- 05-22-13 03:34 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac STS
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- May 2013
lowering my 2005 cadillac sts
ok i have a 2005 cadillac sts with FE1 rear suspension, i bought B&G lowering springs and the front sits nice and so does the rear but my problem is that when the car is still or sitting awhile it sits even but when im driving the car and i stop wherever i am going the rear for some reason raises up like if it has air suspension and it looks factory height in the rear. but if i have FE1 rear shocks shouldnt it not be raising up the car?
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- 05-22-13 04:43 AM #2
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.
- 05-22-13 05:22 AM #3Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
- 05-22-13 06:37 AM #4
The sensors are in the wheel wells, the connecting rods connect them to the control arms. Not positive on the '05+ cars, but you may only have one with your passive suspension.
- 05-22-13 08:06 AM #5
Only F55 have air ride.
Others have nivomat shocks which pump up and level out while driving.
Spacers are needed to fix this D3 sold them.
- 05-22-13 09:12 AM #6
I had the same problem & D3 won't sell you the shock hats by themselves if you didn't buy the springs from them. I took my rear shocks back out & removed the hats on them. There is approximately a 1.5 inch thick rubber spacer on top of the shock. I sliced it down to about a 1/4 inch thick & reinstalled. Problem solved.
This is just how I did it, I'm not saying that its the best or the right way but it worked & I don't have any issues.
Originally Posted by ITSQUIK
- 05-22-13 09:19 AM #7Originally Posted by ITSQUIK
- 05-22-13 11:42 AM #8
It's not too bad to pull the shocks. You have to get the car off the ground & let the rear suspension hang. There are 2 nuts inside the trunk on top of each shock & there is 1 bolt on the bottom that attaches the shock to the control arm.
- 05-22-13 04:57 PM #9Originally Posted by ITSQUIK
- 05-22-13 05:42 PM #10
No you don't have to disassemble the whole thing & it does not have pressure like the coil spring. It shouldn't take more than an hour per side total.
- 05-22-13 05:57 PM #11Originally Posted by ITSQUIK
- 05-22-13 07:08 PM #12
I actually had a band saw in the shop, but if u put it in a vice you can do it with a hacksaw. Just take your time so u get it nice & straight.
Here's a pic of mine.
- 05-22-13 07:35 PM #13Originally Posted by ITSQUIK
- 05-22-13 07:52 PM #14
Re: lowering my 2005 cadillac sts
this is how mine looked when i had it on 22s with no drop at all just stock height.
- 05-22-13 07:56 PM #15