: Lowering Springs????'s



BI2011ESV
01-04-12, 06:23 PM
I just ordered some CCW SP18's in a 19" staggered set up. I will be running 19x9.5 up front and 19x11 on the rear. I want to use some lowering springs to close the gap some after the new wheels are mounted.

My questions is to guys that have used lowering springs on the Gen 2 V's. How does it affect the working of the magnetic suspension? And how does it affect the ride of the vehicle? Has there been any regrets? Has there been any notable problems? What brand name lowering springs did you use?

Thanks for any help in advance

Dr. Design
01-04-12, 07:12 PM
Hello,
You might want to check out our lowering springs. We offer two different variants of them (Competition & Sport). Both of them are designed to work with the OEM MAG Ride by way of our interface hardware that comes with the kits standard. Our MAG Ride hardware keeps the computer happy and allows it work properly.

For more information you can visit our website:
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-competition-springs-cts-vcts
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/cts-v_cts_sport_springs

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

LitiGATOR
01-07-12, 10:51 PM
Are there any springs that don't squeak after they're installed?

Low Rider
01-08-12, 08:20 AM
I have the D3 sport springs on my Coupe and could not tell any real difference in the ride or handling. I cut an additional 1/4 turn off the front springs to maintain the original rake. My car has 20s in the rear wheels and 19 fronts and the wheel to fender clearance is just right. I did have a squeak issue with the fronts even though I had installed the cloth boots....a little squirt of WD 40 took care of it....bottom line would I do it again.........You Bet.......I love the look

calherc1
01-11-12, 04:16 PM
Lowered on D3 Comp Springs. Used supplied sleeves and greased mounting surface. No squeeks in 3 months so far. Love the look and ride.
http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx285/calherc1/100_0489.jpghttp://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx285/calherc1/100_0488.jpg

ABest62
01-11-12, 05:08 PM
D3 comps here as well. Mag ride works fine with this setup,, I have to run in sport mode to avoid a slight rub in the rear running 10.5" HREs. Id be interested to hear if you get a rub running 11" rears. Either way, D3 is the way to go,, no squeeks at all,, the ride is good considering the drop. I ride degraded way more by switching to 21" wheels with 25 series tires than it did by lowering the car. It rode great with stockers like calherc1. Good luck, and please let us know if you get rub.

DrVolkl
01-11-12, 07:00 PM
Those dropped cars look so good... I'm just fighting the temptation to not lower my wagon. I'm really enjoying being able to drive a car around and not scrape on everything... not sure how much longer I can hold out.

litig8r187
01-12-12, 06:38 PM
Lowered on D3 Comp Springs with 21" NC Forge wheels:

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/47/img9015small.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/img9015small.jpg/)

ABest62
01-13-12, 12:45 PM
[QUOTE=litig8r187;2828007]Lowered on D3 Comp Springs with 21" NC Forge wheels:

Damn that looks good! Your 21s look so much bigger in the 1 piece design compared to my 3-piece wheels.. Love the flush look on this car. Nice choice

litig8r187
01-13-12, 12:57 PM
Damn that looks good! Your 21s look so much bigger in the 1 piece design compared to my 3-piece wheels.. Love the flush look on this car. Nice choice

They are actually 2 piece wheels. The reason they look bigger is they are "reverse lip" wheels.

DrVolkl
01-13-12, 08:50 PM
Hello,
You might want to check out our lowering springs. We offer two different variants of them (Competition & Sport). Both of them are designed to work with the OEM MAG Ride by way of our interface hardware that comes with the kits standard. Our MAG Ride hardware keeps the computer happy and allows it work properly.

For more information you can visit our website:
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-competition-springs-cts-vcts
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/cts-v_cts_sport_springs

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Where/how do I buy the whole setup? For a wagon?

Dr. Design
01-13-12, 09:24 PM
Hello,

Give us a call at our offices 562-595-8518 / email sales@d3cadillac.com. Or you can also purchase through an authorized dealer.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac




Where/how do I buy the whole setup? For a wagon?

BI2011ESV
01-14-12, 08:47 AM
I went with the Eibach kit made for the coupe on my sedan.

Before lowering kit...
85086

After the Eibach coupe kit was installed...
85087

PTeezy
01-15-12, 02:43 PM
Lowered on D3 Comp Springs. Used supplied sleeves and greased mounting surface. No squeeks in 3 months so far. Love the look and ride.
http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx285/calherc1/100_0489.jpghttp://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx285/calherc1/100_0488.jpg

That looks bad ass! I wanna lowered my vehicle, but I wanna slap some more rubber on the rear with a 305 but I need to see if that will clear and not rub the rear fenders.

James G. Jones
01-22-12, 03:51 PM
I have the D3 competition suspension which includes lowering springs and sway bars. It preserves ride quality
while at the same time eliminating any body lean. I am also using the D3 concentric wheel spacers. The springs have arms that retain the input to the mag ride system. The car is lowered by the springs .75" in front and 1" in the
rear. I am using the stock polished rims and this works great filling up the wheel wells perfectly.

SecretWeapon
01-29-12, 07:23 PM
Eibach Coupe springs. Got to cut bump stops and remove dust caps. No squeak.

MrMaschine
01-29-12, 10:41 PM
I vote for the D3 comp springs since i havent come across detailed reviews on Eibachs or the KW coil overs.

rednumbers
02-21-12, 12:37 AM
Lowered on D3 Comp Springs. Used supplied sleeves and greased mounting surface. No squeeks in 3 months so far. Love the look and ride.



Are you running spacers in the rear. I'm running 305/30/19 on my stock and they do not push that far out. Looks great

V locity
02-28-12, 11:04 PM
I went with the Eibach kit made for the coupe on my sedan.

Before lowering kit...
85086

After the Eibach coupe kit was installed...

85087

How would you rate the ride quality of the Eibachs compared to stock? Also, did you get the pro or sports?

DrVolkl
02-29-12, 12:19 PM
Hello,

Give us a call at our offices 562-595-8518 / email sales@d3cadillac.com. Or you can also purchase through an authorized dealer.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Ok, email sent... quick lesson on the comp vs sport? I daily drive my V.... I don't want it to be too harsh... which ones do I get?
(roads in Seattle are NOT the greatest)

DrVolkl
03-02-12, 05:34 PM
What's a typical install price including alignment for springs? I'm gathering some quotes and want to make sure I'm in the ballpark.

jb_bgg
03-02-12, 06:41 PM
My guy charged me 1.7 hrs to install rear springs @ $90 per hour ($153). Fronts about 2.0 - 2.5 hours including the bump stop trim, and $75 for a four wheel alignment is pretty typical.

calherc1
03-02-12, 06:59 PM
Are you running spacers in the rear. I'm running 305/30/19 on my stock and they do not push that far out. Looks great

No spacers, bone stock set up, just lowered on D3 Comps. No squeeking issues so far. Mag ride works perfect with supplied hardware.

lite-em_up
05-13-13, 10:45 AM
These cars look sick, like the d*vil himself should drive them. I am having the D3's installed this weekend. Question though, the black chrome grills are available from Cadillac for the '13 as an LPO, but how did you guys do the window trims and fender vents in black? I assume the chrome on the trunk is black too? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!!