: Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!!



Dr. Design
08-06-13, 03:38 PM
We got the emails and the phone calls. You want D3 STS-V Sport Lowering Springs for your Cadillac. We are happy to announce we have started another production run for the Cadillac STS-V and STS application. Limited quantities will be produced, so please make sure you get your order in ASAP. STS/STS-V sport lowering springs will be available for shipping and installation early September. Please contact your local D3 authorized retailer or sales rep to ensure you get a set of sport springs before they are all gone.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1150454_559742284062481_1171856611_o.jpg
http://d3groupinc.com/cadillac-sts-v-sport-springs-back-in-stock-early-september/?preview=true&preview_id=2926&preview_nonce=86bbf3d63b

For more information or to place your order, please contact us at 562-595-8518 or email info@d3cadillac.com.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Dr. Design
08-06-13, 08:07 PM
BUMP^. I know we just posted this earlier today, but we have already pre-sold a lot of STS-V springs. We WILL SELL OUT, so please make sure you get your orders in.

p.s. No deposit is required!!!!

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Guy.Seminerio
08-06-13, 08:37 PM
How much?

Dr. Design
08-06-13, 08:50 PM
MSRP is $429.

Kit comes complete with everything you need for installation.
http://d3groupinc.com/d3-sport-springs-sts/

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


How much?

todrules
08-06-13, 10:04 PM
Finally!!! I just emailed them, hopefully I'll actually be able to get a set this time!

Guy.Seminerio
08-06-13, 10:06 PM
Dr design, thanks.

Anyone have experience with these? Any issues with rubbing or bottoming out? How does it work with the competitive driving mode? Is it overall worth it? Feel free to pm me. Thanks.

PGA2B
08-06-13, 10:49 PM
They work great. I have them and would not go back. I have had them for about 3 years now.

1BadCadSTS
08-06-13, 10:54 PM
Made a post on sts forum no answer there.... Love to know if these cause premature failure on magnetic ride struts.

PGA2B
08-06-13, 11:34 PM
I have over 50K on these springs and no issues with any suspension parts wearing out. Also alignment is dead on with no weird tire wear (inside or outside).

1BadCadSTS
08-07-13, 11:04 AM
Yes but Vs dont ride on Magnetic Ride Control, you're not looking at nearly $1000 per strut if yours go bad...

PGA2B
08-07-13, 11:20 AM
The rears are Nivomat which are not cheap either. I didn't pay close enough attention to your post and totally skipped the magnetic part..... My bad.

1BadCadSTS
08-07-13, 12:14 PM
No prob! :thumbsup:

Dr. Design
08-07-13, 05:03 PM
Hello,
Sorry for the delayed response. No issues with bottoming out. As for rubbing, assuming you haven't gone with a super crazy aggressive offset on the wheels, there shouldn't be any issues with rubbing. Competitive mode works just fine. No issues with the lowering springs taking away from the vehicles performance.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Dr design, thanks.

Anyone have experience with these? Any issues with rubbing or bottoming out? How does it work with the competitive driving mode? Is it overall worth it? Feel free to pm me. Thanks.

boomys10
08-07-13, 05:12 PM
if I install these will I need to do anything suspension wise? apparently mine is alrdy maxed out according to the alignment guy that did the last few alignments. not really sure why that is since everything under the car is new. don't wanna buy these and screw myself no that aspect though. can anyone advise?

Guy.Seminerio
08-07-13, 06:44 PM
Just called and ordered.

ChurchSTSV
08-07-13, 08:08 PM
Quick! Someone buy me a set and I'll pay you layaway style!

todrules
08-07-13, 10:51 PM
I backordered a set. I've been trying to get these since I bought the car a year and a half ago.

1BadCadSTS
08-07-13, 11:21 PM
BUMP^. I know we just posted this earlier today, but we have already pre-sold a lot of STS-V springs. We WILL SELL OUT, so please make sure you get your orders in.

p.s. No deposit is required!!!!

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Sent an email requesting to be added but didn't get confirmation.

parkeraire
08-08-13, 06:22 AM
Sounds like business as usual at d3:banghead:

Guy.Seminerio
08-08-13, 08:53 AM
I called and left a message. Then called and spoke to the guy who answered the phone and he said the sales guys weren't in yet. He took my info down and was going to give it to the sales guys when they came in. So how did I end up putting my order in? I ended up calling them back when I got out of work before they closed. Just call them to put your order in and don't expect a call back if you leave a message. What can you do.

jerrylsantos
08-08-13, 03:09 PM
Any chance we can buy the spacers separately?

ITL Cobra
08-08-13, 03:23 PM
Just called and placed my order....

tah93
08-09-13, 12:32 AM
Sent an email requesting to be added but didn't get confirmation.

Your going to have to call.
I sent 3 emails asking to be added to the list and asking if they required a deposit, finally got a response this morning telling me to call to pre-order a set.
I spoke to a Ro Del Rosario at D3.
Hope this helps.

Dr. Design
08-09-13, 04:13 PM
Hello,

If you have emailed to place an order and did not get a confirmation, please do CALL US. We get hundreds of emails a day from all over the world and sometimes the emails do not make it through our firewall. Please don't assume we are ignoring your emails. If it would help we can keep a live log of the forum members that have placed backorders in this thread so that everyone can see if their information has been procured.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


List of STS & STS-V owners backordering D3 Lowering Springs:
1. todrules
2. Guy.Seminerio
3. ITL Cobra
4. 1BadCadSTS
5. tah93
6.
7.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

D3 Outlet
08-09-13, 05:13 PM
Here are the people that are on the list so far, If you have a set on backorder and you do not see your name on the list please feel free to call me (562)595-8518 and ask for me Ro and I will make sure to get your name down on the backorder list, thank you for your patience.:thumbsup:

List of STS & STS-V owners backordering D3 Lowering Springs:
1. todrules
2. Guy.Seminerio
3. ITL Cobra
4. 1BadCadSTS
5. tah93
6. Troy H.
7. Ricardo V.
8. Robert S.
9. Chris E.
10. Johny B.
11. Tod S.
12. Jeff M.
13.
14.
15.

1BadCadSTS
08-09-13, 05:36 PM
I forgot to ask. Do these tend to sag over time? I have an E&G classic egx body kit on it. The lowering specs you provide would be fine but if they end up being like the eibachs I put on my Camaro they will drop it another .5-1inch within a few years and the kit I have will drag and scrape everywhere.

D3 Outlet
08-09-13, 06:30 PM
I forgot to ask. Do these tend to sag over time? I have an E&G classic egx body kit on it. The lowering specs you provide would be fine but if they end up being like the eibachs I put on my Camaro they will drop it another .5-1inch within a few years and the kit I have will drag and scrape everywhere.

We never had a set of our springs sag after time. Our springs will settle after installing driving around for a week or two and will eventually seat into where the ride height is suppose to be which is .75" front and 1.25" rear.

(http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/member.php?u=91135)

youknooow
08-10-13, 01:10 PM
I recommend these springs the lowered height and ride quality are on point and the handling is amazing. I've put 30k on mine, no issues but I do believe they shorten the front suspensions shock life. It's hard to describe but the last 5K has been bouncy compared to the stock and original lowered ride quality.

bobs-sts-v
08-10-13, 01:46 PM
Not sure you can blame the springs. My fronts were shot at 50K and the only way I found out was when I had the new springs installed. Front shocks have a limited life with or without the D3 springs.
I also have over 30K on the D3 springs and all is well.

Bob

Guy.Seminerio
08-10-13, 02:53 PM
So do either one of you have pics of your car, not from the drivers side of a car taking a hard right on a track?

youknooow
08-10-13, 04:22 PM
Wow I made the assumption the springs were the culprit; never the less it will cost $1700 to correct.

I have pics but non are at the track...

Guy.Seminerio
08-10-13, 04:26 PM
Exactly. That's what I want. The pics d3 has are all of the car mid corner. I want to see what it looks like just sitting.

Dr. Design
08-20-13, 01:58 PM
BUMP, the pre-sale of springs are moving fast. Please make sure you get your orders before they are all spoken for.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Dr. Design
08-20-13, 06:40 PM
Here is a non moving image.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1075598_550081608361882_2142955380_o.jpg

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Guy.Seminerio
08-20-13, 06:52 PM
Thanks

Dr. Design
08-20-13, 08:45 PM
Just skimming through our D3Cadillac facebook page and came across this car we did with lowering springs.

https://sphotos-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/421220_529238573779519_867762115_n.jpg


Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Guy.Seminerio
08-20-13, 10:14 PM
Excellent picture. This is what I was looking for. Thanks again.

ChurchSTSV
08-21-13, 12:04 PM
Just skimming through our D3Cadillac facebook page and came across this car we did with lowering springs.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

My heavens. What wheels are those? I like.

Fierofiend
08-21-13, 01:00 PM
Look like iforged f14, but what size?

Ludacrisvp
08-21-13, 02:00 PM
They look like the car was made for them.

ChurchSTSV
08-21-13, 02:18 PM
So I just googled some of these wheels. Hahahaha yeah no. Those wheels are stupid expensive. If I had that kind if money, is be driving a v wagon!

D3 Outlet
08-21-13, 02:28 PM
The wheels on the silver STS-V are Forgestar F14 19x9 and 19x10 Machine face with silver windows. Forgestar are probably the only wheel manufacture that make a 6 lug bolt pattern that doesn't have to be custom build and will not cost you 3 piece wheel money. Although, they are Rotary Forged wheels so they are not like the standard cast wheel. These are lighter and stronger construction than your average cast wheel. Please give us a call if you are interested in pricing and availability (562)595-8518 ask for me, Ro.

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So I just googled some of these wheels. Hahahaha yeah no. Those wheels are stupid expensive. If I had that kind if money, is be driving a v wagon!

The Forgestar wheels are under $500.00 a wheel, We can even give you better pricing if you decide to do a wheel and tire package.

ChurchSTSV
08-21-13, 04:06 PM
Well damn. That is super tempting. I love those wheels. Need springs first.

Speaking of springs, how is it like driving with them? Do they have any clearance issues? After I slammed the GTO, I told my wife to not let me lower another vehicle. The pictures I've seen of this car don't make it look that low. I just want to be sure it's not gonna scrape everything.

AriGold.
08-21-13, 06:40 PM
I grabbed a set off craigslist 2 months ago for $150!!

Guy.Seminerio
09-07-13, 04:53 PM
It's early September. Have these things shipped yet?

pwrsix
09-07-13, 10:24 PM
They told me "second week of September".

Guy.Seminerio
09-08-13, 10:32 AM
Nice ok. Thanks.

Fierofiend
09-16-13, 09:02 AM
Any updates?

ITL Cobra
09-16-13, 06:23 PM
Thinking the same ^^^^^

1BadCadSTS
09-16-13, 07:57 PM
X3...

Dr. Design
09-16-13, 08:03 PM
Hello,

We are just waiting on the shipment to clear customs. Once we get them here we will need to get them boxed and prepped for shipping. We are expecting to be able to ship next week.

Sorry for the delay.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


It's early September. Have these things shipped yet?

Fierofiend
09-16-13, 08:38 PM
Thank you for replying and providing update.

jerrylsantos
09-17-13, 12:28 PM
Any chance we can buy the spacers separately?

Any word?

theotherguyssn
09-24-13, 02:34 PM
i called and talked to tim today would like to be on the list as well

1BadCadSTS
09-24-13, 04:56 PM
Hello,

We are just waiting on the shipment to clear customs. Once we get them here we will need to get them boxed and prepped for shipping. We are expecting to be able to ship next week.

Sorry for the delay.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac



Where were they manufactured that they are clearing customs?

rbzstsv
09-24-13, 06:17 PM
I was thinking the same thing

OMG-V
09-24-13, 08:37 PM
China. Not Pittsburgh for sure.

theotherguyssn
09-30-13, 11:22 AM
well sure hoping springs come in this week everybody keeps telling me i gotta get mine lowered down haha ready to put them things on!!

Guy.Seminerio
09-30-13, 01:16 PM
Seriously where are these things. The shop where I'm getting them installed has been holding my new tires for over a week now.

1madstsv
09-30-13, 01:48 PM
You boys are now getting a lesson in how d3 works. If you have them buy 2 week in October I will be shocked.

theotherguyssn
09-30-13, 01:57 PM
hahah i got a car meet next month was hoping to have them on for this pic would be perfect with it lowered 148945

1madstsv
09-30-13, 07:52 PM
I would not even be seen driving that sitting up in the air like a 4\4 truck shamefull.


Just kidding looks good.

Guy.Seminerio
09-30-13, 08:12 PM
Yeah I was afraid of that. I've read some of the horror stories right here on the sts-v forums.

Dr. Design
09-30-13, 08:42 PM
Springs have arrived on US Shores from Holland. We are waiting for the container to clear customs. Once they clear customs, we will box them up and ship them out.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

264WOODY
10-06-13, 02:39 AM
Seriously where are these things. The shop where I'm getting them installed has been holding my new tires for over a week now.
Been thinking about getting a set for my 07' as well. thought about putting them on my self but figured i'd need an alignment afterwards, so
probably have them put on, any ideas what kind of labor charge for the spring installation?

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Any suggestions on replacing the shocks at the same time i do the springs, and what kind to replace them with? The "V" has 85,000 mi. and
probably all original equipment. Thanks.

Ludacrisvp
10-06-13, 02:47 AM
Been thinking about getting a set for my 07' as well. thought about putting them on my self but figured i'd need an alignment afterwards, so
probably have them put on, any ideas what kind of labor charge for the spring installation?

According to alldata the book time for spring replacement of both sides of the car is:
2.2 hours front
1.7 hours rear

So about 4 hours labor plus alignment.


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264WOODY
10-06-13, 11:38 AM
According to alldata the book time for spring replacement of both sides of the car is:
2.2 hours front
1.7 hours rear

So about 4 hours labor plus alignment.


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Thank you Ludacrisvp,
I appreciate everyones help in this forum.
So looking like 4 bills for the springs, 6 bills for the shocks, and another 6 or 7 bills for the labor to do it all.

TimmyC
10-06-13, 11:56 PM
I'd be shocked if it took 4 hrs to replace the springs. I did mine in way less time than that.

Will these come with the rear shock spacers?

Guy.Seminerio
10-07-13, 12:05 AM
2010 thread about these springs. First page dr design says it comes with the spacers.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-v-series-forum/213402-cadillac-sts-v-lowering-springs.html

Dr. Design
10-08-13, 10:02 PM
Springs are clearing customs as we type this. We will box them and ship them ASAP. All spring orders will be filled in order in which they were received. For the previous question above regarding hardware, please note all kits will come with all required hardware for installation.

For those looking to get in on the tail end of these orders, I think we have a few sets unspoken for.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Guy.Seminerio
10-09-13, 12:04 AM
Got any kind of estimate as to when these things are going to start shipping?

1madstsv
10-09-13, 09:18 AM
November

rbzstsv
10-09-13, 09:41 AM
I was going to.get on the list but so many horror stories with D3. How long is this going to take in customs? Shouldn't be taking this long... 2 to 4 weeks tops. Shipping containers that stop at multiple ports to fill up normally get hit in customs.. But they don't hold your containers for two months.. don't want to prepay n wait till December to.get springs.

Ludacrisvp
10-09-13, 10:00 AM
09-16-13, 07:03 PM:

We are just waiting on the shipment to clear customs. Once we get them here we will need to get them boxed and prepped for shipping. We are expecting to be able to ship next week.

09-30-13, 07:42 PM:

Springs have arrived on US Shores from Holland. We are waiting for the container to clear customs. Once they clear customs, we will box them up and ship them out.

10-08-13, 09:02 PM:

Springs are clearing customs as we type this. We will box them and ship them ASAP.

Sure does seem to take them a long time to clear customs....
Glad I haven't ordered a set of them; its nice that another production run of them was made for those that want them but it sure seems to be a slowly moving situation.

Guy.Seminerio
10-10-13, 12:05 AM
November

Of what year?

1madstsv
10-10-13, 01:20 AM
Just be happy if you get them be for you want to sell your car. After its paid off and your retired.

Guy.Seminerio
10-10-13, 06:22 PM
Hahaha damn. Jeez I really hope it won't be much longer. I was naive and had the place I'm getting them installed order a set of conti dws. My pilot sports are horribly unevenly worn and are basically shot. I don't want to get the alignment to solve the issue when I'll need the alignment after the springs are installed anyway. So the tires have been at the shop for a couple of weeks now. I got a deposit down on them. These guys are killing me. I mean either way they get here when they get here but I wish we wouldn't get an estimate of when they'll come that is so inaccurate. I kinda made plans off that clearly inaccurate time frame.

pwrsix
10-10-13, 06:57 PM
Did anybody give them a deposit for the springs? All I did was give them my name and phone number. Thats all they wanted when I called.

raiders4u2nv
10-10-13, 07:06 PM
Did anybody give them a deposit for the springs? All I did was give them my name and phone number. Thats all they wanted when I called.

Same here just name and phone number and said they will put me on this list. I wonder how long the list is. I was willing to buy them and wait.

Guy.Seminerio
10-10-13, 08:01 PM
Same.

1madstsv
10-16-13, 08:26 AM
So any one get there springs yet its the 2week in October now soon to be November. Just in time so some of you will be able to use your Newley lowered cars as snow plows lol.

1BadCadSTS
10-16-13, 09:24 AM
Is d3 smuggling drugs in with those springs?! No reason for them to be "held at customs" this long. It's getting shady.

PGA2B
10-16-13, 09:49 AM
Is d3 smuggling drugs in with those springs?! No reason for them to be "held at customs" this long. It's getting shady.


Welcome to "Doing business with D3 Cadillac":thumbsup:

theotherguyssn
10-16-13, 01:37 PM
i wish they would hurry up and arrive im ready to put them things on lol

1madstsv
10-16-13, 06:19 PM
D3 just pulled a d3 job on all the new Stsv owners we have on hear.

rbzstsv
10-16-13, 07:02 PM
I'm waiting for them "land" before I do anything

Dr. Design
10-16-13, 07:13 PM
Sorry for the delay. As already mentioned we are waiting for them to clear customs despite some of the remarks from others. We are arranging shipping of them now and taking care of everything we need to so we can ship them efficiently once they are released.

Please note we have not charged anyone, nor procured ANY deposits. So if you don't want to wait for the lowering springs, there are no issues if you want to cancel your order, as we totally understand. International freight by liner can be tricky in terms of logistics, but we are giving you guys the information as we get it.

For those of you have issues with D3, for whatever reason you feel, please refrain from derailing this post as we want to focus on lowering springs for the STS-V. If you would like to post something in a separate thread to address your concerns or issues, we would be more than happy to respond in kind there.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

rbzstsv
10-16-13, 08:35 PM
I've very interested in a set. Was the port closed and your ship was sent to another port? I realize there are only a few ports and this does happen with labor strikes or w.e they strike over or close

raiders4u2nv
10-22-13, 03:46 PM
All I want for Christmas is my two front springs! And two rear springs!:crybaby:

Anything yet?

Dr. Design
10-22-13, 05:03 PM
Springs have cleared customs and we are preparing shipments today and tomorrow. Please note you will be contacted by your sales rep if you have already placed an order to verify shipment information. We have already sold out on this production run and will start another production now. If you are interested in getting in on the next production run, please contact us. We will air freight the next shipment so we can turn them around much quicker.

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Guy.Seminerio
10-22-13, 06:09 PM
Got the call today. Gave them my credit card info. Seems like sometime next week I should be receiving them.

raiders4u2nv
10-22-13, 06:22 PM
Springs have cleared customs and we are preparing shipments today and tomorrow. Please note you will be contacted by your sales rep if you have already placed an order to verify shipment information. We have already sold out on this production run and will start another production now. If you are interested in getting in on the next production run, please contact us. We will air freight the next shipment so we can turn them around much quicker.

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

So if you did not get a call from you......no springs this time but can order again? I called and was on the list. Do I call back?

1madstsv
10-22-13, 07:08 PM
One week before November not bad for in stock in early September lol.

rbzstsv
10-22-13, 09:17 PM
And they are all gone lol

Guy.Seminerio
10-22-13, 09:23 PM
When I spoke to them they said they have a list they go down based on when you told them you wanted the springs. If you were on the list and haven't got a call then you probably just haven't got the call YET.

264WOODY
10-23-13, 07:47 AM
Springs have cleared customs and we are preparing shipments today and tomorrow. Please note you will be contacted by your sales rep if you have already placed an order to verify shipment information. We have already sold out on this production run and will start another production now. If you are interested in getting in on the next production run, please contact us. We will air freight the next shipment so we can turn them around much quicker.

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac
SERIOUSLY? Sold out already? Grrrrrrrrr!

ChurchSTSV
10-23-13, 11:15 AM
SERIOUSLY? Sold out already? Grrrrrrrrr!

I have already come to the conclusion that it would take a miracle for me to get these. Haha

rbzstsv
10-23-13, 11:51 AM
I was waiting for them to come in then I was going to call. Not the best idea lol

1BadCadSTS
10-23-13, 05:37 PM
I was on the list. I didn't get a call email or even a forum pm.

theotherguyssn
10-23-13, 08:07 PM
i just got the call from d3 said he had one set left and so i got them idk if it was truley the last set but what he had told me so i paniced and bought them haha

Dr. Design
10-23-13, 08:08 PM
Hello,

If you are on the original list, then you will remain on that list until the order is filled. Your spot in line, so to speak, will be kept and now be moved up according to when you placed your order. Again, please note that NOBODY will be charged until the items are ready to actually ship to you. So if you are interested in ordering the springs, call us or email so we can get your information into the system. We are already producing more springs as we type this response.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


So if you did not get a call from you......no springs this time but can order again? I called and was on the list. Do I call back?

1BadCadSTS
10-24-13, 02:06 AM
Here are the people that are on the list so far, If you have a set on backorder and you do not see your name on the list please feel free to call me (562)595-8518 and ask for me Ro and I will make sure to get your name down on the backorder list, thank you for your patience.:thumbsup:

List of STS & STS-V owners backordering D3 Lowering Springs:
1. todrules
2. Guy.Seminerio
3. ITL Cobra
4. 1BadCadSTS
5. tah93
6. Troy H.
7. Ricardo V.
8. Robert S.
9. Chris E.
10. Johny B.
11. Tod S.
12. Jeff M.
13.
14.
15.

Funny I was 4th on the list. So you only got 3 sets in?! Wait nope theotherguyssn wasn't above me on the list and he got a set...

1BadCadSTS
10-26-13, 12:26 PM
No answer at all? Funny...

1madstsv
10-27-13, 08:57 AM
Welcome to how d3 does business my friend. Been going on for years.

parkeraire
10-27-13, 10:53 AM
It is the way customer service in America is these days. All about the dollar. I would rather pay a little more to deal with a company that has good customer service.

1BadCadSTS
10-27-13, 11:11 AM
What a waste. I even bought one of their acc grilles for my fathers car which needed 2 hours of clean up before painting and still looks like a 4th graders art project.

Anyone have a set of stock V springs willing to sell? I'd rather at this point give my money to a forum member rather than a company which clearly just screwed me for no reason. Least I didn't give them my cc # yet.

They are as overpriced as SLP but at least SLP delivers on their word and a quality piece at that...

Dr. Design
10-28-13, 01:42 PM
Hello,

Mr. 1BadCadSTS. I can assure that is not how we do business contrary to the 2 cent offerings that are being lobbed into this post.

Our sales team contacted everyone on the list from top to bottom. We left messages or sent emails. Some people responded, some people answered. However we did have to leave messages and some emails did not get responded to. If we did not hear back from them in a reasonable time, we moved on to the next person. As of right now we have (3) sets of springs unsecured because customers did not call back and verify their information. We are sorry that your order was not filled. For those that did not respond or still want springs, we have already moved them up to the top of the list for the next production run that will be air freighted into the US.

I would recommend you call us ASAP if you want springs. 562-595-8518 please ask for Ro or Greg.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

1BadCadSTS
10-28-13, 01:54 PM
I get emails directly to my phone and I can assure you not one attempt was made to reach me. Had there of been said issue I would assume contact could of been made here through the forum as I have constantly touched base in this thread constantly looking for an update.

I attributed my bad experience with my D3 grille as to it being a custom fabbed piece and doesn't go through the quality control that SLP or E&G does for their products. However to completely blow off someone who had requested to be notified when I could spend my money with your company and be skipped over is ridicules after waiting as the promised due day came and went by nearly a month!

As I said congrats to those who were able to actually have D3 follow through with their word but now being burned twice by your company I would rather give my money to a forum member and buy their stock V springs for the better handling I was going for than invest any more with D3.

Dr. Design
10-28-13, 02:09 PM
We are sorry you feel that way. The company actually changed hands a few years back, so things are much different now. However if you feel that strongly about it, that is fine. We can remove your name from the list and contact someone else who is waiting for the products. Thank you for your participation, we are sorry things did not work out the way we all expected.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

neurotictim
10-28-13, 05:40 PM
With all due respect to 1BadCadSTS, I'm still interested. Call me a sucker, call me an optimist, I'd really like to get my V lower and D3 appears to be the only game in town for these cars.

With that being said, I won't be able to afford them till after Christmas - priorities, :sigh:. So what's the time frame looking like for the next production run? 1BadCad - if I get D3 springs I'd be happy to set you up with my V springs once I've got them swapped out, I'd give em to you for a steal.

1BadCadSTS
10-28-13, 09:47 PM
With all due respect to 1BadCadSTS, I'm still interested. Call me a sucker, call me an optimist, I'd really like to get my V lower and D3 appears to be the only game in town for these cars.

With that being said, I won't be able to afford them till after Christmas - priorities, :sigh:. So what's the time frame looking like for the next production run? 1BadCad - if I get D3 springs I'd be happy to set you up with my V springs once I've got them swapped out, I'd give em to you for a steal.

Fair enough. Consider "my spot" yours. Goodluck.

OMG-V
10-28-13, 10:28 PM
The springs are available from D3 on eBay. But it now for $429

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Buy it now for 429

choigilligan
10-31-13, 01:41 PM
Hello,

Mr. 1BadCadSTS. I can assure that is not how we do business contrary to the 2 cent offerings that are being lobbed into this post.

Our sales team contacted everyone on the list from top to bottom. We left messages or sent emails. Some people responded, some people answered. However we did have to leave messages and some emails did not get responded to. If we did not hear back from them in a reasonable time, we moved on to the next person. As of right now we have (3) sets of springs unsecured because customers did not call back and verify their information. We are sorry that your order was not filled. For those that did not respond or still want springs, we have already moved them up to the top of the list for the next production run that will be air freighted into the US.

I would recommend you call us ASAP if you want springs. 562-595-8518 please ask for Ro or Greg.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


This forum isn't a 2 cent peanut gallery, this forum is where your reputation is maintained. That being said.

You should contact the forum member 1BadcadSTS directly and get him a set of springs. You can private message him. He obviously wants the springs, and you have them for sale on eBay. So you obviously have a set. So do the simple thing that makes the most sense and also will make your company look like you care about the people who want to buy your products. Just message him, say you're sorry things got lost in the shuffle and take his money so you can get him a set of lowering springs. It's a simple solution to an uncomplicated problem.

Your "sales team" seems to be the weak link in your company, this is a consistent theme that has been expressed on this forum since I joined in 09'. Perhaps you should address it...

Ludacrisvp
10-31-13, 02:17 PM
I have to agree with choigilligan on this.
The reputation D3 has is very low which is really disappointing as the appearance of most of the products made looks good.
A weak sales team that appears to over-promise and under-deliver plus constantly missing shipment targets and charging significantly more than what the competition does for the few products that are shared between your product lines and others.

The amount of Cadillac Owners that are members of this site and all the non-member guests that visit this site while performing research should be something of a concern for your company.
Word of mouth and in this case internet research has a large effect on what sales you may and may not see.

Ultimately:
You are offering 3 sets of springs on eBay, yet 1BadCadSTS who has been very present relating to the springs fell under your radar quite easily.
It would have been really simple to make a post on the forum or send him a PM to let him know that the springs were finally available.
Instead you chose to ignore him for a while, perhaps you did this on purpose since he has called out D3 on several occasions due to previous issues he has personally had with D3 regardless of any ownership changes that may have happened; you have just proven that those changes didn't mean anything or improve the quality of D3 as a whole.

I may not have purchased any goods from D3 and based on the reputation of the company that I've seen is reason enough for me to not consider purchasing any products from your company.

You may also want to consider implementing a design in your website that makes navigation effective and usable, perhaps offer an online store, or at the very least link to eBay where one could buy the product they are wanting.
Photos of the actual product that is shipped would also be desirable for anyone that is interested in purchasing, not just installed photos but the actual tangible item on its own and multiple angles of it installed as well would be beneficial.

While I understand the STS and XLR are out of production by GM but the cars still exist on the roads and prices are becoming low enough that some of the younger crowds that can now afford to enter the Cadillac Market by picking up a used XLR / STS at a much lower cost than new are going to be looking for some aftermarket products to use. You should still be offering the full range of body accessories for the STS and XLR line for as long as feasible, it seems like a very poor business decision to destroy molds of products you have created when you could have just as easily kept them around to produce parts as needed.

/rant

GizmoQ
10-31-13, 06:41 PM
While I understand the STS and XLR are out of production by GM but the cars still exist on the roads and prices are becoming low enough that some of the younger crowds that can now afford to enter the Cadillac Market by picking up a used XLR / STS at a much lower cost than new are going to be looking for some aftermarket products to use. You should still be offering the full range of body accessories for the STS and XLR line for as long as feasible, it seems like a very poor business decision to destroy molds of products you have created when you could have just as easily kept them around to produce parts as needed.

So True, So True!!!

I've tried to get D3 to sponsor my car, but gave up for just this reason. I submitted a proposal whereby I could bring expose to the brand to XLR, STS, and CTS owners in the thousands and never heard from them. I am a presence at so many XLR and Cadillac events that since I have the most raced XLR in attendance, I am continually bombarded with questions on where to get aftermarket accessories for the car. All I can tell them is to scour the scrap yards and eBay for the occasional used parts. The XLR community has seen a threefold increase in new owners and these "younger" owners want to dress up their vehicles. One is planning to drive out to D3 and try to get them to build him a widebody kit, while most just want headers, springs, and the blade wing. All I can tell them is "they used to be made by D3." At our last XLR event, we had 38 cars in attendance and another 30 watching the event via the internet. There's no telling how many intakes, headers, and accessories could have been sold at just that event had D3 sponsored a rep to attend.... then again, without any inventory - you can't sell what you don't have. D3 does a great job supporting the Cadillac Racing team at the Cali events, but the events I attend (St Petersburg, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, Houston) there's no presence - another lost opportunity.

As a point of reference, Corsa is making a killing on XLR cat-backs because their only competition, Billy Boat Fusion, is a one-off custom, pay in advance and wait 2 months nightmare that they don't advertise. I know 8 customers personally that bought Corsas in the last 6 months because they either didn't know about the Billy Boats or were turned off by the wait time. And half, if not more, would have added headers if they were available. Hell for a while they were bidding on mine (I picked up a pair off eBay in May for install this winter). The bidding was frantic trying to get me to sell them at our last event.

Bottom line, the demand will only go up over the next couple years. I would expect Cadillac to introduce a new XLR in 2016, but until then these kids want to modify their new toys.

Hell, I got asked just yesterday by a new XLR owner, "Where can I get some performance mods?"

raiders4u2nv
11-02-13, 01:10 AM
157378

Finally!!! Got them today! They look really nice. Any suggestions on who should install. Dealer, Midas, Firestone, etc?

OMG-V
11-02-13, 10:26 AM
Are they thicker than stock? Does it say where they were made?

rbzstsv
11-02-13, 12:04 PM
B n G makes them outta Holland

PGA2B
11-02-13, 12:30 PM
When I got mine a few years back from Russell, I had them Powder Coated to make them look more stock.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3558/1849/33893424064_large.jpg


Are they thicker than stock?

Here is a comparison to stock:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3558/1849/33893424065_large.jpg

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3558/1849/33893424066_large.jpg

1madstsv
11-02-13, 12:45 PM
[QUOTE=PGA2B;11243938]When I got mine a few years back from Russell, I had them Powder Coated to make them look more stock.

Stealing them out from under my car that's not nice lol.
But it's ok the 08 is 2in lower in the front and 1in lower in the rear. Than the 06 witch is odd. I would think the 06 with 100k on it might have warn out and dropped some but not the 08. So it's got a nice stance the way it is. And sence I have a pair of stock one from some one I'm ok with you stelling my future cars springs lol.

PGA2B
11-02-13, 06:50 PM
You have MY stockers.......lol

1madstsv
11-02-13, 07:24 PM
You have MY stockers.......lol



I don't know what you speek of????




Lol

theotherguyssn
11-07-13, 02:42 PM
159345well not trying to be a jerk to guys on here that haven't got springs yet but overall very impressed with ride height and ride quality of the springs im sure they will settle a little more slightly but not bad at all. caught more hell trying to get alignment right than installing them lol 159329159337

Guy.Seminerio
11-07-13, 05:28 PM
Very nice. Love what you've done with it by the way. I'm going with blue calipers soon. Springs came in a couple nights ago. Installing them on Saturday.

Cadzilla8
11-07-13, 06:57 PM
I was looking at my car today and the gap between wheel and fender bothers me way too much especially in the rear. I want to pick up 1 of the 2 sets left on eBay I hope I get the money together in time before they're gone. Waiting to put tires/brakes/ and possibly rotors. Wanna do it in one big sweep but springs and rotors are still waiting to be purchased. (Non MRC STS)
EDIT: if any of you stsv guys who just upgraded springs still have your stock springs I may be interested in them shoot me a pm.

1BadCadSTS
11-07-13, 07:09 PM
I was looking at my car today and the gap between wheel and fender bothers me way too much especially in the rear. I want to pick up 1 of the 2 sets left on eBay I hope I get the money together in time before they're gone. Waiting to put tires/brakes/ and possibly rotors. Wanna do it in one big sweep but springs and rotors are still waiting to be purchased. (Non MRC STS)
EDIT: if any of you stsv guys who just upgraded springs still have your stock springs I may be interested in them shoot me a pm.

V springs are no lower than non v. They are simply stiffer.

Guy.Seminerio
11-10-13, 01:52 PM
To say the car drives and looks as it probably should have straight from the factory is an absolutely understatement. Just drove home on the D3 springs and new Conti extreme contact DWS. Car drives and handles excellent. Still absolutely comfortable. As a matter of fact the guy who did the work said he was surprised how good the ride was after the installation. He expected it to be much more jarring. The change is noticeable though, especially in its composure handling curves. I'm very happy. Car looks a little better but I understand there is still a while to go before they set in.

I'm planning on doing a wash, clay, wax next weekend to prepare for winter so I'll snap a few pics.

Carlosg
11-10-13, 04:08 PM
So I call d3 and order the spring they says will ship out on tuesday, I'm going to put new strut on it. I have a idea of getting my cv7 wheels extended to 10 inch, it will cost about 350 a wheel. Do yall think it should fit.

Cadzilla8
11-10-13, 04:17 PM
To say the car drives and looks as it probably should have straight from the factory is an absolutely understatement. Just drove home on the D3 springs and new Conti extreme contact DWS. Car drives and handles excellent. Still absolutely comfortable. As a matter of fact the guy who did the work said he was surprised how good the ride was after the installation. He expected it to be much more jarring. The change is noticeable though, especially in its composure handling curves. I'm very happy. Car looks a little better but I understand there is still a while to go before they set in.

I'm planning on doing a wash, clay, wax next weekend to prepare for winter so I'll snap a few pics.

Hows the clearance clarence? Is it too low or are you happy with the height? I scrape pulling forward into to most ramps now I'm worried I might destroy my bumper if I'm .75 lower it sure would look good and the sportier handling from stock sts to these springs must be amazing. Was an alignment required after install the springs? Because I have tires and brakes waiting to be put on but I was waiting for possibility of getting these springs

Guy.Seminerio
11-10-13, 08:22 PM
So far no issues with the clearance but I drove from the place and back. About 5 miles. The clearance will surely get worse as the springs set in. I've said this in the past, I'm worried about when I move back to ny. It's gonna be a uhaul with flatbed and I'm afraid of scraping on the bottom. Not so much in the front because I can always add some wood to make the grade less steep, but between the front and rear wheels. When my fronts get to the top of the incline, will the bottom scrape before the rear tires get high enough? Don't forget, it's 3/4 inch up front, but 1 1/4 in the back.

http://www.parkingconsultantsltd.com/ramps.htm
Scroll down a little on that page and you'll get a visual of what I'm talking about in case I'm not being clear.
Alignment.. Yes you need to get an alignment. Not only that, but you want the alignment checked 4-6 months after you install them due to the springs setting in. And then once more about a year after you install them.

I am happy with the ride height but let's just say I look forward to it settling down a little more.

Just washed my car by the way and at 5'7" I'm having a much easier time reaching the middle of the roof.

Funny thing is the lowered height accentuates the fact that you can definitely fit wider rims in these wells. No plans for that though. I'm looking at blue calipers next.

Factory spring rates are 400lbs up front and 380 out back.
D3 makes it 525.412 up front and 496.857 in the back.
That equates to +125.412 lbs front and +116.857 rear, about 32% and 33%, respectively.

All that info is courtesy of Dr. Design on another post about the springs, back in March of 2009.

That being said, how does competitive driving mode work when it stiffens the ride? Does it electronically increase the spring rates? If so by how much? Anyone know this info?

1BadCadSTS
11-10-13, 08:26 PM
It adjusts the dampening of the shocks. There's no way to adjust the spring rates electronically.

Guy.Seminerio
11-10-13, 09:15 PM
Ah. So damping ratio, or coefficient is quantifiable, yes? If so how does comp driving mode damping compare to damping when not in comp driving mode. Anyone know this?

BTW thanks for that 1badcad.

1BadCadSTS
11-10-13, 09:53 PM
I know for the F55 magnetic ride sts switching between touring and sport suspension modes changes the viscosity of the magneto fluid thus giving a softer vs sportier ride and handling capabilities. I am unsure how the V series shocks function. It amazes me they did not get magnaride.

Guy.Seminerio
11-16-13, 07:20 PM
Started on my car at about 6:30 last night. Wash, dry, clay bar, swirl remover, wax. Got done at 3:50 in the morning. Glad it's all over. I did tire shine too. I usually don't since it's pretty much a waste with all the brake dust, but I knew I would be taking pics. Took these a couple of hours ago. Some real nice shots. Car has been on the D3 springs for 6 days now. Enjoy.

http://s932.photobucket.com/user/guyseminerio/library/11-15-13%20Full%20Detail?sort=3&page=1

Neutrocuted
11-17-13, 09:16 AM
Started on my car at about 6:30 last night. Wash, dry, clay bar, swirl remover, wax. Got done at 3:50 in the morning. Glad it's all over. I did tire shine too. I usually don't since it's pretty much a waste with all the brake dust, but I knew I would be taking pics. Took these a couple of hours ago. Some real nice shots. Car has been on the D3 springs for 6 days now. Enjoy.

http://s932.photobucket.com/user/guyseminerio/library/11-15-13%20Full%20Detail?sort=3&page=1

Absolutely outstanding! And I rarely use that term.

parkeraire
11-17-13, 09:24 AM
Looks great!
All the hard work was worth it.

Cadzilla8
11-17-13, 10:49 AM
Looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! Nice

Guy.Seminerio
11-17-13, 12:41 PM
Wow thanks a lot guys.

OMG-V
11-17-13, 12:49 PM
Looks great! I just detailed mine. it looks very similar to yours.

jerrylsantos
11-18-13, 05:53 PM
Any chance we can buy the spacers separately?

Sifted back through the thread, didnt see an answer to this. Are you guys stocked up on spacers/height adjustment rodes/shock pads or whatever it is that the Vs need?

Dr. Design
11-18-13, 07:20 PM
Yes, we have all the proper hardware in hand with each kit.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Sifted back through the thread, didnt see an answer to this. Are you guys stocked up on spacers/height adjustment rodes/shock pads or whatever it is that the Vs need?

Cadzilla8
11-20-13, 10:25 PM
Just picked up the last set off eBay can't wait to get them. Wish it wasn't below freezing so I can actually get some fun back road driving in once I install them.

Guy.Seminerio
11-21-13, 12:15 AM
Below freezing!? You must be upstate. I'm sure you can still enjoy the springs even if it's cold. As long as it's dry.

Carlosg
11-29-13, 01:19 PM
Got my springs in. Did any of y'all replace the strut. And if so what brand?

Guy.Seminerio
11-29-13, 02:56 PM
No replacement of the strut here although I kind of anticipate the ones I have on now going out a little premature versus if I didn't put the lowering springs on.

flyers7732
12-06-13, 08:54 AM
got mine on looks much better, didnt replace the struts

Cadzilla8
12-11-13, 07:40 PM
got mine on looks much better, didnt replace the struts
Did you install yourself? I plan on putting mine in tomorrow with a friend. How long did it take? And those rubber pieces that came with them where does the large think rubber stoppers go and where does the thin ones with washers go?

Carlosg
12-11-13, 08:53 PM
Took my ride to dealer had them check a noise coming from the front suspension and a oil leak. This what they told me valve cover gaskets and on the front suspension need upper control arm bracket.

rbzstsv
12-11-13, 11:44 PM
Those gaskets leak on mine also. I believe they are only like 8 ft lbs on the screws. Some of them are a bit hard to get to.. But all of mine were loose. Good luck with your service

Guy.Seminerio
12-12-13, 12:18 AM
Can you describe exact symptoms of the control arm bracket thing?

Carlosg
12-12-13, 01:36 PM
The noise on the front got worse as it got colder in Texas I heard occasionally in summer it really annoying. Can't really described the noise but u hear it over the bumps. The bracket they are talking about is above the upper control arm it has a bushings on the top of it. I think, so I order the bracket it part of the upper control arm assembly. I thought I need strut guess not. Anyway got my springs n I bought new strut and the upper control arm. Next Saturday will install it and the valve cover gaskets. I took a picture but can't display it for y'all.

Cadzilla8
12-15-13, 02:50 PM
So I installed my springs Thursday night wasn't too bad, the rears are small and not really crazy about how they are totally free if you jack up the rear end (even though it made installation easy)
First impression: wheel gap is gone and looks great! Handling has noticeable improvements and you can feel that it is quite a bit stiffer but not uncomfortable. Looking around the car the rear "appears" lower than the front but I think the large front fenders and more subtle rear fenders make it look like rear is lower now that they are a lot closer to be level than rear being higher.
I also notice the front and rear had extra negative camber and hoped the alignment I got on Saturday would fix that. Well it didn't and I plan on going back this week to see what I can do to get 0 camber. You guys who already got springs on and aligned any help? Do you still have negative camber? It looks more than it should be and I just put fresh tires on and I would rather not wear them out prematurely

Guy.Seminerio
12-15-13, 03:21 PM
Glad you like them. The rear comes down 1.25 in and the front .75 in with these springs so the rear will lower more than the front.

I went with these alignment specs.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-v-series-forum/193121-over-aligned.html

Printed them out and gave them to the people doing the alignment.

About two weeks later I had them aligned again and sure enough with the car settling there was a lot of adjustment necessary to get back to these specs.

Next, with these springs, those alignment specs will not be possible to duplicate to a tee. Not sure the details but it had to do with the camber. So the guy came as close to those specs as possible. I too am on new tires so I care about how they wear. We'll see.

Cadzilla8
12-15-13, 04:17 PM
Glad you like them. The rear comes down 1.25 in and the front .75 in with these springs so the rear will lower more than the front. I went with these alignment specs. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-v-series-forum/193121-over-aligned.html Printed them out and gave them to the people doing the alignment. About two weeks later I had them aligned again and sure enough with the car settling there was a lot of adjustment necessary to get back to these specs. Next, with these springs, those alignment specs will not be possible to duplicate to a tee. Not sure the details but it had to do with the camber. So the guy came as close to those specs as possible. I too am on new tires so I care about how they wear. We'll see. Thanks for the advice with those specs, I have a STS with standard suspension and shocks not sure if it would be different between STS and STSV and rear camber is too negative (tilted in on top) and it doesn't look right so hopefully the shop will be able to get this as close to correct as possible
EDIT:Shoot reading through that thread it's pretty clear the standard STS specs are much different

choigilligan
12-29-13, 11:40 AM
Took my ride to dealer had them check a noise coming from the front suspension and a oil leak. This what they told me valve cover gaskets and on the front suspension need upper control arm bracket.

What's the part number for the upper control arm bracket? I have that same sound and need to replace mine.

Carlosg
12-29-13, 02:15 PM
So I did lower my car put new strut and the new upper control arm they were sold as a assembly the part #gm 25847857 gm 25847858 there is core charge. Could not really tell about the noise. Did not drive the car that much took to shop for collision repair someone back into my wife a month ago. Try to post picture but could not get it.

Carlosg
12-29-13, 02:19 PM
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TheOmen
01-16-14, 02:48 AM
sooooo yea...about that other batch of springs that were being made?

Guy.Seminerio
01-16-14, 11:18 AM
Did you try calling d3?

Rboughne1
09-30-14, 12:31 AM
Did you install yourself? I plan on putting mine in tomorrow with a friend. How long did it take? And those rubber pieces that came with them where does the large think rubber stoppers go and where does the thin ones with washers go?

I'm thinking the thin rubber spacer went below the upper shock mount, above the plastic cover, and that both rubber spacers (one factory & one aftermarket each side, stacked) , went on top of the mount with the newly provided metal washer under the nut?