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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, It's Going to be a Lonng 464 Miles... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Woo-Hoo! V2 at VIII-Day! Originally Posted by Short-Throw Congratulations! Remember DOT4 and wrap your tie-rods with heat shield tape. Mike ...
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    Re: It's Going to be a Lonng 464 Miles...

    Woo-Hoo! V2 at VIII-Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Short-Throw View Post
    Congratulations!

    Remember DOT4 and wrap your tie-rods with heat shield tape.


    Mike
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    Yep. There are a couple of other Track-Ready mods that have to be done to this car (per my source). The aforementioned are on the list, as are a couple more. :-)

    Thanks all.

    jas
    What's the deal with wrapping the tie-rods in heat shield tape? Do the exhaut manifolds run extremely close to them or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atdeneve View Post
    What's the deal with wrapping the tie-rods in heat shield tape? Do the exhaut manifolds run extremely close to them or something?
    The brake rotors do. Brake rotors get hot, and they can melt the rubber around the tie rod ends.

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    Re: It's Going to be a Lonng 464 Miles...

    Ahh, I see. Thanks.

    Is that something specific to the V2, due to it's sizeable mass, or is that just a general precaution that the V1s could benefit from, as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atdeneve View Post
    Is that something specific to the V2, due to it's sizeable mass, or is that just a general precaution that the V1s could benefit from, as well?
    Really, it's something any car with rotors near the factory tie-rod ends can benefit. It never hurts to be too careful. Getting tie-rod ends replaced because of heat exposure from track use probably wouldn't be covered under warranty. Thus it's wise to protect them...

    jas

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    Re: It's Going to be a Lonng 464 Miles...

    How easy is that to do? I have ten thumbs when it comes to cars.

    I ask because I'm thinking about making the trip to Summit Point for V Days this year.

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    Re: It's Going to be a Lonng 464 Miles...

    bring it V2ers...


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