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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Lowering Issue Ride Height After D3 Spring Install 06 STS V in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio Then you should be good. How long does it sit for. Do you have pics of ...
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    Re: Lowering Issue Ride Height After D3 Spring Install 06 STS V

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Then you should be good. How long does it sit for. Do you have pics of how it looks when it's "raised" after it's started?
    I still don't understand how these cars rise after starting. I thought the STS-V didn't have the electro-magnetic shocks that the other caddys did, instead being supplied with Sachs at all four corners. Is it just the calving in the shock trapping fluid that makes it rise AFTER being driven, or will it rise on start up due to some electric or hydraulic force BEFORE being driven. If it rises only after being driven, it would imply that the shocks are passive and require heat from motion to expand the shock oil, and this bring the car to its final ride height, in combination with intricate valving to dampen at both the hot and cold fluid temps as viscosity and volume changes. Not stating the obvious, just obviously confused. What is the system?!

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    Also looking for how easy they are to install, and whether after installation there is room to square it up with 20x10 rears and 20x9 front wheels, assuming that wheel/tire diameter remains the same, but width does not. I'm looking to run 305 on the rear if I can fit em under the lowered stance, and stay at 255 in the front...

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    Re: Lowering Issue Ride Height After D3 Spring Install 06 STS V

    Answered...thanks! Didn't know that they were in so many cars. Anyone know why magnetic ride wasn't installed?

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    Okay, one last question...it appears that Nivomat shocks are used exclusively on rear applications per your first attachment Guy. What does the STS-V run up front? Just curious bc I haven't had it apart yet...

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    Re: Lowering Issue Ride Height After D3 Spring Install 06 STS V

    Just regular Sachs monotube shocks.

    Not sure about why MRC wasn't used in the v. You can get a regular STS with it. And the v rides stiffer than the STS with MRC. BUT, they eventually would put MRC in the gen 2 CTS-V so who knows. What it means for us is inexpensive replacement. Although perhaps with MRC it would be less frequent.

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