.55” Supercharger Pulley
Livernois Motorsports Idler Pulley
Livernois Motorsports Upgraded Heat Exchanger
Kooks Longtube Headers & Connection Pipe w/ Cats
Corsa Touring Exhaust
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Innovators West Balancer
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Livernois Motorsports Dyno Tune

Baseline numbers were 483 RWHP / 434 RWTQ

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Nice!! god, I love that car!!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:09 PM   #4
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Wz up Rick! Nice Ride...
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:47 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies!

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What's up Ryan? How are ya? Thanks!

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:16 AM   #7
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Why do you need an idler pulley if you are only changing the upper pulley from 3.0 to 2.55? Are you reusing the stock belt?
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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A CTS-V makes a perfect sleeper car if you ask me.

A Mustang or a Camaro or a Challenger is pretty high-profile, but who would guess that this innocent-looking CADILLAC sitting next to you.........

Turn up the boost, add a cam and fresh air, etc, keep the exhaust quiet and no-one would ever know, untill it's too late.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:48 AM   #9
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:27 AM   #10
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A CTS-V makes a perfect sleeper car if you ask me.

A Mustang or a Camaro or a Challenger is pretty high-profile, but who would guess that this innocent-looking CADILLAC sitting next to you.........

Turn up the boost, add a cam and fresh air, etc, keep the exhaust quiet and no-one would ever know, untill it's too late.
it would be a sleeper car if it didnt have all those ground effects with the meshing and hood and ctsv badging.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:37 PM   #11
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Why do you need an idler pulley if you are only changing the upper pulley from 3.0 to 2.55? Are you reusing the stock belt?
While technically not required, anytime you can increase the idler size will help with belt wrap and reduce the possibility of slippage on these systems.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:32 PM   #12
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While technically not required, anytime you can increase the idler size will help with belt wrap and reduce the possibility of slippage on these systems.
Question Andy: Why not go with larger crank pulley than smaller S/C pulley in order to avoid belt slipping (with smaller S.C pulley) since all the accessories run on a separate belt?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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Question Andy: Why not go with larger crank pulley than smaller S/C pulley in order to avoid belt slipping (with smaller S.C pulley) since all the accessories run on a separate belt?

Thank you in advance!
we're doing both
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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Andy, can you tell us what's the difference between LSA cam and ZR1 cam? Why didn't GM use ZR1 Cam on LSA?
Would you suggest the ZR1 cam on this car?

Once you're finished with this car, please share the dyno. I have a friend who just picked up a new one and thinking of doing all the above, except the LT and exhaust to keep it quiet. This way I can show him the gains. His is manual and I suggested the ZR1 cam with ported head.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:20 PM   #15
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The ZR1 cam is a little improvement over stock, however it is also ground around the limitations of the stock heads, when you port an LSA head there is a significant improvement in airflow and therefor the type of cam you would spec would be fairly different than the production camshafts for this or the LS9. I would say to at least do the headers as the stock manifold/cat assembly will choke it down pretty far, and the stock exhaust will keep it very quiet.

I would suggest our 1c cam for his build personally if he is looking for more stealth and excellent drivability out of a manual trans car.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:25 PM   #16
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I would suggest our 1c cam for his build personally if he is looking for more stealth and excellent drivability out of a manual trans car.
That's what he is looking for. I'll forward him the info and then have him contact your shop. Thank you for the info on the cam.

I suppose with this mod, he looses his warranty.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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That's what he is looking for. I'll forward him the info and then have him contact your shop. Thank you for the info on the cam.

I suppose with this mod, he looses his warranty.
If you go by GM's written letter of the law? Yes... However, it will greatly depend on the relationship he has with the service writer at the dealership.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #18
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #19
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #20
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How much for just the heat exchanger? Does it replace the stock exchanger or sit in addition to the stock unit?
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:26 AM   #21
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How much for just the heat exchanger? Does it replace the stock exchanger or sit in addition to the stock unit?
this will be an additional unit to work with the stock exchanger. we also totally replumbed the intercooler system, and added a reservoir into the mix instead of the worthless "level checker" that is there currently. As of now the intercooler will be install only because we are fabricating them to work. We are, however, working on getting them fabbed to our specifications. We will more than likely need another car to verify fitment on before this can happen as this car has an aftermarket radar system that caused some fitment issues.
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this will be an additional unit to work with the stock exchanger. we also totally replumbed the intercooler system, and added a reservoir into the mix instead of the worthless "level checker" that is there currently. As of now the intercooler will be install only because we are fabricating them to work. We are, however, working on getting them fabbed to our specifications. We will more than likely need another car to verify fitment on before this can happen as this car has an aftermarket radar system that caused some fitment issues.
I was going to ask question on this subject as well. The Air cooling system for ZL1 will be a much needed aftermarket product. And I think you're starting the right time to do your R&D on it.
I also suggest to look into tranny cooling system as well. These are only for the upcoming model, but it's good to start early.
One of the things that gave maggie a big success, was that they started their R&D on LS3 way before the Camaro came out. And when the Camaro showed up, they announced theirs, where KB, Whipple and others started at that time. And you can see 80% of the S/C are Maggies.
Although ZL1 will have very nice components, but I'm not sold on the stock IC system.
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