Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Broken rear spring in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Instant lowering job. The spring broke about a week ago and dropped the left rear about 2 inches. Oddly enough ...
Automobile(s): Platinum 2001 Cadillac Catera Sport
Broken rear spring
Instant lowering job. The spring broke about a week ago and dropped the left rear about 2 inches. Oddly enough other than looking weird and the LOWERING light flashing at me constantly, the car's handling didn't seem to be affected. Replaced the rear springs with GTO springs and my Catera's butt is back on an even keel.
Ride is a little firmer but not jarring though my Koni Sport shocks are set at their firmest setting. I haven't taken her through any real twisties yet but she feels more planted on the off-ramps. Though the GTO springs lower the Catera by about an inch she doesn't look any lower to my uncalibrated eye.
The front Koni Sport struts will have to wait for their GTO springs. It's a more involved job and I don't have the time right now.