Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it?
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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; i really want it lower but i'm to cheap to pay for a Lowering kit & pay to have it ...
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    larry_chip is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it?

    i really want it lower but i'm to cheap to pay for a Lowering kit & pay to have it installed, i mean i'll pay the 400.00 for the kit but everyone here wants 500.00 to install it!,

    So my Question is, Can i Just Put Shorter Spring to Lower It?

    & lets say i can't Could i just use shorter springs in the rear to lower it?

    because the front is ok it could be a little lower but i could live with it but the rear looks bad! like a 5" Gap with my Rims! maybe i could even it out?

    I Don't no about Lowing cars & trucks any help would help out Thanks.

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    outofdablue is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it?

    Your Escalade has a sophisticated 4 wheel drive system, not to mention the rear self leveling suspension. So messing with the system or using a cheap drop kit would not be worth the headaches of messing something else up. If you have a $50,000 truck, why would you be cheap about modifying it. If your worried about costs, I would suggest not to even mess with the suspension. From what I know you have to change springs in sets of four.

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    Infamous LadeOn24s is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it?

    First off the front has no springs so in order to lower it either you get spindles or turn down your torsion keys. The rear you would need shorter springs and an adapter for the air ride sensors. All in all get a lowering kit and chew someone down on labor price..

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    larry_chip is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Can i Just put Smaller Springs in my EXT To Lower it?

    its a lease truck so i didn't give 50K on it, it will be gone in 24 months,

    as for the lowering kit, I Would Buy one But Everyone here wants more money to install the kit then the kits even worth!

    I Just thought i could get out of it the Cheap way for a 100.00 bucks or something & just lower the rear like 2 or 3 inchs

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