2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I think Ernie's headers are the 1 7/8 which becuase of the diameter of the pipe will get closer. If ...
I think Ernie's headers are the 1 7/8 which becuase of the diameter of the pipe will get closer. If I remember correctly Chef had a problem with the Brake lines AND the grounds on the driver's side header.
I have the B&B and I have noticed that the heat sheild touches the header and is getting a bit crispy as well. I installed my own headers and I also noticed that the grounds on the drivers side is a bit tight as well. Anything you can do to get some additional clearance to a header pipe is always a good thing.
You may not have any problems now but it could be the ticking time bomb. Don't check and you could be stranded on the side of the road.
I new about this for a while and I haven't crawled underneath the car in a while (I will probably be the boob that gets stranded!).
Good info Ernie and I will need to do this modification.
Yes, that alternator wire is getting wrapped next.
I already changed one of my plastic clamps to a metal clamp (as the plastic clamp came loose already).
It is BBV's and Chef's threads that got me concerned about heat protection.
BBV's solution of also wraping the headers, is probably one of the best.
Even if the headers eventually need replacing after a few years, it's better than burning up brake/clutch/fuel lines and electrical harnesses.
I've got Kooks 1 7/8" and I'm problem free so far... only had em for about 3 months, but I inspect everything periodically. I wrapped anything remotely close with fire tape even the stock shielding got some tape and I also wrapped the headers with DEI titanium for extra protection to the surrounding components... I don't have steering shaft interference either... it's very f'n close, but doesn't rub