March 4, 2021

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Status Update – Our Cadillac ATS-V’s

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It’s an addiction, somebody help me!!! 😎

Several things going on with the cars now, we will start with Amy’s car first.

The new grills and emblems are here, so I’m ready to either find someone to paint the hood and bumper cover or get it wrapped, and I’ll be exploring those options next week. The Swift springs are on the way but the wheels haven’t shipped yet. I need to ask James about those but I know he takes his time. Once they ship I’ll order the new tires. I’d really like to have the wheels ceramic coated before they go on the car. 

I have ordered a flex fuel sensor for my car, and I’m going to get Justin Schmidt to do a 93 octane – E30 tune on it. I saw an E30 tune that Justin did on a ATS-V that went from 505 hp to 590 hp at the wheels. For this car, 5 gallons of E85 on top of the 11 gallons of 93 equals E30. I’m trying to not do a lot on this car until it gets closer to being out of warranty, so I’m keeping it conservative. 

https://dsxtuning.com/collections/flex-fuel-kits/products/lf4-flex-fuel-kit

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These are out of stock, but as soon as they’re available I’m placing an order. These are already on the wife’s car so I have to keep up. 🙂 These are the rear trailing arms and all of these arms help to located the rear suspension precisely, and without and flex in the arms or deflection in the bushings. Compare these to the stock arms and you can see why they are needed. Once you start adding higher power output and increased cornering forces, those OEM arms and bushings start to flex and that makes for unpredictable cornering and not so straight, straight line acceleration. 

https://zzperformance.com/products/zzp-ats-trailing-arms

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I’m taking the car to the Lanier Cadillac dealer on Monday (25th) to have the clunking in the left front fixed. It has to be a strut issue of some type, so we’ll see what they say. After that is fixed, I plan on taking the car to Teddy Knisely to have the sensor and hopefully (if they become available) these rear suspension pieces installed. 

We’ll worry about the Justin tune on the wife’s car once we get mine complete (Hers is still faster than mine so it can wait for now 🙂 ) and after we have hers painted/wrapped and the wheels/tires and springs installed. 



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