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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cadillac-CTS-V-Lowering-Kit_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33586QQitemZ8015107648QQrdZ1

I want to lower my V also...the exhaust deal is pending.....so is this a good route (see above ebay auction)? If not please help with EXACTlY I need to do. I understand I would need to send my rear (only? or front too) shocks to wldwhl to get grooves and spacers?? then i just install the eibachs or h&r's and it will be as low as the springs are advertised to lower it? Or do I need to get the springs cut? if so is it better to just get my stock springs cut? Thanks.
 

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other than looks, why would you do this?

Cadillac/GM engineers put an extraordinary amount of effort to make this car handle well. Why mess it up? Cutting springs is not a good idea. Putting softer springs will make the car handle less well.

Seems like a lot of effort to go through when the end result, though very cool looking, will decrease the performance of the car.
 

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thankyou for your opinion, but I would like to lower my V, I dont want to loose performance but will sacrifice I small amount. I am asking if the method for sale in the ebay auction is the best way - I have around 250-300 to spend. Thanks.
 

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The Eibachs will drop the front 1.6" (advertised) which is WAY low and will likely seriously affect the drivability of the car. The CTS shocks are too soft for the rear V springs. Eibach recommends that solution because it's cheap and simple, not because it's the best for performance. Note that the Eibach rear is the same as the one used in the CTS kit, and is actually SOFTER than the CTS-V stock rear spring. (progressive with a hard rate of 68N/mm vs. 70 N/mm linear, stock V).

PM WildWhl. He'll explain what he does. He's tried many variations and can recommend a ride height for the best of both worlds (performance and looks). He'll also exhange your shocks/springs for a set of modded ones. IMHO, anything lower than 1" drop on a V is asking for trouble. My regular CTS is now sitting at around 27" fender height (~0.9" drop from stock), and I can barely get a floor jack under it.
 
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