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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Or get this dude to sell just the shocks... http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadill...-shipped-.html...
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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Or get this dude to sell just the shocks...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadill...-shipped-.html

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidmarcx View Post
    I have a used front FG2 if you're interested... I'm not looking to make a ton of money on it just want it out if my garage lol
    2nd. I too have a spare. I also am still running rear FG2s. So, if someone wants to make a full set...

    Or if Randy wants one... has about 30k.

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Or get this dude to sell just the shocks...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadill...-shipped-.html
    Even if he'd let just the shocks go for, say, $200, I'd go for the QA1s. Yeah, I know that doesn't seem to make sense, but I'm a bit soured on FG2s at the moment. Besides, I might have one FG2 coming. If it fails sooner rather than later, then eff it, I'll get the QA1s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    2nd. I too have a spare. I also am still running rear FG2s. So, if someone wants to make a full set...

    Or if Randy wants one... has about 30k.
    I think I'm good ... or expect to be. I'll know soon.
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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Randy your inbox is full... I pulled the shock from my garage parts pile and looks like it's starting to leak I compressed the piston and didn't like what I saw... it's been sitting for over a year and I'd rather not send you a leaking shock... sorry

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidmarcx View Post
    Randy your inbox is full... I pulled the shock from my garage parts pile and looks like it's starting to leak I compressed the piston and didn't like what I saw... it's been sitting for over a year and I'd rather not send you a leaking shock... sorry
    Whoa! Glad you saw that. I might have another one, but I'm keeping OC Shocks tel no. close at hand.
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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Send me a case of Bell's Winter White Ale and you can have my spare FG2.

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    Send me a case of Bell's Winter White Ale and you can have my spare FG2.
    Bell's Porter is my all time favorite beer.

    Seriously, can even send beer via UPS?
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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Yeah, I thought of FE4s, but I'm not so sure about lower-rate springs ... I really like the ride with these 600s in the front.
    Perhaps the spring rate that is 50% higher than stock explains why your FG2s aren't lasting?
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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    Perhaps the spring rate that is 50% higher than stock explains why your FG2s aren't lasting?
    Dunno. I've been running linear springs in the Ground Control configuration from 550 in-lbs to 850 in-lbs and my FG2s are in very good condition. 26k miles total--18k of those with the Ground Control setup.

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    I just sold my FG2's new in the box to MoTown the other day, He might just have the last set on the planet still in the box. Ha

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    Perhaps the spring rate that is 50% higher than stock explains why your FG2s aren't lasting?
    If the other one blows out soon, then this theory will get a whole lot more credible. Wonder how other hi-rate spring owners are doing on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Sounds like those QA1s are a bit high maintenance. Of course, that's on Brian's car, though. Ha ha!

    Still, taking them off every year and sending them in to be rebuilt then putting them back on sounds like a PITA.

    Plus, I don't mind putting a hundred bucks or a couple of hundred into a mod here and there, but I'm also trying to keep my piggybank moving ahead for a new ATS-V or possibly a Gen 3 CTS-V, and at nearly a grand going into a set of shocks isn't on my list right now. I'd like to be done putting bigger money into my Gen 1.
    Choose wisely. I want that V perfect when I buy it...

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Choose wisely. I want that V perfect when I buy it...
    How's your piggybank looking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    How's your piggybank looking?
    Now? Cooked.

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    Re: Right front FG2 is leaking. Just confirming that QA1 is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Bell's Porter is my all time favorite beer.

    Seriously, can even send beer via UPS?
    You say what's in the box... so...

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