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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Update on lowering springs... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I was wrong, or in my defense (I'm sooooo modest) I was told wrong (Thank you BUILDINGCTSAMG for bringing this ...
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    Update on lowering springs...

    I was wrong, or in my defense (I'm sooooo modest) I was told wrong (Thank you BUILDINGCTSAMG for bringing this to light, as and most, may have ventured down this road uniformed). I talked at length to Intrax, H&R, and Eibach (two days straight), and have determined that the Nivomats (ie rear loadleveling, both stock and FG2 CTS-V) are a problem. Intrax and H&R have not reached the stage yet that this becomes evident. After being told it wasn't a problem by Eibach, twice, I then talked to Blane at Eibach who himself did R&D on the CTS and CTS-V springs, and he said the nivomats do not provide the complete drop. That's not to say they don't drop some, but he said something like .5" or so in the rear, not enough to really look okay. He also went on to say that this is confirmed on the CTS-V they are working on, as the lowering springs will not work on either the stock or FG2 rear shocks, it drops about 1/4" to 1/2" only.

    Now for regular CTS owners there is better news out there now. GM recently released the rear shock from the FE2 package (the sport package without load-leveling [ie, NO nivomat]) and it's part number is 25770612 (~$65 + shipping from GMpartsDirect [once they update]. However, CTS-V owners are kinda screwed right now - they don't have a non-nivomat option unless they go to the above shock which is really for the regular CTS...

    Disclaimer: I'm not responsible! Recheck everything, as always.

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    Re: Update on lowering springs...

    Thanks for clearing it up; I understand better now.

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    BUILDINGCTSAMG is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Update on lowering springs...

    Takes a big man to go through all that miscreant....I was pretty confident, but its nice that you tracked it down

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