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Old 06-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Can you cut springs to lower vehicle?

Someone told me you could have a professional.. or if you knew what youw ere doing... cut your springs to lower your vehicle.. possible or no?
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Yes of course it's possible, but I would never recommend it. Not even jokingly.
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do you drive a honda?
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As said above. Possible, but REALLY not recomended.
My tires are NOT mounted incorrectly, this is how they were designed by Vredestein.

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u have a bmw and you want to cut the springs?
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:48 PM   #6
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do you drive a honda?
He probably had a Honda before owning a BMW. Why on earth would he want a BMW though after owning a Honda. I thought a Civic was the best car on the Earth?
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can you? Yes you can
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Thats all i have to say
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people still cut springs dam I havent heard of that since the 90's
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #10
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I like watching the civics im my area. Half of them bounce like someones doin it in the back seat from the cut springs.
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Lol @ cut springs. All the kids in their pieces of **** do it over here which i guess is fine for them. but would u really do it to a bimmer?
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What's your address so I can show up at your door and smack you?

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Old 06-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by MJRMatt330 View Post
do you drive a honda?
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Plus..if you cut ur springs your ride is gonna BE SHITTTTTYYYYY bouncing all over the d*** place...for about 4-500 including install, you can get springs..or install yourself for hella cheap...

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Old 06-14-2008, 09:55 PM   #15
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #16
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:07 PM   #17
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In 2008 you don't cut springs you buy lowering springs or get a coilover set. Unless your name is Chip Foose.
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if you wanna lower then you need stiffer springs
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:24 PM   #19
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if you cut the springs you will alter the designed spring rate, I'm pretty sure that the stock springs are progressive rate springs. The springs compress at different rates, so if you cut them, you will be altering the rate at which the compress by removing part of the metal. This is why the hondas that everyone one is talking about bounce, because the softest part of the spring is removed so you are left with the stiffest part of the metal.

I hope this answered your question as to why people do not cut their springs, rather than just bashing you for asking a question.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #20
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yeah you can, another way you can lower is it by heating the springs with an acetalyne torch and bounce on it a bit

(no joke this is a method)
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