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    best way to lower??

    yo...i got an 87 cadillac coupe-deville...what would be the best way to lower the suspension a few inches to fill in the wheelwells a tad bit more?...does anybody know of any specific manufacturers that make a kit thats an exact fit for my ride?>...thanks...Zen :coolgleam

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    Re: best way to lower??

    Quote Originally Posted by PimpDevilleONdubbdueces
    yo...i got an 87 cadillac coupe-deville...what would be the best way to lower the suspension a few inches to fill in the wheelwells a tad bit more?...does anybody know of any specific manufacturers that make a kit thats an exact fit for my ride?>...thanks...Zen :coolgleam
    The best way would be with springs.

    Your car 'might' share them with other GM models. I would start with the big Chevies, since they will have aftermarket springs available.

    The spring companies likely won't have data for your car. So you will need to do the research and tell them what you need.

    Check the part numbers of your springs, against Chevies of the same and later eras.

    Once you've done all that, come back and tell us, so the next guy won't have to do as much work.

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    Re: best way to lower??

    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodSaint
    The best way would be with springs.

    Your car 'might' share them with other GM models. I would start with the big Chevies, since they will have aftermarket springs available.

    The spring companies likely won't have data for your car. So you will need to do the research and tell them what you need.

    Check the part numbers of your springs, against Chevies of the same and later eras.

    Once you've done all that, come back and tell us, so the next guy won't have to do as much work.
    sounds good...will this lower the rear and front end...even tho i have the air shocks and the air compressor for the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpDevilleONdubbdueces
    sounds good...will this lower the rear and front end...even tho i have the air shocks and the air compressor for the rear?
    You will have to address that. If it's like the FW, you will have to modify the mounting position of the sensor. This can be as easy as unloosening a bolt and readjusting the sensor, or at the hardest drilling a new mounting hole.

    Finding the springs will be your biggest challenge. Someone with a GM cross reference guide should be able to help you with that.

    And this is my guess. I would think that your car would share the spring design with the Chevy Caprice of the same vintage. So I would look at that car first. Eibach, Intrax, Sprint and others may have springs for the Caprice. They will probably range from 1" to 3" drop. And they will stiffen the ride some. But keeping the stock shocks should maintain the Cadillac 'float', if thats your desire.

    Keep us posted.

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    I found this posted on another board in reply to a '79 FW owner. It might help you.

    Give Performance Suspension a Call And Verify The Correct Suspension Parts That Are The Same! Here's Their Phone # And Link To Their Webpage!...Mike

    1-800-572-3768

    Performance Suspenion Inc.

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    I'm also interested to find out if you can get lowering kits/springs for your '87 CDV. I have an '86 Sedan DeVille, and I'm assuming they have a lot in common.

    I tried finding some info a couple months ago but hit a dead-end. Isn't yours front-wheel drive? That makes it more difficult since it will possibly not share the FW or Caprice parts. Good luck

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