Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Arnott Suspension - review from a happy owner in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I do not want to start another flame war on Arnott vs Boston etc., however in my search for reviews ...
I do not want to start another flame war on Arnott vs Boston etc., however in my search for reviews on replacement parts I found very little info on Arnott, and some very damaging stuff on Boston.
I had the four wheel conversion done on my 93 Seville last Friday, along with the struts/shocks, I also had the springs swapped to Eibach's, lowering the car about an 1.5". This was done right before a 2200 mile road trip. Over the first 100~150 mile you could feel things breaking themselves in, and the ride was a little sharper than I wanted (not harsh, just much more thud than float). After we crossed the 150~200 mile mark, things got pretty comfortable, the ride is solid, but in no way harsh, the Eibachs give more road feel than some might like, but overall the suspension does a great job at soakingup the bumps and keeping the body in check while cornering. Overall I would do it again to any cadillac without thinking twice. The last 800 miles of the trip were spent with three adults in th eback and a trunk full of suit cases...easily an extra 700+ lbs. The level ride worked flaulessly (and obviously) and kept the car from both feeling and looking overloaded.
I think my two biggest points of happiness are the handeling/ride combination, perfect for daily driving, and a blast to toss around; and the fact that even with LA's crappy streets I have yet to bottom it out which was a daily occurance when it was stock (mind you I am not bottoming out after being lowered).
At any rate, the Arnott setup is awsome, and I would highly recommend it, I have no ride control lights occuring, and Lisa (at Arnott) was VERY knowledgeable and helpful. As usual all the typical disclamers of I have no affiliation with any company mentioned etc. & if anyone has questions to the validity of this claim, or whether or not I am actually an Aarnott customer, I will be more than happy to post my invoices, or if you are in So Cal, you can view the car for yourself.
Well I'm glad to finally see a good reveiw of arnott. I haven't seen anything about their shocks or struts on here. I guess that may be a good thing though because people usually only post their problems here.
I am worried about your ELC compressor though. Since you lowered the ride height, the compressor is going to be working tirelessly to try and get the ride height back to normal. The fix for this is to raise your ride height sensor a little. I believe I did the math a while ago on the seville/eldo forum to see exactly how much you have to raise the sensor, I think it was about 1/3 of an inch though.
EDIT: yup it was 1/3 of an inch, for a 1 inch drop. so about 3/6 of an inch for yours.
I made sure the sensor was adjusted at the time of install....Honestly, that, a light on my dash, and ride quality were my biggest worries, and after racking the miles, my mind is happily set at ease...
As a cool side note, the Eibach springs come with a template of exactly where to redrill the mount for the sensor.
My main reason for posting is I could notfind any reviews except from lincoln owners (Arnott does all sorts of whatever to passive conversion)