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patmore
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22nd Jan 10 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've seen a lot of people do this what's the best way of doing it (cutting top or bottom) and where is the best place to zip tie to ??
marklawton
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22nd Jan 10 at 19:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cut the top
DannyB
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22nd Jan 10 at 19:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why not just buy lowering springs?
smcGSI16V
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22nd Jan 10 at 19:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no. dont be a cheapskate tightarse pikey plonker. buy some proper springs.
Callum
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quote:
Originally posted by DannyB
Why not just buy lowering springs?
upton20xe
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dnt do it mate mine were cut ride is awful and eventually will wear thru ur cars floor .. get um heated if u rele dnt wanna buy any
DannyB
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22nd Jan 10 at 19:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Heated?that's just as bad, you're essentially weakening the springs.
Daveskater
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Don't be so ridiculously stupid. Lowering springs cost 60 or thereabouts iirc. Dig deep, suck it up and pay for them like a man.


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marklawton
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its not as bad as everyone makes out, my old corsa were on choped springs for 3 years, never had one problem
Mark.W
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Just NO.
SportBoy
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bald tyres are dangerous but i bet alot of people on here are driving around with them.


cut the fvckers ... but dont expect it to pass an mot.
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better than cutting at least u still have the tight coils to mount them propperly .. i would just buy some tho to be honest
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quote:
Originally posted by upton20xe
dnt do it mate mine were cut ride is awful and eventually will wear thru ur cars floor .. get um heated if u rele dnt wanna buy any


How will they wear through the floor?

I'm with marklawton on this one, how many people giving advice have actually had experience of cut springs? Or are they just repeating what they've read on the net...?

Only problem I can think of is that they won't pass MOT.
SportBoy
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ps 10 pages
3lfz
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Surely cutting rear springs will cause them to not fit in their holders properly due to shape?
jimmy 2.1
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The thing with cutting the rears is that they don't sit perfectly as there's no cup for them to sit in. Tie wrap them in place and when lowering the car down, do it slowly and keep an eye on them to make sure they don't slip out. I had some cut down 60mm ones in for a week till my shorter 90mm ones arrived. Just make sure you don't cut too much off as the shocks will no doubt be at full travel.

Ps, the ride is terrible! About the same as not having any suspension.
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they go from tight coil then get wider when u cut it will be were the coil is wider so it will be rubbin and wearin away at metal rather than sittin in the correct position .. jack ur car up and take a look
marklawton
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quote:
Originally posted by alan-g-w
quote:
Originally posted by upton20xe
dnt do it mate mine were cut ride is awful and eventually will wear thru ur cars floor .. get um heated if u rele dnt wanna buy any


How will they wear through the floor?

I'm with marklawton on this one, how many people giving advice have actually had experience of cut springs? Or are they just repeating what they've read on the net...?

Only problem I can think of is that they won't pass MOT.


thankyou.


and how many people on here have said when they have bought 100mm springs they have had to use cable ties to stop them from falling out? lots! so whats the difference
Ricky352
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quote:
Originally posted by 3lfz
Surely cutting rear springs will cause them to not fit in their holders properly due to shape?


They will still sit in the correct position. My mate bought a corsa with cut springs, every time you jacked it up they fell out of place, some of the worst ive seen, and it really handled terribly. I had a corsa lowered 60mm on springs and when i drove his it was a totally differnt feeling, would have bounced you off the road.

If your going to do it dont be too agressive and try to secure the springs somehow ie cable ties, but it will handle like shite.

Bout 60 for 60mm springs mate, thats what id be doing. (Although these will also fail MOT without shortened shocks).
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LOL! go mental!
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get amongst it mate !!!!! get em chopped
patmore
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I've already got 60mm springs and shocks but they arnt low enough lol so I thought if I brought 90 mm they would be near enough the same as cutting me 60's a bit because I would still have to cable tie the 90's in
patmore
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TTT
DannyB
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quote:
Originally posted by patmore
TTT




You already have an answer, aswell as advice off people.

quote:
Originally posted by marklawton
cut the top
patmore
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Cheers guys

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