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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, H&R Lowering Issue in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I lowered my CTS-V on H&R lowering springs about 6 months ago and my car continues to settle lower and ...
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    H&R Lowering Issue

    I lowered my CTS-V on H&R lowering springs about 6 months ago and my car continues to settle lower and lower each month to the point now where I have serious clearance issues at the front tires. It's gotten so bad that the front drivers side tire rubbed the front fender covers down to almost nothing and the the sharp edges of the fender shredded a bunch of rubber of my tire.

    Does anybody have any workarounds or tips on how I could address this issue? Could I use use a rubber spacer at the top of the spring to raise it an inch? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    What size tire is that? Something looks very wrong there.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Nothing special 245/45ZR18

    Here are two other pics

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Shocks?? Might be shot

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Nope, that's just how H&R's sit. Mines sit the exact same way. I will be knocking in (rolling) my front fenders when it get warmer. The only time I notice rubbing is if I hit a bump while turning. Otherwise, no issues.
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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Are you serious?? what happened to the 1inch drop? I was gonna go pick up a set of H&R's this weekend but that looks wrong in the sence that it is lower than ive seen V drop with the H&r's




    Quote Originally Posted by soulja View Post
    Nope, that's just how H&R's sit. Mines sit the exact same way. I will be knocking in (rolling) my front fenders when it get warmer. The only time I notice rubbing is if I hit a bump while turning. Otherwise, no issues.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Your driver's side looks significantly lower than the passenger's side. Measure from the ground to the highest point of your fender opening.

    This is a side shot of how my front looks with H&R's installed. Have not rubbed, nor even come close to rubbing anything with my setup.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ny's Caddy View Post
    Are you serious?? what happened to the 1inch drop? I was gonna go pick up a set of H&R's this weekend but that looks wrong in the sence that it is lower than ive seen V drop with the H&r's
    It's a well known fact among those of us who have installed them that the H&R's drop significantly more than just 1 inch.
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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    ya I know thats fine but not rubbing status!! Yours looks just like were i want mine to sit

    What did you do to keep your rear end down?

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    It's a well known fact among those of us who have installed them that the H&R's drop significantly more than just 1 inch.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    I think pretty much any and all questions about my setup can probably be answered in this thread. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-lowering.html

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    [QUOTE=EdmundGTP;2864867]Your driver's side looks significantly lower than the passenger's side. Measure from the ground to the highest point of your fender opening.

    This is a side shot of how my front looks with H&R's installed. Have not rubbed, nor even come close to rubbing anything with my setup.



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    Your stance looks perfect (sexy wheels by the way!), I must have a shock issue going on with my drivers side, I didn't even consider that because the car drives fine and the shocks sound fine. I'm going to pop the wheels off this weekend and roll the fenders to at least eliminate the sharp edge eating my tire for lunch. The drop is definitely more than 1", the rear dropped a bunch but I attributed that to the M&M spacers.

    What's weird is when I first installed them they were perfect! The fronts had no rubbing and looked great for about a month and then it slowly started lowering more and more until last week I had to park it because it was rubbing so bad.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Id check to make sure that the spring perch on your shock is still intact. Even if the internals of the shock itself were bad, I wouldn't expect it to let the car sag so much. Something else isnt adding up. Still curious what your floor-to-fender peak measurement is.

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    That's what I was thinking too, I'll do some measurements and see what's going on. Out of curiosity does anybody have shock recommendations other than stock? Or is it best to stick with the OEM for replacement?

    Thanks for all your feedback on this guys, I really appreciate it!

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    I think pretty much any and all questions about my setup can probably be answered in this thread. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-lowering.html
    Ive actually read your great write up before. Thanks for that I guess i should of asked in a different way. Question Were can i get what i need to keep the rearend down? (MM spacers?) I read somewhere on the forum the guy got canned...

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    Re: H&R Lowering Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ny's Caddy View Post
    Ive actually read your great write up before. Thanks for that I guess i should of asked in a different way. Question Were can i get what i need to keep the rearend down? (MM spacers?) I read somewhere on the forum the guy got canned...
    You'll have an easier time finding him over on LS1Tech in the V specific forum.

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    Or you can email him directly at MIGHTYM0USE@verizon.net. He is pretty helpful and quick to reply usually.
    The spacers are around $60 for the set...

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