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Old 06-21-2005, 02:32 PM
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I have a 86 Olds Cutlass supreme 2 door. Few weeks back I installed new front coil springs, Moog 5608 or Cutlass 442 jobs. Anyways, about a year and a half ago I also installed 2 inch drop spindles. The problem is now the new springs made the front end drop by another half inch, it sits higher in the rear, it almost gives the car a jacked up appearance which I don`t like. I was told I could use springs for a 80`s line camaro or firebird and trim the spring to the desired height, that`s fine with me, but I also don`t want it to ride rough, it still rides nice and I`d like to keep it like that, will cutting the springs make it ride rougher? It only needs to drop about a inch. I also don`t want to go with the custom aftermarket springs that cost $200, I just want to use new moogs I can just trim to height. Any help here is appreciated.
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If memory serves me right, your rear springs are not the same coil size all the way down. The coils get smaller on the ends. They can't be cut. You can heat them to take a bit of the action out of them, not for an amateur. You could also get some coil clamps to squeeze them together a bit. Both of these will affect the ride.........Best to get custom springs.
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Shims

You could also shim the fronts and bring them up a bit..the shim is like a huge washer that goes in the upper coil pocket..that would raise the car that little bit to give a more "level look"....

Getting the last little bit in spring height is a hard thing..

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Old 06-21-2005, 04:00 PM
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Poncho, I`m well aware they are pig tail springs that can`t be cut, that`s why I mentioned the coils from a camaro or firebird, as they don`t use the same type of spring, the type they use can be cut. Sorry but not interested in the heated springs route, I`d rather do this right and not worry about safety in the future. I guess this is something I`ll have to figure out on my own. Just thought I might find someone here who had did this or something similiar and knew what springs to get.
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Check here www.show-n-go.net/gfiles/g_spring.html
F-Body springs can be used (certain years )
Hopefully this site can help you get what you need.
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