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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:53 am 
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Has any one chopped springs and what success have they had from it just purely out of interest???

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:40 am 
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does someone else wanna tell him that it's illegal before i do?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:45 am 
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yeah as bad handling as falcons already are, its gonna make it much worse .. thats the only downside i figure .. mayb the cops, but u can always run from them 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:50 am 
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It also worsens the drive quality and feel.... not to mention the un-even distrubution of weight..oh and it's illegal... :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:42 am 
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DO NOT CUT OR MODIFY AND SYSPENSION PARTS WITH HEAT .

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:17 am 
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i chopped a little of the rear of mine :P

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:37 am 
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Yeah, cutting springs, = very bad idea .

I've done it, But I had a spare set of stocko springs, I just wanted to see how low I could get my car to take some photo's.

Had them in for about .an hour, took some photo's, drove it around the block, and then just put the lows back in ..

I found with the cut springs, the ride was very firm, But VERY VERY boncey .

Also, it makes your car unbalanced, Throws your around a bit, and also, if you cut them with an angle grinder, They can crack/brake ..

So, just get lows ...
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:58 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:14 pm 
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It depends on how you cut it however.. If you were to cut it, don't just cut it; spend time on assessing the spring as I've heard of some suspension shops do this and it working very very well.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:16 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:41 pm 
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so what would happen hypothetically if one were too cut a little bit off a set of kings lows? theyre stiffer than stock and if you only removed a little bit ie 1inch drop would it make that much of a handling difference ??

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:49 pm 
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Pretty sure if you dont cut full coils off they wont sit in the seats properly. My king superlows almost fall out when the car goes on a hoist... Springs coming out of seats is not a cool thing when you're driving.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:52 pm 
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I cut the springs in my first car and it was the roughest riding, dodgiest handling bucket I've ever been in. Mind you that could be due to the 4" drop :lol:

Seriously, don't do it, you'll end up buying springs anyway, so just put some $$ aside til you have enough to do it right.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:21 am 
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Why do people jump to conclusions????

And Spider- thats the pot callin the kettle black if I ever saw it :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:28 am 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Pretty sure if you dont cut full coils off they wont sit in the seats properly. My king superlows almost fall out when the car goes on a hoist... Springs coming out of seats is not a cool thing when you're driving.
hah mine rears fall out lol! have to lower the hoist slowy and get someone to line the springs up!

 

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