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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by Kenny9123 Alignment after? Did you have to have an alignment after the install?...
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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny9123 View Post
    Alignment after?
    Did you have to have an alignment after the install?

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder V View Post
    Is there a problem using the eibachs with the magnetic ride control?
    Not so sure there is a "problem" but there are definitely some considerations to make. You will need to consider modifying the sensors for the new ride height and then look at how well the car preforms with less stroke. I would debate the effectiveness of ride height to achieve an increase in performance. If its for aesthetics primarily then you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsomnermd View Post
    Did you have to have an alignment after the install?
    The alignment was not bad but definitely not best for tire wear. I would recommend an alignment.

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Hi, I have a 2012 CTS sedan RWD performance w/FE-2 suspension. Disappointed with its ride, can onloy imagine what the FE-1 is like. Can I gather from your experience with the Eibach springs that I can expect to eliminate some of the roll when cornering. The lower look is great but I'm hopeful to flatten things out a bit upon turn in. Thanks,

    RP

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Yes the roll is significantly changed. You will notice a much flatter feel to the car during cornering all the way up to the point where you cause the car to break and the transition to slide is very predictable. Even with the invasive traction control on its much more fun.

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Thank you, now I just have to find the right mechanic to do the job. Can I assume the springs will eliminate some of the wallowy/ride softness experienced on some road surfaces? Any suggestions on swaybars. I saw some on D3 for $695. I was wondering if the bars from CTS V will fit.

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Just installed the Pro-kit per this DIY write-up without a hitch. Thanks for posting! One minor snag, though, when trying to get the upper strut bolt off - a quick internet search showed that I had to use a spark plug socket and hex key to remove the bolt.

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    I had an air impact gun which negated the necessity for the Strut nut removal kit or spark plug socket and hex key. Good note!

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    I am thinking of going with coilovers and noticed the rear in our cars only have springs with no strut/shocks. How would coilovers work for the rears?

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Quote Originally Posted by is250sp View Post
    I am thinking of going with coilovers and noticed the rear in our cars only have springs with no strut/shocks. How would coilovers work for the rears?
    The CTS has dampeners on all corners of course but in the rear the shock is separate from the coil. Ever suspension company will approach this differently however, mot commonly they will replace the coil and have an adjustable perch and a new dampener.

    Check this link for my notes/comments on Coilovers.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post3247620

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    Great write up. Thanks......I'll be doing this

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    Re: DIY - How to install Lowering Springs (Eibach Pro-kit)on your 2012 Cadillac CTS C

    That looks great. Thanks for posting the step by step process. SICK CTS Coupe!

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