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    it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    My driving is downright criminal, I need some advice. I don't know who else to talk to about this.

    so anyway, I was wondering what's a good coilover kit for maybe an inch of lowering and some stiffer spring rates?

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    Yours too huh? My advice on that is; Leave it stock and you'll keep your speeds a lil lower..lol..enjoy but be careful and by all means not around other motorists..ya never know how there gonna react when they see a car sideways on a cloverleaf speeding near them, while there eyes are as big as beachballs
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Cheapest way is Ground Control and MM kit.

    But you're better off mod'ing the nut behind the wheel with DEs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0
    My driving is downright criminal, I need some advice. I don't know who else to talk to about this.
    I definitely find myself in the same boat sometimes. This car is just way too much fun. I am thinking that maybe going to the track with it once in a while may help but I haven't gone yet.

    Where are you located?
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    KW Variant3

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    ^^^^

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Hit the track and it will keep you from doing the crazy stuff on the street. I see it this way. Pay for ticket or pay for track time. Track time is cheaper.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    make a switch that limits power anytime the instant mpg readout drops below 8mpg. Below that is when you are breaking one law, statute, or ordinance.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    Cheapest way is Ground Control and MM kit.

    But you're better off mod'ing the nut behind the wheel with DEs.
    yes it's bad. and I hear a clunk in the back under hard acceleration, sometimes it's on the left, sometimes on the right. :-/

    Ground Control like: this kit?

    and to me, MM means maximum motorsports. will you clarify that one please? also, what is a DE

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuajohn1981 View Post
    I definitely find myself in the same boat sometimes. This car is just way too much fun. I am thinking that maybe going to the track with it once in a while may help but I haven't gone yet.

    Where are you located?
    Cerritos 90703

    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    KW Variant3
    I'm not sure what KW is, will you disambiguate, please

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    make a switch that limits power anytime the instant mpg readout drops below 8mpg. Below that is when you are breaking one law, statute, or ordinance.
    mpg is an interesting metric to set a power limiter by. don't think I would use it, though... there are times when I need the power...

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    My driving is downright criminal, I need some advice. I don't know who else to talk to about this.
    Move to Germany. Drive on Autobahn. Mash gas all the way down all the time. Go to track. Drive snot out of car.

    It's hard to see how I will ever be able to live anywhere else. Especially in the idiotic land of state troopers and 55 mph speed limits.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    D3 is in signal hill whaaaat

    wow but there's no way i'm spending $2k on suspension.

    if all I want is an inch lower, and better twitch steering response and less sway (after a sway bar upgrade)... what's the least expensive way to do this? (street sway is so embarrassing)

    say if I went with eibach springs--what shocks could I use to avoid the OEM-only situation? would ground control give me more freedom with strut/shock choice?

    greater than 1", but less than 2"
    easy on the $$
    not so concerned about ride quality or adjustment
    won't see track use

    I get the feeling Eibach is what will help me accomplish this, but the ground control looks $$-light, too.

    between Eibach springs and Ground Control, and considering their shock/strut replacement choices and cost, which is the better lowering option? (I'm a "90% is still an A" kinda guy...)

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Adjustmant may not be a priority now, but you might want it down the road.

    Ground contron doesn't need MM spacers. Just the "Feffman fix" http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...d-control.html

    Springs only, you will need MM (Mighty Mouse) spacers or equivalent.

    Tony
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    MM = Mighty Mouse spacer kit

    DE = driver's education (road course track days with instructor)

    To find some, search here:
    www.motorsportreg.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Adjustmant may not be a priority now, but you might want it down the road.

    Ground contron doesn't need MM spacers. Just the "Feffman fix" http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...d-control.html

    Springs only, you will need MM (Mighty Mouse) spacers or equivalent.

    Tony
    I had added washers but still had the clunk on the RR any time I went over bridge joints or the like. I removed them and installed the MM spacer kit a few months ago and the clunk is gone, and the rear doesn't pump itself up... now sits about ½" lower. I also noticed the rear shocks aren't fighting the fronts anymore either.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    D3 is in signal hill whaaaat

    wow but there's no way i'm spending $2k on suspension.

    if all I want is an inch lower, and better twitch steering response and less sway (after a sway bar upgrade)... what's the least expensive way to do this? (street sway is so embarrassing)

    say if I went with eibach springs--what shocks could I use to avoid the OEM-only situation? would ground control give me more freedom with strut/shock choice?

    greater than 1", but less than 2"
    easy on the $$
    not so concerned about ride quality or adjustment
    won't see track use

    I get the feeling Eibach is what will help me accomplish this, but the ground control looks $$-light, too.

    between Eibach springs and Ground Control, and considering their shock/strut replacement choices and cost, which is the better lowering option? (I'm a "90% is still an A" kinda guy...)
    What kind of miles do you have on your V now? $2k is kind of hard to swallow for the KW, but if you consider the total cost Ground Control to lower and replacing your shocks when the stock ones go bad, they really aren't that much more. If you have more than 75k on the stock shocks I'd suggest planning on replacing them sooner than later.

    I'm not sure that you can still find Eibach springs for our car, I think they stopped making them. The only option that I know for sure that you can still get is springs from H&R. I believe you can find the H&R springs on Tirerack.com.

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