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Happened to have the camera on me, but no time for a wash. Halfway through taking the pics I remembered I had some crappy tire shine in the trunk so I sprayed it on....not great results, but some of the pics look pretty good!

The V is now lowered with an Eibach Prokit and the 2003RC51 lowering spacers (thanks again man). It is on stock wheels with 245/45/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires. I kind of wish the lowering spacers made for a little more drop in the rear, but it still looks better then stock!

The CSVT (Ford Contour SVT) just has a Spec stage 3 clutch and lightweight flywheel. Obviously it needs the wheels powdercoated black to match :bouncy:.














Before the drop:

 

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Drop looks great! Cant wait to get mine looking that way. We haven't had any accumulated snow yet here in MN but I know if I put the springs in we'll get a foot :banghead: Just have to hold out I guess.

Could you take pics on level pavement? I'd like to see the drop relative to the pavement. Oh! and one (or two) from the back at a lower angle. If you could that'd be awesome!
 

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Drop looks great! Cant wait to get mine looking that way. We haven't had any accumulated snow yet here in MN but I know if I put the springs in we'll get a foot :banghead: Just have to hold out I guess.

Could you take pics on level pavement? I'd like to see the drop relative to the pavement. Oh! and one (or two) from the back at a lower angle. If you could that'd be awesome!
Thanks man, I'll take the pics for you tomorrow afternoon and have them up by tomorrow evening in this thread.
 

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Looks good Ted. Need the black center caps.
 

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How do you like the ride?
 

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Cars look good :thumbsup:


Is red your favorite color?
 

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That looks real good. I've been meaning to get mine lowered and now I want it done even more. Good work dude.
 

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Level Pavement Pics:





Rear Tire Gap (I think the flash makes it look WAY worse then it is. I'm getting some MM plates made to go even lower in the rear):

 

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what are the MM plates you are talking about for the rear? I got the spacers but i havent gotten a chance to install them yet. Do you think adding washers to the spacers would bring the rear down a bit?

nice pics though
 

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Hmm, interesting, but I'm either going to go with the MM plates or QA1 shocks. Nothing is happening until mid-end December anyway. I'd rather not cut into the bumpstops or cut the springs and ruin the ride quality of the progressive springs. I actualy REALLY like the way the ride feels with these springs and the FE4s.
 

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I've done it on two cars now, and three sets of shocks. I'm sitting perfect with a 1.6" drop in the front and a 2" drop in the rear. The cost aside from the eibach springs is 20.00 in washers at Home Depot (The source for all your Cadillac performance parts).
 

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I hear you, the most you will get out of not cutting the springs is 1/4" lower. MM cut his springs first then modified the shock mount to get his desired hieght.
With my way you could grind the shock spindle 1/4" and get the same effect too without cutting the springs. considering Eibach are 1.6" drop front and a 1.2" drop rear you get a rake stance greater than stock even with full lowering in the rear either by my mod or MM's without spring cutting.
 

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Thanks for the pics Ted! A little tip to cheat the gap... I'm still at stock height but not only do i use tire shine on the tires, I also have a separate spray tire shine I use in the fenderwalls. This blackens the fenderwalls and breaks up the contrast between the grayish dirty fender liners and clean tires. This lack of contrast doesnt draw your attention to the gap and makes it appear lower.:thumbsup:

I know it sounds cheesy but my car visually "looks" lower when they're all shined up vs. not. Part of why I wash and shine her up twice a week most of the time, Ha!
 
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