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    DTS - lowered or not?

    i got a 2007 cadillac dts i really want to get it lowered? is it a lot of work to get it lowered ? is it complicated to do it

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    Re: dts lowered or not?

    Congrats and welcome to the DTS Forum!!

    Special congratulations from me for acquiring a 2007 DTS @ such a young age of 27. I envy you and salute you on your selection. I just wonder how you came up with such a great decision

    I know it's just a personal preference that how you want to see the appearance of your DTS. I am very pleased about the appearance of my Caddy.

    Wish you good luck on your future possible modifications.

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    Re: dts lowered or not?

    With enough time and money you can lower it all you want - but you lose all of the road handling and sensing suspension capability.

    Learn about the existing suspension and what it really does before you hack it up.

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    Re: DTS - lowered or not?

    Somebody on here said they went to the dealership and had them hook up a device (I can't recall the name of it at the moment) to reset the ride height. He needed the rear lowered so they plugged the device in to reset the right height, had some guys sit in the trunk, and then set the height. From what he said, it worked out and was fairly quick and easy. I've been looking to get the front end lowered on mine because it looks uneven compared to the rear, but haven't called around to the local dealers to see if they can do this.

    The adjustable air suspension route is available, but you're looking at thousands as opposed to free or a couple hundred with the way I mentioned above.

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    Re: DTS - lowered or not?

    i think its tech 2 but i wonder if the dealer gonna charge me for that? is all 2007 cadillac dts has adjustable suspension?

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    None of them have"adjustable suspension" or "air ride". Coil springs on all 4 corners, air bladders in the rear shocks only for load leveling.

    There is a small amount of adjustability with a Tech II, but it's only for the rear, and you can't go lower than the coil springs allow.

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    Re: DTS - lowered or not?

    Yep ^^^

    Rear height is monitored and air is pumped into/bled from the shock auxiliary bladders to compensate for extra weight in the trunk or back seat. It is NOT "height control" as such, but there is a small, limited range of adjustment to allow for about 0.5" of rear height, unloaded, adjustment.

    Even back in the Seville/Deville cars, the active suspension models seem to carry a slight amount of front rake. The GM Tech-II "adjustment" is called "bump stop setting". I believe the member posting about assistants sitting on the trunk lip was referring to a method of actually observing if the ELC system is working.......... You weigh down the rear end and the system should return it to the same level as unloaded - no overall height change.

    IF front height can be electronically adjusted in the later "DTS", what is the method for compressing the springs without coil cutting ?

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    Re: DTS - lowered or not?

    thanks you for the info.... what do you recommend for suspension? for body roll over

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