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    Re: lowering my 2005 cadillac sts

    if you have nivomat shocks there wont be rods. the shocks the self are set to a pre determined height all you can do is raise the top mounting position by cutting the bushing on top.

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    ive been researching online and the sts with FE1 suspension doesnt come with the leveling shocks so i dont understand what can be making my rear shocks lift back up. ive checked for an air compressor and i dont have one ive checked the rear shocks for airlines or for any lines feeding to the shocks and they dont have any. im so lost i do not understand what is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor_speed
    if you have nivomat shocks there wont be rods. the shocks the self are set to a pre determined height all you can do is raise the top mounting position by cutting the bushing on top.
    that looks like what im going to have to end up doing. but what i dont understand is why when the car is off and sits over night the rear sits where its suppose to be sitting but once i start driving it will raise the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officialmigsz
    ive been researching online and the sts with FE1 suspension doesnt come with the leveling shocks so i dont understand what can be making my rear shocks lift back up. ive checked for an air compressor and i dont have one ive checked the rear shocks for airlines or for any lines feeding to the shocks and they dont have any. im so lost i do not understand what is going on.
    Post #5. You don't have ELC.

    that looks like what im going to have to end up doing. but what i dont understand is why when the car is off and sits over night the rear sits where its suppose to be sitting but once i start driving it will raise the car.
    The shocks are doing what they were designed to do, keep the rear at the proper ride height. After the car sits overnight, it's at the WRONG ride height. Once the car is driven, and you go over a few bumps, the shocks "pump" back up.

    http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...rol_units.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Post #5. You don't have ELC.

    The shocks are doing what they were designed to do, keep the rear at the proper ride height. After the car sits overnight, it's at the WRONG ride height. Once the car is driven, and you go over a few bumps, the shocks "pump" back up.

    http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...rol_units.aspx
    so the only option is to shave the bushing down on the top of the shock then from the looks of it

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    Re: lowering my 2005 cadillac sts

    Yes motion of the car going over bumps causes the shocks to "pump up" think of it like a bicycle pump built it to the shock

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