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Old 01-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Cutting springs

I'm not personally doing it, but I've always heard about people cutting a coil or two off and the only bad thing I have heard is that the ride is a little bit rougher. Anyone have any experience or words to say?
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Its going to ride rougher and your handling is going to decrease.
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Rougher ride. I could deal with, but bad handling. That's definitely a no.
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Some springs do have what is called a "Dead Coil" cutting this one off will not affect the spring rate, but if you cut anymore than that coil and performance will suffer.
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Cut springs. Rides like my old H&R Race springs, gives a stance I like, doesn't bounce like people always say they will.
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Its going to ride rougher and your handling is going to decrease.
Why do you say that?
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Cut springs. Rides like my old H&R Race springs, gives a stance I like, doesn't bounce like people always say they will.

Looks good. How many coils did you cut?
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Looks good. How many coils did you cut?
Unfortunately I can't say. I inherited them with my IRS swap. I would guess 1.5 coils
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Cut springs. Rides like my old H&R Race springs, gives a stance I like, doesn't bounce like people always say they will.
Haha.
You DO have a bunch of camber!
It looks good like that though...

I think SL4 was talking about the bumpsteer issues that may be encountered .
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Haha.
You DO have a bunch of camber!
It looks good like that though...

I think SL4 was talking about the bumpsteer issues that may be encountered .
Haha yeah it looks even worse with my winter tires with the smaller backspacing they have. The bumpsteer won't really cause handling issues while in a corner and the only time I ever have issues is when I manage to catch a rut in the road.
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