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Compressing Springs

anton1o

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Hey guys, just after some Opinions Pro's/Con's of compressing springs..

Now im not interested in turning my springs into Ultra-Low's or even Super-Low's, Just would like to bit the standard height down a bit, and have heard people talking about compressing springs.

Any help would be awesome Thanks guys!
 

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buy the new street commodores mag, they got a full article one how to do it (profesionaly) and were and price etc.
 

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and if any arseclown suggest cutting them, punch them in the face.
 

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dear oh dear oh dear, i do hope that wasnt from this site.... or your own camera for that matter.......!
 

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as vlv8vic recommends, a sharp punch to the throat will also pull them up. and also stop them from spreading sh*t ideas to other poor souls.
getting coils reset vs. lowered off the shelf springs....hmmm.....getting them reset can present a few dramas such as coil bind, poor control of spring rate and uneven handling depending on who does them. just get off the shelf springs. less heartache.
 

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out of intrest why exactley is cutting springs bad??
 

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Because cutting the spring causes the car to bottom out all the time as the coils that have been removed are no longer holding the car up. Lowering springs are made out of stronger/thicker steel to stop this. Also a cut spring wont sit in the spring seats properly and can bounce out of the retaining seats while going over bumps.
 
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