Originally Posted by 73Nova383
I have a 73 Nova that is tubbed. I have a ladder bar rear suspension. The rear end is at the right height ( I have adjustable coil overs ). The previous owner had an all iron big block with th400. I put in a 383 w/aluminum heads and a th350, removed the steel hood and replaced with a fiberglass one and replaced the steel bumpers with fiberglass. Al l that being said, my front end is way too high (about 4 inches). Is my best bet to cut coils out of the springs? THanks.
Cutting coils is easy, but four inches will require a lot of cutting. Keep in mind also that when you cut coils off a coil spring, you effectively increase the spring rate (greater lbs/inch rating) of what's left.
Of course, you have nothing to lose (except your time) if you cut the current springs and try them and are unhappy with the result. You can always install softer springs later. I've used both a torch and a cutoff wheel to cut coils. When using a torch, I submerge the spring in a bucket of water so the water level is just below where I plan to cut. This prevents heat damage to the rest of the spring.