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2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Hi all

I have searched these forums for a while and have not found any luck answering my question..would anyone be so kind to tell me if the eibach or H&R make any lowering springs for this particular model???


Thanks all


PS. i have the FE1 suspension
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Perhaps you might wish to consult the Eibach or H&R websites for a more informed and definitive answer.
 

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I`m going to speculate here:
The 3.0 is a smaller displacement version of the 3.6 and shares the same basic architecture.
The fact that your engine has approx .200" less bore and stroke is absolutely irrelevant to spring selection
JMO
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Thanks, i appreciate your feedback....i will give the H&R's a go
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

H&R lowers the car too much in my opinion. Look at the Eibachs..... Also talk with D3 Cadillac reference their springs and sway bars... They assured me that though developed for the CTS-V, both will work on all other CTS models.
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Consider day to day livability/ ride quality, springs that are acceptable in the south, are a complete PITA on the frost heaved roads of Chicago /Buffalo/Cleveland. Where are you ?

New springs are inexpensive, however if you are paying a pro for installation and alignment and then find them so harsh that you reverse the process, costs add up quickly. JMO
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

There are a couple of things you can do to your car w/o changing the springs.... First, upgrade to 18" rims and go with a better tire... (Michelin Pilot Super Sports) Second, upgrade just the sway bars and end links, also some of the other suspension parts.. Third, go to Delrin or Poly bushings.... This will tighten up the suspension as well.
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

2010 CTS 3.0 with H&R drop springs. Yes they fit. On the front there is four dead coils; I cut one off so the vehicle would not rest lower in the rear on the body line.

Rides a little rough with the 20s on Houston streets, but no different then a BMW M car minus the sway in the suspension.

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Just pick up a 2011 3.0 for a DD same color , I must say you have your looking great , I have a lot to do to catch ya LOL ! I must say I need to tint the windows on mine ,
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

Perfect amount of lowering. Love the stance.
2010 CTS 3.0 with H&R drop springs. Yes they fit. On the front there is four dead coils; I cut one off so the vehicle would not rest lower in the rear on the body line.

Rides a little rough with the 20s on Houston streets, but no different then a BMW M car minus the sway in the suspension.

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

You're welcome.
 

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Re: 2010 cts 3.0 2wd base model lowering

What's wrong with Houston streets? I don't remember frost heaves/pot holes.
 

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Lowest Lowering springs? 12 CTS coupe RWD

So it looks like eibach and H&R are the only routes... anyone know which one will give me the most drop?... not interested in coil over at the moment... :)
 

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Re: Lowest Lowering springs? 12 CTS coupe RWD

I think that you will find that those two choices will only produce a "mild" drop at best. If you follow *************** you will notice that the majority of guys that have the lowest drops have cut springs. I'm not advising that, only trying to give you full disclosure. YMMV
 
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