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Old 12-09-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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What are some opinions about cutting my rear springs and how much? They are a 1" drop but there is still too much wheel gap for my liking.
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What are some opinions about cutting my rear springs and how much? They are a 1" drop but there is still too much wheel gap for my liking.
I personally don't like the idea of cutting spring I bought the eibach sportline springs dropped my car 2 inches all around
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Nothing wrong with cutting springs. Ive done this for both my New Edge and foxbody. The key is to go slow and do alittle at a time. Like cut 1/4 a coil and see how it sits. It could be time consuming, but rather cut off to little than too much. It pretty much a "free mod", but if it seems like too much work, then buy a set and put them in. And remember caster camber plates if you drop it anymore than it already is.
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Nothing wrong with cutting springs. Ive done this for both my New Edge and foxbody. The key is to go slow and do alittle at a time. Like cut 1/4 a coil and see how it sits. It could be time consuming, but rather cut off to little than too much. It pretty much a "free mod", but if it seems like too much work, then buy a set and put them in. And remember caster camber plates if you drop it anymore than it already is.
+1 just cut a little at a time until you get it where you want it
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How did u guys cut them? With heat or a sawzall?
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With an angle grinder, and a cutting wheel. Never ever ever heat the springs. They will distort, and that will most certainly mean firey death.....
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Don't cut springs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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Cut the springs if you want the look. For me it was a no brained to buy springs. I favor performance instead of visual.
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Cut the springs if you want the look. For me it was a no brained to buy springs. I favor performance instead of visual.
That why I did springs also
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Why the hate for cut springs? My car handles on rails with mine. I also have subframe connectors, but regardless, I literally slide outta my seat, it grips so good. No body roll either, and I didn't spend a penny on it.

Also, a good set of tires will also help you corner much better.
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The subframes are what's making it handle so well.
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The subframes are what's making it handle so well.

Sfc's are the reason for no body roll. I had the springs cut long before the sfc's were in. And might add they are bolt in, not welded.

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I ran a 13.1 bolt-on N/A with cut springs and street tires, and 12.7 and street tires with a 75 shot. No sfc's at that time
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Body roll contributes to handling btw. Ever seen cars lose it on the highway, notice how they're rocking. Point is all thing equal what's gonna perform better? Aftermarket springs that are progressive rate for the height. Plain and simple
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Body roll contributes to handling btw. Ever seen cars lose it on the highway, notice how they're rocking. Point is all thing equal what's gonna perform better? Aftermarket springs that are progressive rate for the height. Plain and simple
You're 100% correct about body roll. Don't know what your comparison to a car on the hwy purpose was, but i digress; however, the rest is your opinion. Stock springs are linear btw. That means you can take a coil or two off, and still have normal driveability. There is no danger with it, and it will ride better. The real point is, for the guy who knows what he's doing around a car, cutting springs is completely fine, not to mention cost effective. My track days (both drag and scca) are plenty proof of that. Now im not saying to NEVER buy aftermarket springs. For some may not have access to the tools necessary, or are not fimilar with working on cars, and that's fine. But if you've never done it, don't knock it.

To the OP Keep in mind, you will most likely need CC plates, new shocks and struts, and maybe more to compensate depending on the new ride height. No matter if they are cut, or after market.
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Right on thanks guys!!!!
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If you don't care about your cars performance around the corners and how bumpy it it will be then go ahead and cut them. IMO if you are going to lower your car, do it the right way.
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If you don't care about your cars performance around the corners and how bumpy it it will be then go ahead and cut them. IMO if you are going to lower your car, do it the right way.
My reasoning behind it also. Springs aren't expensive.
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