Keep in mind that Getrag simply added stiffeners to the case all around. So the 'box' is stronger. They did nothing with the gears, side carrier and pinion bearings. The rating at Getrag 420NM X 0.737 + 306 ft lbs is an internet spec on that model rear. There are so many versions that what ours is rated for isnt exactly known. The Pacifica uses the same diff up front! The CTS diff that I bought had a much lighter case than even the base 2004 V.So with the torque multiplication (gearing), the axles see some pretty high torque, which is why we have seen a few twisted axles and given the case splits, the added stiffeners. It was most definetly designed on the edge for the V. On the face of it, its pretty stought given its size and light weight. It would probably be bullit proof if the case was Iron. I have anout 500mi on my #2 diff and the pinion bearing went.r_casino said:
Sure do remember that! It was great meeting a fellow V owner. And I'm sure your wife has probably figured out your car fanatic side now! I remember her saying "he has a car like that" -- I suppose she was making sure that I didn't think there was some crazy guy pulling up along side of me and yelling out the window!! But it was all great and I enjoyed it!moldowan said:sorry to thread jack,
But seeing R casino posting reminded me of this summer in chicago, I was in town for my wedding and was headed downtown and i see a V coming to the tool booth. I wait until it pulls up and it roars out of the toll booth- VERY COOL sounding.
Since this was the 1st time I heard a V outside of one It gave me chills. Turns out it was R casino with B&B cat-bak/ headers on his car!
Remember that R???? My wife though I was such a geek that day-LOL