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Old 06-21-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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The stock 4x4 appearance of my car is driving me nuts. Unfortunately, I can't make eibach springs happen right now...so I was considering cutting the stock springs to lower the car. I'm looking for a 1.5-2inch drop

Is this possible, if so, at what point in the coil should I cut them?

Correct me if I'm wrong: Fronts- bottom of spring Rears - top of spring

This would be a temporary thing until I can get the eibach springs/cast and camber plates later on. I know people have done it, but if it'll harm the car in the long run, I'll wait.
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you can cut the stock springs, but you will need caster/camber plates to align your car, if you cant do springs cc plates wont do either as they cost just as much just save up for a bit longer.
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Re: cutting stock springs

should of bought the springs i was selling for half the price of new ones. would of worked great for ya.
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Re: cutting stock springs

Yah by the time I saw the listing they were sold
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you can cut the stock springs, but you will need caster/camber plates to align your car, if you cant do springs cc plates wont do either as they cost just as much just save up for a bit longer.
I suppose running the car with cut springs w/o cc plates for 2 months would wear the tires unevenly...which would suck majorly
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I suppose running the car with cut springs w/o cc plates for 2 months would wear the tires unevenly...which would suck majorly
yes it would.
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yes it would.
Damn! Damn! Damn!

If only taking the iso's out lowered the car more than .25" I'd do that for now.
But it's really not worth taking everything apart just for that...oh well, guess I'll wait until I can get both the springs and cc plates.

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Re: cutting stock springs

honestly any less than 1.5 inches is a let down... 1 inch is barely noticeable.
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Re: cutting stock springs

Cutting your springs is one way of improving the looks of your Mustang

To get the proper height, start at 3/4 of a coil all the way around, and let it settle for a few weeks. It will most likely drop up to 1/4" during settling alone, aside from what you removed. DO NOT USE HEAT TO CUT THEM!!!!! use a cutoff wheel Don't let it get too hot. If you want to go lower, do it 1/4coil at a time, at the most, and let settle again for a few weeks again. It sucks to cut too much, because there's no way to put it back.
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Re: cutting stock springs

Aren't the rear springs on GT's/V6's progressive rate springs? If so, they should not be cut...only linear rate springs can be cut.
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Re: cutting stock springs

I thought the stock springs were linear...in that case it the spring rate wouldn't change if cut. I'm just not sure, I've heard so many mixed reviews about cutting the springs.
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the stock springs are linear
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