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I just bought a 2011 CTS-V Coupe without engine and tranny. I bought a full pullout with computer from a wrecked 2011 CTS-V coupe and have it installed but I need some help with knowing exactly where things go. I’ve searched and can’t find many diagrams. For example, where does the intercooler pump mount? I’m not entirely new to these kind of projects because I currently have a 2005 GTO which I bought the same way and was able to get everything installed/programmed. You can see what I’ve done so far here:
Im going to need some pictures of where things are located so I can get everything mounted and installed.
 

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Did you say you needed a tranny?






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Intercooler pump mounts onto the aluminum front subframe/engine cradle. Passenger side you’ll see the two threaded studs sticking out for the clamps
 

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Honestly, you need to spend the $250 on a helms manual.

You're going to need so much info it would take ages for you to ask all of that here, and have so many others take the time to answer you.

Neat project, but... get a manual IMHO.

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Should've upgraded the engine while you could. All aluminum 454 with a 2650
Yeah, upgraded motor, trans, a better intercooler pump, a track attack, plus porting the blower and swapping upper/lower pullies, then headers - and you better swaincoat those bitches - eventually... it adds up to serious money.

Ask me how I know!!! :p

If he got a sweet deal on the roller, it would probably not be too bad overall. Cheap roller + Thompson longblock + used blower + used trans, then throw on an aftermarket ECU and ditch the active suspension handling for coilovers.
 

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Did you say you needed a tranny?






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I have one already.....it's very different though, lol

Intercooler pump mounts onto the aluminum front subframe/engine cradle. Passenger side you’ll see the two threaded studs sticking out for the clamps
Thanks

where do you live? you need a car to look at...
I'm in South Carolina

Yeah, upgraded motor, trans, a better intercooler pump, a track attack, plus porting the blower and swapping upper/lower pullies, then headers - and you better swaincoat those bitches - eventually... it adds up to serious money.

Ask me how I know!!! :p

If he got a sweet deal on the roller, it would probably not be too bad overall. Cheap roller + Thompson longblock + used blower + used trans, then throw on an aftermarket ECU and ditch the active suspension handling for coilovers.
I was planning to get things going all stock and then upgrade later. I may be missing a lot of things so I want all of that sorted out before upgrading.

Yeah, upgraded motor, trans, a better intercooler pump, a track attack, plus porting the blower and swapping upper/lower pullies, then headers - and you better swaincoat those bitches - eventually... it adds up to serious money.

Ask me how I know!!! :p

If he got a sweet deal on the roller, it would probably not be too bad overall. Cheap roller + Thompson longblock + used blower + used trans, then throw on an aftermarket ECU and ditch the active suspension handling for coilovers.
Kinda wanted to get everything going stock before I dive into the upgrades. I immediately upgraded my GTO before putting everything back to it's original configuration and was chasing my tail on a lot of issues
 

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I was planning to get things going all stock and then upgrade later. I may be missing a lot of things so I want all of that sorted out before upgrading.

Kinda wanted to get everything going stock before I dive into the upgrades. I immediately upgraded my GTO before putting everything back to it's original configuration and was chasing my tail on a lot of issues
That is a more expensive way to go.
 
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That is a more expensive way to go.
The pullout was a full pullout with wire harness and computer. At this point, the only thing I need to spend money on is for missing parts. The only way this could have been cheaper is if I decided not to use the original engine and being that this car is a clean title 50K mile car, I want to put it back to as original as possible. If there are things that I can do without please let me know because I'm experienced when it comes to LS based vehicles but I'm not as experienced when it comes to the extra parts that the CTS-V has for supporting the supercharger. I know there are plenty of mods I could've done but with the money I have into this right now, I really want to get it running as soon as possible without spending a lot more.
 

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Upgrade the engine mounts
Ensure the steering shaft is right and tight
Add norlock washers to the front end and torque to 250ft lbs when you align it
 

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I'm in South Carolina

Where are you at in SC? I'm close to the NC border in Anson county, with a '12 A-coupe if you need to see a reference car.
 

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I’m in Columbia but I’ll travel so that I can take some pics of it. Are you near I-95 or the western part of sc?
Neither. I'm straight up US 52 almost in the middle of the state line. Between Monroe and Rockingham
 

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Could you take a few pictures of how the intercooler pump connects to the radiator and the wires that plug into the radiator fans?
Have you bought the Helms manual
 
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