Platinum 2004 CTS-V
Ok nutz, THANK YOU TOO! You are right, it wasn't that bad!Well, was I right about this swap being not so bad???? Heck, you did it yourself! Nice work. I'm assuming your message of happiness to me was this cool post here! I didn't get any love here:sadeyes:
I like the beer of choice tool.
I was asking nutz more about the steel diff housing, and how hard it was to install since he did it once and I think nutz told me the only "hard" part was the ball joint. In retrospect, I guess the entire hub/knuckle assy would have been "harder" ha. But thank you regardless.
Well it depends on what you can get a used diff for.....I think around around $500 is a good deal + shipping. The axles seals were around $30 for both, then 2 qts of diff oil was around $25 each (even though you only use 1 quart and a 1/4) and the lim slip additive is around $8. You still have to buy the 21mm Gear Wrench and socket maybe allen wrenches if you don't have them. I think an extended warranty is a EXCELLENT idea as long as it is a GM certified warranty from a certified dealer. (not knock off warranties from Acme Auto Sales or whatever ha) since alot of places won't honor non GM warranties.:worship:Awesome writeup man:worship:
if you dont mind me asking, how much were parts? im trying to decide if getting an extended warranty would be worth it or not when i eventually get my v
I would've went with the steel casing in a second, but I can't afford the $$ for it. I definitely told Nutz he was a pioneer for making it though!!It's two different things my man...
We appreciate the stronger casing and the effort you put forth. But until we can get that for a reasonable price, we look longingly but without any real hope for duplicating the feat. With this writeup, we have something that many of the common man will eventually need for himself. The diffs will most likely need replacement and now we have the pictorial with writeup.