Lowriding in itself is an art to experience from both a visual and physical platform. When parked, lowriders attract and overwhelm the masses with their exquisite paintjobs and patterns, but when it comes to driving them down the street it becomes a whole other experience, which mesmerizes and captures the evolutionary spirit of “cruising.” That said, having your drivetrain in tip-top condition is a must and this article here goes over the replacement of a new rearend for our project vehicle De Villain.
Since the Cadillac is going to be mated to a set of wire wheels, it was pertinent that we shortened the rearend by three inches. The additional spacing would not only allow us to run the proper size wire wheels but also allow us to tuck a set of disc brakes. After taking a few measurements it was time for us to source a new rearend so we paid a visit to our friends over at Currie Enterprises in Corona, California, and they flexed their expertise on our project vehicle while giving us a firsthand education on what was required to get the job done.
After consulting with Currie, they recommended using one of their universal rearends coupled with factory brackets and, who were we to argue? Currie Enterprises is a master of their craft and to date they have completed tens of thousands of custom rearends for vehicles ranging from lowriders, hot rods all the way to Jeeps and off road vehicles. Utilizing state of the art components and backed by years of R&D and experience, Currie is a no brainer if the budget allows. Read up and read on to see just how easy the installation was on Project De Villain.