: Cadillac CTS-V Lowering Springs & Sway Bars (Pictures)



Dr. Design
06-02-11, 07:13 PM
D3 Competition Springs

Part# D3.2101106 – Drop 0.75" Ft / 1.0" Rr

2009-2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe/Sedan/Wagon

The D3 Competition Springs are the only springs on the market that allow for 100% perfect usage of the OEM Mag Ride Shocks. The key to allowing for proper interface with the OEM mag ride is the D3 Spring Hardware Kit which makes the car feel virtually stock when the D3 Sport Lowering Springs are installed.

Made in the USA the /D3/ Competition Springs are ISO 9001 certified as well and have been engineered and built specifically for the CTS-V allowing for a 50% stiffer over factory ride. Ride height is lowered by 0.75” FT and 1.0” RR.

The key to the D3 Competition Spring is their progressive spring rates. This allows for the springs to become progressively stiffer based on the load transferred to each spring. In other words the spring will become progressively stiffer the more aggressively you drive.

When paired with the D3 Competition Sway Bars the D3 Competition suspension kit will offer superior cornering capabilities allowing for ultra-aggressive street and track performance. They will also offer a great balanced ride that will work with your vehicles factory magnetic ride system.

$409 | USD

Vehicles w/Competition Lowering Springs -
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Stock vs. Lowered -
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D3 Sport Springs

Part# 2101105 – Drop 0.75" Ft / 1.25" Rr

2009-2011 Cadillac CTS-V

Made in Holland the /D3/ Sport Springs are ISO 9001 certified as well as TUV approved. They have been engineered and built specifically for the CTS-V or CTS platforms allowing for a 30% stiffer over factory ride. Ride height is lowered by 0.75” FT and 1.25” RR.

The /D3/ Sport Springs offer great balance and will work with your vehicles factory magnetic ride settings when installed with D3 Magnetic Ride Adjustment Rods.

$389 | USD

Images of vehicles w/Sport Lowering Springs

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Application: 08+ CTS Coupe/Sedan/Wagon 09+ CTS-V Coupe/Sedan/Wagon
Part # D3.2101120
MSRP* ($USD) $895 – $695 Introductory offer for a limited time only!
Application: CTS-V Coupe/Sedan/Wagon MY 2009+
Line Item: D3 CTS-V Sway Bar Kit, incl. Front + Rear Sway Bar

Description: We would attribute the D3 Sway Bar Kit + the D3 Competition Springs in aiding HeaVyweight Racing take 2nd place in overall points in the 2010 Redline Time Attack Circuit. Congrats to Team HeaVyweight Racing!

Developed on the Race Track the D3 Sway bar kit has been engineered to allow for the maximum amount of roll resistance while still maintaining quality drive characteristics.

The D3 Sway Bars have been designed to provide an extraordinarily flat driving experience when pushing hard through the corners. The D3 anti-roll bar works to further reduce body roll by tying together the right and left sides of the suspension. This essentially lends more wheel rate from the side that’s in droop to the side that’s being compressed. More roll stiffness means less body "lean", and the tires stay flatter on the pavement (with more tire contact). The result is more grip and added driver control!

Benefits:

* Flat Cornering
* Dramatically decrease understeer
* Multiple user settings and adjustments
* Excellent vehicle rotation
* Less body roll means more traction
* Faster cornering speeds
* Increased driver confidence

We strongly consider our Competition Sway Bars as a Must Have for any serious track-prepped CTS-V.

Notes: Includes replacement bushings. Uses OEM 14mm end link bolt.

Order Info: For additional information, current pricing and promotions, or to order contact your /D3/ representative at 562-595-8518 or sales@d3rd.com

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All items are in stock and ready to ship. Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

vetkila
06-02-11, 09:15 PM
Might be a stupid question but does your coil over kit replace the magnetic ride?

MReiland
06-02-11, 09:28 PM
Might be a stupid question but does your coil over kit replace the magnetic ride? Pretty sure the Mag Ride are the shocks, the coil overs are around them.

That's alot of V's out front!

vetkila
06-02-11, 09:35 PM
Thanks

markrn
06-02-11, 09:38 PM
As you can see the coupe shown is black diamond as well.

Domsz06
06-02-11, 09:49 PM
please talk more about the flat black hood, don't care about the rest as you have had them out for ever.

Thanks.

jwa999
06-02-11, 11:39 PM
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-competition-suspension-kit

it lists: D3 Mag Ride Interface Hardware

Can you explain?
Does it reprogram the Mag shocks? Like W4M mentioned. GM engineers spent a lot of time fine tuning the mag ride shocks, any lowering will interfere with that, so how you do adjust the mag ride interface?

Razorecko
06-02-11, 11:59 PM
So are you guys saying that your original lowering springs, the "sport" springs dont use 100% of the mag ride shocks ?

MrMaschine
06-03-11, 12:58 AM
D3 please clarify this post you made as to why you now are offering another version of sport springs. I have the early ones made by BG and the Mag rods you sent the shop and to be honest I am not thrilled with them at all other than the fact the car looks great.

Its obvious that the shocks do not have enough rebound which makes the car bounce and float on any pavement dip. not very inspiring.


How can a stiffer spring make this even better? Please explain to us all thanks

baabootoo
06-03-11, 01:15 AM
Wow, when will you guys let the hate go??????? Why aren't we beating up on D3 about their intakes this bad? Didn't a LOT more people buy them due to their HP claims? I'm glad that they did sum up what they offered, as opposed to reading through 75 posts about 3 different things. I only read that their hardware (ride height rods?) will allow the MRC shocks to work like normal. You only have to get the length correct to do this, it's no biggie. As far as rebound dampening, that's in the shock absorber, NOT the spring. If it "floats", either the shocks are bad, or the rods are too short, creating a "light load" condition. I'll keep asking if they'll offer parts separately.

MrMaschine
06-03-11, 01:20 AM
I have the rods they sent out, from day 1 it never felt right, touring mode is awful it felt like a car with blown shocks from the first day. I drive in Sport all day long and its bearable depending on road.

its a rebound issue in the shocks with these springs just from my prior exp with coilovers and adjustments.

hulksdaddy
06-03-11, 01:23 AM
Hey, what about those paddles?:hmm:

Dr. Design
06-03-11, 12:36 PM
Hello,
Yes the coilover system would replace the OEM mag ride shocks.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Might be a stupid question but does your coil over kit replace the magnetic ride?

Dr. Design
06-03-11, 12:41 PM
Hello,
The hardware does not "reprogram" the shocks. However it does allow the sensors to essentially be zero'd back out so the computer can operate from a neutral position. We did all the measurements and testing to verify this.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac




http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-competition-suspension-kit

it lists: D3 Mag Ride Interface Hardware

Can you explain?
Does it reprogram the Mag shocks? Like W4M mentioned. GM engineers spent a lot of time fine tuning the mag ride shocks, any lowering will interfere with that, so how you do adjust the mag ride interface?

Dr. Design
06-03-11, 01:11 PM
No, we are not saying that at all. Not quite sure how that conclusion was made. The sport springs come with the ride height adjustment rods so it CAN work with the mag ride shocks.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


So are you guys saying that your original lowering springs, the "sport" springs dont use 100% of the mag ride shocks ?

Dr. Design
06-03-11, 01:18 PM
Hello,
We are NOT offering another version of the sport spring. This is merely a post to bring to light suspension products that we offer for the 2009+ CTS-V application.

The mag ride is a really nice system. However it can leave a lot to be desired when comparing it to a combination that has coilovers with a wide variety of adjustments for rebound and dampening. This is why we offer a coilover system as well. Unfortunately, like with any shock that is not fully adjustable, you will be limited in what it can do. What we provide are lowering springs that will offer the best performance possible with the use of the OEM mag ride shock system.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac




D3 please clarify this post you made as to why you now are offering another version of sport springs. I have the early ones made by BG and the Mag rods you sent the shop and to be honest I am not thrilled with them at all other than the fact the car looks great.

Its obvious that the shocks do not have enough rebound which makes the car bounce and float on any pavement dip. not very inspiring.


How can a stiffer spring make this even better? Please explain to us all thanks

Dr. Design
06-03-11, 01:46 PM
Can't talk about it right now. But I am sure you see new information soon.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


please talk more about the flat black hood, don't care about the rest as you have had them out for ever.

Thanks.