: Quick question; Driving without engine strut brace!



perfect
06-16-08, 08:52 PM
I am in the middle of installing my ZO6 FRC's on my 05V. I placed my strut brace and hardware in the back of my buddies Jeep and he just left. Oops.

Will this cause any problems until he can return them to me tomorrow? My commute to work is only a few miles and I won't even be above 50mph (and I'll be taking it easy on the throttle).

Just want to make sure I'm safe! ;)

groverdill
06-16-08, 08:59 PM
No, you will be fine.

ctsv154
06-16-08, 09:03 PM
The two bolts you take out on each side are also strut mount bolts if I'm not mistaken. Or at least something structural. Just take it easy and dont hit and pot holes or anything. No really sharp turns.

CTSV_Rob
06-16-08, 09:30 PM
Running without the brace is OK but seems a bit risky to run without the hardware.

ROG
06-16-08, 10:29 PM
It must be an LS6 thing, I didn't have to remove the brace for my LS2 covers.

rand49er
06-16-08, 11:17 PM
Yup. Everybody told me I needed it. Can get some groceries, but no autox till you get it back on.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/113446-stupid-strut-brace-question.html

odla
06-17-08, 11:51 AM
quick question how hard is it to get the bolts out. do you need a lot of force. mine are on ther really tight.

CIWS
06-17-08, 11:57 AM
It must be an LS6 thing, I didn't have to remove the brace for my LS2 covers.


The LS6 and LS2 Vs use two different types of braces. The LS2 version is noticeably higher above the engine cover or FRCs. You have to remove the brace from the LS6 to get the stock engine cover off, but can fit the FRCs underneath it if the stock cover is already off.

Here's the LS6 version.


http://www.ciws.net/ctsv/frc1.jpg