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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Suspension setup СTS-V in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I want to get on my Cadillac suspension, wheels and brakes from the CTS-V. What do you think replacing the ...
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    Suspension setup СTS-V

    I want to get on my Cadillac suspension, wheels and brakes from the CTS-V. What do you think replacing the hubs does not entail the replacement of the semi-axes and the differential? It seems to me that if the differential needs to be replaced, my dream dnt comes true, because then need replacement driveshaft and gearbox ...

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    i would guess and say yes, you would need a new diff, only because the output shafts (drive axles) are a thicker diameter on the cts-v...there is a chance they are the same but i really doubt it.

    this wont be a cheap job.
    rims 1000-2000 + tires
    hubs (new)$500 each
    rotors, calipers, pads....well you get the idea.

    get some r1 concepts rotors and good pads, then grab some aftermarket rims and slap on v sways and v suspension.
    ive got some fe4 rears im debating on selling, my fronts are blown and the rears ive never used, they were taken off a V the day the guy bought it.
    im probably going to run KYB shocks and V springs with V sways.

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    AAIIIC just informed me that the A-arms and knuckles are the exact same on the CTS-Jr and the CTS-V. That makes it a hub, rotor, rim conversion. Still not totally sure about the axles/differential. Have to check spline counts to see if you can get away with just swapping hubs, or if you have to do the axles and pumpkin as well.

    Im glad this is coming up more and more lately. I do not know if 1st Gen Vee-cars are common enough in you-pull-it yards for people to pick these parts up on the cheap, or what. But this is something I want to do, as well.

    I am probably just going to get my existing rotors resurfaced for now, to buy some time before I have to replace my brakes. And I am just going to Plasti-Dip my rims to buy some time until I want to replace them. Might as well replace the brakes and rims at the same time and make the jump to the Vee-car parts.

    I want to get the V sways/springs under there sooner than all of that, though. I have FE3's, which will have to work for now. Later, after I have driven on the V sway/springs for a minute, I might go Mighty-Mouse FE4's and chop a coil off the V springs. I just do not know if I can justify lowering my car in a city as... textured.. as Portland. This city has legitimate terrain, and is just not set up for nice cars (or any cars with low clearance, for that matter).

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBoren View Post

    Im glad this is coming up more and more lately. I do not know if 1st Gen Vee-cars are common enough in you-pull-it yards for people to pick these parts up on the cheap, or what. But this is something I want to do, as well.
    in the states...maybe..but in canada its next to impossible to find them

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    Check with D-Rokk. He did a V conversion and changed out the differential and rear axles too i think

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by J W View Post
    Check with D-Rokk. He did a V conversion and changed out the differential and rear axles too i think
    If he replaced the differential and rear axle, but did not change the knuckle and hub to V, which means it's not too bad for me)))

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    I don't think he changed out the hubs but he did change the differential. Do a search, he did a write up on it. Cts getting a V treatment

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    Quote Originally Posted by J W View Post
    I don't think he changed out the hubs but he did change the differential. Do a search, he did a write up on it. Cts getting a V treatment
    I read his thread, but there are difficulties with the transfer. Google badly translates a simple conversational English.

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    PM him and ask

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    Ill send him a,message

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    Re: Suspension setup СTS-V

    Okay, for the hub switch, you do not need the axles or differential. Basically at the end of the axle, there is a giant nut that is what bolts the hub onto the axle. This is universal in the cts and cts-v axles - I have v axles and cts hubs. As for suspension, the cts and cts v parts are interchangeable. Basically, they beefed up the v components and used standard mounting points, ect. Any other questions please feel free to pm me. Thanks and good luck!
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