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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V brakes = Rear end damage in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Just a word to the wise. Today, at lunch, some of my staff were in another (lesser) vehicle and we ...
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    Exclamation V brakes = Rear end damage

    Just a word to the wise. Today, at lunch, some of my staff were in another (lesser) vehicle and we were sort of screwing around (OK, we were screwing around) on the way back from lunch. They were chasing me down a lonely street and when I came to the end of the road and abruptly stopped, as the V is so capable of doing - well - they couldn't.

    Fortunately the other driver was smart enough to swerve as he took another 40 feet to stop from what I managed...

    So, just thought I'd mention that not all drivers will be aware of the exceptional brake performance of your V. Our narrow miss today will of course be a lesson well learned (and fortunately, not the hard way).

    Have fun,

    Wildwhl

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    Re: V brakes = Rear end damage

    Coming off the banked straightaway at Pocono the brakes nearly put me through the windshield. They had cones set up and the guy said if you don't have the stopping power just keep going, don't slide it into the turn and hit the flagger.

    90% of the time I was coming in 'hot' (for a novice, that's about 80mph) and was SURE I was going to have to go through the cones till I put more than a wisp of pressure on those brakes. Yanked the car up short, I was afraid people would hit me on the track.

    Car has ridiculous stopping power. I didn't want to get on the brakes hard but I have a feeling I could have braked less than 30ft from the start of that sharp off-camber turn from 100+ and still hit it just fine.
    On that note, has anyone flat-spotted their tires yet?

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