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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, AWD and Lowering in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; There have been posts that AWD guys are having trouble finding springs for their cars. This might help. Our cars ...
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    AWD and Lowering

    There have been posts that AWD guys are having trouble finding springs for their cars. This might help. Our cars have part #'s taped to the springs. Get the front and rear codes from the springs and Google Eaton Detroit Spring for their phone number. Tell them how low you want to go and have a set custom made. I have never dealt with them [running Eibachs on my RWD] or know what they might charge, but it looks like these guys could be your only hope at this time. Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrimThis View Post
    There have been posts that AWD guys are having trouble finding springs for their cars. This might help. Our cars have part #'s taped to the springs. Get the front and rear codes from the springs and Google Eaton Detroit Spring for their phone number. Tell them how low you want to go and have a set custom made. I have never dealt with them [running Eibachs on my RWD] or know what they might charge, but it looks like these guys could be your only hope at this time. Good Luck
    Thanks! I'll definitely give these guys a try sometime this week.

    It has been impossible to find AWD coupe springs, so every bit of information is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    Has anyone tried this yet? I called Eibach and it seems they have scrapped the prototype and do not expect to release any kits for the AWD coupes .

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    Anyone found a good AWD exhaust? 2011 coupe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusJZ
    Anyone found a good AWD exhaust? 2011 coupe?
    Why would you ask this question on a thread about lowering springs? There are tons a threads about exhaust systems. The search button is your friend.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    I would think the suspension geometry on the AWD model presents a different set of problems than on the RWD models. If it were me, I think I would be leery of trying to lower the AWD.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    Is the suspension even different between the two?

    The rear should be the same and the front they added hubs more or less, I am oversimplifying it of course.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    Apparently yes, it is. I've been texting with the driveline engineer of the car and he states that there is indeed a difference b/n the front suspension of the AWD and RWD.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    Quote Originally Posted by MD_Coupe View Post
    Apparently yes, it is. I've been texting with the driveline engineer of the car and he states that there is indeed a difference b/n the front suspension of the AWD and RWD.
    I am sure there is a difference yes but I don't see why the AWD should play into the lowering issue, know what I mean?

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    Lower a CTS? Are you TRYING to bottom out on EVERYTHING? That are already super low to begin with...
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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    Define everything?

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    Please post pics or links if these stock CTS you speak of that are so low. I know walking to my car in the garage from work every night I wonder to myself if GM had thought about off roading the CTS with how much clearance the car has.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    The lowest point on my CTS4 is about 2.5" off the ground (the front air dam). I'm actually somewhat concerned that a few speed bumps back in NY where I'm from might actually contact the air dam. It DEFINITELY will hit virtually any curb or concrete stop. Along the side it goes from about 6.5" in the front to 7.5" in the back - not exactly a lifted rock crawler. My Cougar, by comparison, is a tad over 8" front to back. That COULD use about a 1.5" drop.

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    Re: AWD and Lowering

    If by air damn you mean the rubber piece under the front bumper I wouldn't be too worried about contact as it is pliable. If your car is stock height I wouldn't worry about concrete stops either unless you are the type that really like to get up on top of them. The rubber piece is far enough back to where any prudent parker wouldn't hit it and the bumper itself is high enough to where it will clear the top of the stop. Now if you are traversing curbs for some odd reason I have no comment. Coming from the world of sports cars 7.5" of clearance is about enough to categorize it as a baby rock crawler. If you are walking to your car on a flat plane and can see day light on the other side of the vehicle from 20 yards out...it's too damn high!

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