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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:32 pm 
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Hey i was wanting to know if its safe to cut 1 coil of the rear springs so the car is about 1inch lower at the rear.

Also do i have to cut a whole coil or if i dont will it not fit back in place if i only cut lets say half a coil

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:34 pm 
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don't be cheap...cuttin spring is illeagal for a reason...and to save you like $100!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:35 pm 
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No, it changes the rate at which the coil compresses. The best way is to get the proper springs for what you want, super low, low, std, etc....

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:43 pm 
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so how much are a set of kings springs which are slightly lower about 2inchs then stock
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:51 pm 
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Call a suspension place and ask, rough idea about, $140 not fitted. If you don't know how to fit them, get them to do it, a least you'll get warranty on the job done.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:41 pm 
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cutting springs is a crap idea you will never get it to sit the way you want and considering the cost of springs it is not worth the headache

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:39 pm 
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I just bought a car with cut springs in the front (kings ultras in the rear) and the fronts are absolutely terrible - is is a cheap dodgy modification that is illegal for a reason!

New springs are like $120 ish a pair new, or second hand springs pop up quite often for around $60 - $70 a pair.
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:44 pm 
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OK

I will install them my self i dont mind buying the $70 tool il use the money saved for kings and least il have the tool
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:47 pm 
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a spring compressor can be had from supercheap auto for $35 it's what i got, and it works just fine!
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:13 pm 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
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I will install them my self i dont mind buying the $70 tool il use the money saved for kings and least il have the tool


are you doing front or rear? In your first post it makes out like your doing the rear. If so, you don't need the spring compressor. Just undo and remove the shocky and the spring will come out.
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:04 pm 
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Yeap doing the rear of course the rear im lazy.

And if i lower the rear with new springs will it look like s**t cause i dont want to look like 1 of em lil poofs with tehcno cranking and seat facing the roof and zorst all loud.

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:14 am 
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NOT SURE IF THIS HAS BEEN SAID BUT.

it is not safe to cut the spring at all for 2 reasons:

1) if you cut it wrong u'll fuk up the spring

2) if a cops finds that u have cut it u will be defected

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:43 am 
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^^^

In Addtion you have an accidnet with cut springs... and someone dies... your going to the big house... and you insurance will be null and void...

So all in all don't be a tight a*** and buy desnet ones... it might just be the advice that saves your life...
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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:09 am 
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As far as i know, it'd be fine to cut the springs are they are single rate springs, and not progressive... ie the spring compresses at an even rate, instead of becoming firmer when having more of a load on it?

Still not ideal, as the springs obviously were not designed to be that short in the first place, but i don't see why it's such a bad thing?

Still, for a bit over $100, it's just not worth cutting them.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:37 am 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
Hey i was wanting to know if its safe to cut 1 coil of the rear springs so the car is about 1inch lower at the rear.

Also do i have to cut a whole coil or if i dont will it not fit back in place if i only cut lets say half a coil

btw its a ED futura


Now i'm not recommemending this but years ago about 20,i was drinking with some mates when one had an idea to lower his car so he got the oxy out and heated the bottom coils while we sat on the bonnet,seemed a good idea at the time,especially since it wasn't my car he was f**king up :wink: :shock:

 

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