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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats up everybody, im new to the community, i just purchased a 04' V and I absolutely love the vehicle. I was hoping to get some sound advice from some people that know more about these vehicles as I am brand new to this arena. The looks of this car are killer, one flaw in my particular car is the license plate holder on the front. I personally think it is an eye sore, can this easily be removed or are these a permanent feature that will adorne my front end? Also, my car came with some Corsa exhaust that gives it a pretty sweet tune, the motor is completely stock. Would I benefit from doing a cold air intake such as a K & N or should I just leave her how she is? thanks
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Intake manufacturers highly over state gains from intakes in my opinion. Unless you plan on putting headers on it or changing the heads and/or cam I would just pick up a stock replacement K&N filter.

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Silver 04, Which model? STS, CTS or a XLR? As Torch mentioned a K&N Filter is a great upgrade over a stock paper element.
"Cold Air" relative to the induction temps, will always help!

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I Have a 2004 CTS-V. I've never owned a car that is quite so much fun. I previously had a 1998 Trans-Am, but this car pound for pound is way more fun to drive. I hadn't really planned on doing a lot of things to the vehicle, mainly because I'm a poor college kid, but I was thinking about an intake simply for better fuel economy. Also I tried getting rid of the nasty plate holder on the front, it would leave to ugly holes in that gorgeous front end, so I guess I will just have to deal.
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I'm assuming that your state doesn't require a plate on the front of the vehicle. I would guess that where ever your vehicle was first registered, there was such a requirement.

In keeping with the "Race Car" inspiration for the CTS-V you could put a SCCA* plate on the front. Or something from the local dealership! Maybe something with reference to your Institution of "Higher Learning"!

*"Sports Car Club of America" Which is the series the CTS competes in!

www.SCCA.org

https://www.vseries.net/gallery/showp...00&ppuser=1987

You can see the clean front of my 07 in the above link

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Thanks for the idea! I've been looking at plates, I'm sure I can come up with something that will look good.
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