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Old 12-21-2004, 20:25   #1 (permalink)
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chopping superlows?

hey guys my wagon isnt low enuf at the front with superlows. would it be alrite to chop one or two coils off these? how much extra would this lower it? i am thinking this would be better than chopping standard springs because they are stiffer. also do i just chop it with an angle grinder directly inline with the original end but just one or two coils lower? any help would be much appreciated.
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hey guys my wagon isnt low enuf at the front with superlows. would it be alrite to chop one or two coils off these? how much extra would this lower it? i am thinking this would be better than chopping standard springs because they are stiffer. also do i just chop it with an angle grinder directly inline with the original end but just one or two coils lower? any help would be much appreciated.
cutting spring is a really bad idea

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whenever I hear the words chop and springs in the same sentance I cringe.
It is dangerous (they wont seat properly), illegal and unroadworthy. Dont do it.
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have u guys actualy had expeirience doing it or just hear bad things? why wont they seat properly and what is so dangerous about it?
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have u guys actualy had expeirience doing it or just hear bad things? why wont they seat properly and what is so dangerous about it?
The fact that it is unroadworthy is good enough for me.
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so how much lower than superlows are ultra lows and do they cost the same?
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Re: chopping superlows?

I have seen bad things happening. One VH commy I saw with cut springs (VERY LOW) went over a bump at speed and the springs basically fell out - there just wasnt enough travel in them.

The problem with the cut springs IMO is not so much the cutting itself, but the fact that it is usually dont by people who dont really know what they are doing so they botch the job. Personally I would rather drive around in a car that is a little higher than i want that I know is safe than have my car dumped wicked sik low and potentially unsafe. Up to you though, at least you are asking questions.
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thanks guys i think i will enquire about ultralows. cheers
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Re: chopping superlows?

The thing with springs is they have different tensions in different areas of the spring, the middle of the spring doesn't have the same spring rate as the ends. Chopping the ends off ****s the spring rate right up.

Either get ultra lows or get the superlows compressed, or better yet, get shortened shockers.
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Re: chopping superlows?

The spring will seat correctly when you refit them, providing you make the cut directly inline with the end of a coil, i.e cut a full coil (or dare I say two) but make sure it's directly inline. The problem is they may fall out depending on how much you cut them. Springs falling out are more common on commodore rear ends though.

I don't recommend As psycho chicken said, the spring rate will be fcuked and it will also ride shithouse. Not to mention it will make your car unroadworthy.
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