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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, H&R Lowering Issue in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Sidenote: if the H&R's look like that I may not order the ground control kit! Looks pretty good in my ...
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    Sidenote: if the H&R's look like that I may not order the ground control kit!
    Looks pretty good in my opinion.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Crises averted! Got the fenders rolled this weekend, I rented an Eastwood fender roller from a guy off craigslist for $20, those things work like a charm! Although they do not fit our lug pattern so I was only have to strap it down on one stud.

    I would not recommend using a rubber mallet!! I used one on the bottom corner of the drivers side front which the roller wouldn't reach and it totally jacked my fender. I also had to modify the plastic fender wells as they were all jacked up as well.

    With that said I got my first real good look under the car for rubbing and scraping (jacking up the car is a challenge now being so low and all) and I have to say not bad! Few small scrapes and rubs but overall great condition. With the fenders rolled all clearance issues are resolved, perfect fit! I have just enough fractions of a inch to maneuver the tires.

    Thanks for the input on this everyone!

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    Pictures??

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Still strikes me as odd that you'd have any rubbing at all, but as long as you've fixed whatever issues you have, that's good.

    Actually now, just out of curiosity, did you remove or trim your bumpstops on the front struts?

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    Yeah I did cut about 1/2 an inch off the bump stops. Here are a few pics.

    Attachment 87050 Attachment 87051Attachment 87052

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Hmm.. Well I guess I dont have much more to offer on all that except, don't go fast over big bumps, especially if you're turning..

    For some reason, your tire still looks much closer to the fender lip than mine ever was after lowering. Maybe it would boil down to a difference in camber settings. i.e. more negative camber would draw the top part of the tire further inwards away from the fender lip.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    Crises averted! Got the fenders rolled this weekend, I rented an Eastwood fender roller from a guy off craigslist for $20, those things work like a charm! Although they do not fit our lug pattern so I was only have to strap it down on one stud.

    I would not recommend using a rubber mallet!! I used one on the bottom corner of the drivers side front which the roller wouldn't reach and it totally jacked my fender. I also had to modify the plastic fender wells as they were all jacked up as well.

    With that said I got my first real good look under the car for rubbing and scraping (jacking up the car is a challenge now being so low and all) and I have to say not bad! Few small scrapes and rubs but overall great condition. With the fenders rolled all clearance issues are resolved, perfect fit! I have just enough fractions of a inch to maneuver the tires.

    Thanks for the input on this everyone!
    There nothing wrong with using a rubber mallet. You must have been doing something wrong or not being patient. Did you use a heat gun too with the mallet? That is a necessity so you don't crack the paint.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Yes of course I used a heat gun, the paint did not chip or crack at all and yes I went slow and supported both sides of the fender. It's the sheet metal that caused problems not the paint, sure you can get by with a rubber mallet but do so at your own risk. I ended up with a few ripples in the sheet metal. The biggest down side is you don't get a long smooth roll like you do with the fender roller, you get a bunch of hammer marks knocking the sheet metal flat.

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