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Old 01-26-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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Cut springs?

Anyone running on cut springs on their oem ones? How's the ride and handling? Y'all recommend it?
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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Ive cut springs before and it was alright. It obviously made the ride rougher, but that's because cutting springs reduces suspension travel as well as makes your spring stiffer. Think about it, there are fewer coils to flex. So if each 360 degree coil accounts for 1" of travel at 500 lbs, then 10 coils will travel 10" when a 500lb load is applied.


Each spring takes the full weight eventually when you hit a bump, all springs do is spread out the impulse of the contact. More coils means more reduction in the amount of time it takes for the car to be affected by the load.
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I'm running cut Cobra springs with my IRS. I'm dropped 2.5" front and 2" rear so the ride is harsh either eay. I don't have issues with noise or bottoming out though
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If you run a quality heavy duty shock strut set up you will be OK as long as you don't cut too much off.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:40 PM   #5
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I am. Changing it out asap I hate it plus I get tire rub if I turn the wheel all the way but run 19's as street gear which I'm changing also. Rides to ruff for me plus probly not the best plan for what I'm trying to do but was no doing of mine, previous owner cut them.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:46 AM   #6
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So just a rough ride huh?
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:56 AM   #7
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I mean the stance is nice looking, may handle slightly better in turns because of less roll but just don't like it imo.
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I've never had cut springs but I did run eibach pro kit springs for a while. The ride was horrible and my wheels rubbed the sway bar on sharp turns. I'm totally against lowering if the car is a dd or anything close to a dd, but that's just my opinion.

I will say lowered looks a million times better, just no fun to drive on the roads around here.
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Honestly, I cut one coil off each spring, and Iiked the way it looked, but the ride was horrible. It was so stiff that the car just wasn't fun to drive anymore and seemed more like a chore to drive. I ended up buying h&r race springs and the ride height stayed the same as the cut springs but the car felt so much better overall. My suggestion is don't cut the stock springs. Save up and buy some good springs.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:42 PM   #10
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Anyone know how good or bad the Eibach pro system plus is for our cars. I like how it's a complete strut, spring, and sway bar kit. I am looking at getting those and getting J&m upper and lower control arms, MM castor camber plates and the steeda bump steer kit. Anyone have thoughts on this??? Anyone recommend something else???


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yeah cut springs ride rough as **** on cars that come from the factory with their suspension set up in an intentional way. The engineers figured out the suspension to best suit daily driving with occasional spirited driving on these cars. So cutting the springs kinda forks up the mojo.


However, I had a grand marquis once.. Cutting the springs on that damn thing was necessary if you wanted to maintain control of the car. The stock springs had about 3 whole feet of travel and no rebound dampening, so riding in the thing felt like you were driving on a trampoline haha. Miss that car tho! Up until I come to a corner, then I don't miss it. Literally drove worse than a pontoon boat in the corners
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Cutting springs is the worst thing to ever do.

Do it right and get aftermarket springs.


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Cutting springs is the worst thing to ever do.

Do it right and get aftermarket springs.


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Yeah I never understood how people could just cut their springs and just call it a day right there. Much more to it...
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So what's everyone's suggestion?


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Don't cut the stock springs and buy some aftermarket springs lol
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Right. I wouldn't do that anyhow. I posted a few places up on things I have in a build list and asked if they were suitable and how well they worked. But it seems that it was overlooked.


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I have a set of stock Bullitt springs I'm willing to give up. They lower about 1" without isolators and they have a pretty stiff spring rate so they will handle well.


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I appreciate it. But I was looking to get the whole Eibach pro system plus kit, J&M upper and lower control arms, MM castor camber plates, steeda bump steer kit, and steeda chromoly strut tower brace? Is this pretty complete or is there anything wrong with the components?


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Nothing wrong with that list of parts at all. That will most definitely do what you want it to. Go with it.

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I appreciate it. But I was looking to get the whole Eibach pro system plus kit, J&M upper and lower control arms, MM castor camber plates, steeda bump steer kit, and steeda chromoly strut tower brace? Is this pretty complete or is there anything wrong with the components?


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My goal for the car will eventually be strip with a little street. But for now it's a daily. I will have plenty of money within the next 6 months to do all the suspension work at once and am trying to get a whole list together. In the next month or so I'm doing gears and bearings in the whole car. Along with deep sump tranny pan,GT500 diff cover, carbon lok rebuild and new spider gears, and O/R X or H pipe.


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