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HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, Improving Handling in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; If you visit the website www.rockauto.com they sell a rear suspension camber kit (for Eldorado/Seville) so that you can set ...
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    Improving Handling

    If you visit the website www.rockauto.com they sell a rear suspension camber kit (for Eldorado/Seville) so that you can set the rear suspension camber negative just like on BMW's Jaguars, etc. Has anyone tried this?

    When I replaced all the struts on mine, I set the front at a negative 1.5 degree camber which helped the car corner much better but there wasn't any easy way to do this to the rear like on the Deville's. I also transferred touring suspension parts from an STS (front & rear sway bars, power steering rack) and there was a big difference in handling.

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    Re: Improving Handling

    I may be mistaken but wasent the Oldsmobile Toronado the same chassis as the seville and eldo or the deville? If so I think that it was also the best handling of them all too. You could probably get parts from one of those and put them on our cars.

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    Re: Improving Handling

    It was the same chassis as the Eldorado/Seville. I transferred the whole handling package from a Seville with the Touring suspension so beyond this I'm on my own. Another idea is to use the sway bars from an Allante. The sway bars on my Allante are about twice as large and it looks the same as my eldorado underneath the car.

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    Re: Improving Handling

    Ive been wondering what could be done to a deville, I love the ride but it wouldnt hurt to have a little stiffer ride in the turns, sometimes that wobble wobble can feel dangerous though not as bad as a Buick Park Ave. Your in a seville or deville?

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    Re: Improving Handling

    Mine is a Eldorado which basically is a Seville with 2 doors. Replacing the struts if they're old helps out of lot. Also replacing any worn bushing helps (sway bar bushings, etc.). You can make the car hold the corners much better by setting the camber about -1.5 degrees on each corner. If you've noticed, this is done on many expensive German cars. You can do the same by loosening the two bolts on each strut and with a combination of levels, rulers and trigonometry you can adjust the camber. When this is done, the car has to be realigned. I do this myself by using one of these alignment gauges that you drive over. Works great and handling is greatly enhanced.

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