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PostSubject: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:07 am

OK who wants to chime in with advise here?
I have the stock 95 springs that kept their ride height until they were pulled.
I'm thinking of leaving the stock rears but wonder if I should cut the stock fronts?
Info on cutting ...1/2 coil, 1 coil
Or replace springs with something else? 9C1's?
Let me know
I really dont want to lower this car much as I dont want Matt having to learn that yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:48 pm

i have eibachs in my front with a half coil cut off those is pretty low. but before those. i had stock springs with a coil cut off and it dropped it about 1.5 maybe 2 inches.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:21 pm

Did you have stock rears when you cut 1 coil of the stock fronts?
If so, how was the look?
I'm thinking 1-1/2-2" MAY be a little more then I want
1-1/2 isnt to bad, but 2?
I had a slightly raked look due to 189K slight front sag

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:34 pm

I think 1 coil off the stock SS springs may even be lower than you want. I'd start with half a coil or even 3/4 for you... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:22 pm

START with 1/2....like I'll go back?....no efin way
1/2 it is. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:24 pm

sdstick wrote:
START with 1/2....like I'll go back?....no efin way
1/2 it is. Thanks

We did, with Al's car. Wink

(Probably will with my caddy, too) Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:48 pm


Well I can tell you this: 1 3/4 coils cut out of a stock 9C1 spring will drop the front end right onto the factory bumpstops Twisted Evil

That's what has been in my car since the beginning of summer. Forget trying to get a floor-jack under it without driving up onto 2 x 4's first. IT'S LOW cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:28 pm

Steve
If you take a stock 9c1 spring, and cut 1 full coil, it will put you at stock SS ride hight. I took an aditional 2" of coil beyond the full one, and this is my front.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:33 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Steve
If you take a stock 9c1 spring, and cut 1 full coil, it will put you at stock SS ride hight. I took an aditional 2" of coil beyond the full one, and this is my front.

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Yeah Billy, but yours is a wagon... A sedan will actually be lower with the same amount of cut coils. The wagon ass acts as a cantilever and lifts the front up a bit. That's why SS springs (uncut) don't work in the wagons. Just an FYI... Don't get all butt-hurt or anything. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:39 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Just an FYI... Don't get all butt-hurt or anything. Wink
LOL! Stop yelling at me and get me the Preperation H. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Spring cutters   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:46 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Just an FYI... Don't get
all butt-hurt or anything. Wink
LOL! Stop yelling at me and get me the Preperation H. Wink

You know how i know youre gay lol Razz
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