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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Body Roll And All Kinds Of Noises in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hey guys and girls, in the past few weeks I've noticed the car doesn't feel like its handling as well ...
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    Body Roll And All Kinds Of Noises

    Hey guys and girls, in the past few weeks I've noticed the car doesn't feel like its handling as well as a month ago. Getting a lot of body roll on the rear, hearing noises from the rear, noises around the tranny, and when under hard acceleration car pulls hard to the right. Any ideas? Bushings or tranny mount... Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Body Roll And All Kinds Of Noises

    Sway bar end links? Stick your head under there and look for broken stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PISNUOFF View Post
    ... Stick your head under there and look for broken stuff.
    Spoken like a pro.
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    I do have a LOT of experience doing that. Haha

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    Re: Body Roll And All Kinds Of Noises

    Check the rear shocks, perhaps one is leaking.

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    Thanks for the help everyone! Think I narrowed it down to the shock.

    One other question, if I have the car slammed on the GC kit, is it making extra pressure on the shocks? Do I need to do the kit that moves the upper rear mount further into the interior? Thanks again for all the help!

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    Re: Body Roll And All Kinds Of Noises

    Quote Originally Posted by 2005_CTS-V View Post
    Thanks for the help everyone! Think I narrowed it down to the shock.

    One other question, if I have the car slammed on the GC kit, is it making extra pressure on the shocks? Do I need to do the kit that moves the upper rear mount further into the interior? Thanks again for all the help!
    So you're running the GC kit without the MightyMouse spacers? If so, adding those spacers would probably help the issue, and allow you to slam the car more as the springs won't be fighting against the stock Nivomat shocks.

    From what I have seen in the past with suspension tuning, compressing a shock and not adjusting the valving or oil levels accordingly causes the shock components to wear out prematurely. The reason being, when the shock is compressed beyond its normal allowable depth because its extension is limited by the amount the spring wants it to extend, the fluid and air in the shock isn't allowed to fully cycle through its chambers. This in turn causes excessive heat buildup because as the fluid and air move through their respective valves and chambers inside the shock, it is cooled off. This is why its very rare to see a good riding and proper handling car that is just lowered on stock shocks. Simply put, the tolerances inside a factory shock, even a "performance" model one is extremely limited. If you are going simply for looks, yeah it may be cheaper to run the factory stuff. There is nothing wrong with that at all. Once you start pushing the car it becomes very apparent that the spring/shock combo is not properly tuned for one another. This is where shock dynoing, corner weighting and on track tuning comes into play.

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    Sweet, thanks again for the help! Is this like the MightyMouse, http://bit.ly/1evPdGI ?

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