JamCo lowering

Started by 67caddyLA, September 27, 2022, 01:31:44 PM

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67caddyLA

Hello there,

Have any of you used the Jamco 3 inch lowering?  Are the Bilsteins worth the extra $400, over the standard $700 package?

Car is a 67 Deville Convertible.
Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

2 Devilles

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I've got their 3" kit on my '60 with the standard shocks, and it rides great.  Not stock good, but a lot better than one would expect.  Bilsteins are top notch shocks, and I've got them on some of my higher performance rides.  For the Cadillac, I didn't think it was necessary.  Just my 2 cents.
Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

phildeville@cox.net

I suggest you contact the Cadillac Kings lowrider club in Riverside or El Centro for advice.  CLC did a JV show w/ them at the Agua Caliente Casino awhile back and I found them to be very knowledgeable and friendly.  Phil
Phil Terry  CLC# 15270

67caddyLA

Quote from: 2 Devilles on September 27, 2022, 04:03:16 PMI've got their 2" kit on my '60 with the standard shocks, and it rides great.  Not stock good, but a lot better than one would expect.  Bilsteins are top notch shocks, and I've got them on some of my higher performance rides.  For the Cadillac, I didn't think it was necessary.  Just my 2 cents.
Thank you very much! I saw this car today (he is lowered 3" front and back) and I really like the look and want to do it.  I have the Bilsteins on my sports cars, and wasn't sure if was needed on the Caddy. Appreciate the help.  Any photos of yours?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-cadillac-calais/
Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

67caddyLA

Quote from: phildeville@cox.net on September 27, 2022, 04:48:28 PMI suggest you contact the Cadillac Kings lowrider club in Riverside or El Centro for advice.  CLC did a JV show w/ them at the Agua Caliente Casino awhile back and I found them to be very knowledgeable and friendly.  Phil
Thank you Phil. I am going to see if I can find their contact information.
Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

2 Devilles

I've been watching that one, too.  Man it's a gorgeous ride.....Do I have any pics of mine?  Of COURSE I do  :D  ;)

Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

2 Devilles

One more....Yeah, it's got flamethrowers...
Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

67caddyLA

Lucas- that is gorgeous!

What is wrong with me?  I see your 60, and I want yours.  I see the 69 and I want that Calais (meeting him this sunday for a suspension ride)

I have my 67 at home - but I seem to want everyone else's caddilacs!

He told me I should also look at the 2 inch option instead of 3 inch. Another Chevy friend suggested Eaton vs Jamco

Quote from: 2 Devilles on September 28, 2022, 01:20:21 PMI've been watching that one, too.  Man it's a gorgeous ride.....Do I have any pics of mine?  Of COURSE I do  :D  ;)


Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

2 Devilles

Thanks Ryan, I'm the same way with other people's cars haha.... Eaton is good stuff, too, but I have had great luck with Jamco.  I do work for other people on their classics as a side gig, and just got done doing a 2" drop on a '68 Wildcat for a friend of mine.  2" does give better clearance, but honestly the only time I drag anything on my '60 is on very aggressive driveways, and it's only my mufflers that barely scrape. Your '67 is going to look great either way, and seeing that Calais in person will give you a good idea of what way you want to go.
Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

Cape Cod Fleetwood

Quote from: 2 Devilles on September 28, 2022, 01:20:21 PMI've been watching that one, too.  Man it's a gorgeous ride.....Do I have any pics of mine?  Of COURSE I do  :D  ;)



Beautiful car, nicely done. Love the flamethrowers, like JATO in a C130!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

67caddyLA

Quote from: 2 Devilles on September 30, 2022, 11:39:35 AMThanks Ryan, I'm the same way with other people's cars haha.... Eaton is good stuff, too, but I have had great luck with Jamco.  I do work for other people on their classics as a side gig, and just got done doing a 2" drop on a '68 Wildcat for a friend of mine.  2" does give better clearance, but honestly the only time I drag anything on my '60 is on very aggressive driveways, and it's only my mufflers that barely scrape. Your '67 is going to look great either way, and seeing that Calais in person will give you a good idea of what way you want to go.
THANK YOU SIR!

Yeah supposed to be 80 cadillacs in attendance on Sat. I will post some pics.  I will take some measurements and see how 2 vs 3 does. I am leaning towards the 3 which is Jamco only.

You are a bad influence!!
Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

2 Devilles

Quote from: Cape Cod Fleetwood on September 30, 2022, 12:00:39 PMBeautiful car, nicely done. Love the flamethrowers, like JATO in a C130!

Hey thanks Laurie, I'm assuming your Fleetwood Brougham is the one I saw and read about on Hagerty's website (Klockau Classics, I believe).  Great car and a great story!
Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

2 Devilles

Quote from: 67caddyLA on September 30, 2022, 12:55:19 PMTHANK YOU SIR!

Yeah supposed to be 80 cadillacs in attendance on Sat. I will post some pics.  I will take some measurements and see how 2 vs 3 does. I am leaning towards the 3 which is Jamco only.

You are a bad influence!!
Nah, not a bad influence, just like helping people spend money and be happy  8)
Here's my '70 sitting stock height with the same size tire and wheel combo of that Calais so you can get a reference of what one looks like compared to it.

Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

67caddyLA

thank you beautiful

after spending time this weekend

i need to
  • get wider whitewalls
    do a 2 inch lowering
    decide if 235/75/15 i have now will work with lowering
Quote from: 2 Devilles on September 30, 2022, 05:20:37 PMNah, not a bad influence, just like helping people spend money and be happy  8)
Here's my '70 sitting stock height with the same size tire and wheel combo of that Calais so you can get a reference of what one looks like compared to it.


Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

67caddyLA

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Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless

2 Devilles

Great looking mix of some rare stock and modified rides there!
Lucas Johnson

1960 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1974 F100 2wd
1977 F250 Highboy
1994 F250 4x4

Nickl

Quote from: 67caddyLA on September 27, 2022, 01:31:44 PMHello there,

Have any of you used the Jamco 3 inch lowering?  Are the Bilsteins worth the extra $400, over the standard $700 package?

Car is a 67 Deville Convertible.


Here is my 54.
2" jamco springs in the front with Bilstein and 3.5" in the back.
Drives great and the bilsteins are worth every cent
20220921_182345_copy_2016x1512_1_copy_1008x756.jpg

67caddyLA

Quote from: Nickl on October 03, 2022, 10:10:34 AMHere is my 54.
2" jamco springs in the front with Bilstein and 3.5" in the back.
Drives great and the bilsteins are worth every cent
20220921_182345_copy_2016x1512_1_copy_1008x756.jpg

Thank you. Will have to do the Bilsteins.
Ryan Zeimen
1967 Cadillac Deville Topless