Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Western Australia
Re: clipping springs
Yeah your right, the only reason I consider it safe in say my car is that the shockies pass through the centre of the spring, which prevent the spring from falling out if it were to come out of place. Also the springs are still in fairly tight.. sure you dont need a spring compressor to take them out when its jacked up, but the only way to take them out is to fully jack up the side as normal and even then they are just loose enough to take out by hand.. and i very highly doubt and bump in the road could make it fall out (and I dont plan on getting the entire front end airborne any time soon).
anyway back to the question, i dont really promote it being done, I did it because you cant buy springs that low, and yeah it will void insurance if they find out and yes your car wont handle as good, and it will be more bumpy and the springs wont be as good as they were designed to be a certain size, and the coils will get more load on them due to being shorter, and it will probably make your shockies die quicker... but it looks so good ;-)
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