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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by rand49er I'm more than half way there in my "axles savings account" and continuing to find a ...
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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post



    I'm more than half way there in my "axles savings account" and continuing to find a few bucks here and there. Glad this is something I can do myself, 'cause there'll be no funds for the install.

    Thanks to lolly, ewill, 154, and others for blazing the trail for us followers.
    You're not that far from Detroit right Randy?

    Maybe I'll get mine at the same time you do, come up there and we can install em in an hour like these dudes

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    time it.. with 2 people from start to finish, each guy working on his own side... I bet you can do it in a hour Remember the other guy here did it in 45 min at a shop by himself.. with a lift and air tools of course.. so there is no reason 2 guys can't do it in a hour. I wish all car repairs were that easy.. Let me know who else is interested. Thanks guys. I will just sit back and wait to hear from you all and see who else is on the list.

    Nathan

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Like I said, dont let me stop anybody from using a torque wrench. I dont use one for everything and will continue not too. You can use it and torque every bolt on the car. I could care less.

    I was simply implying that you don't absolutely have to have one to work on a car. Some things are critical, some not. 100lbs is a lot. Not many bolts on the V are going to be over that and that would be something I more than likely would use a torque wrench on.

    As I said, common sense goes a long way.

    By the way dynojet man, what did you use to remove and reinstall your axle nuts?

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    i used a ratchet with my floor jack handle as a breaker bar.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    There you go. Its that simple.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    Like I said, dont let me stop anybody from using a torque wrench. I dont use one for everything and will continue not too. You can use it and torque every bolt on the car. I could care less.

    I was simply implying that you don't absolutely have to have one to work on a car. Some things are critical, some not. 100lbs is a lot. Not many bolts on the V are going to be over that and that would be something I more than likely would use a torque wrench on.

    As I said, common sense goes a long way.

    By the way dynojet man, what did you use to remove and reinstall your axle nuts?
    Actually, every nut and bolt in the rear is:
    95 ft lbs toe rods
    110 ft lbs shocks
    130 ft lbs lower control arm knuckle
    110 ft lbs lower control arm frame
    185 ft lbs front cradle
    155 ft lbs rear cradle
    40 ft lbs end links (i think)
    Hub nut is just a tighten, no torque (unless im wrong)

    Anti Sieze is your best friend as well just dont paint your threads lol

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    You only have to remove a a few bolts to replace an axle. Most people will never disassemble the entire rear cradle of the car.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    I'm in for the next buy once I see results from a few of the first crew that bought these.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    You're not that far from Detroit right Randy?

    Maybe I'll get mine at the same time you do, come up there and we can install em in an hour like these dudes
    Oops! Didn't see this post.

    Yeah, I'm mostly due west of Detroit's city limits, maybe 30-ish miles.

    An hour? I looked at those diff install instructions, and there're still a few fuzzy spots for me. However, as long as I had all the right size sockets (I think I'm lacking one of the bigger ones), I'm thinking four hours from the very start to totally-cleaned-up-tools-put-away maximum. The second one might be two hours plus or minus.

    C'mon up!

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Oops! Didn't see this post.

    Yeah, I'm mostly due west of Detroit's city limits, maybe 30-ish miles.

    An hour? I looked at those diff install instructions, and there're still a few fuzzy spots for me. However, as long as I had all the right size sockets (I think I'm lacking one of the bigger ones), I'm thinking four hours from the very start to totally-cleaned-up-tools-put-away maximum. The second one might be two hours plus or minus.

    C'mon up!
    I can bring my tools...we'll have em covered between the two of us regardless. 4 hours with 2hours beer drinking time lol. Let me know what fuzzy spots you're talkin bout. I'd be happy to explain.

    I'll borrow a video camera if need be......since nobody else wants to post up videos.....at least we'll show two different ones blowing diffs, or not hopping, preferably the latter

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    It is taking all my self-control not to add myself to that second GB list

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post

    I'll borrow a video camera if need be......since nobody else wants to post up videos.....at least we'll show two different ones blowing diffs, or not hopping, preferably the latter
    I live 25-30 minutes from Randy...I'll bring my High Def video camera & beer of course!

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    It is taking all my self-control not to add myself to that second GB list
    Look at it this way- the day will come when no one will touch a used V1 without these axles. You need them just to maintain any decent resale value.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by JD03Cobra View Post
    I live 25-30 minutes from Randy...I'll bring my High Def video camera & beer of course!
    Sweet! Me likey Corona

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    So is there still a wait (GP) on these, or can you get em whenever?

    Also, I'll pose the same question to you dynojet.....

    You are a DSS distributor right? DSS website says they eliminate wheelhop and have one year warranty on their axles. We don't have to tighten any bolts or provide stock CV's, correct?

    http://www.driveshaftshop.com/pdetail.php?pid=464
    1000HP Level 5 Rear axles RA5264L5 / RA5265L5
    Description:The Level 5 CTS-V axles are designed to handle up to 1000HP. Using our chromoly center bars, 108mm Porsche-style CV's and bolt-on chromoly inner and outer stubs, these are a direct bolt-on that fit the stock hubs and come complete with all the necessary hardware. Not only will these axles handle the horsepower, we have used different diameter bars on each side which will eliminate wheelhop! The CTS-V is notorious for wheelhop at launch which can be extremely damaging to the drivetrain and makes getting traction very difficult. By allowing the axle bars to torsionally twist at different rates the result is traction, not wheelhop. These axles are priced as a set and have a 1-year warranty.

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