: Lowering springs



vcaddy06
08-19-13, 03:39 PM
I apologize in advance but I ran a search and could not find what i was looking for so could anyone point me in the direction of where to purchase H&R lowering springs and what all is needed for lowering the car. Please and thank you!

vcaddy06
08-19-13, 09:19 PM
No one?

2007ThunderV
08-19-13, 09:56 PM
No one?

Got my h & r springs off eBay
I used Mighty Mouse spacers for the rear shocks
That's all that's needed
You might find a used set in the classifieds now and again from guys upgrading to coil overs

vcaddy06
08-19-13, 10:24 PM
Got my h & r springs off eBay
I used Mighty Mouse spacers for the rear shocks
That's all that's needed
You might find a used set in the classifieds now and again from guys upgrading to coil overs

Ok Thanks thunder. Spacers not needed in front? No end links?

2007ThunderV
08-19-13, 10:56 PM
Nope just a straight coil swap
I just put mine in last week
Pretty straight forward
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/jonolds72/12ECAFD3-E9EC-4751-8586-9CC59B92FFCE-486-000000242B8284B5_zps4c159193.jpg

vcaddy06
08-19-13, 11:24 PM
Nope just a straight coil swap
I just put mine in last week
Pretty straight forward
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Awesome. Thanks a bunch thunder.

NCOGNITO
08-20-13, 07:41 PM
I'm surprised that you didn't find anything on the springs, there is an overwhelming amount of information here and on LS1Tech on this subject. A simple google search will tell you the H&R spring part number and many threads about spacers .... Just saying!

https://www.google.com/search?q=CTS-V+h%26r+springs

- H&R spring part # is 50781 - google for it - cheapest price will come down to the spring and shipping cost (redline360.com has them for $258ish)
- MM spacer kit for the rear
- McMaster Carr Rubber spacers and Z06 endlinks are recommended, iirc

For not much more expense (+$200) you can avoid the H&R springs, spacers etc. an go to a full coilover setup with adjustable height for $529: http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=715

vcaddy06
08-20-13, 07:54 PM
I'm surprised that you didn't find anything on the springs, there is an overwhelming amount of information here and on LS1Tech on this subject. A simple google search will tell you the H&R spring part number and many threads about spacers .... Just saying!

https://www.google.com/search?q=CTS-V+h%26r+springs

- H&R spring part # is 50781 - google for it - cheapest price will come down to the spring and shipping cost (redline360.com has them for $258ish)
- MM spacer kit for the rear
- McMaster Carr Rubber spacers and Z06 endlinks are recommended, iirc

For not much more expense (+$200) you can avoid the H&R springs, spacers etc. an go to a full coilover setup with adjustable height for $529: http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=715

Really? I didn't know coilover setup was that cheap for our cars. Do not need the spacers or endlinks with the coilovers? I'll prolly go that route now. Thanks. I did search the forum and did find threads related to lowering springs, but not the info I was looking for which is where guys on here are getting them the cheapest, where to purchase the spacers, etc. But thanks again for the info. Much appreciated.

mackey
08-20-13, 10:12 PM
I didn't know coilover setup was that cheap for our cars.the stock fronts are already coilovers.

NCOGNITO
08-21-13, 08:41 AM
Really? I didn't know coilover setup was that cheap for our cars. Do not need the spacers or endlinks with the coilovers? I'll prolly go that route now. Thanks. I did search the forum and did find threads related to lowering springs, but not the info I was looking for which is where guys on here are getting them the cheapest, where to purchase the spacers, etc. But thanks again for the info. Much appreciated.

I'm on my mobile otherwise I could have provided better links. I did some research earlier this year when trying to find a good deal on the springs (after buying the spacers) and ultimately decided that I would go coilover or not lower at all, due to the grade of my driveway.

Z06 end links are still recommended if you're dropping the front, regardless of the spring/coilover route, but not required. A number of folks have snapped the stock ones after lowering.

The MM spacers can be purchased on LS1Tech for $60ish or you can google Dave Childress/Mightymouse spacers and he does have a storefront where you can get his contact info if you need these.

Good luck with whichever route you go.

thefulmonty_07
08-24-13, 05:34 PM
There's a set on ebay right now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H-R-Sport-Lowering-Springs-50781-Fits-03-07-Cadillac-CTS-V-All-4-included-/321188604222?pt=Race_Car_Parts&hash=item4ac855293e&vxp=mtr

vcaddy06
08-24-13, 08:28 PM
Very tempting. But now I'm torn between the coilover's for $500-$550 and they are adjustable when the springs are not. Really appreciate all you're guys' help and info. Was gonna sell the car, but now I'm back into the swing of modding it.

thefulmonty_07
08-25-13, 05:18 AM
138761

My whip with H&R and MM spacers.

joshuajohn1981
08-25-13, 01:31 PM
<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=138761"/>

My whip with H&R and MM spacers.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/62229ADB-AF74-4F84-8050-D36674E0B452-5108-00000329E105BA3A.jpg

I like your style...
No but really, I like the stance. Looks good.

NCOGNITO
08-25-13, 06:50 PM
<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=138761"/>

My whip with H&R and MM spacers.

Love the wheels, what did you do to them? Powdercoat?

vcaddy06
08-28-13, 02:17 PM
For not much more expense (+$200) you can avoid the H&R springs, spacers etc. an go to a full coilover setup with adjustable height for $529: http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=715[/QUOTE]

How do I know or how can i find out what oem shocks I have. Site asks me what shock I have.

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I'm surprised that you didn't find anything on the springs, there is an overwhelming amount of information here and on LS1Tech on this subject. A simple google search will tell you the H&R spring part number and many threads about spacers .... Just saying!

https://www.google.com/search?q=CTS-V+h%26r+springs

- H&R spring part # is 50781 - google for it - cheapest price will come down to the spring and shipping cost (redline360.com has them for $258ish)
- MM spacer kit for the rear
- McMaster Carr Rubber spacers and Z06 endlinks are recommended, iirc

For not much more expense (+$200) you can avoid the H&R springs, spacers etc. an go to a full coilover setup with adjustable height for $529: http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=715

I don't know the shock type on the car. Asks me what shocks I currently have. How can I find out?

vcaddy06
08-29-13, 04:51 AM
Nevermind. Looked it up on Cadillac FAQ.

thefulmonty_07
08-30-13, 08:44 AM
Love the wheels, what did you do to them? Powdercoat?

I got them powdercoated, I believed he did a black base then put on some hyper silver. Thanks!

thefulmonty_07
10-27-13, 03:16 AM
Yea got them powder coated, black base with hyper silver i believe.