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Sorry I am asking silly questions here, being as I am a salesman, but...

(insert stupid question here)

Can you lower a 2005 STS if it has the magnetic ride control? I have a basic understanding of how the magnetic shocks work, but am unfamiliar with lowering kits, etc.....

Can anybody help me?
 

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The magnetic suspension has nothing to do with ride height. They are only shocks, it would matter how low you wanted to go. If you collapsed the shock all the way I am sure it would throw codes like crazy.

Normal lowering kit meaning springs come with new shocks that are shorted. Other big problem you run into is the auto leveling rearend. Removing the airbags in the back will set a code.

I just ordered an air-bag kit for my STS. As soon as it shows up and I get it installed, should only take me a weekend. I will post how the build goes and what codes got set and how we got them to cancel out. Yes you need a Tech 2, good thing my job offers me full access to it.
 

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Just an opinion here:

Why would you want to lower the STS? I remember when I first got the car I would be extremely careful going into the parking spaces trying not to hit the block. There is like 2mm of clearance between the block and the bumper. ANything lower would probably kill the bumper.

Keep in mind, I was coming from an SUV. Even now im still careful about speed bumps and such. IMO, this car is low enough as is
 

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An air-bag kit will not lower the car. Only if you release the air out of the bags does the car go down.
I also am coming from a long line of SUV's and trucks. This is actually the first car I have owned since 97. 4 SUV inbetween, just got tired of them.
 

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Interesting topic...one of my few complaints about my 05 STS-4 is that it appears to sit higher over the wheel wells than the regular STS, and I don't like the look. No matter what size wheel I put on it, the gap between the tire and body is too large. Not sure what to try next.
 

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Hello,
Yes you can lower the STS-4 as well. The automatic ride height will be activated and it will try to raise the vehicle back up to operating ride height. However Intrax Suspension is working on a new part that will change the length of the sensor so it thinks it will be at the correct height even though the vehicle is lower than stock height. We are using the 2" lowering springs from Intrax on our STS4 (see pics attached). Please let us know if there are any questions.
Thank you,

Dr. Design
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Dr. Design said:
Hello,
Yes you can lower the STS-4 as well. The automatic ride height will be activated and it will try to raise the vehicle back up to operating ride height. However Intrax Suspension is working on a new part that will change the length of the sensor so it thinks it will be at the correct height even though the vehicle is lower than stock height. We are using the 2" lowering springs from Intrax on our STS4 (see pics attached). Please let us know if there are any questions.
Thank you,

Dr. Design
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i love the wheels on your STS... what are the specs for them and where can I get them?
 

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Dr. Design said:
Hello,
Yes you can lower the STS-4 as well. The automatic ride height will be activated and it will try to raise the vehicle back up to operating ride height. However Intrax Suspension is working on a new part that will change the length of the sensor so it thinks it will be at the correct height even though the vehicle is lower than stock height. We are using the 2" lowering springs from Intrax on our STS4 (see pics attached). Please let us know if there are any questions.
Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Automotive Designs
[email protected]
310-428-7716

Do you have a kit for a 2005 1sc V6, I have 20" wheels all the way around.
 

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Hello,
The suspension kit should fit even if you have the V6 & 20's. Please contact [email protected] for any additional comments or questions regarding the lowering springs. They have all the specs and could certainly answer your lowering spring questions much better than we could.
Thank you,


antddaddy said:
Do you have a kit for a 2005 1sc V6, I have 20" wheels all the way around.
 

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Dr. Design said:
Hello,
Yes you can lower the STS-4 as well. The automatic ride height will be activated and it will try to raise the vehicle back up to operating ride height. However Intrax Suspension is working on a new part that will change the length of the sensor so it thinks it will be at the correct height even though the vehicle is lower than stock height. We are using the 2" lowering springs from Intrax on our STS4 (see pics attached). Please let us know if there are any questions.
Thank you,

Dr. Design
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What size tires and rims are on the caddy. Rim offset would be nice to. Those look good.

Is that a STS-V?
 

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I dont have the tire size or rim offset on hand. I will get that information and post it later. Thank you for your feedback!

It is certainly not an STS V-Series. It is our version "D3 Limited Edition" and is a package we are trying to put together for upscale luxury enthusiasts.
Please let us know if there are any other questions.
Thank you,


czjlcp said:
What size tires and rims are on the caddy. Rim offset would be nice to. Those look good.

Is that a STS-V?
 
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