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as most of you know already, jonnyd crashed his car and he`s selling parts. I`m looking to buy the eibach springs but I`m not sure if they`ll fit. any idea`s? he has an 03. I have an 04 with the 3.6 and I`m running 19" rims. thanks for any help.
 

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What offset are the rims and what tires are you running? That may matter.
 

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as most of you know already, jonnyd crashed his car and he`s selling parts. I`m looking to buy the eibach springs but I`m not sure if they`ll fit. any idea`s? he has an 03. I have an 04 with the 3.6 and I`m running 19" rims. thanks for any help.
they will fit but you might need new shocks....if you have fe3's then you might wanna buy his shocks too if he is selling them... anyway look in you trunk if you see fe1 (base level shock) then your good to go

....however if you see fe3 (load leveling shock that came with the luxery package) then you need to do one of two things.

1. Downgrade to fe1 shocks
or
2. upgrade to fe4 (v-series) shocks and buy spacers to modify them like this .......

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/lowercts/index.html


the catch is that most of the time u can get cheap slightly used fe4's from the v-forum because they upgrade shocks alot.......

so in this case it would be cheaper to upgrade :thumbsup:
 

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Just got my car back today with Eibach springs and 18"s. Damn it lowers alot! I can "feel" the difference when getting in and out of the car, and it looks pretty sexy. This is one mod you just can't pass up if you are getting new wheels!
 

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wow, quick responses!! the rims are 19 x 8 1/2 with a 40mm offset. the tires are 245/35. I don`t think I have the fe3 shocks, I don`t have the luxury package. where in the trunk am I supposed to look?
 

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Just got my car back today with Eibach springs and 18"s. Damn it lowers alot! I can "feel" the difference when getting in and out of the car, and it looks pretty sexy. This is one mod you just can't pass up if you are getting new wheels!
can`t wait!! I really need to lower it. it completes the look. did you notice a big difference in ride quality?
 

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can`t wait!! I really need to lower it. it completes the look. did you notice a big difference in ride quality?
The first thing I noticed was getting into my car and it FELT lower. Second was sitting at a turn waiting for traffic I knew I was closer to the ground. It's that feeling you get when you know something is slightly off. And while hitting a few bumps you definitely notice a less smooth ride, that's for sure. Conering is stiffer and feels more controlled. If you are a stickler about ride smoothness and comfyness (not a word), then I wouldn't lower it. But I'm young and it doesn't bother me at all.
 

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I like a tight suspension but not when it`s like a truck. my last car was lowered with 18`s so I guess it should be similar. can`t wait. thanks for the help everybody.
 
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