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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Thanks for the offer cad but I have a lift and three mechanics that work for me I will post ...
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    Thanks for the offer cad but I have a lift and three mechanics that work for me

    I will post pics when done and you are certainly welcome to come by and take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiser68
    Thanks for the offer cad but I have a lift and three mechanics that work for me

    I will post pics when done and you are certainly welcome to come by and take a look.
    Now that's the way to do it. Need a son?

    Going to order a set when I hear back from Dr. Would love to check out your install. Will ping you later in the week via email for a good time to stop by.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    Cadzilla32, drop me a PM, just cleared out the inbox.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadzilla32 View Post
    Now that's the way to do it. Need a son?

    Going to order a set when I hear back from Dr. Would love to check out your install. Will ping you later in the week via email for a good time to stop by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design
    Cadzilla32, drop me a PM, just cleared out the inbox.

    Thank you,

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    Thanks Dr. PM sent.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    This is my first post, I got my CTS-V about a month ago and ordered the springs, some larger wheels and not much more right now. This is going to sound like an advertisement, but after the springs and wheels, i felt like I was driving a new car, smoother at every speed and bump and turn, like night and day. Im sure the older tires weren't great but I had it aligned a week or two before. I was told it was going to be stiffer, but I feel like I could go for a long distance ride.

    Im trying to figure out the right package which is why I got on here, but I had to chime in. The wheels I got were Stance, I got the wrong offset for the rear but they are fixing it. For now I am using some 1/8 spacers. Look mean and clean, but look forward to my own custom upgrades coming soon.
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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    So how hard is the install with these D3 comp springs? I asked a local shop and they told me that they would charge me around 8-10 hours labor... At $70/hour... This doesn't seem like an easy install, any thoughts guys? They seemed to be referring to the rears being the unknown and possible hard job.

    Any input is greatly appreciated?

    Specifically, is this a garage DIY? Is an alignment necessary after the install? About time for install?

    Thanks

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    Springs are NO WAY CLOSE to 8-10 hours. I could do springs in MAX 4 hours with a spring compressor and I'm no expert mechanic.

    Rears took about 2 hours for swaybar AND springs. Front took a lot longer but 90% of that was for the sway bar. Alignment definitely recommended after lowering springs. For springs only I would guess 1 hour for rear and 2 hours front.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    I have a set of comp springs that came with the car that I just got, but the car is too low to run them with my driveway, so...they're up for sale.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    A few questions to those who have installed the D3 springs. How do they effect ride quality? Do road irregularities seem more noticeable? How do they effect the Magnetic Ride suspension? What are the positive effects of their install? How about tire wheel well clearance- any issues there? Does the car scrap more often front and rear?

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    No real difference in ride quality on highway. Corners much better. Looks better. No effect on magnetic ride due to rods included in kit. I do scrape the front splitter but it is hanging down about 2 extra inches thanks to a curb. I do not think it will be an issue once I install the new splitter. No problem with stock sized wheels/tires or with my 18" track tires and wheels. Did D3 sway bars along with the springs.

    All in all a fantastic mod IMO

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    Quote Originally Posted by sarasota_krash View Post
    So how hard is the install with these D3 comp springs? I asked a local shop and they told me that they would charge me around 8-10 hours labor... At $70/hour... This doesn't seem like an easy install, any thoughts guys? They seemed to be referring to the rears being the unknown and possible hard job.

    Any input is greatly appreciated?

    Specifically, is this a garage DIY? Is an alignment necessary after the install? About time for install?

    Thanks
    sarasota_krash the springs should take no longer then 4 hours to install

    Quote Originally Posted by TWD3 View Post
    A few questions to those who have installed the D3 springs. How do they effect ride quality? Do road irregularities seem more noticeable? How do they effect the Magnetic Ride suspension? What are the positive effects of their install? How about tire wheel well clearance- any issues there? Does the car scrap more often front and rear?
    TWD3 as cruiser68 mentions the springs are progressive and provide a near factory ride when little load is applied but progressively stiffen as load increases.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    I've got a set of D3 springs that I'm not going to use.

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    Quote Originally Posted by TWD3 View Post
    A few questions to those who have installed the D3 springs. How do they effect ride quality? Do road irregularities seem more noticeable? How do they effect the Magnetic Ride suspension? What are the positive effects of their install? How about tire wheel well clearance- any issues there? Does the car scrap more often front and rear?
    for me, everything just got better with handling/feel with the d3 sways/springs. ride quality is about the same, but big difference on the track. magnetic ride still functioned like normal..

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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    Quote Originally Posted by TWD3 View Post
    A few questions to those who have installed the D3 springs. How do they effect ride quality? Do road irregularities seem more noticeable? How do they effect the Magnetic Ride suspension? What are the positive effects of their install? How about tire wheel well clearance- any issues there? Does the car scrap more often front and rear?
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    Re: 2009+ Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs w/IMAGES

    This looks like a great modification. I am taking delivery of one of the last Thunder Gray ChromaFlair (if not the last built) CTS-V Wagons this weekend. Red calipers (way hard to get supposedly), black wheels, factory black chrome grill, six-speed, Recaros, pretty much everything. I now regret ordering the sunroof, since I'll be tracking this car. Not sure I am actually going to sell my E39 M5 or Benz Wagon (the Cadillac was kind of intended to replace both cars, but now I am thinking this wagon could be worth money 20 years from now and maybe I should use it lightly and for the track.) In any case, I think the lowering springs will be great, but I do need to be able to take my wife out to dinner, and she has complained about my more aggressively modified cars over the years. Had a Maxima with a Tokio spring and shock kit in the early years and it handled great, but was bouncy/jerky on modest bumps. How does the car ride with this D3 lowering kit? I like that the shocks GM licenses to Ferrari are retained...wouldn't want to give them up. Any help would be appreciated. Also, plan to go with Corsa Axle back sport exhaust. Is that the right choice?

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