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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I am a bit concerned looking at the hitch design. It does not appear to have any horizontal supports? I ...
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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    I am a bit concerned looking at the hitch design. It does not appear to have any horizontal supports? I have been pulling a 14' motorcycle trailer, 400lb bike + supplies (10 gal gass, bike stands, extra tire sets, etc..)

    Won't the leverage applied to the hitch, start ripping it apart( I imagine stop and go, being the most destructive). I have yet to recieve the hitch...

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    If you mount a receiver to the frame, it could easily handle over 2000 lbs. It's the transmission that won't.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    I don't believe the V is rated to tow a single pound. I think the manual says so.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    I don't think I would risk it. not with this drivetrain.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Towing with a V....??! Wow
    funny because at the last track even i saw a 911 gt3, 911tt, z06 and a shelby all towing their spares and tools behind them. Actually the fastest car of the day was the shelby and it had the largest trailer.

    that being said, everything in our drivetrain makes me nervous just dragging the car around, lord knows it wont like dragging anything else. but who knows.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    hmm, use the 4 door sports car, or the 4 door sport SUV

    it is a MYSTERY.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    If there was a hitch that could disconnect quickly so that it can't be seen I would mount one on the V. I would like to use it for a bike rack and rarely a small trailer.

    You guys talking about the drive train not handling it make me laugh. How is 500-1000 pounds going to affect the transmission/diff any differently if it is in the car or behind it? If I have 4 adults in the car and luggage in the trunk that could easily be 500-1000lbs. Unless you are scared to have passengers in your car, you probably shouldn't be scared of a small trailer.

    To me, the worst part is how the hitch kits mount to the trunk floor, since there isn't a frame to bolt to back there.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    funny because at the last track even i saw a 911 gt3, 911tt, z06 and a shelby all towing their spares and tools behind them. Actually the fastest car of the day was the shelby and it had the largest trailer.

    that being said, everything in our drivetrain makes me nervous just dragging the car around, lord knows it wont like dragging anything else. but who knows.
    Doesnt matter Will.. still loooks LAME... towing wit a sports car or even having a hidden hitch on a sports sedan

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    I am not saying you shouldn't tow a trailer. I am saying I wouldn't.
    I have no doubt the chassis and suspension can handle it. My biggest worry is the transmission. Going WFO on the throttle is just a short burst. It's not like you are doing it for hundreds of miles. When you are towing, there is prolonged, constant strain on the gears from all the excess weight. That is what worries me.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadybx7 View Post
    Doesnt matter Will.. still loooks LAME... towing wit a sports car or even having a hidden hitch on a sports sedan
    i think its cool and shows how versatile and durable the vehicle is. Nothing to me more pathetic then seeing a street capable sports car being babied yet abused on a track.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    +1 to Andringa's comment for my question.
    "To me, the worst part is how the hitch kits mount to the trunk floor, since there isn't a frame to bolt to back there. "

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    I was hoping someone that's been using a V for towing would speak up. I trying to choose between putting a hitch on the V or the wifes Minivan. I just wanna tow 2 Sea Doo's, probably 1,250 lbs total with trailer, gas and all the BS that goes with.

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    Well, mine was just delivered yesterday. But don't need it until later May

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koooop View Post
    I was hoping someone that's been using a V for towing would speak up. I trying to choose between putting a hitch on the V or the wifes Minivan. I just wanna tow 2 Sea Doo's, probably 1,250 lbs total with trailer, gas and all the BS that goes with.
    My dad used to do this with his 88 mustang GT, used to have fun still racing people with it in tow...

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    Re: Hitch instll on CTS-V, do you have to cut the fascia?

    You should tow an M3 behind the V....now that....that would be funny....

    And then you can say "....I was in a hurry to get this Beemer to the race track to beat it...".....hahahah....

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