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    i have hothckis springs and want to lower my cts. i have fe3. will replacing the rear struts eliminate the auto leveling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by praprestoabi
    i have hothckis springs and want to lower my cts. i have fe3. will replacing the rear struts eliminate the auto leveling?
    Yep, auto leveling is built into the rear shocks.
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    Re: please correct me if im wrong

    KYB Gas-A-Just struts will work then? i was holding my breath waiting for a reply haha

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    Don't know the answer to that...BTW, FE3 is NOT your shocks, that's the spring stiffness. FE3 equipped CTS's came with the auto leveling Nivomat rear shocks.
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    Re: please correct me if im wrong

    sorry im confused....so the stock struts are self leveling? are shocks and struts the same things? i just want to make sure adding new struts to the back will make it so i can lower it

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    Quote Originally Posted by praprestoabi View Post
    sorry im confused....so the stock struts are self leveling? are shocks and struts the same things? i just want to make sure adding new struts to the back will make it so i can lower it
    Shocks/struts don't affect ride height, springs do.
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