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Old 10-19-2003, 18:29   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

Hi everyone, I know its illegal to cut srings on a car, but I was wondering if anyone has done it?

Im taking my ED falcon for a photo shoot, and I have two sets of standard springs for it.

I want to cut one set for the shoot, (then put the other standard ones back in afterwards)

I want to make the front lower by 4cm and the back by 6cm .. Has anyone ever done this before? because i'd like to know, how much to cut off the standard coil to bring it down this low ..i.e half a coil, whole coil (of the spring)

Many thanks! (photo shoot is tommorrow, so advise asap would be great!)

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Old 10-19-2003, 18:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

Just get some bags of sand and load up the boot and front footwells, easier, cheaper, quicker and safer than cutting the springs.
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

you should never cut springs... AT ALL! Why not hold off the photo shoot and get it lowered permanantly?
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Old 10-20-2003, 16:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

why not? my car handels better since i cut my springs, and dont give me that they are softer, or handle like crap, ive never gotten proper ones, my friend got pedders lowered springs, and after 6 months they driver front was broken in 3 pcs and the passenger was also broken...
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

Unless you cut them dead eye dick, as they get older and softer the car will sit uneven.

You have to rust treat them.

over time you will have more squeeks than normal.

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why not? my car handels better since i cut my springs
Ofcourse it will, because your car has been lowered. You will get exactly the same effect if you used proper springs also.

From what I've seen and heard, your springs should be done properly and not cut. This is just my opinion.
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Old 10-20-2003, 16:23   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

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why not? my car handels better since i cut my springs, and dont give me that they are softer, or handle like crap, ive never gotten proper ones, my friend got pedders lowered springs, and after 6 months they driver front was broken in 3 pcs and the passenger was also broken...
Yeah that's why Porsche, Ferrari, in fact all the exotic manufacturers use chopped springs.... they r0x0r!!!

Seriously, you really should do some research before becoming so defensive. Chopped springs are a pretty silly idea.
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

If he's doing for the short term and fully understands the legalities there is no reason to flame him down.

I did it on a mate's XR8 AUII because the Kings were just a touch too high and the superlows too low.

The only problem is some springs have a special shape at both ends to sit into. This means it is very dodgy to cut these.
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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

I mean why even bother cutting them, just sit a couple of mates in the back, get the oxy going and heat them up so they sag a bit, just watch the fuel tank.








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Re: Cutting Coils on a ED Falcon.

bwahahaha nice one SM, Listen MAD_WOG I have seen and had bad experiances with chopped springs. If you think there the Ducks guts go ahead, but the reasoning for them being illigal is not just to keep the suspension guru's in business. Its becuase it's Bloody Dangerous the springs can pop out (Personal Experiance). They will definatly sag, each side being not perfectly cut they seem to sag at differant rates and forever your tyres are getting chewed. You will run in to trouble i know i have been there and done it before and never again. But since your an expert in the field maybe you should just keep them in and keep being a driving Defect.
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