: 148 mph = parts fall off...



LeeH
04-23-13, 05:53 AM
I was playing with a little 2 door Lexus last night and I wanted to see how much more I had after I thoroughly trounced him, so I kept my foot on the gas. At 148 I heard this thump! Thought I had kicked up a piece of old tire or something at first, but when I slowed back down I could hear the rubbing sound. I took the next exit and as I was pulling into a parking lot I saw a large rectangular object bouncing in my rear view.
Turns out it was my drivers side front brake duct. The back piece was all mashed up and melted, as was the inner fender plastic where it mounted to. They had pressed up against the wheel and melted from the friction.
Looks like I need to order me some parts! I think I will make sure I reinforce the mounting areas with some screws on both sides when I replace them...

Anyone have a link to a parts breakdown and part #'s for this? :D

mannyz
04-23-13, 05:58 AM
Yup, the brake ducts have been known to do this on a couple of cars including mine. Replace the clips with much better ones and zip tie what you can. That's what I did.

neuronbob
04-23-13, 06:17 AM
There are multiple reports of this on the "other" forum, with parts falling off on the various "xxx Mile" events. Sounds like if you are planning to go this fast, zip ties to plastics under the car are appropriate.

BTW, I thought this car was designed to hold up at high speed. The 09s certainly were.

pat2t2f
04-23-13, 07:47 AM
Great! Over the summer I am taking my wagon to Pocono raceway to see how fast I can get the car up to. Now I'm concerned about the car falling apart on me.

thebigjimsho
04-23-13, 08:43 AM
Luke at Lindsay...

HUGN*RDS
04-23-13, 08:57 AM
hey guys what are the p/n's for the brake ducts I need to order some!!! thanks

and OP that is some story man! Now it makes me wonder who the true winner was going home last night!! ROFL!:halo:

LeeH
04-23-13, 11:41 AM
Luke at Lindsay...

Good advice. Sent Luke an email, he answered me back in 15 minutes. I ended up buying a few extra parts from him just because of the excellent service!

thebigjimsho
04-23-13, 02:31 PM
Good advice. Sent Luke an email, he answered me back in 15 minutes. I ended up buying a few extra parts from him just because of the excellent service!

Never a question with Luke...

quikag
04-23-13, 04:40 PM
Sounds like a warranty claim to me. I've been over 140mph multiple times and over 160mph a few times with zero issues on my '12 sedan.

GizmoQ
04-23-13, 06:49 PM
There are multiple reports of this on the "other" forum, with parts falling off on the various "xxx Mile" events. Sounds like if you are planning to go this fast, zip ties to plastics under the car are appropriate.

Twice a year at the Texas Mile, the CTS-V guys attending will loose plastic pieces from beneath the car. If not the brake ducts, then the center splash guard tends to blow the pushpins out and drag on the ground or on the tires. One owner commented, "Zip ties dont help much at 190+"

neuronbob
04-23-13, 08:26 PM
I saw that comment, Gizmo. I wonder what else would help.

SilverrV
04-23-13, 08:34 PM
Sounds like a warranty claim to me. I've been over 140mph multiple times and over 160mph a few times with zero issues on my '12 sedan.

Unable to replicate would be printed on the work order.

GizmoQ
04-23-13, 08:39 PM
I saw that comment, Gizmo. I wonder what else would help.

Close the intakes! Isn't there a 2014 Ford with shutters that close...

LSUFoolsball
04-24-13, 04:19 PM
I had the samething happen to me at 170!! I just left it off and now my intake has really freash air going to it. lol

Jinx
04-24-13, 08:16 PM
What speed does a CTS-V get up to on the Nurburgring? Did Heinricy just get lucky that this never happened to him?

Is there a set of recommended reinforcements for high speed running, or do the Texas Mile chaps just hope they get lucky?

HUGN*RDS
04-25-13, 11:52 AM
What speed does a CTS-V get up to on the Nurburgring? Did Heinricy just get lucky that this never happened to him?

Is there a set of recommended reinforcements for high speed running, or do the Texas Mile chaps just hope they get lucky?
I would guess between 120 and 150mph.

SecretWeapon
04-25-13, 05:53 PM
Just leave it off and put on a cold air intake with a monster filter.

Jinx
04-25-13, 09:14 PM
I can't help but think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

Trapspeed
04-25-13, 10:25 PM
That's awesome. LOL. Modern day Laurel & Hardy skit.

TiredIronGRB
05-01-13, 09:13 AM
Never reuse the pins once they've been removed, always replace with new ones.

LeeH
05-01-13, 10:04 AM
Luke sent me all new pins with my parts :D

readyact
05-01-13, 11:50 AM
What speed does a CTS-V get up to on the Nurburgring? Did Heinricy just get lucky that this never happened to him?

Is there a set of recommended reinforcements for high speed running, or do the Texas Mile chaps just hope they get lucky?

2009's ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

neuronbob
05-01-13, 04:19 PM
I can't help but think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

Brilliant! That is just freaking awesome. ROFLMAO!

JFJr
05-01-13, 09:19 PM
What speed does a CTS-V get up to on the Nurburgring? Did Heinricy just get lucky that this never happened to him?

Is there a set of recommended reinforcements for high speed running, or do the Texas Mile chaps just hope they get lucky?

I believe it was 175 mph at the end of the last straight. It might have been more with the manual.

FSTCDY
05-02-13, 12:24 AM
The hood also starts shaking at 150+...so I am sure something will give eventually. Guess those little plastic rivets can't hold on forever! Lol

Jinx
05-02-13, 01:42 AM
That makes me think of this Crowning Moment of Awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xvi6GL9Fk