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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Ground Control coil over install in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Got the FAQ info but lost the GC install sketch I received with them and assuming it is the same ...
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    Ground Control coil over install

    Got the FAQ info but lost the GC install sketch I received with them and assuming it is the same one mentioned in the FAQ.

    Where can I get a copy of the GC sletch? Anyone got one they can scan/copy and send to me?

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    The sketch pictured in the FAQ is a photo of the one GC sent with my kit. Not sure if they've updated/changed it since then.
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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    Where is this sketch pictured? It doesn't come up when I load the GC page on the FAQ.

    I've sent GC two emails with no response to my request for a copy.

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answe...all/index.html

    -Dont forget your washers for the top of the rear shocks
    -Grease up your springs so they dont squeek

    GC Sketch is useless btw

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    grease the springs?

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    yessir...... Mine squeeked until I lightly greased the top and bottom of each spring

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    Some folks even add thrust bearings to keep the noise down.
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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    Where do the thrust bearings go?

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    Quote Originally Posted by wcryan View Post
    Where do the thrust bearings go?
    I have not installed a Ground Control setup myself, but the thrust bearings presumably go where the key grease goes which is above and below the springs where the spring contacts the perch. The noise is caused, at least in part, by the rotating action of the springs against the perch surface as they compress and decompress.

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    i'll have to look into those..... The squeeking is getting pretty annoying

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    No squeak with mine. Been on GC for several years.

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

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    Lucky

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    None here either which is why I was surprised about the grease suggestion. Mine sounds like a bucket of loose metal parts when going over bumps, but no squeaks.

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    I'm looking for the GC sketch so I can identify the parts of the kit I am missing and order/find replacements.

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    Re: Ground Control coil over install

    I must be really lucky cause my car sounds stock as far as suspension goes. No sqeaks rattles or anything. I did add some spacers in the back when I installed them so maybe that's why there is no clunk?

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