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Hello New guy...Maybe

Hello I am a car freak by most people standers. I try not to talk on my cell phone will I drive (one or twice a month I will talk and drive) I go to about 5 to 7 Audi driving schools a year. I may need to go to a full GM garage and sell my preset cars. One is an A4 that is a track car. I have a couple of Questions?


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Do you have anything like this? Please go over the site before you say “yes or no”. Most of today’s cars have modules that connect to the ODBC II connector. With this Software I can reprogram a number of this from how sensitive the alarm is, to what the key FOB does. I still do 95% of the work myself.
http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/index.html

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Audi/VW has something call EKTA is a software blue print of the car with Part numbers on every nut screw washer has a part number. With that part # I can go to places like WWW.Worldimpex.com. Type in the Part Number to get the price would is normally about 50% cheaper than the dealer.

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Do you have local chapters or groups that rent out tracks with instructors to show you how to get the most out of you V?

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If I blow something up aka the Deff. at the track will GM still cover it? Audi would but they no longer cover wear items Brakes Clutch ETC.

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And Last Question out of the GM line up how would you replace a 340hp Wagon with 4 wheel drive that has a 6 speed?
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First off, welcome to the forum and best of luck finding a V if you choose to buy one.

Here's a few answers for you.

1. There are several software packages available for GM vehicles. The one I prefer is HPTuners www.hptuners.com. Another popular package is EFI Live.

2. You can use GM Parts Direct as a viable source for GM parts. www.gmpartsdirect.com -- they also have a failry extensive part catalog you can search through. Another advantage is that you can call the dealer and describe the part to get a part number then purchase from this web site.

3. There are regional clubs where V and other sports car owners get together. I'm sure it's just like any other enthusaist vehicle in that you can find a group meet and hire driving instructors or rent track time. One specific driving course I've heard good things about is Bondurant www.bondurant.com

4. If you don't extensivly modify your vehicle and are operating it under normal conditions I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get parts replaced unders warrenty. I had a differential replaced under warrenty and the dealer listed "excessive burn-outs" on my work order. This was not true but they did cover it under warrenty even though the dealer stated I abused the vehicle. If you use sense in what information you give the dealers service dept you can probably get any breaks at the track covered under your factory warrenty.

5. A CTS-V would be a good option for you to look into. Neither the STS-V or XLR-V are available with a 6 speed manual transmission. The CTS-V and the entire V line-up is not available with all wheel drive.




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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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Thank you. I am pretty sure you just convinced me to get this car.

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Rear end problems

A couple of years ago I was contemplating a CTS-V. Not that it kept me from buying one, but I was concerned by the lengthy discussions about problems with the diffs/cradles on these cars. I'm looking again, so I'm just curious as to what has changed in the ensuing year or two as to this problems. What did Cadillac do to correct it?
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