What does my Cadillac Suspension do?
The suspension of your Cadillac was engineered to dampen bumps in the road and to aid cornering capability. Typically, most cars will have some sort of a spring, either a coil spring or leaf spring, working with a shock absorber to both keep the body of the car from coming into contact with the wheels and provide a smooth ride while driving. In the case of the CTS-V, however, the car features a Magnetic Ride Control System. Go to CTS-V Suspension - Go to ATS Suspension
What suspension upgrades are there for my Cadillac?
Get the most out of your Cadillac by upgrading its suspension to improve its ride and road holding capability. OurModification Expertshave the knowledge and skill to match up your Caddy with a great suspension setup – if you just want to lower your CTS-V or make more serious alterations to the handling characteristics of your vehicle, we can recommend the best options for you. Most people choose to upgrade their suspension in one or more ways - listed below is a quick guide to give you an idea of what the parts of your suspension system are with further explanation.
How can I lower my CTS-V with Magnetic Ride Control?
It's a good thing you asked! There are two ways you can lower your CTS-V with Mag-Ride control - Electronically using KPE's CTS-V Electronic Lowering System - or by replacing the Magnetic Ride Control system with a set of KW V3 Coilovers for CTS-V. In addition to the adjustability of a coilover, KPE's patent pending system allows you to also retain your Magnetic Ride Control System. Produced using billet aluminum shock perches and spring mounts. This coilover conversion will allow you to adjust the suspension from 0.5"-3.5". This conversion is ideal for both street and track use, as it allows you to adjust the car to suit either. If you want to lower your CTS-V, this is the way to do it.
What will Lowering Springs or Sport Springs do to my Cadillac?
As the name suggests, these lower the car's ride height (how high the car sits off the ground) and improve handling. Lowering springs replace your OEM springs to lower your vehicle. Sport Springs are generally more conservative than lowering springs in the amount of drop and focus on improving the vehicle’s ride and handling characteristics.
Sport Springs are a great choice if you want to improve handling performance without resorting to coilovers. Sport Springs or Lowering Springs should be paired with a shock that can compensate for the reduction in ride height to best preserve ride quality. If you want a comfortable daily driver with a mild drop,Sport Springs/Lowering Springsare probably the best option for you. If you want your Cadillac’s suspension to stay close to stock, Sport Springs are the right choice. Sport Springs are available from Eibach Springs and H&R Springs for Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS.
Coil-Over Struts aka "Coilovers"
This upgrade replaces the OEM shock and coil with a special shock unit that is housed inside a performance coil. Coiloverstypically allow the greatest drop in ride height and are the best solution if "maximum handling performance” is the goal of your build. See Coilovers for Cadillac CTS-V.
Generally speaking, the primary benefit of coilovers setups is adjustable ride height, which is changed utilizing a threaded spring perch to lower the ride height, and higher end models usually feature knobs that adjust damping, bound and rebound. Contrary to popular belief, Coilovers are not just for track racing – there are many excellent street and stance applicationstoo. A Coilover, orCoil-Spring-Over-Strutis a shock absorber with a coil spring surrounding the shock, which are assembled as a unit before they’re installed in a vehicle, as opposed to on many vehicles where the spring and strut are separate pieces.
If you want to drastically lower your car statically, want superior handling performance or simply desire the ability to "dial in” or adjust your suspension, Coilovers are the best choice for you. We offer high quality Coil-Over Struts from KW.
Can I raise my suspension with Coilovers?
No.While specialty "lifted” RALLY coilovers thatdo notlower the car exist for off-road and rally-cross applications, and lift-kits exist for the purpose of increasing ground clearance, this is not what the majority ofcoilovers are designed to do.
Do I have to buy Camber/Caster Plates to use Coilovers?
No.WhileCamber/Casterplates do really allow you to "dial in” your suspension, youdo NOTneedthem in order to run coilovers – in fact, most applications are just fine without them. Unless youreallyneed 5 degrees of negative camber, you do NOT needCamber Caster plates. Some Coilovers, such as race-oriented Eibach models, include their own Camber Caster plates so you don't need to buy them.
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Can modbargains Install My Suspension?
Yes, we can. Whether it's installing coilovers or sport springs or just installing fresh brakes, we can do it. If you’re local to Southern California, we’re located in beautiful La Habra, CA, just minutes away from world-famous Disneyland. We are not the average automotive repair shop- we are Modification Experts - specializing in installing aftermarket products that other shops just don't have the experience or expertise to properly handle. We can professionally install coilovers, lowering springs or even air suspension if you want to ‘bag your car.
Talk to a Modification Expert today at (714)582-3330 to upgrade your Cadillac's Suspension, or chat online to request a quote and set up an appointment.