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Old 08-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Cutting stock springs

As wondering if anyone had a how to or a link to one. I can't seem to find one for some reason...
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It's not recommended but not hard. Remove the spring and use a cut off wheel to remove however much you want. Match for the other side.
If you take off more than 1 coil your ride quality will greatly suffer
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Re: Cutting stock springs

dont us a torch etc just a cut off wheel, i wouldnt cut more than one coil
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Btw, I bought a grinder and just picked up a cut off wheel for it
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PM 1slowsix... He's done it a few times. He'll be able to help you with this one.
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Ok I will. I'm only gunna remove one coil cause I heard one coil will give about an inch drop and that's what I'm looking for. Just slightly better stance and handling ability
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Re: Cutting stock springs

cant add back can only cut more so just be sure to not go to far with it (even though OEM springs are cheap to buy)
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Very true Spector very true
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Buy the proper lowering Kit don't go cheap an cut springs! Ur ride quality will go down!
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Buy the proper lowering Kit don't go cheap an cut springs! Ur ride quality will go down!
Eh...somewhat true. Running a set of cut v6 springs on the back of my cobra at the moment
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i can cut my aftermarket springs a bit right ? i want more low
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Re: Cutting stock springs

ok time to fix some mis information on cutting stockers

give me a few minutes im gonna be typing a while
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As wondering if anyone had a how to or a link to one. I can't seem to find one for some reason...
Do it.. Just cut a coil off and measure it right they are easy to cut too .

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i can cut my aftermarket springs a bit right ? i want more low
I cut my aftermarket springs and didnt put insolators back in and got a good drop and no problems or noise.

So did my friend with his Ford C Springs
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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Re: Cutting stock springs

ok any spring from fox bodies to an '04 i have cut without issues...

to cut them you'll want an angle grinder with a metal or bi-metal cutting wheel. a good wheel and you wont heat up the springs even close to enough to damage the temper. NEVER USE A TORCH

now for a new edge i have tried a few cuts...1 coil is safe for someone scared but my favorite stance takes away 1.25 coils off th efront and 1 coil off the back. you can leave your ISOs (isolators) but it's really pointless lol. i just use some electrical tape and wrap the ends (just to keep any squeaks from happening)

that setup is about a 1.5" drop on the front and 1.25" drop on the back...giving it a sexy stance


Now for why i'd use cut springs over aftermarkets...the ride for one can be a bit better since it's not as stiff. it also shifts weight better then most aftermarkets...so drag guys love it. in fact some of the fastest cars i know run cut stockers with a drag bag then anything

if anyone has any questions on how to cut them or even pics ( i think i have some) just pm me....

btw if you want a really good drag spring and dont mind a slight bounce then get some 4cly fox springs
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Re: Cutting stock springs

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ok any spring from fox bodies to an '04 i have cut without issues...

to cut them you'll want an angle grinder with a metal or bi-metal cutting wheel. a good wheel and you wont heat up the springs even close to enough to damage the temper. NEVER USE A TORCH

now for a new edge i have tried a few cuts...1 coil is safe for someone scared but my favorite stance takes away 1.25 coils off th efront and 1 coil off the back. you can leave your ISOs (isolators) but it's really pointless lol. i just use some electrical tape and wrap the ends (just to keep any squeaks from happening)

that setup is about a 1.5" drop on the front and 1.25" drop on the back...giving it a sexy stance


Now for why i'd use cut springs over aftermarkets...the ride for one can be a bit better since it's not as stiff. it also shifts weight better then most aftermarkets...so drag guys love it. in fact some of the fastest cars i know run cut stockers with a drag bag then anything

if anyone has any questions on how to cut them or even pics ( i think i have some) just pm me....

btw if you want a really good drag spring and dont mind a slight bounce then get some 4cly fox springs
+1 on the 4 banger fox springs...a nice alternative to aftermarket springs if your pocket's feeling light.

Also on a side note....I'd rather cut my OEM linear rate springs than buy those rediculous ebay 2.5" springs that sag and give out after a year anyday.
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+1 on the 4 banger fox springs...a nice alternative to aftermarket springs if your pocket's feeling light.

Also on a side note....I'd rather cut my OEM linear rate springs than buy those rediculous ebay 2.5" springs that sag and give out after a year anyday.
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and after running stockers cut for years i never had a sag issue
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I have a 96 Cobra. I want to lower it for better handling. A few questions: Are Cobra springs any different than stock V8 springs? How much work is involved in changing out the springs? If I cut 1 coil do I need to add a camber plate to get the car properly aligned? Thanks, Dave
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Re: Cutting stock springs

Cut 3/4 coil from TOP of back. Cut one coil from bottom of front. I think that's how it goes, anybody?
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Re: Cutting stock springs

i prefer 1.25 off the front and 1 off the back
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i prefer 1.25 off the front and 1 off the back

Did u need camber plates or just the bolts for that much of drop?
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Did u need camber plates or just the bolts for that much of drop?
no it'll sit you close to 1.5" drop on the front and 1" on the back...no need for for plates or bolts just yet
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