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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Lowering Springs????'s in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I just ordered some CCW SP18's in a 19" staggered set up. I will be running 19x9.5 up front and ...
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    Lowering Springs????'s

    I just ordered some CCW SP18's in a 19" staggered set up. I will be running 19x9.5 up front and 19x11 on the rear. I want to use some lowering springs to close the gap some after the new wheels are mounted.

    My questions is to guys that have used lowering springs on the Gen 2 V's. How does it affect the working of the magnetic suspension? And how does it affect the ride of the vehicle? Has there been any regrets? Has there been any notable problems? What brand name lowering springs did you use?

    Thanks for any help in advance

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Hello,
    You might want to check out our lowering springs. We offer two different variants of them (Competition & Sport). Both of them are designed to work with the OEM MAG Ride by way of our interface hardware that comes with the kits standard. Our MAG Ride hardware keeps the computer happy and allows it work properly.

    For more information you can visit our website:
    http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d...rings-cts-vcts
    http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/c..._sport_springs

    Please let us know if there are any questions.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Are there any springs that don't squeak after they're installed?

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    I have the D3 sport springs on my Coupe and could not tell any real difference in the ride or handling. I cut an additional 1/4 turn off the front springs to maintain the original rake. My car has 20s in the rear wheels and 19 fronts and the wheel to fender clearance is just right. I did have a squeak issue with the fronts even though I had installed the cloth boots....a little squirt of WD 40 took care of it....bottom line would I do it again.........You Bet.......I love the look

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Lowered on D3 Comp Springs. Used supplied sleeves and greased mounting surface. No squeeks in 3 months so far. Love the look and ride.
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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    D3 comps here as well. Mag ride works fine with this setup,, I have to run in sport mode to avoid a slight rub in the rear running 10.5" HREs. Id be interested to hear if you get a rub running 11" rears. Either way, D3 is the way to go,, no squeeks at all,, the ride is good considering the drop. I ride degraded way more by switching to 21" wheels with 25 series tires than it did by lowering the car. It rode great with stockers like calherc1. Good luck, and please let us know if you get rub.
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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Those dropped cars look so good... I'm just fighting the temptation to not lower my wagon. I'm really enjoying being able to drive a car around and not scrape on everything... not sure how much longer I can hold out.
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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Lowered on D3 Comp Springs with 21" NC Forge wheels:


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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    [QUOTE=litig8r187;2828007]Lowered on D3 Comp Springs with 21" NC Forge wheels:

    Damn that looks good! Your 21s look so much bigger in the 1 piece design compared to my 3-piece wheels.. Love the flush look on this car. Nice choice

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Quote Originally Posted by ABest62 View Post
    Damn that looks good! Your 21s look so much bigger in the 1 piece design compared to my 3-piece wheels.. Love the flush look on this car. Nice choice
    They are actually 2 piece wheels. The reason they look bigger is they are "reverse lip" wheels.
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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Hello,
    You might want to check out our lowering springs. We offer two different variants of them (Competition & Sport). Both of them are designed to work with the OEM MAG Ride by way of our interface hardware that comes with the kits standard. Our MAG Ride hardware keeps the computer happy and allows it work properly.

    For more information you can visit our website:
    http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d...rings-cts-vcts
    http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/c..._sport_springs

    Please let us know if there are any questions.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
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    Where/how do I buy the whole setup? For a wagon?

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Hello,

    Give us a call at our offices 562-595-8518 / email sales@d3cadillac.com. Or you can also purchase through an authorized dealer.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Design
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrVolkl View Post
    Where/how do I buy the whole setup? For a wagon?

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    I went with the Eibach kit made for the coupe on my sedan.

    Before lowering kit...
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    After the Eibach coupe kit was installed...
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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    Quote Originally Posted by calherc1 View Post
    Lowered on D3 Comp Springs. Used supplied sleeves and greased mounting surface. No squeeks in 3 months so far. Love the look and ride.
    That looks bad ass! I wanna lowered my vehicle, but I wanna slap some more rubber on the rear with a 305 but I need to see if that will clear and not rub the rear fenders.

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    Re: Lowering Springs????'s

    I have the D3 competition suspension which includes lowering springs and sway bars. It preserves ride quality
    while at the same time eliminating any body lean. I am also using the D3 concentric wheel spacers. The springs have arms that retain the input to the mag ride system. The car is lowered by the springs .75" in front and 1" in the
    rear. I am using the stock polished rims and this works great filling up the wheel wells perfectly.

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