2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Stock exhaust question in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So I had my '09 V up on the rack today doing an oil change and I noticed that the ...
So I had my '09 V up on the rack today doing an oil change and I noticed that the driver's side exhaust pipe from the front cat (where its bolted up) back about 18 inches is somewhat flattened out. The passenger's side is normal, perfectly round. Is this the way it came? It does not look like it was hit on the ground as there are no scratches on the pipe. I will try to get some pics. Thanks!
Yes it's normal (or at least factory equipment), and ground clearance would be my guess for why the factory does this. If you look at both sides of the exhaust around the trans, there's not as much room on that side to tuck it up into the trans tunnel area, so making it a little flatter was the solution. I was surprised the first time I saw it also!
I saw a used Borla system from an STS-V with full diameter piping that was crushed in that area from the car bottoming out on it over a speed bump or something.