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is it a bad idea to cut stock springs to make them like lowering springs?

is it a bad idea to cut stock springs to make them like lowering springs? any ideas? please give details thanks.
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Yes... You should do it.
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i did it on my srt4. i dont see why not. it worked out fine b4. so r u sure
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yes, it's a bad idea. just because you got away with it before doesn't make it right then or now.

the rear springs are not straight up and down cyllindrical coils. they are egg-shaped with smaller diameter coils at the top and bottom. if you cut off the top or the bottom it won't fit on the perch correctly.

i can't remember if the front springs are like that, but i believe they are...and it really doesn't matter. if you can't cut the rears, why cut the fronts?

if you cut them with a torch or other heat based process, you can damage the temper of the spring, making them either stiff, brittle, or soft.


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Do it if you want your car lowered and are too cheap to nut up $200.

Don't do it if you have any concern over your car's handling performance, ride quality, or longevity of your suspension components.

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is it a bad idea to cut stock springs to make them like lowering springs? any ideas? please give details thanks.
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no ill pass, but thanks anyways. im thinking about getting tein or the springs from zzp.

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