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    D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    D3 Cadillac is in the final stages of development for their 2014 CTS lowering springs for V-Sport and Standard model vehicles. Shown here with an optional 20″ forged 1-piece Modulare wheel & Toyo Tire 255/305 tire package, the D3 Sport springs provide the perfect stance for your Cadillac CTS without compromising ride quality. Vehicles equipped with the OEM mag ride system, our sport package lowering spring will come with all the proper and necessary hardware to ensure that the sophisticated system works without any issues. More information regarding pricing and availability coming soon.





    Additional information here: http://d3groupinc.com/2014-cadillac-...ering-springs/

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Any chance you could provide before and after pictures side by side - or close to it? I'm very interested in making this my next car come July and I need as much information as possible to help me make that decision. PERFORMANCE engine/tune related upgrades/enhancements are VERY important to me.
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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    This is about as close as we are going to get. We didn't take too many pictures when the car was brand new.




    We will have a full complement of upgrades for this application. Development and testing is already underway. We are looking to release HP/TQ gains shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    Any chance you could provide before and after pictures side by side - or close to it? I'm very interested in making this my next car come July and I need as much information as possible to help me make that decision. PERFORMANCE engine/tune related upgrades/enhancements are VERY important to me.

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    I think GM has made a mistake with going back to the 25.7" tire height. It just doesn't give enough sidewall with 19s and especially 20s. The best way to implement these wheels is to put on a larger diameter tire.

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Is there a price on these and does it work with the magnetic ride suspension?

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Hello,
    Yes, the information is as follows:
    D3 | SPORT LOWERING SPRINGS

    2013- Cadillac CTS / CTS V-Sport (3rd Generation CTS)

    Drop = -1.5″F / -1.5″R

    100% compatible with Magnetic Ride Shocks

    Made in the USA the D3 Springs are ISO 9001 certified. The key to the D3 Spring is their progressive spring rates. This allows for the springs to become progressively stiffer based on the load transferred to each spring. In other words the spring will become progressively stiffer the more aggressively you drive.

    $429 w/Magnetic Ride Hardware | USD

    $389 w/o Magnetic Ride Hardware | USD

    http://d3groupinc.com/d3-sport-lowering-springs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    Is there a price on these and does it work with the magnetic ride suspension?

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    looking at the rim and spring combination above, Im curious to know if you have to be concerned with suspension travel because it doesn't appear to be much room for tire travel. Im considering these 2 upgrades soon.

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    No problems with any tire rub as long as the wheels are setup properly.

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    so if I was to go with your rim and suspension setup I'm assuming I'll be good to go with no issues pretty much?
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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    D3 i had your springs on my 2010 when they first came out and they did not properly fit inside the rubber spring cup and squeaked like mad. I hated them. I am considering a V Sport purchase and your springs but can you assure me they will fit properly with no noises?

    Also D3 why do you list the springs with the mag hardware and without i mean is it mandatory or not? all V Sports have Mag Ride i believe. thank you and look forward to your reply for my interest and concerns

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Hello,

    We have since revised the installation procedures and manufacturing process for the V2's that relieved those concerns.

    In terms of the V-Sport we have been using them on our test vehicle for about a year now in everyday driving conditions as well as heavy track use without any issues or concerns. In regards to the mag hardware, that is in reference to the V-Sport as well as the standard CTS without mag ride. You are correct that all V-Sports have mag ride equipped. Please let us know if there are any other questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS9Guy View Post
    D3 i had your springs on my 2010 when they first came out and they did not properly fit inside the rubber spring cup and squeaked like mad. I hated them. I am considering a V Sport purchase and your springs but can you assure me they will fit properly with no noises?

    Also D3 why do you list the springs with the mag hardware and without i mean is it mandatory or not? all V Sports have Mag Ride i believe. thank you and look forward to your reply for my interest and concerns

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Dr Design thank you so the V Sport springs dont have these issues?

    Dr Design how much better does the car feel with your springs on the street? i have no intent to track the car but desire a firmer sportier feel. also how are the Mag shocks holding up on your V Sport? My V2 shocks leaked before lowering and after lowering so this also worries me.

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    Re: D3 Cadillac develops lowering springs for 2014 Cadillac CTS & CTS V-Sport

    Great looking setup for the CTS VSport! Bravo!

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