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 How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?

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PostSubject: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Mon May 07, 2012 1:03 pm

I was told there are SS springs in the rear of the gold car, I got a "reverse rake" going on now. How much to cut off stock front L99 springs?
Also will front FWB springs lower the front or make it worse?
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PostSubject: Re: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Sat May 12, 2012 7:56 am

if i where you id cut a half turn at a time but keep in mind that it will get stiffer as you cut..just my .02
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PostSubject: Re: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Sat May 12, 2012 8:04 am

Ironfistdog wrote:
I was told there are SS springs in the rear of the gold car, I got a "reverse rake" going on now. How much to cut off stock front L99 springs?
Also will front FWB springs lower the front or make it worse?
I would not wast your time with the stock springs. Take the FW springs and cut one coil out of them. They are heavy duty like the 9c1s so it should give you a level, or even give it a forward rake. I would start with one coil, put them in, drive for awhile to settle them, and then if need more, cut in 1/4 coil increments. Could take a few days to get it right.

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PostSubject: Re: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Sat May 12, 2012 8:10 am

Sweet thanks for the info guys! I only want a mild drop on the car for right now. I already have the caddy on the frame rails and a new/old truck project now that's gonna be as low as physically possible. So this one kinda needs to be a reasonable daily driver,
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PostSubject: Re: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Sat May 12, 2012 1:07 pm

EDIT: they are eibach lowering springs in the rear NOT SS ones. (I'm retarded)
What do I gotta stick up front to even the level out and not sacrifice ride comfort?
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PostSubject: Re: How much to cut off front springs to match SS rear springs?   Sat May 12, 2012 2:57 pm

I have 9C1 springs that are cut -1 coil on my 9C1. I would not want to go any lower. Iif I was to do it again, I would cut 3/4 to 7/8 coil off.

Make sure to get an alignment afterward.
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