: Stock Wheel Gap?



Bubba Ho-Tep
09-26-12, 12:53 AM
How much wheel gap should be in the rear of the V-Coupe? I just took delivery of mine and the rear suspension looks abnormally high in the rear. So much so I can fit an entire fist (upright, as you would grip a hammer) between the tire and top of fender arch.

It doesnt look this large in photos I've seen of other V-Coupes nor the other one the dealer had on their lot. Any ideas????

M5eater
09-26-12, 07:57 AM
If it's brand-brand new. The suspension may settle over a few hundred miles.

Bubba Ho-Tep
09-26-12, 10:41 AM
It's "new" but was a 2012 left-over with 370 miles on the odo. Also the dealer apparently had it in their possession for close to a year.

Would it have to be driven for the springs to settle? Would the initial 370 miles be enough? Also, if not, what could be the culprit for my 4x4 suspension height?! Thanks in advance!

M5eater
09-26-12, 11:05 AM
Pictures are what we would need next.

V2's stock suspension height is low, but it's not slamed and riding on the tire sidewalls.

smackdownCTSV
09-26-12, 11:31 AM
Measure both sides as well.

larry arizona
09-26-12, 11:42 AM
coupes look higher stock than sedans. EIBACHS will fix it

baabootoo
09-26-12, 01:07 PM
Yep, that's normal. That's why some of us have fixed that rear gap. It looks too "jacked up" to me.

Bubba Ho-Tep
09-26-12, 01:25 PM
Took a couple of photos. Is it usually THIS much? lol

http://www.gmelliottvideo.com/photos/ctsvrearwheelgap.jpg

M5eater
09-26-12, 03:15 PM
yay for OB!

as per other's responses.
That's normal. If you look @ some of Caddy's stock images, you'll find it's 4x4'd as well.

larry arizona
09-26-12, 03:30 PM
eibachs are your friend. Every CTS-V without eibachs looks like a 4x4 to me. Once you have the installed you will not regret it. Do the research on here on all the tips for the install and how to do it correctly and I promise you that you will be very pleased.