: lowered brougham



89fatb
07-11-06, 11:22 PM
i have never seen a late 80's brougham lowered and i thought it would be neat to do that after i get my vogue tires on. which brings me to my question does anybody know were I can buy lowering springs for my caddy

Destroyer
07-12-06, 06:44 AM
i have never seen a late 80's brougham lowered and i thought it would be neat to do that after i get my vogue tires on. which brings me to my question does anybody know were I can buy lowering springs for my caddy
Just use lowering springs made for the Impala SS. Same chassis as your '89.:thumbsup:

Benzilla
07-12-06, 04:31 PM
what he said.

theres a couple guys on cardomain that did custom jobs on '80s broughams, turned out really nice, but if I was going to do that, I'd go for air bags.

89fatb
07-12-06, 09:30 PM
thanks guys i will be looking into it:thumbsup:

linearone
08-15-06, 09:34 PM
any ideas for lowing my 1981 coupe deville? if i cant get drop in springs i'll use the east la lowering kit (torch)

Any body also know how low i should go? i was hoping to put maybe a 1" or 2" lower with nice 18-19" rims

472
08-15-06, 11:43 PM
Not a Brougham; I used Impala SS (Late model Caprice) Hotchkis lowering springs
- she turned out MEAN with the 507 dropped in.

http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/images/27003.jpg

http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/images/27004.jpg

http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/images/27006.jpg

Here's the Hotchkis compared to stock front;
http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/images/springs.jpg

Other suspension mods. (http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/susf.htm)

sizanjdf
08-16-06, 04:13 AM
that is a bad ass car...I cant wait to put the 500 in my 80 deville. did the springs help handling that much...or just drop it a few inches

96Fleetwood
08-16-06, 07:39 AM
I love what you did with your Coupe!

The Buick Rallye wheels are a nice touch, find any Caddy caps for them?

Frost
08-16-06, 08:10 AM
I agree with 96 fleetwood - that is one nice Caddy! Especially like the subtle difference with the Buick rims. My Dad had a '69 Riviera Grand Sport with those rims and I always thought they made the car.

472
08-16-06, 08:05 PM
Thanks, fellas - I really appreciate it. The rims were pretty much accidental, but they're perfect! They really help bring out the "muscle car" vibe I want the car to have considering the suspension/drivetrain/engine upgrades in it. It does have a "firm" ride - still very comfortable, but just stiff enough to know it's not stock "Cad" smooth. The whole project info is here (http://web.pdx.edu/%7Ebtc/83/). Thanks again for the compliments, it feels good - helps soothe the blood sweat and tears :thumbsup:

96Fleetwood
08-16-06, 08:47 PM
These wider wheels and rubber should help put that power down to the ground:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/rwd-19xx-1985-deville-fleetwood-1985/82136-17x8-5-chrome-impala-ss-wheels.html

:thumbsup:

Benzilla
08-17-06, 01:36 AM
I'm thinking about lowering the rear of my '79 Phaeton 1-2 inches, because right now it looks a little higher than other '79's I see, which makes me think they took out the air ride and put in regular suspention. Is there an easy way to do this, other that the old sand bags in the trunk routine?

472
08-17-06, 02:02 PM
@ 96FW: Wrong bolt pattern.

@ Benzilla: As noted before, the rear springs from a 90's Caprice or Impala SS will work. Usually you can find just sets or front pairs, so to get a rear pair you're probably looking at a whole set. Just find a set of Eibach, Hotchkis, or other brand "dorp/lowering" springs for an Impala SS.

96Fleetwood
08-17-06, 03:36 PM
I was pretty sure your car is 5X5 bolt pattern?

472
08-17-06, 06:35 PM
I was pretty sure your car is 5X5 bolt pattern?

I assumed the rims were 5 x 4.75 - I had no idea the Impala SS (and Fleetwood for that matter) used 5x5 :canttalk: