Originally Posted by Anti-Ricer
How much coil spring can I cut off my 65 chevy truck? I want it to be as low as I can get it without it being so rough of a ride that I can't drive it.it has a 04 350 vortec in it.id like it to have a little rake to it and dont want the tires to rub over bumps or while turning.
Here is how id "LIKE" to get it.
And here is a pic of how it sits now. I can get more details if you need them.
I know cutting the coils isnt the best thing to do but im trying to get it ready for the Rodrun in pigeon forge in September .
I just need a general idea of how much to cut front and back.
get some j/y jeep wrangler rear springs and stuff them under it..(rear) this give about 3-4"
fronts buy the coils, they are short money.. get 3" for the front.. and see if you like it
cutting the coils will make it ride like a dumb truck.. ruff ride.
rears you can't cut as they pig tail at both ends(at least my 71 does)
the fronts, try a 1/2 coil and when close 1/4. plan on ripping the front end apart a few times to get it right..
and why I'd pony up for the drop springs in the front..