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Old 01-31-2006, 06:31 PM
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Front springs to lower Gremlin.

Hello.
I want to lower the front end on the Gremlin a few inches.
Heard cutting springs is risky so Id like to figure out another way or find a campany to buy new lowering springs from.
Tnx for any help. HG

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Hello.
Heard cutting springs is risky so Id like to figure out another way .
Cutting springs is a old, time tested way of lowering cars. I would only suggest cutting the spring with a cut off tool.



Quick and easy....and SAFE.....
Be advised that for every inch or so of coil you remove the spring rate goes UP....

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Cutting springs

Hemmie,
You can do that as Deuce suggested. Once you get them to the right height if they turn out too stiff then go somewhere like stockcarproducts.com and get the springs of a better spring rate..They do come in a choice of spring heights..

Watch your alignment as you can run out of wheel alignment adjustment when you lower that way..

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When you say every inch are you referring to an inch from the end of the last coil tip or an inch off the overall heighth of the spring? Hg
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an inch off the overall height of the spring...
Yes...1 inch off the overall height...
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I don't recall if the Gremlin springs are flat on the end (on coil tapers so the spring will sit near level when placed on the ground) like my older Ramblers or the spring seat has a "pocket" for the end of the coil like some other cars. If it has the pocket you should be safe cutting. If the end is tapered to sit flat you're better off getting a new spring made. I've had Coil Spring Specialties (www.coilsprings.com) make springs for me in the past. Same price for custom or in-stock springs, you just have a bit of a wait for custom (a week or two).
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