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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cut coil spring

Hi want to lower about 1.5 inches. How much sorting do I remove. Thanks
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Re: Cut coil spring

It's a bit labor intensive, but it's hard to know exactly how much to cut. If you cut too much, you need to get new springs, so try cutting 1/2 coil (at most, 1/4 coil at a time would be better). After cutting and reinstalling, make sure to drive around for probably 5-10 miles so the suspension can settle to its new ride height. Repeat if necessary.

I ended up taking 1 1/2 coils or so off my car. I had just bought stock replacement springs supposedly for a car with A/C but it sat high with something like 2" between the wheels and body. It took several rounds of cut-and-try, but the end result is perfect IMO.

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