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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Hello in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Just wanted to say hello to everyone on the forum. i am a need member having just bought a 2011 ...
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    Just wanted to say hello to everyone on the forum. i am a need member having just bought a 2011 CTS 3.0 liter. Previously I owned a Pontiac G8 V6. A great car to be sure. I have many questions regarding the suspension on the CTS and possible modifications. Looking forward to sharing info and ideas. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Hello

    I moved this here - the CTS guys are pretty knowledgeable and can give you good advice. Please go back into your profile and update the car year - it makes a difference in who posts to your questions. Hope I put this in the correct Forum - if not, go to the bottom of the page and request the Moderator to move it to the correct year group.

    Welcome to CF !!!!!,...........

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    Re: Hello

    You moved it to the wrong generation, Sub! 3.0L's are 2nd gen.
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    Re: Hello

    But there again, it could of been a typo. He might of actually meant 3.2L.

    Trust me, I KNOW typos.

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    Re: Hello

    It is a 2011 3.0 thanks.

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    Re: Hello

    Hi! Pretty sure they will get you to the 2nd Gen Forum shortly.
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    Re: Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
    It is a 2011 3.0 thanks.
    I stand corrected.

    Welcome sir, but your gonna want the second gen CTS.

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    Re: Hello

    either way... isnt it the same suspensions?
    FE1 , FE2 , FE3 , FE4 , FG2 and theres somethig else too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    either way... isnt it the same suspensions?
    FE1 , FE2 , FE3 , FE4 , FG2 and theres somethig else too?
    FE5 Suspension

    - Ride, Handling and Performance Package, has rear load-leveling and speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering.

    - 06+ Model years, and only available with (Y43) 3.6L V6 18" Wheel Performance Package or (R1Y) 3.6L V6 Sport 18" Wheel Sport Appearance Package.

    JE5 - 17" Performance Brakes were also included on Sport Models.
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    Re: Hello

    again.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome, Panzer Leader! I gave you my email in a different thread, but I wanted to give you an official welcome in this one. Happy you've joined this great community!

    If you ever have questions or would like your build info, applicable warranty info, etc., just let me know!

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    Re: Hello

    It appears you need another belated Welcome!

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome.

    You say you had a G8 V6. I test drove a G8 GT and loved it. I'm curious how you would compare the CTS to the G8 in handling and driving characteristics. I know the CTS is nicer inside and better looking on the outside, but the G8 really felt like a great driver to me.

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    Re: Hello

    G8 came with the FE2 Suspension the V6 had the 5 speed AT. I modded my suspension with parts from Pedders (Australia) Spohn and BMR. Car was very good. My 3.6 burned no oil. I think yhat the G8 was a better exterior looking car. I miss it already. Major problems with the G8 (all models) were the front strut bushing/bearings and the front lower control arms. Both were fixed with aftermarket parts. Will be nice to see if the Chevy SS corrects these.
    BTW the difference in the CTS suspensions on the 2011 between the FE1 and FE2 are stiffer shocks and thicker sway bars, along with the 18" wheels. Both V6 models have speed sensitive steering.

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    Re: Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
    BTW the difference in the CTS suspensions on the 2011 between the FE1 and FE2 are stiffer shocks and thicker sway bars, along with the 18" wheels. Both V6 models have speed sensitive steering.
    Somebody was just asking that...

    I would like to stiffen up my FE2 even more. Shocks? Is there another sway bar available? The roads in Florida are pretty smooth, so I am not worried about the frost heaves/potholes.

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