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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Yes, you're over thinking this. Unless someone modified OEM struts to reduce their range of travel (highly unlikely), those struts ...
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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    Yes, you're over thinking this. Unless someone modified OEM struts to reduce their range of travel (highly unlikely), those struts are designed to normally be sitting 1.5-2" higher than where yours are sitting now. Raising the spring perch will raise the car.
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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    I guess I'll find out for sure when they get here. It just seems funny that I can compress the spring with no load on the front suspension?

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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    If your endlinks are set correctly, you will have some preload on the springs.

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    Yeah, you guys are right. If the strut itself had been any longer I wouldn't have been able to get it back in place by myself. I stuck a 1/2" breaker bar in the center of the wheel hub and stood on it, while working the strut assembly back in.

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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    Just saying thanks! Those spacers worked perfect, I now have more than enough adjustment on the height. And I got some good practice at taking them apart. I'll need it since I'm pretty sure both front struts are on their way out. Pretty sure I could do 25 min a corner, with no air. Not too bad for a rooky.

    Btw, that was my first time ordering from JEGS. They are pretty awesome. They are open real late, (maybe 24 hrs) and when you make an order you get a tracking number though email. And my parts where here in 5 days.
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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    That's no good. I ordered a trans mount from rev shift 2 days before I ordered the spacers. I hope they
    are on their way.

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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    Rev shift sent me a tracking number... After getting underneath the car for an oil change I noticed that it already has a poly trans mount. I assumed it didn't because I have to do the 4th to reverse trick to get it to engage smoothly. I'm also having a hard time downshifting to 3rd. I wonder what could be causing this?

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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by Chirpin4th View Post
    Rev shift sent me a tracking number... After getting underneath the car for an oil change I noticed that it already has a poly trans mount. I assumed it didn't because I have to do the 4th to reverse trick to get it to engage smoothly. I'm also having a hard time downshifting to 3rd. I wonder what could be causing this?
    The first item on the troubleshooting chart for any gear shifting problem is to flush and bleed the clutch hydraulic system.

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    Re: front end too low with Ground Control, need opinions please

    thanks! when I bought it the reservoir was empty. I have filled it 3 times, now it stays full. I will do a flush/fill and see what happens. Time to bust out the mity-vac. I should prolly install in the ls7 clutch/flywheel that's been sitting out of the car for the past 3-4 years.

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