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Old 10-01-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Cutting Springs

I am replacing the struts so figured it would be a good time to do this. This is my first time tackling this so I have questions about both the strut replacement and cutting the springs. 1st will I have to remove my long tubes? will i have to remove the cat back? will I need a coil spring compressor? Is it just 1 coil off each spring?
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Let's see:
1. No
2. No
3. Depends in the person, I didn't use one on mine and I had no issues
4. Depends on how low you want to go
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5 just buy aftermarket springs.


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There are literally 1,000's of threads on cutting springs. and you'll see people say it's ok, and people say don't do it. Sounds like the OP is already set to cut them, so do your research, and you'll find your answers. I've been sitting on cut springs since 06' and have never had an issue. Just remember it's easier to cut off a little at a time and test fit, than to try to add a coil back on if it's too short. Lol
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I was looking for the sticky that had the step by step for cutting front an rear springs. Cant seem to find it now. Just seen it a couple days ago.
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Thanks all. I was looking for the sticky that had the step by step for cutting front an rear springs. Cant seem to find it now. Just seen it a couple days ago.
SVTPerformance has one for the Cobras that should work the same for the most part
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I've cut mine before lol and friends .. it's okay .. just don't cut more than a coil and a half up front or rear

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ok thanks, I found the one from SVT should be very helpfull
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Everything you ever wanted to know about spring rates: Cutting Coil Springs, with calculations - EATON Detroit Spring
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I don't see what is wrong with cutting springs. It lowers your car and stiffens up the suspension, because there is a bigger coil thickness to spring length ratio. Sounds like exactly what stock Mustangs need. Lower and stiffer. Yeah some springs on certain cars shouldn't be cut because of the way the end of the spring is where it mounts, but its fine on fords.
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