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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures.. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; So the '04-'07 "V" has been my dream car for a while now. With permission from the boss(aka"wife") I finally ...
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    Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    So the '04-'07 "V" has been my dream car for a while now. With permission from the boss(aka"wife") I finally bought this one on Tuesday..So excited!! It's an '06 V w/ 56k. Came with full Corsa exhaust and intake.

    Here it is at the dealership. (Traded in the Tacoma in the back ground)

    and at the first stop on the way home


    So the next day I get up at 6:00am, can't sleep due to excitement and start on the detailing. Wash, clay bar, wash again, two steps of machine polish, shine revive, and wax. Ends up looking like this.. Not bad!


    Next morning I head up to the mountains for it's first "TEST DRIVE". Performs Excellent!! I'm super excited. So of course I take it around to some friends and show it off. I let one friend drive it around the block and all is well (he was a little rusty and shifting it, but not too hard on it.) On the trip back I jump in the driver's seat and head back. I pull out of the gas station parking lot and decide to hit it good. WOT in 1st and then a good hard shift to 2nd...............SNAP!!!!!! Engine just revs... DAMMIT!! My first thought was the diff, but there was no wheel hop or anything. Looking under the car i can see the driveshaft is spinning and the passenger side axle is spinning indication of the axle breaking at the hub. Here is my $85 ride home....

    at the house


    So the shop is a disaster so I move the rat rod out and put the V under the redneck workshop...


    After a nap I tackle the task of pulling the axle. Found the axle nut to only be hand tight, but can't tell if that is because it broke just behind the hub. Here is the damage...

    with everything apart


    So I'll probably make a new thread, but none of the autopart stores around here carry replacement axles. Autozone is the only one that shows an option, but their vendor is "out of stock". I wanted to autozone ones for the lifetime warranty. The dealer wants $700+ and its still over a week out... I don't think I need $1700 1000hp axles, but am short on options.....Any suggestions?????

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    I have a set of 06 axles in the classified. Page 46. They were on my 2005 for 2k miles, then I upgraded (again) to the 1000 hp axles.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    I have a set of 06 axles in the classified. Page 46. They were on my 2005 for 2k miles, then I upgraded (again) to the 1000 hp axles.
    Darkman,
    I'm interested in the axles you have forsale, but I'm unable to private message you (due to my low post count I think.) I'm looking for a replacement ASAP. Thanks

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    If your budget is a problem go with darkman's stock ones...otherwise I would shop here: http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/categ...?categoryId=22

    Might as well upgrade to the anti-wheel hop axles while you're replacing stuff.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Ouch, sorry to hear.

    You might want to remove your number and email from that post.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    2 day ownership? How pissed were you ? :P

    The good news is that it's just an axle, and it didn't break a CV joint so there's none of that grease to cleanup. As I'm sure you know, it could have been a lot worse.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    id say you got lucky there, when i read the title i was expecting to find a exploded diff pic.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    2 day ownership? How pissed were you ? :P

    The good news is that it's just an axle, and it didn't break a CV joint so there's none of that grease to cleanup. As I'm sure you know, it could have been a lot worse.
    Hahaha, I was pretty hot!! I honestly expected it to be the diff as well. Sigh of relief when I looked under the car and didn't see metal and gear oil everywhere. I definitely got lucky even with it breaking at the hub side instead of in the diff. I wish autozone had replacement axles so I could get a lifetime warranty lol.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Seems to me, Cadillac went to a better design for '06 (bigger axles, etc) so the fact that this happened is surprising.

    Darkman has been to the rescue of more guys than I can count, and here's just another example.
    odla and odla like this.
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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Found a good deal on a used set of Hendrix Engineering axles.. Hope this does the trick....


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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Seems to me, Cadillac went to a better design for '06 (bigger axles, etc) so the fact that this happened is surprising.

    Darkman has been to the rescue of more guys than I can count, and here's just another example.
    Size matters ;-) equal is bad, doesn't matter if small or large.

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Lucky it wasn't the differential. Which makes me curious, has anyone blown up their 06,07 differential on stock power?

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    am i the only one paging pisnuoff right now?

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    What did I miss? I offered a free outer CV but too late. I've only heard of one other outer CV breaking. Where it broke seems like the axle nut was loose. Use loctite!

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    Re: Just bought my first V and I already broke it on Day 2!! Pictures..

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaacs View Post
    Found a good deal on a used set of Hendrix Engineering axles.. Hope this does the trick....

    Nice find!
    '05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels or OEM wheels w/'06-'07 Center Caps, plus a couple more. 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ (Mustang Dyno).

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