2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Suspension & Rear End Mod(s) Opinion's in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I was planning on doing a DIY 8.8 swap this winter but my schedule this year is just not going ...
- 01-20-13 01:57 AM #1
Suspension & Rear End Mod(s) Opinion's
I was planning on doing a DIY 8.8 swap this winter but my schedule this year is just not going to allow it so for now I'm going to do a bunch of bandaid's. At the risk of rehashing threads (I've read a grip on these) I wanted to get some additional feedback before I drop cash.
To start I've already ordered up all of RevShift's bushing's (Diff, Cradle, Trailing Arms & Control Arms), all in Red. I recently installed Hotchkis sways with adjustable links and am running stock tire sizes.
I have Ksport Coilovers which come with 560# spring rates which I am planning on swapping out 700# in front and 750# in the rear. I'm currently running the rear springs in the stock perch but have heard a lot of talk about running them as full coilovers. I'm still lost on the benefits of this approach.
Any who thinking of something like these (haven't pulled and measured actual I.D. and length yet so these are just general reference links)
Front - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach...429c04&vxp=mtr
Rear - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-2-Eibach...ef0c70&vxp=mtr
The other item's I'm considering but not sold on yet are:
- BMR Trailing Arms
- BMR Toe Rods
- Gefore Axles
Any feedback on these items as bandaid's would be much appreciated! I haven't had much of an issue with wheel hop (maybe once or twice) with the stock setup which I attribute to my paranoia of gernading it, but I'm really looking for a firm solid planted cornering feel on the ride.
**Side Note** check out my new mouse pad!
- 01-20-13 03:04 PM #2
Re: Suspension & Rear End Mod(s) Opinion's
I thought BMR wasn't selling trailing arms for our cars any more.
Don't know about their toe rods.
IMHO, whatever you do get two axles for maximum diff protection.
Good luck.'05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels, plus a couple more. Mustang dyno'd at 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ.