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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, KW Install - 2004 CTS-V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Even with a good suspension, the V just isn't a great auto-x platform, as it's pretty damn heavy and can't ...
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    Re: KW Install - 2004 CTS-V

    Even with a good suspension, the V just isn't a great auto-x platform, as it's pretty damn heavy and can't wear very big rubber. But, auto-xing certainly will teach you quite a bit about car control (albeit low speed car control).
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    Re: KW Install - 2004 CTS-V

    Lol x wing helmet that's awesome. Auto x is more about pinpoint handling than power. Honestly I always had the best luck with a mild HP fwd car. I tend to be rather heavy footed so stepping the back out on a skinny lane with cones isn't fun. Take it to a big road course and you will have a blast. When I get my KWs on I'm gonna go have some fun at AAA speedway in Fontana. I'm gonna see how close I can get to the NASCAR speeds lol.
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    Re: KW Install - 2004 CTS-V

    Yeah I was really hoping to rock the course and give some real feedback on the KWs - I'm not qualified. Driving to work and simple lane changes on the highway are easy and you don't need KWs for that. Time to shop for a helmet and some rims for racing events, mebbe some of those Forgestar fellas want to give up their stock rims for a good price - if so PM me.

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    installed mine this past sunday using the how-to.

    decent enough though the inclusion of torque specs would make it even better. i'd probably clarify slightly step 11 as well as it almost implies just the control arm and washer are reused and not the rubber boot that's pressed in. or maybe it was me overthinking it

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    Re: KW Install - 2004 CTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by mackey View Post
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    installed mine this past sunday using the how-to. decent enough though the inclusion of torque specs would make it even better. i'd probably clarify slightly step 11 as well as it almost implies just the control arm and washer are reused and not the rubber boot that's pressed in. or maybe it was me overthinking it
    I guess in the future I could post torque specs - I usually don't because those are included in the factory service manual. Whenever i'm doing mods/maintenance I usually have the FSM open for reference and hope others are doing the same. Most of the write-up is explicit, the rubber boot is reused and should not be interfered with. I'm glad this "how-to" made things easier for you.
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    Good call...I happened to snap off one of the bolt in the lower control arm getting it "rig tight" with a ratchet...oops. lesson learned, know torque specs and follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manofmetal01 View Post
    Good call...I happened to snap off one of the bolt in the lower control arm getting it "rig tight" with a ratchet...oops. lesson learned, know torque specs and follow.
    I don't even want to go there. egads...

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