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  1. Infamous Carrier Bearing Noise?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Go under the car and push up on the drive shaft next to the bearing. There should only be a small amount of flex. Also visually inspect the rubber on it for cracking or deterioration. If you have the means, the best way to tell if its bad is to attach a camera underneath your car aimed at the...
  2. Infamous Carrier Bearing Noise?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    You don't need to replace the drive shaft. Voodoo Chicken sells a rebuild kit with a poly bearing.
  3. Custom Shift Knob

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    How much does he charge? I tried joining the FB group but nobody accepted me in lol.
  4. Custom Shift Knob

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    Ahh ok. Where are you getting that wheel from? That looks fantastic!
  5. Water pump replacement

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Thank you!
  6. Custom Shift Knob

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    Thanks! I actually remember hearing you say that you went with the McMaster Carr knob on another thread haha. They are pretty cheap though and you can now paint it however you want. What weight are those? Gloss black will look real good.
  7. Anyone use the GEN1V Bolt-in Diff brace?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods
    I agree completely with this. Street tires I reckon would be fine with 500whp on the stock diff as long as the rest of the rear end is upgraded to reduce wheel hop. I wouldn't run drag radials at all though, that's just asking for it. 600hp is def where the diff is in unknown territory. I'd have...
  8. Anyone use the GEN1V Bolt-in Diff brace?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods
    Thanks for this awesome reply. This is exactly the answer I was looking for in this thread. I was really worried about the strain on the diff due to additional bracing vs the potential benefits of the brace. My main reason for wanting it was to reduce the movement happening in the rear end of...
  9. Water pump replacement

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Awesome. Thanks darkman. So it actually seems as though the shop incorrectly diagnosed a bad pump and it actually appears to be leaking through one of the inlet/outlet fittings for the pump. Going to try swapping out the two hoses and clamps. Is there part numbers for those? Or should I just...
  10. Water pump replacement

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Thank you darkman, however, I've heard the stock pumps have a bit too high of a failure rate from other threads than this. Correct me if I'm wrong. So I was wondering if there is another manufacturer that is around the same price but better build quality.
  11. Custom Shift Knob

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    A month ago I got the creative steel shifter and I love it. I paired it with a 2.3lbs metal shift knob with a custom purple paint. For the record, the heavy shift knob is very nice with the CS shifter. I then gave the shifter a black brushed steel finish. May not be everyone's taste, but I feel...
  12. Supercharged V1 owners, what clutch, slave and flywheel are you guys using?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods
    What is this Byron?
  13. OEM wheels refurbished...SE Michigan

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    Haha alright. Thanks man
  14. Supercharged V1 owners, what clutch, slave and flywheel are you guys using?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods
    For what it's worth i'm not supercharged but I'm running the monster twin clutch. I believe its a stock flywheel, and an ls7 slave. I've found it a bit on the heavy/aggressive side making it not ideal for stop and go traffic, but it's perfect for when you just want to rip on it a bit through the...
  15. OEM wheels refurbished...SE Michigan

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods
    Mind me asking you how much it roughly costs to have done professionally? Did they need to bondo and sand? Is it just paint or was it a powder coating? Fixing the paint and minor rash on my wheels is on my list for this summer.
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