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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 ctsv154 I dont think the point is to have one axle that weighs more than the other. ...
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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    I dont think the point is to have one axle that weighs more than the other. Its to have one with a different torsional strength than the other that way one winds up different than the other. That keeps the harmonics to a minimum and keeps from transferring all of that oscillation.
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    Yeah I've been spicing things up a bit. Changed the sig, changed the avatar. Even changed the welcome message on my V to, "I WOULD HANG ON" lol

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    Yeah I've been spicing things up a bit. Changed the sig, changed the avatar. Even changed the welcome message on my V to, "I WOULD HANG ON" lol
    To heck with that other crap, your's and 510's avatars have me mesmerized.
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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Wait, cadillac has a new half shaft/s for the 04-07 V's as of this year? I know they came out w/ a new diff version this year (which is sittin on my garage floor waitin for the bushing tool)

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    ^^^^ aren't these guys talking about custom half shafts?

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    Video that $hit!! Pleeeeeaaassee

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Just to clear things up for a few people:

    Cadillac came out with revised (thicker) axle shafts at the same time they revised the rear differential in 2006. People have tried using one '06 style axle and one '04 style axle to cure wheelhop, but it didn't work. The OP in this thread had custom axles made that are drastically different in size.
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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Hope this works out for the best.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Four Things:
    1. What modifications did you make in material (i.e. carbon steel, stainless, chrome molly), and style (i.e. u-joints, cv's)
    2. Did you make one axle diameter larger than the other? Specifically what size (i.e. 1" left, 1.5" right, or 1.5" both L/ R)
    3. Photos
    4. A video for christ's sake lol

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    One more thing. Have we already thought of changing our CV's to U-Joints and actually making them WEAKER...so that they have a break point to where the u-joint would snap before the diff? Not a cure, but would certainly save money. $20 for a u-joint and 30 min in the garage seems a lot nicer than $2000 in parts and 3 hours of labor at a shop plus an alignment.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    are these off the self axles or custom jobs? either way im gonna give this a shot. I wonder if this would void my warranty or not.
    They are custom, there are three sets ready to ship right now, not sure about the warranty I doubt they would look at your axles unless you break the diff, but as long as you have the updated rear and don't dump the clutch at 6k on the sticky drag strip wearing drag radials there will be no wheel hop to break it using these axles

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    I dont think the point is to have one axle that weighs more than the other. Its to have one with a different torsional strength than the other that way one winds up different than the other. That keeps the harmonics to a minimum and keeps from transferring all of that oscillation.
    Thanks for explaining the science behind the fix, I have mounted my factory wheels (run flats) trying to encourage the hop....I cant find it???????? the hop is gone.

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    Yeah I've been spicing things up a bit. Changed the sig, changed the avatar. Even changed the welcome message on my V to, "I WOULD HANG ON" lol
    That is awsome LOL

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    If those things were a little cheaper I would do it. I may once my wallet recovers from everything else but I'm still not done! I haven't even started my car yet! : (

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    Re: Testing new fix for wheelhop: Custom Axles

    so when are we going to get some launches on vid to study. these will sell if this is a good fix for us

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