Cadillac CTS-V - Diff upgrades?




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Blackax
02-15-2011, 03:47 AM
Well i had to remove the diff from the car because i snapped a CV stub off :bang: well because I have the diff out is there any upgrades I can/should do to it before it goes back in?


I'm going to order gforce axles tomorrow but I was also thinking of a TCperformance Diff girdle



Its a 2006 with close to 490 RWHP


itsslow98
02-15-2011, 04:00 AM
Check out driveshaft shops axles as well. Other then that i think the rest are gimmicks that have yet to prove they are worth anything.

tommycompton
02-15-2011, 09:38 PM
It's a good time to put in a poly front diff mount either UUC or Creative Steel.


Blackax
02-15-2011, 11:00 PM
It's a good time to put in a poly front diff mount either UUC or Creative Steel.

I have CS mounts all the way around

I was hopeing there was a gear upgrade or something but i can seem to find anything besides custom

tommycompton
02-15-2011, 11:20 PM
I have CS mounts all the way around

I was hopeing there was a gear upgrade or something but i can seem to find anything besides custom

No such beast, but you could get the gears cryo treated, waste of money or not, i'm not sure.

killernoodle
02-16-2011, 11:55 PM
Waste of money for sure. Its the thin aluminum case that is the weakpoint of the diff, not the gears.

Had they beefed up the area around the front mount a little more the differential probably wouldn't be such a weak point.

tommycompton
02-17-2011, 12:24 AM
Nobody is grenading/breaking cases on the latest gen diffs that I have heard of.

Blackax
02-17-2011, 04:47 AM
Waste of money for sure. Its the thin aluminum case that is the weakpoint of the diff, not the gears.

Had they beefed up the area around the front mount a little more the differential probably wouldn't be such a weak point.

Ive snapped a grade 10 diff cradle bolt and a CV stub (both drivers side) so i think its safe to say that its not my case that is the real problem. I was just looking for anything that I could do as long as I had the diff out.

Ive already painted the case now i'm just waiting on my axles

Gforce Engineering
02-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the order! You just ordered the best wheel hop eliminating axles on the market hands down :)

If you want a complete diff up-grade, we have you covered there as well

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c91/nicholscl/CTS-V/cts-vhousingside-1.jpg

tommycompton
02-17-2011, 10:10 PM
When I blow my Gen IV with race axles, I'll be giving you a shout for that piece of pure sex.

Tainted
02-20-2011, 09:10 PM
whats that diff upgrade run...?

Gforce Engineering
02-20-2011, 09:52 PM
whats that diff upgrade run...?

The base kit is $5500. and is a complete kit.
We sell our kits with everything including a pre-built pumpkin with your choice of gears, 31 spline Eaton truetrac posi, 300m axles and stubs and a 2 piece 3" chromoly/3.5" Aluminum driveshaft or a 3.5" one piece aluminum driveshaft.
You can upgrade to the 35 spline Wavetrac posi for $660.

http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/product.sc?productId=184&categoryId=13

Thanks
Chris