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Lowering: Cut stock springs or buy aftermarket??

This is a discussion on Lowering: Cut stock springs or buy aftermarket?? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by LS2GTO Cutting springs is doable but only if you know what you're doing. There's a member on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2GTO View Post
    Cutting springs is doable but only if you know what you're doing. There's a member on LS1tech who did his homework and claims he got good results cutting the stock springs. I'll try and find the link for you.

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...ngs-get-4.html
    Thanks dude I'll be checking that one out.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXX2 View Post
    [B]Buck up and spend the $$$s on an Air Suspension setup. We also belong to Team Chevelle, and found a setup for less than half price on the site. It has one week on it, and that really bothered us as to why the guy would sell it at all. Turns out he went to another setup, and has $$$s coming out his pockets.

    Actually, this is just an idea, as it's still not cheap, and not sure how difficult it is to do this complete changeover on these cars.

    Anyone on this site do this???

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    I dont have money falling out of my pockets like this dude u speak of does... I already bought the eibach sportlines. Going to see how they work on stock shocks. Hopefully good, I'll post up when its finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVrec21 View Post
    I dont have money falling out of my pockets like this dude u speak of does... I already bought the eibach sportlines. Going to see how they work on stock shocks. Hopefully good, I'll post up when its finished.
    Actually, we don't have $$$s falling out of our pockets either. It was just a thought. We will search, and search, until such time as we find the right air suspension setup at the right price, or design and build our own. A friend here in town fabricated his own system for his '48 Chevy four door show car, and it didn't cost much dollar wise. Patience is what this is all about, whether
    you go with coils/coil-overs, or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVrec21 View Post
    I dont have money falling out of my pockets like this dude u speak of does... I already bought the eibach sportlines. Going to see how they work on stock shocks. Hopefully good, I'll post up when its finished.
    let me save you the trouble...they wont work good on stock shocks...period

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    let me save you the trouble...they wont work good on stock shocks...period

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    They are so low and the rear spring rates are so soft they are on the bumpstops even with a good shock...... I had a Prokit on my old LT car and didn't like them and Sportlines are worse....

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    If your gonna lower the car at all you will need good shocks!!...strano's,eibach,cut springs it don't matter...actually Koni's & cut spring's are a good ride just don't perform as well as strano's!

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    Ditto...

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    cutting a little off a stock spring isnt going to be a big deal, if all you want is .5 to 1 inch, it will be stiffer a tad but so will most lowering springs. the difference is most good lowering springs are designed to be soft at first and get stiffer and stiff the more they compress to avoid bottoming out, a cut stock spring will be stiffer from the get go. however a good strut will deal with the added stiffness well and you wont have a issue. this of course is only if you dont go slamming it in the weeds, then it will be overly stiff and bouncy. in all honestly most of the bad rep cut coils get are from people who either take to much off or use them on weak struts that cant deal with the stiffer coil.

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    Quick tip... IF you decide to cut the springs... Cut the same amount off, front and rear. Example... Frt. 1/2 coil, Rr. 1/2 coil. I suggest you DO NOT cut more than one full coil from the springs! I speak from personal experience... Lol.

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