Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!! - Page 11
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Results 151 to 159 of 159
Like Tree21Likes
Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!! in Cadillac V-Series Forums; The noise on the front got worse as it got colder in Texas I heard occasionally in summer it really ...
  1. #151
    Carlosg's Avatar
    Carlosg is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): STs v
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Age
    35
    Posts
    141
    The noise on the front got worse as it got colder in Texas I heard occasionally in summer it really annoying. Can't really described the noise but u hear it over the bumps. The bracket they are talking about is above the upper control arm it has a bushings on the top of it. I think, so I order the bracket it part of the upper control arm assembly. I thought I need strut guess not. Anyway got my springs n I bought new strut and the upper control arm. Next Saturday will install it and the valve cover gaskets. I took a picture but can't display it for y'all.

  2. #152
    Cadzilla8's Avatar
    Cadzilla8 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac STS Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    248
    So I installed my springs Thursday night wasn't too bad, the rears are small and not really crazy about how they are totally free if you jack up the rear end (even though it made installation easy)
    First impression: wheel gap is gone and looks great! Handling has noticeable improvements and you can feel that it is quite a bit stiffer but not uncomfortable. Looking around the car the rear "appears" lower than the front but I think the large front fenders and more subtle rear fenders make it look like rear is lower now that they are a lot closer to be level than rear being higher.
    I also notice the front and rear had extra negative camber and hoped the alignment I got on Saturday would fix that. Well it didn't and I plan on going back this week to see what I can do to get 0 camber. You guys who already got springs on and aligned any help? Do you still have negative camber? It looks more than it should be and I just put fresh tires on and I would rather not wear them out prematurely

  3. #153
    Guy.Seminerio is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2009 STS-V; 1979 Coupe Deville
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Whitestone, NY
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,510

    Re: Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!!

    Glad you like them. The rear comes down 1.25 in and the front .75 in with these springs so the rear will lower more than the front.

    I went with these alignment specs.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...r-aligned.html

    Printed them out and gave them to the people doing the alignment.

    About two weeks later I had them aligned again and sure enough with the car settling there was a lot of adjustment necessary to get back to these specs.

    Next, with these springs, those alignment specs will not be possible to duplicate to a tee. Not sure the details but it had to do with the camber. So the guy came as close to those specs as possible. I too am on new tires so I care about how they wear. We'll see.

  4. #154
    Cadzilla8's Avatar
    Cadzilla8 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2005 Cadillac STS Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    248
    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio
    Glad you like them. The rear comes down 1.25 in and the front .75 in with these springs so the rear will lower more than the front. I went with these alignment specs. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...r-aligned.html Printed them out and gave them to the people doing the alignment. About two weeks later I had them aligned again and sure enough with the car settling there was a lot of adjustment necessary to get back to these specs. Next, with these springs, those alignment specs will not be possible to duplicate to a tee. Not sure the details but it had to do with the camber. So the guy came as close to those specs as possible. I too am on new tires so I care about how they wear. We'll see.
    Thanks for the advice with those specs, I have a STS with standard suspension and shocks not sure if it would be different between STS and STSV and rear camber is too negative (tilted in on top) and it doesn't look right so hopefully the shop will be able to get this as close to correct as possible
    EDIT:Shoot reading through that thread it's pretty clear the standard STS specs are much different

  5. #155
    choigilligan is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): STS-V
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by Carlosg
    Took my ride to dealer had them check a noise coming from the front suspension and a oil leak. This what they told me valve cover gaskets and on the front suspension need upper control arm bracket.
    What's the part number for the upper control arm bracket? I have that same sound and need to replace mine.

  6. #156
    Carlosg's Avatar
    Carlosg is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): STs v
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Age
    35
    Posts
    141
    So I did lower my car put new strut and the new upper control arm they were sold as a assembly the part #gm 25847857 gm 25847858 there is core charge. Could not really tell about the noise. Did not drive the car that much took to shop for collision repair someone back into my wife a month ago. Try to post picture but could not get it.

  7. #157
    Carlosg's Avatar
    Carlosg is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): STs v
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Age
    35
    Posts
    141
    [171554[
    Attached Images

  8. #158
    TheOmen is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2008 STS-V, The Omen 69 Camaro
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    15

    Re: Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!!

    sooooo yea...about that other batch of springs that were being made?

  9. #159
    Guy.Seminerio is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2009 STS-V; 1979 Coupe Deville
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Whitestone, NY
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,510

    Re: Cadillac STS-V Sport Springs back in stock early September!!

    Did you try calling d3?

+ Reply to Thread
Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting