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Old 03-31-2014, 10:29 AM   #71
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Also havnt gotten an alignment yet and car drives straight without touching the steering wheel and tires are wearing even and good. Not saying that everyone will achieve this but for me it just happened to be like this
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #72
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Going to bring this old thread back to life, Last month I put tein s tech springs on my car which is suppose to be a 2.5" drop all around. Turn out the front didn't drop much, I can still put all 4 of my fingers between the tire and bumper(not good). A shop said they would cut my springs now my question is should I go with koni adjustable shocks and struts or non adjustable. The guy said my car is gonna ride like trash so to compensate for bottoming out I was gonna adjust the shocks to the stiffest setting.would that work??
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Yes but I wouldn't - cut a minimal amount at a time-1/2 coil each time- and get your desired height- then decide what strut would be best for you- if you can afford adjustable I reccomend it
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Yes but I wouldn't - cut a minimal amount at a time-1/2 coil each time- and get your desired height- then decide what strut would be best for you- if you can afford adjustable I reccomend it

When u say cut a coil 1/2 a time do u mean in a day or so becuz I'm paying these guys 200 bucks and I don't wanna go back and pay another 200. Also u would get the springs cut before u buy the shocks and struts ?
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First off 200 bucks to cut springs is nuts-!you could buy nice lowering springs abd get then installed for near that - or just cut then yourself
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #76
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First off 200 bucks to cut springs is nuts-!you could buy nice lowering springs abd get then installed for near that - or just cut then yourself

Right I did buy a set of springs but they didn't drop them that much so I kinda just wanna suck it up pay the 200 and have it done with
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How much of a drop was it rated ?
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It was suppose to be 2.5" all around around. Rear look like it did but front didn't here's a pix of front & rear
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Cutting springs

About 2 fingers in the rear and 4 fingers up front. Are u also saying cut the front springs before I buy my shocks and struts?
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Dude get a lip you'll see it will look a inch lower
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:29 PM   #81
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Car looks perfect as is
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Car looks perfect as is

lol not yet bro
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:28 PM   #83
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200 to cut springs? Man I'm in the wrong business! I went 1/4 at a time and it came out perfect for me. Eneded up with 1-1/2 coil cut off the fronts and 1-1/4 off the rear IIRC. Spent all of maybe 3-4 hours on the job. And that was without ever doing it before. When I did on my Fox, I think I did it in an hour anf a half
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Is cutting springs actually an decent option? I want another 1/2 inch or so lower with the sportline springs an if cutting is actually safe might not have to by coilovers
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You'll get half that say no, and the other half who have actually done it, say yes. But you have to know what your doing. Linear springs are the only kind you want to cut; do not cut progressive rate springs. Also never, ever heat them.
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Are stock springs progressive or linear ?
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Stock are linear.
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Ok thanks I was just thinking about getting the coilovers on American muscle for 700 bucks but I'm afraid 3" drop won't lower my front enough
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That should be plenty. I've never heard anything negative about coilovers.
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Only thing I'm worried about is I'm suppose to have a 2.5" drop around and still can put 4 fingers in my front tires so I don't wanna spend 700 to get coilovers for a 3" drop and it's only .5 of a difference from wat I have now which isn't really gonna make a difference
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I think its just those springs you got. But I've never have any experience with them to say for sure.
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Only thing I'm worried about is I'm suppose to have a 2.5" drop around and still can put 4 fingers in my front tires so I don't wanna spend 700 to get coilovers for a 3" drop and it's only .5 of a difference from wat I have now which isn't really gonna make a difference
Did you take before measurements with the stock springs? Cause I can get about one and a half fingers in mine
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Did you take before measurements with the stock springs? Cause I can get about one and a half fingers in mine
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That's how it sat before springs which was around 4" and when I dropped it lowered 2.5 which still left 2" of space... Right now I can fit my iPhone 4 on the side between the fender and tire and have just a lil room left
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It was suppose to be 2.5" all around around. Rear look like it did but front didn't here's a pix of front & rear
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Looks hella good to me lol
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:08 AM   #95
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Cutting springs

Lol yea maybe in the pix but not in person
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Is it a progressive rate spring ? ( are all the coils equally spaced ?)

U have it backwards. Linear is when equally spaced
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I would start with a half coil or a quarter coil. A full coil will slam the **** out of the car

I cut 1.25 out of a coil and it didn't hardly lower it
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Keep cuttin and road test everytime you cut so the springs can seat properly
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How about purchasing a set of adjustable springs or coil overs instead of cutting? The amount of time and in some cases $$ spent isn't worth the trouble--not to mention the risk involved.
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If doing it yourself, just take the time and get it right - it's basically a free job just a little time consuming- and as always exercise care
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If doing it yourself, just take the time and get it right - it's basically a free job just a little time consuming- and as always exercise care
Couldn't agree more
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Just get coilovers and be done with it. It'll fix your height problem and will help you corner.
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Just get coilovers and be done with it. It'll fix your height problem and will help you corner.

I was thinking about racelands or sr performace coilovers. They are in budget and drops it pretty low
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Just get coilovers and be done with it. It'll fix your height problem and will help you corner.

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I have SR springs, put them in settled for a week, wasn't low enough. I then cut 1 ΒΌ coil and it rides like freaking A$$. But looks good its not my daily so I don't care about the ride.

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