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    Re: lowering my 2005 cadillac sts

    I think I read here a while back that there are actually two leveling systems. If the 'gray-matter' serves, only one uses rods for sensing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3
    I think I read here a while back that there are actually two leveling systems. If the 'gray-matter' serves, only one uses rods for sensing.
    what is "gray-matter"?

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    One's brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialmigsz

    looks good what are those 20s? and is your exhuast coming out the middle?
    22's & yes that is center exhaust. I have the exhaust from a CTS-V coupe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITSQUIK

    22's & yes that is center exhaust. I have the exhaust from a CTS-V coupe.
    nice saw the pictures of mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialmigsz

    nice saw the pictures of mine?
    Yessir, Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialmigsz View Post
    and this is how it looks for now on stocks with the drop springs on.
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    Um aren't they sitting a bit too low? Looks good tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullah88

    Um aren't they sitting a bit too low? Looks good tho
    its low but thats how i wanted it to sit. im going to put some 20 inch rims once i fix the issue with the back next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    They all have ELC (except maybe the V?). FE1/FE2/FE3..... can be thought of as soft ride/sport ride, sportier as the number increases. Different spring rates, shocks/struts, sway bars...

    You'll have to shorten the connecting rods on the ride height sensors to "fool" the ELC system.

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    how do you shorten the rods btw?

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    I was mistaken when I posted they all have ELC. But on vehicles that do have it, one way is to buy threaded rod at a hardware store, of the correct diameter to fit into the plastic rod ends on the original rods, and cut it to your desired length. Then just thread the rod ends on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITSQUIK

    Yessir, Very nice.
    yo whats up man if you can call me up i have a question about the bushing of the shock 786-859-7772

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    They all have ELC (except maybe the V?). FE1/FE2/FE3..... can be thought of as soft ride/sport ride, sportier as the number increases. Different spring rates, shocks/struts, sway bars...

    You'll have to shorten the connecting rods on the ride height sensors to "fool" the ELC system.

    BTW,
    hey i looked for the sensors but i have no idea what they look like or where exactly they are i took the tires off both rear and looked for sensors but i dont see anything at all. do you have any picture of what they look like or exactly where they are located?

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    Re: lowering my 2005 cadillac sts

    When you take the tire of the are obvious they have little rods connected to the upper control arm the are a rotary switch, also they need to longer if you want it to sit lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor_speed
    When you take the tire of the are obvious they have little rods connected to the upper control arm the are a rotary switch, also they need to longer if you want it to sit lower.
    ive looked and honestly i dont see no rods at all i would need to see a picture of somebodys 2005+ sts rear suspension and where its located cause i cannot see or find it at all i dont know what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialmigsz

    yo whats up man if you can call me up i have a question about the bushing of the shock 786-859-7772

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    hey i looked for the sensors but i have no idea what they look like or where exactly they are i took the tires off both rear and looked for sensors but i dont see anything at all. do you have any picture of what they look like or exactly where they are located?
    Hey bud, I'll give u a call tomorrow. I'm actually in Miami a few days a week. Maybe we could meet up somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITSQUIK

    Hey bud, I'll give u a call tomorrow. I'm actually in Miami a few days a week. Maybe we could meet up somewhere.
    kool man i would definantly appreciate that i live by bird road.

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