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Cutting springs?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by tojam95, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. tojam95

    tojam95 Junior Member

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    Obviously it would be better to go out and buy lowering springs.
    But what about cutting the stock springs?
     
  2. Slo86GT

    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Bad idea. Makes for a bouncy ride, and you can get a badly unlevel ride if you cut more from one spring than another. Since I don't suggest it, I won't tell you how to do it.

    Also, this can be downright dangerous, blow out your shocks, bottom out your car, and make it undrivable if done incorrectly, which ANY way you cut your springs is incorrectly in my book, because Honda's use progressive rate springs.

    If they were a linear rate pring, I wouldn't have as much of a problem. Mustangs, for example, use a linear rate spring which means every coil on each spring has the same stiffness, so if you cut out one coil, you still have the same spring rate, but just a shorter spring. Honda's have a spring that is soft at some points in the spring, and harder in others, making cutting a spring correctly a technical task. Not for everyone.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    dude just buy some lowering springs. I can get you some used Nuespeed race springs for 100 shipped.
     
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    dcsports413 Senior Member

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    almost NEVER cut springs if you can lower it another way.

    changing spring rate = bad

    one of my friends did a while back on his civic. the ride was horrible, handling sucked, and they always popped and made a ton of noise.
     
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