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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, SLS ride height in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I have a 2002 Seville SLS currently with "stock" wheels/tires. I want to go 18" wheels and lower profile tires. ...
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    dragon is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    SLS ride height

    I have a 2002 Seville SLS currently with "stock" wheels/tires. I want to go 18" wheels and lower profile tires. What options do I have to Lower the ride height to decrease the gap between the tires and the wheel wells?

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    Re: SLS ride height

    You should first make sure that the 18" rims and tires are th roughly the same overall diameter as the stock wheels. Going larger or smaller could potentially mess with the ABS system. Other than that, there's not much you can do other than that Eibach 1" lower spring set. You can also change the postion of the rear ride height sensors. Repositioning them 1" further up will efectively lower the rear end, but that's it. There's no real way to lower the front, without changing springs.

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    Re: SLS ride height

    I also have an '02 SLS, and have tried lowering the rear abit. The rear sits about 1 1/2 - 2 inches higher than the front. I messed with the ride height sensor, and only gained 1/4" of drop. The only option is shorter springs, which are not offered for the '02s yet. Unless you get some custom made.


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    Re: SLS ride height

    Can somebody tell me where the rear ride hight sensor is? I would like to adjust mine. Thanks

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    Re: SLS ride height

    You have the option to go with a higher tire...
    Not sure about yours... I"ve got an '03 and the STS tire/wheel size is 235/55/17.
    You can go with 255/45/18's. Actually the '05 STS-V comes with this size STD on Rear. (I think?). But that will fill your wheel well nicely and really improve your handling.

    Good Luck and please post pictures of whatever choice you make...


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