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Old 03-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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cutting springs.

Has anyone.cut their springs on here? Im.thinking of cutting aftermarket ones cause i want that stiff ride but to be lower. If i get a 2inch drop will i need new shocks? And how do i know if i need to camber? Iknow i need a panhard bar. But thats about it.. Hah
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are the oem springs for your model linear or progressive? that'll decide what you can and can't do with them
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are the oem springs for your model linear or progressive? that'll decide what you can and can't do with them
I have no clue.
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find out can't do much until we know
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Don't cut your springs you will be really disappointed with ride quality and it can cause potential problems down the road. I dropped 2 inches and I didn't need a panhard. You will need camber bolts if you go past an 1.5 inch drop
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Don't cut your springs you will be really disappointed with ride quality and it can cause potential problems down the road. I dropped 2 inches and I didn't need a panhard. You will need camber bolts if you go past an 1.5 inch drop
is that based on personal experience with cutting the springs on that model? what's the style of them? the only reason i ask is because i've cut many mustangs with great success but the spring style works great for cutting...so sn95's and NE's....so that's why i'm curious about what kind of springs the new ones have.
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is that based on personal experience with cutting the springs on that model? what's the style of them? the only reason i ask is because i've cut many mustangs with great success but the spring style works great for cutting...so sn95's and NE's....so that's why i'm curious about what kind of springs the new ones have.
Well I tried cutting mine and it was a terrible ride and I learned it makes it a lot weaker and have a better chance for rust. So I just spent the 125 bucks for the new springs and I'm way happier. But it's personal preference it just didn't feel right to me and it's almost impossible to make them even and I'm weird about that.
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Chopped springs and aftermarket ones feel the same to me
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What do you think this is? Civic forums? Do it rite or not at all.

And you will need shocks eventually if you go 2" drop cuz the stock ones will eventually blow out from being over compressed when you hit bumps.

Cutting springs... Come on guys and gals, were better than that
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What do you think this is? Civic forums? Do it rite or not at all.

And you will need shocks eventually if you go 2" drop cuz the stock ones will eventually blow out from being over compressed when you hit bumps.

Cutting springs... Come on guys and gals, were better than that
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My coilovers were compressing my shocks as well when I would have it low and stock shocks handled it well. Cutting springs has the same quality of ride as a lowering spring and it's cheaper.
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And I suppose welding in some aluminum tubing is as good as an aluminum drive shaft rite? Don't be ridiculous, just spend the money to do it rite or don't do it at all. Springs are cheap in the grand scheme of modding your car, if your not going to pay for that and do it rite then you should leave the car stock. I'm not trying to be a butt to the OP but for Pete sake, what kind of standard are you setting for the rest of the car?

if that's not enough to convince you, lets look at it this way... Your going to half a$$idly (is that a word?) chop up part of what plants 300 HP to the ground... Yea, that sounds like a great idea.......

And ride quality the same? Not a chance, your going to be bouncing around like a fat kid chasing a ball on a trampoline.

But hey, if you want to listen to the guy who from the looks of his profile pic doesn't even drive a 3.7 stang then by all means go for it.
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And I suppose welding in some aluminum tubing is as good as an aluminum drive shaft rite? Don't be ridiculous, just spend the money to do it rite or don't do it at all. Springs are cheap in the grand scheme of modding your car, if your not going to pay for that and do it rite then you should leave the car stock. I'm not trying to be a butt to the OP but for Pete sake, what kind of standard are you setting for the rest of the car?

if that's not enough to convince you, lets look at it this way... Your going to half a$$idly (is that a word?) chop up part of what plants 300 HP to the ground... Yea, that sounds like a great idea.......

And ride quality the same? Not a chance, your going to be bouncing around like a fat kid chasing a ball on a trampoline.

But hey, if you want to listen to the guy who from the looks of his profile pic doesn't even drive a 3.7 stang then by all means go for it.
So i can assume u dont drive a 3.7 right lol jk jk hahaha

But seriously the dude has a point!!
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Dam lots of people run cut springs at the track.

Some people even cut aftermarket springs. Oh no somebody wants to cut their springs, not that big of a deal. Depending if they're linear or progressive, that's all u need to worry about. Oh and don't cut 3-4 coils, just 1-1 1/4 coils.
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And I suppose welding in some aluminum tubing is as good as an aluminum drive shaft rite? Don't be ridiculous, just spend the money to do it rite or don't do it at all. Springs are cheap in the grand scheme of modding your car, if your not going to pay for that and do it rite then you should leave the car stock. I'm not trying to be a butt to the OP but for Pete sake, what kind of standard are you setting for the rest of the car?

if that's not enough to convince you, lets look at it this way... Your going to half a$$idly (is that a word?) chop up part of what plants 300 HP to the ground... Yea, that sounds like a great idea.......

And ride quality the same? Not a chance, your going to be bouncing around like a fat kid chasing a ball on a trampoline.

But hey, if you want to listen to the guy who from the looks of his profile pic doesn't even drive a 3.7 stang then by all means go for it.
I dont know if you actually read the forum but i said i was buying aftermarkets dude..
They dont sell aftermsrkets that will drop me 2" so i was thinking about cutting.them until i get coilovers which are expensive. So yea.
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[QUOTE="rebeltx;1554695"]And I suppose welding in some aluminum tubing is as good as an aluminum drive shaft rite? Don't be ridiculous, just spend the money to do it rite or don't do it at all. Springs are cheap in the grand scheme of modding your car, if your not going to pay for that and do it rite then you should leave the car stock. I'm not trying to be a butt to the OP but for Pete sake, what kind of standard are you setting for the rest of the car?

if that's not enough to convince you, lets look at it this way... Your going to half a$$idly (is that a word?) chop up part of what plants 300 HP to the ground... Yea, that sounds like a great idea.......

And ride quality the same? Not a chance, your going to be bouncing around like a fat kid chasing a ball on a trampoline.

But hey, if you want to listen to the guy who from the looks of his profile pic doesn't even drive a 3.7 stang then by all means go for it.[/QUOTEl

And plus i know many people that run cut springs.
And you obviously havent had experience with cut springs so why are you in here.
Im not heating them up im cutting them.
And the guy that doesnt have a 3.7 actually knows what he is doing.
And what rlse you gonna go around yelling at people for plasti dipping their car to cause its not real paint?
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I dont know if you actually read the forum but i said i was buying aftermarkets dude..
They dont sell aftermsrkets that will drop me 2" so i was thinking about cutting.them until i get coilovers which are expensive. So yea.
If u get 1.5" springs and leave the iso's out, that would put u close to 2".
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Has anyone.cut their springs on here? Im.thinking of cutting aftermarket ones cause i want that stiff ride but to be lower. If i get a 2inch drop will i need new shocks? And how do i know if i need to camber? Iknow i need a panhard bar. But thats about it.. Hah
Dude i have my old stock ones u can hack at to see how it feels lol
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Dude i have my old stock ones u can hack at to see how it feels lol
Dude message back lol
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Why cut them?????????????????

Just get a torch and heat them until they are as low as you want them.

This guy was right when he say's'
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What do you think this is? Civic forums? Do it rite or not at all.

And you will need shocks eventually if you go 2" drop cuz the stock ones will eventually blow out from being over compressed when you hit bumps.

Cutting springs... Come on guys and gals, were better than that
I have heard some dumb stuff on these forums but "CUTTING SPRINGS????" Come on. There are much better ways to ruin a car the cutting springs.

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Just get a torch and heat them until they are as low as you want them.

This guy was right when he say's'

I have heard some dumb stuff on these forums but "CUTTING SPRINGS????" Come on. There are much better ways to ruin a car the cutting springs.

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Did you just say torch them???
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Did you just say torch them???
Yup ive seen it done bro. I have my old springs in a box that u can torch and then if u dont like it put ur stock ones back!
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Yup ive seen it done bro. I have my old springs in a box that u can torch and then if u dont like it put ur stock ones back!
Torch really screw them up cause they lose their stifness, torching is horrible.
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If u torch em, no wonder your ride quality sucked.
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Never heat springs. Bad.
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Never heat springs. Bad.
But its fun jk jk
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But its fun jk jk
Ah! I see the sarcasm.
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Hey TruChris,

I was being "Facetious" ((inappropriately amusing))

In all seriousness you do ""NOT"" want to cut your springs. It would probably not work as you expect. You also never ever want to heat them to lower a car.

If you want a lower car and want to be safe just go to a place like American Muscle that handles the proper things to do it and spend the $$$$ to do it right.

Why ruin your car if you don't have to.

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I was being "Facetious" ((inappropriately amusing))

In all seriousness you do ""NOT"" want to cut your springs. It would probably not work as you expect. You also never ever want to heat them to lower a car.

If you want a lower car and want to be safe just go to a place like American Muscle that handles the proper things to do it and spend the $$$$ to do it right.

Why ruin your car if you don't have to.

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I plan to get sr lowering but is it safe to take out ISOs?
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Lots of people run without isos. Just wrap the spring ends with electrical tape.
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Lots of people run without isos. Just wrap the spring ends with electrical tape.
Alright cool cause i never liked the ideas of cutting springs but without ISOs will put me perfect height. Just want to keep my car as good as possible. Hah
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Anyone help me with.cambering situation though? How do i know how much to camber and negatively or positively??
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The best advice I can give you is to get a setup that allows you to go as low as you want to. I speak from experience lol. I tried eibach lowering springs and ride was good but not low enough. Still had a good bit of wheel gap. Then I tried pro street coilovers. Back was still sitting up. Cut two coils out of the back and finally got it to look like I wanted it to. But the ride.... Ohhhh the ride. Miserable comes to mind. Handling is incredible but you hit an expansion joint, or pothole or anything and it hurts. If I were to go back and do it again, I would get coilovers that were designed to go as low as I wanted to without having to cut
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I found some megans that put me where i want to be and for a good price. But they are for 05-09 mustangs...
Im wondering if i can get them to fit on mine though. I just need to find out if its just different forks.
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Anyone help me with.cambering situation though? How do i know how much to camber and negatively or positively??
1-2 degrees of negative camber is what I run. If you stay on the streets primarily, 1 degree should be fine(basically stock specs). I run 1.5 degrees of negative camber because I autocross my car as well as it being my DD. I used Eibach camber bolts and they allowed me the adjustability I was looking for. I hope this helps.
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