• Jan 3, 2008


With this one, we're going to let the video speak for itself. In brief, the owner of a CTS-V decides to add a Garrett turbo and apparently makes several other changes underhood at the same time. Then he invites his Gallardo-owning buddy over to film the first startup of the car, which wears the vanity plate, VETEATR. CATEATR might be more appropriate. Just watch and you'll understand. Note that there's some profanity near the end, so if you're at work, don your headsets or keep the volume low. The running commentary once the Caddy gets started is simply classic.

[Source: Culture Garage]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      haha wow! running a lil rich there buddy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah.... just a "little" rich. lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      thats one of the best things ive ever seen. i guess thats an easy way to gut your cat!
        • 7 Years Ago
        This happened to my brother's highly modified saab 9000. He let me take it for a spin on the freeway and I floored it while heading down the on ramp, and suddenly lost power. We pulled over and chunks of the cat started shooting out of the tailpipe. He later determined it was due to the muffler shop overheating the cat when installing his custom exhaust.

        Perhaps the same thing happened with the cts-v as the vid says he installed a cat-back...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well... I'm not going to buy that car
      • 7 Years Ago
      I smell fake. I just don't buy it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        dunno about fake, but probably Start Car, hear explosion and crap flying out the tailpipe, shut off, grab video camera, start car again and see what happens... :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        You can see pieces on the ground already when the video started up so this apparently wasn't the first time it was started up.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, it is clearly fake. The videographer knew beforehand that the CTS-V would eject material from its tailpipe. Otherwise, he would have focused on some other part of the car rather than exclusively on the tailpipes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jersey plates? Figures.

      The best quote from that vid was:

      "I don't think you should be breathing that stuff in."
      "I know, that's why I got a beer."
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes! We replayed that bit a few times to make sure that was what he said.

        That beer and wrench logic is flawless!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought it was dry ice at first. It doesn't seem like there's enough force there to be ripping out chunks of converter honeycomb. Maybe it's broken turbo blades or something.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No I mean maybe it's peices of blade that's chopping up the converter. It's certainly doing worse than stalling.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeahhhh no, catalyst would break a lot easier than blades on a turbo. Not to mention the fact that if the blades were broken, the turbo wouldn't be able to spin correctly, and the car would stall out (or worse).
      • 7 Years Ago
      What is that stuff coming out? Parts from inside the cat converter?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Cats should not be doing that. He might be running ridic rich, had some blowback, bam, goodbye cats.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wish I could see the video. With these damn gov't filter nazi's I have to wait to get home to see it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        One easy way around it that I found has worked is using Firefox with the Distrust plugin.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Can't use Firefox on that military computer. You have to be an administrator to even put programs on it, and they have to be legit (conform/assist in the use/support of the Air Force mission). If you do find a way around it, they'll notice it was done with your login and they come directly to you and administatively punish you for it. I'm not going to throw 15 years away on an attempt to load Firefox on that computer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My fav part is how you hear a dog whimpering at the end.

      What's funny is that he just kept running it even after the exhaust starting blowing chunks--literally. I mean dang, I'd turn it off and figure out what the heck's wrong. CTS-Vs aren't exactly cheap.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, but look at him and his friend. You think he can't afford it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "that's good, it'll clean out the sh*t."

      umm... it cleaned out your catalytic converters... that is not good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My computer doesnt have speakers. What the hell is happening?
        • 7 Years Ago
        it sounds like light bulbs "popping" every time stuff comes out of the mufflers. the engine sounds pretty muscular too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow...I never saw a car take a dump before.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Man, I read you comment first and then I watched the video. Gad Damn I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!
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