yeah, couple of good points. i ended cutting off 2 coils, 1 at a time, it sat with about 1/2 an inch between the guard and the tyre. if u go more than an inch u will need the wheels aligned, camber adjusted etc, as the inside of ur tyre will wear out real quick. As for the shocks, i have about an 1 1/2 inchs of travel. short bodied shocks are a must.
josh, cut springs do the same thing
all my cars have been cut, a friend had "professionsal" but the broke after 9 months or sumthing, so F that idea.... why pay that much, where the angle grinder does the same job?
they were broken at the same spot each side, and one was broken in 2 places
We live in an imperfect world, but
there is no point in trying to make it perfect, because not everyone can be GREEK!
XE Fairmont Ghia... Silver/Grey Met over black, soon to be v8, cant wait till i get another v8, after 3 LONG HARD YEARS
xbgs351 im a newbie at this stuff and i didnt know u would need alignment after cutting springs...
and do i have to get different shocks if i wanna cut my springs?
It depends on how much you lower the car. The last thing you want to happen is to have the shock bottom out, or more likely loose captivity of the spring. You could try what Ford did with the ESP's, which was to add a plate between the shock tower and the shock absorber mount.
Ofcourse you need an alignment. Any change in ride hide will cause a change in camber, castor and toe. I raised my car by 10mm and needed an alignment!
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