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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:26 pm 
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What are people's thoughts of cutting the standard springs in an Ef as a cheap alternative to buying new ones.
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:27 pm 
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yeah go for it if u wanna kill yourself

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:29 pm 
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Bad bad idea. You loose the coil rate.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:36 pm 
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as above, pretty ordinary idea...save up $220 and buy springs
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:42 pm 
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i have to say....ur and idiot to cut springs. get it done rite

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:43 pm 
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hi

in my opinion you could get away with cutting 1/2 to 3/4 of a coil off to lower it a little.. but be carefull it may look lower but it wont handle as good as proper heavy duty lowered springs..
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:17 pm 
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What are people's thoughts of cutting the standard springs in an Ef as a cheap alternative to buying new ones.


Do you value your life?
If so, dont be a tosser, and try and be all hardcore like commondoors, do it properly and keep the falcon modding circle d***head free.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:46 pm 
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i cut mine. just dont cut any more then 2 coils or you will be on bumps. i got a set of ultra-lowered springs on ebay for 120. thats the better option
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:28 pm 
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if you want really low, get ultralows, then get them reset. Should be low enough for you, and if its not, well... buy an impala and get airbags

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:23 pm 
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If you wanna lower it without breaking the budget, get them compressed. Usually costs around $45 per spring. But if you do cut them, make sure you keep the spring cool whilst cutting it. The temp. change f**k them. Cut it slowly, dont just lean on the grinder, and get a mate to stand there with a hose and just trickle water on the spring to make sure it dont get to hot.

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:13 am 
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my thoughts and the thoughts of anyone who has a IQ above the room temperature is that it is a bloody great idea... if the cars not yours, not being driven and you don't care if it's a peice of s**t and dangerious...

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:05 am 
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really bad idea i drove a car (with cut springs) to my mates shop they put new king springs in and then i drove it back and holly s**t you could feel the differance do not bother doing it.

 

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