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Old 05-15-2018, 12:28 PM
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Thatís a good one. I hate that too
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:25 PM
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Fight your foot and fix the whole soft rubber bushing thing in the chassis. The car was truly made for the Cadillac name and not the power that was given. Two great companies make entire bushing sets for the chassis. RevShift and Creative-Steel.
What would I gain by changing these out? How much work would it take?
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:25 PM
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Lack of Bluetooth phone integration.

do you think there is enough demand for a run of Galaxy 5000 units?
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:59 AM
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Lack of Bluetooth phone integration.

do you think there is enough demand for a run of Galaxy 5000 units?
Bluestar is still out there
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Cckq76 View Post


What would I gain by changing these out? How much work would it take?
If you have to ask these questions, you are not prepared for the answer. If you drive the car and hear weird noises, if you enjoy spirited driving, but the car simply does not inspire confidence, these may be pathways that could lead to towards to right question.

Yes, all of the work is totally worth the effort. You would gain a more geometrically consistent car, with less alignment problems, less tire grip problems, and a more confident rear-end. To me, that will at least triple or more your driving experience. However, what I find invaluable in a car some other may find trivial, and the other way is also true. Make a list of your cars annoyances. Work on your cars list.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:15 AM
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1st, What bugged me the most what the torque limiting programs placed onto the ECU. The surging of power was god awful, annoying, and just childish. I have a torque limiting device, it is called a foot. Anyone running around with the stock torque limiting program on the ECU has to be having a strange driving experience because I was downright unimpressed (borderline I dont get why people like this stuff) with the car when I first hammered on the go-fast pedal. Once that was tuned out, completely gone, I was much more satisfied.

2nd would be the piece of **** gear shifter. What a terrible abomination. A janky 30 year old Nissan Sentra does this better.

3rd is the superfluous use of soft rubber in the car. Even sporty V6 guys complain so of course the V8 will only cause more problems.

4th The driveline lash is strange, but once again, remove rubber, replace with polyu, THe lash will go reduce or go away. A CV joint is a decent idea for that spot in a long-length, OEM driveshaft application. Controlling the rear end and replacing rubber bushings is key to aiding the driveline lash.

5th, eff the OEM dual mass flywheel.

6th, eff GM for making the car leaky all over the place, at least mine seems to be. lol

7th, small tires, why? SO small.

Maybe more, I'll think about it on the drive to work today.
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Her fat ***. Like, where is she hiding it? What do i gotta do to get this Bit*h on a diet!? I already run the dog **** outta her and she never loses a pound! Which is why I cheat on her with a C5
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:03 PM
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@barrok69 very good one with the squeaky armrest!!!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kra86 View Post
1st, What bugged me the most what the torque limiting programs placed onto the ECU. The surging of power was god awful, annoying, and just childish. I have a torque limiting device, it is called a foot. Anyone running around with the stock torque limiting program on the ECU has to be having a strange driving experience because I was downright unimpressed (borderline I dont get why people like this stuff) with the car when I first hammered on the go-fast pedal. Once that was tuned out, completely gone, I was much more satisfied.

2nd would be the piece of **** gear shifter. What a terrible abomination. A janky 30 year old Nissan Sentra does this better.

3rd is the superfluous use of soft rubber in the car. Even sporty V6 guys complain so of course the V8 will only cause more problems.

4th The driveline lash is strange, but once again, remove rubber, replace with polyu, THe lash will go reduce or go away. A CV joint is a decent idea for that spot in a long-length, OEM driveshaft application. Controlling the rear end and replacing rubber bushings is key to aiding the driveline lash.

5th, eff the OEM dual mass flywheel.

6th, eff GM for making the car leaky all over the place, at least mine seems to be. lol

7th, small tires, why? SO small.

Maybe more, I'll think about it on the drive to work today.
to each his or her own, but if this car bugged me this much Iíd just use a different one. More than half of these things are easily corrected and/or present on anything similar.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:18 PM
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to each his or her own, but if this car bugged me this much I’d just use a different one. More than half of these things are easily corrected and/or present on anything similar.
I narrowed my search down precisely and the V1 is quite perfect for me. Closing in on my first year of ownership was a lot of fun. I was simply being on point for the thread. Never once did I say I would remove the car or myself from the equation. Nor would I want to buy anything new and highly unlikely anything from GM ever again.

What a shame you would give up based on such a short and easily fixable list. To each their own is very true.

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Torque limiting taken out via tune already.
Working on full bushing replacements.
Brians V1 Hurst shifter was delivered today, just checked my parcel locker.
DMF will go away when I plan on a new clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder setup.


Dang, almost 75% done my list!

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:11 AM
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DMF will go away when I plan on a new clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder setup.


Dang, almost 75% done my list![/QUOTE]

Great work! You are taking the same approach I did when I bought mine.

Figure out what you want as an end product and do everything you need to do to get there in between. I had a plan in place before I bought the car, and unfortunately some items failed before I was ready, but most failed on time.

Hopefully by the end of the year I'll be on to paint and shipping her home to the US once more for my toy.

I'm at 90% of my list and build myself after 2 years of ownership.

I've had the LS7 replacement and now I have an act twin. I really recommend the twin! It's been great and easy to drive even in heavy traffic.

I've got heads and cam left, then work on my exhaust a little bit more, and focus on paint and interior stuff, keyless ignition etc.

I bought a molested V that wasn't taken care of properly and gave her a good home.

Last thing I am doing is painting either a midnight blue metallic or battleship grey/nardo grey.

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Old 05-17-2018, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kra86 View Post
I narrowed my search down precisely and the V1 is quite perfect for me. Closing in on my first year of ownership was a lot of fun. I was simply being on point for the thread. Never once did I say I would remove the car or myself from the equation. Nor would I want to buy anything new and highly unlikely anything from GM ever again.

What a shame you would give up based on such a short and easily fixable list. To each their own is very true.

EDIT:
Torque limiting taken out via tune already.
Working on full bushing replacements.
Brians V1 Hurst shifter was delivered today, just checked my parcel locker.
DMF will go away when I plan on a new clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder setup.


Dang, almost 75% done my list!
i just meant why let it bug you if itís easy to fix? Most of this thread is dumb niggly stuff that has no good solution. Thatís all, no worries.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:28 AM
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Ah one more.....headlight washers
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:41 AM
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^^^ Mine were never functional when I bought it, and have since been completely disconnected just to ensure they can't magically become operational. My understanding is that they just make a mess every time they spray - ain't nobody got time fo' that!
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^^^ Mine were never functional when I bought it, and have since been completely disconnected just to ensure they can't magically become operational. My understanding is that they just make a mess every time they spray - ain't nobody got time fo' that!
It's kind of frustrating when you want to do a simple wiper clean and then it sprays your whole front end down I think they're programmed to come on every ~10 mists or so. If you somebody could hack the BCM it would be something that could be adjusted.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:29 PM
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Headlight washers do make a mess.Mine still work, and turn on randomly when I first start the car.
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I have no idea if mine work or not. I suppose that probably means they donít?
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:54 PM
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I am not sure of the exact protocols. I do not use AUTO setting for the lights. Whenever I turn the lights on, upon a fresh start, I hear the whirring of a motor and I see spitting in the front. I had no idea wtf was happening the first few times before I became familiar with the function yet a year later, I still do not know when they are to activate.
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Originally Posted by kra86 View Post
I am not sure of the exact protocols. I do not use AUTO setting for the lights. Whenever I turn the lights on, upon a fresh start, I hear the whirring of a motor and I see spitting in the front. I had no idea wtf was happening the first few times before I became familiar with the function yet a year later, I still do not know when they are to activate.
my lights are on auto all the time. I think the washers are supposed to come on with the windshield sprayers when the lights are on. I canít think of the last time I drove in the dark or when I used the windshield sprayer let alone both occurring at the same time.
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