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Old 12-10-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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lowering spring's q's?

I got some frpp Lowering springs 1.25" drop all around and im sitting on staggered 19" rims. Theres still about an 1.5" gap between the fenders and top of the tire and I wanna go lower bit dont wanna buy another set of springs. I talked to my mechanic that works specificly on fords amd he said he can cut a coil to lower it another inch and fit the springs into the oem struts but told me if I wanted to do that I should get aftermarket ones because the oem struts will blow. My question is what do you guys think about cutting aftermarket spring's?
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I got some frpp Lowering springs 1.25" drop all around and im sitting on staggered 19" rims. Theres still about an 1.5" gap between the fenders and top of the tire and I wanna go lower bit dont wanna buy another set of springs. I talked to my mechanic that works specificly on fords amd he said he can cut a coil to lower it another inch and fit the springs into the oem struts but told me if I wanted to do that I should get aftermarket ones because the oem struts will blow. My question is what do you guys think about cutting aftermarket spring's?
Never seen one cut just an inch, but the ones I have seen cut are not anything you would want on a performance car. They look nice but are really floppy
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I got some frpp Lowering springs 1.25" drop all around and im sitting on staggered 19" rims. Theres still about an 1.5" gap between the fenders and top of the tire and I wanna go lower bit dont wanna buy another set of springs. I talked to my mechanic that works specificly on fords amd he said he can cut a coil to lower it another inch and fit the springs into the oem struts but told me if I wanted to do that I should get aftermarket ones because the oem struts will blow. My question is what do you guys think about cutting aftermarket spring's?
I would say drop the car without cutting. After they break in a lil you might enjoy that ride height. If you drop it to low you might not like it. An after that you can't go back.
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Take out your isolaters. They'll give u almost 1/2" drop.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:24 AM   #5
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If you use a torch to cut your springs then you will almost certainly ruin them. Heating them up changes some of the metal properties and give you a stupidly bouncy ride. I'm sure your mechanic is aware and probably won't use that method if you have him cut your springs but its good info for anyone who thinks its a bright idea to go hacking up there springs with a torch....

If I were you, I would just give it a week and see how you feel then. The springs may settle a little and give you a bit more drop like someone had said. and if your like me and have lots of bumps and high shoulders around you then you might find that you don't want to go any lower for fear of ripping off a bumper.


Did you install them yourself?
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Ive had these springs in for like 5 monthes now. He wont be using a torch he will be using a circular saw I believe. Will removing the isolators really lower it a little more? I diddnt install them myself I had them done professionaly.
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Do any of you guys have your isolators out? And can you post pics?
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Did it install the springs yourself?
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I tried to do the same but instead of ruining springs I sucked it up bought coilovers. Well worth the money
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No I diddnt install them myself. I eventually will end up buying coilovers once I get my car built ready for the track.
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No I diddnt install them myself. I eventually will end up buying coilovers once I get my car built ready for the track.
Don't waste money on more springs then
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:07 PM   #12
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the problem with cutting springs is usually that people cut their stock springs and stock springs are very bouncy but if u bought aftermarket springs that are stiff !! u can cut 1 inch ... it will b a stiff ride and will look mean ... as long as a professional does it
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but the struts/shocks will blow,
you'd have to get aftermarket shocks/struts
and since you plan on going with coilovers, then just ignore your ride height untill you get coilovers.
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