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2003 DHS - two-2002 DHS, 2003 SLS, 1995 Sedan DeVille, 1989 Coupe DeVille
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1992 Fleetwood S&S Hearse, 1993 Buick Roadmaster
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Welcome to the site! Looks like you're making your car your own. I hope she treats you well in return. How'd you raise the suspension to make room for the huge wheels? I've got a friend here locally who details cars. He's got a 1993 Deville on maybe 22's, and a 1995 Impala on... I dunno, but they're friggin huge. Not my thing personally, but to each their own, right? I'm kind of a rat-rod guy, but my Cadillac is just too pretty for that.
 

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Welcome to the forum!!! Make yourself at home, lots of good info and people in here.
 

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doesnt ride as bad as you would think, it is done up right. To raise it I used aftermarket struts in front, upgraded bushings and balljoints, the rear was a little more tricky, ended up using a kit from gorilla lifts, it still rides good but tires sure are expensive..... just bought 2 today...:)
 

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As you can probably detect from some of the comments above, there are certainly a number of "purists" here at Cadillacforums who are all about keeping their car stock, and quite a few other folks who don't get the whole "huge rims" thing. But like I said before, you have to do what feels right to you. It's your car, right? You paid for it, it's yours to play with.

My big concern with anything that changes the geometry of the suspension is that it is properly reinforced. I work at an auto parts store, and a LOT of people will come in and buy $20 worth of suspension spacers and think that these cheap pieces of chinese garbage will be enough to beef up their car to handle the bigger, heavier wheels. I beg them not to, but you can't talk a determined idiot out of doing something idiotic.

In your case, it sounds like you spent the money and did it right. All I care about is that when a person alters their vehicle, it's safe for them and the other drivers on the road around them. Kudos for doing it right, with the upgraded, heavy-duty parts.
 

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1980 Eldorado, 1974 Talisman, 2004 Volvo C70, 1975 Fleetwood 'd Elegance
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We all bleed Cadillac here, that is usually enough to get us past our differences in tastes!:highfive:

Just put on your thick skin and stick around, a few will be outspoken, but most are here to learn and share.
Who knows, after we all get to know you, and see more of your ride, Orconn might be asking you for tips on how to put some of those on his! :lol:
 

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First of all I'm a mechanic by trade 16 plus years but I am also a licensed tattooer in shop I did the whole 2 year apprenticeship learning to tattoo so I def have thick skin.... my car has no spacers I know its not everyone's cup of tea but that's what's great if everything was the same it would all be cookie cutter boring. There was a lot of work in this build no corners cut my level ride still works no abs lights period. Upgraded struts. Control arms, tie rods, bearings and axles in front rear has heavy duty springs and a lift kit from gorilla lifts. I still have stock parts and can go back if wanted. Car rides nice and gets a lot of attention my favorite is how did you get them big rims on that car? This is not the first I've done nor the biggest I put my buddy's seville up on 30's that was a chore we also added front and rear Lamborghini doors on his. One plus in my ride I just open door and sit down no bending needed...lol there's still more to do gotta finish fender and quarter panel work but I drive this thing every day with no issues. If anyone needs info how to do something like this ill be glad to help. But just because you don't like it don't make it wrong everyone has different taste and that's a good thing or this world would be boring
 

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While your personalization choices for your Seville may not be to my taste, I certainly appreciate the time and effort that went into accomplishing your modifications.
 

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One plus in my ride I just open door and sit down no bending needed...
just because you don't like it don't make it wrong everyone has different taste and that's a good thing or this world would be boring
I'd need a step stool to get in lol! Amen and well said, different opinions/tastes are welcome here. :)
 
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