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Old 10-16-2004, 07:43 AM
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Front spring lowering, CUT THEM!

I want to lower the front because my springs bow a little anyway, how much drop would I get if I cut off 1/2in. vs 1in, etc? Thanks, Dana. I thought about putting my spacers on my lower arm, at the bottom but I still have this spring bowing issue!

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Old 10-16-2004, 08:08 AM
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what if the application? do you have a stock or hand built setup?


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Tazz, I have Heidts Must II front end
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You shouldn't cut them unless you want to lower the stance. If you do cut them, do it properly..............not with a torch.

Chances are, if you cut them, they are still going to be bowed, just sitting lower.
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I had to lower the springs in my 41 caddy with Camaro Sub frame. I couldn't afford air bags, so the springs had to be modified.

Iread the posts here about the pros and cons of cutting springs, and I decided that since the springs were too tall anyway, It wouldn't hurt to cut them .
If it didn't work, I was going to replace them anyway.

I had a certified welder cut the springs (he used a torch) and removed 2 1/2 inches, which worked out to 21/2 coils. The front end dropped 4 inches and now has suspension movement. Before it acted solid.

So, I'm sold. The heat of the torch was only in the area where the spring was cut, so the rest of the spring wasn't weakend.
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You got lucky. Better to cut them with a cutoff wheel.
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