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Old 11-06-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Spring chopping.

Hey guys! I have my 2002 mustang and I am having a little issue. Awhile back I bought some sr lowering springs and I accidentally put the rears in the front. I switched them out put everything in order. But my problem is that the rear is 3/4 inch lower than the front, and very noticeable to me. I'm not sure if the time in the front squished the rears I donno. But I like where the rears are at I just think the front is a touch too high. So that being said, any opinions on cutting the fronts just a bit to lowering it back to even? Thanks!


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How long were the rear springs up front?
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I think he means "how long were the rear springs on the front?". Like a week, 2 weeks, a month? I would think they could be a little compressed. Why dont you do Steeda X2 ball joints up front, and leave out the isolators and no cutting of your springs? Cost a little more of course but then you will have the Steeda ball joints. Doing that should be close to 3/4" total.

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Old 11-07-2015, 12:36 AM   #5
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They were in for about a week. And i just want to get this done with no cost. Seems like an easy fix just to cut the spring, doesnt change how it seats at all.


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Only a week, i wouldnt think that would be long enough to permanently compress them. Look up how to cut them, cut as little off as possible and reinstall without the isos

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I measured at the front tire fender gap is 3/4 higher. And its noticable haha. Wish i could post pics but cars in storage!


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I measured at the front tire fender gap is 3/4 higher. And its noticable haha. Wish i could post pics but cars in storage!


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Steeda x2 ball joints are a must plus they will lower the front some... If the tires are different sizes the gap will be different too


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Tires are the same size. Ill probably just cut the springs abit. Ball joints are a good idea ill get those as well


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it can be done....I'll be the 1st to suggest not to.
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What would you suggest for lowering the front of my car 3/4 an inch and why do you not recommend it?


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it can be done....I'll be the 1st to suggest not to.
I'll be the second. Get the steeda X2's. Also did you put the spring iso's back in? You could remove them from the front, replace the rear with new ones, and grab the X2's and that should take care of your problem.

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Do the ball joints and remove those and I bet it fixes it without chopping springs


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Post up some pictures. If the springs are ruined then cutting them will only make them worse.

It is a ton more weight on the front than the rear. Putting those soft springs up front aren't that great for them.
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Park on level ground and post some pics... Without any pics we are just guessing


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I think he means "how long were the rear springs on the front?". Like a week, 2 weeks, a month? I would think they could be a little compressed. Why dont you do Steeda X2 ball joints up front, and leave out the isolators and no cutting of your springs? Cost a little more of course but then you will have the Steeda ball joints. Doing that should be close to 3/4" total.

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This was already suggested a while back, he said he wants to do it without spending any money. But i think this is the best route

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it's cutting of springs that isn't the best. getting them to sit right afterwards (even and securely) for something that is critical to the handling of your car.
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U shouldnt cut new springs at all and if they are a progressive rate spring cutting it will ruin it to where u cant even drive it... Somethings done happen the front isos may be there but rears not ( like a forget type of thing) or maybe it did bend them some if they bent id try n see if they would exchange it ( i wouldnt say they where improperly installed to them ) most companies will exchange them just to keep a customer happy and coming back anyways... But take a pic of ur car and we can give better suggestions on how to fix... I wouldnt cut the springs if its bothering u that bad u could cut the stockers and put back in untill u can get replacements but i wouldnt cut a aftermarket spring..


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I liked having the isolators in there. Dont i need them to prevent any noise?


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You can wrap the bottom of the springs with a heavy duty electrical tape or ive seen people take a bike intertube and slice it and wrap it around the bottom for some cushion.

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I think ill just chop sounds easier 😜


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I think ill just chop sounds easier 😜


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