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Hay everybody. I was wondering what I could do about the suspension in my 2000 Cadillac Deville. Its got 124 thousand miles on it so I think the suspension might be shot. I bought it with Dayton rims on it and it might be lowered. So Im tired of it hearing it scrape when turn to hard or that stupid little low rider bounce i get from the air bags when i hit a bump........ So what are my options guys? What do you suggest?


FYI the rims arent to big.I really dont think they are 20 inches. im gonna say 18 or 19.
 

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Talk to Chris up in RippyParts - Vendors. Cadillac parts man. Use the original GM parts. Anything else and it's a Ford Escort. Regardless of what anyone says, you cannot have your cake and eat it, too when it comes to the original vs. aftermarket suspension business. Yes, it's an expensive proposition. That's why you own a Cadillac, not an Escort. Snarky? Yes. True ? Yes.
 

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Bounce ??? Where - front or rear ??? The car does not have "air ride" or "air bags". It uses fluid filled struts and shocks which, depending on the model and option package, are either active or passive with height sensors which feed the stability system. The rear shocks incorporate an air bladder which is used for rear load control - not suspension control - to compensate for extra weight in the trunk or back seat. That is a completely separate system from the suspension, and uses either the shock height sensors or a separate sensor mounted in the left rear wheelwell.

IF you have active suspension, the struts/shocks will have height sensors connected to the control arms by rods with ball joints. One of those rods pops off and the system sets codes.

You need to know what system you're looking at - either use the "VIN to RPO converter sticky ^^^ or the RPO sticker under the spare tire cover.

You also need to get the car's original tire specs off the driver's door sticker and go into www.tirerack.com to compare your original specs with what's n the car now. You're primarily looking for tire outside diameter........If your original tires had a 27.2" Outside Diameter, you could run 27" wheels (no tires) with no effect on engine or transmission controls (speedo/shifting) - the ride would be a bit weird, though...................
 

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you could run 27" wheels (no tires) with no effect on engine or transmission controls (speedo/shifting) - the ride would be a bit weird, though...................


Too Funny!
 

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but thanks for all your help fellas. I figured out they were 18s and i got my tire sizes all straightened out. The only issue now is that the suspension finally went... and the scraping... the the scraping came from the tire being frayed off at the edges (cause these wheels come out past the well) when the rear wheel wells came bouncing down on top of it over and over. scary
 
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