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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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i have stock springs on my 03 V6 and i want to drop it without having to buy new springs. how much should i cut off the stock ones? and will it make the car ride bumpy after?
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i have stock springs on my 03 V6 and i want to drop it without having to buy new springs. how much should i cut off the stock ones? and will it make the car ride bumpy after?
I realize you said you don't want to buy springs, but... you could go to a junk yard.or look on Craigslist some stock springs and cut those, that way you still have good springs if the car rides funky or it doesn't work out
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I realize you said you don't want to buy springs, but... you could go to a junk yard.or look on Craigslist some stock springs and cut those, that way you still have good springs if the car rides funky or it doesn't work out
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Best place to look for stuff. Found my first mustang there than found my Mach 1 there couple years later
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I realize you said you don't want to buy springs, but... you could go to a junk yard.or look on Craigslist some stock springs and cut those, that way you still have good springs if the car rides funky or it doesn't work out
hmm thats a good idea. thanks!
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hmm thats a good idea. thanks!
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Cut 1.25 coils off the front and one coil off the back. Best drop imo for our cars
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Cut 1.25 coils off the front and one coil off the back. Best drop imo for our cars
sounds good. about how much will that drop it?
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Will drop around 1" if you leave the isolates on the springs

I have a stock set if you want them lol just pulled them off my car not too long ago
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Will drop around 1" if you leave the isolates on the springs

I have a stock set if you want them lol just pulled them off my car not too long ago
lol how much?
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How do u cut the springs
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Metal Cutting wheel on a grinder is what I used, worked great
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as long as that wheel is rated for metal or bi-metal...if not grab a new disc and you're golden
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Where the last coil ends cut down exactly below that, that is one coil lol
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Cut 1.25 coils off the front and one coil off the back. Best drop imo for our cars
i wanna drop my car 2inches from the front and about 1inch on the back. how much should i cut off?
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I cut the springs on my stang a while ago. Mind you I did this after I had ordered new lowering springs. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. All in all, it is a bad idea. The difference between cut springs and actual lowering springs is night and day. With springs costing only a couple hundred bucks I can safely say it is not worth cutting springs vs buying some. If your going to do something, do it correctly. If you love your Mustang, why neglect it with a ghetto lowering job? Just my 2 cents based on experience...
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I cut the springs on my stang a while ago. Mind you I did this after I had ordered new lowering springs. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. All in all, it is a bad idea. The difference between cut springs and actual lowering springs is night and day. With springs costing only a couple hundred bucks I can safely say it is not worth cutting springs vs buying some. If your going to do something, do it correctly. If you love your Mustang, why neglect it with a ghetto lowering job? Just my 2 cents based on experience...
i disagree with you 100% my friend...something tells me you either A) didn't cut them correctly...or B) had a dead coil from the beginning. I absolutely love cut springs and how they perform
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Maybe I'm just crazy but it handles night and day difference with my "ghetto lowering job" lol
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To each his own I guess.....

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Imagine how much better it would be if you just spent a couple hundred bucks on springs....there is a reason that they are made, and that those companies are still in business.
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Ive run lowering springs... i prefer cut stockers for a reason. They are excellent track springs due to how oem springs transfer weight. Have you ever tracked your car just curious?

In fact one of the best drag spring setups will include 4 cyl fox springs cut...and they work well for a corner carver
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What springs did you run that you would prefer cut ones over? I go to the track quite often, and you would be the first person ive ever heard of running cut springs....and liking them.

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Actually I guess it doesnt matter. If you like em then great, but you do fall into a minority.
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Eibachs lol....and i dont know of many people that seriously drag that dont run cut springs...then again i go to beech bend for nmra events and NSS for auto-x...
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Your in a whole different world i guess. Out here at the jackson strip, and the events at darlington raceway cut springs are unheard of.
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Lol yeah i dunno what kinda cars run there...here we like fast stangs that can hook
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Just happens to be the locale of choice for mustang week.....
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Lol yeah pretty backdrops are nice...here we just have the nmra world finals...its not a big event so you may of not heard of it
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I find myself losing interest in this pissing contest. Whatever makes you feel better about your choices is your business. Redneck racing is more popular than I thought.....
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Yeah some of us have just been there and done that so when we find something functional that performs great we like to stick with it. If i swing down for mustang week ill let you run my car on one of the road coarse things in a parking lot. You might enjoy it
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We clearly have a difference in opinions, and experiences. I regret sinking to a level of petty back and forths. I think it would be best to state for anyone thinking of cutting thier springs, to not do so unless they have a second set or could afford more. I cut mine and it was a horrible experience, but I had bought new ones already. Not all will like em as much as you.

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Yeah some of us have just been there and done that so when we find something functional that performs great we like to stick with it. If i swing down for mustang week ill let you run my car on one of the road coarse things in a parking lot. You might enjoy it
Watch yourself, I may take you up on that offer.
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I hope you do take my offer up i have loved building my car for competition. It should be finished by jan and ready for some trips to NC for the larger autox events. And a stop at the dragons tail... if you are ever in northern NC take the time to go there..you wont regret it because its alot of fun
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