Cutting Springs

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BigStu123

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So it’s only been about a month with the H&Rs and I’ve already decided I’m going to cut my rear springs. I’m gonna do some searching on my own as well (already have some), but I have a few questions I’m sure some of you can answer. Would be much appreciated, I wanted to cut these springs and swap them as soon as humanly possible lol.

1. I have PP springs. Cut half a coil to lower it 0.5 inches I read somewhere. This true? How about after some driving, did they droop more or hold steady? I am aiming to be ever so slightly higher than the front, but almost equal if that makes sense.

2. My car has 31k on it. Thus far, I’ve swapped out the stock springs for H&Rs, and now I’m going to be swapping them back… should I replace strut mounts since this is the 2nd time they are coming off? I didn’t replace before when I swapped and they seem fine with the H&Rs on there now.

3. I also read you have to cut with either a hacksaw or a cutoff wheel? Did anyone repaint the spring to avoid rusting?

4. Anyone know if the dealer would be willing to cut them for me? I feel like if I were to ask them that they’d laugh and say no, but this spring CAN be safely cut so maybe they’d consider?

Anything else I should know about the process please do tell. The H&Rs are so bad I’m tryna do this like yesterday.

Thank you!


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There is no way a dealer would cut those springs. THere is only downside on that for them. You can do this yourself. Read some posts. People have been cutting coil springs for a long time. You just have to make sure the cut is the same on both sides. You can do this. You can also live with stock PP springs which is what I would recommend.
 

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There is no way a dealer would cut those springs. THere is only downside on that for them. You can do this yourself. Read some posts. People have been cutting coil springs for a long time. You just have to make sure the cut is the same on both sides. You can do this. You can also live with stock PP springs which is what I would recommend.

Yes. I’m going to look into it big time. I heard half a coil from some others. So we’ll see. Definitely don’t want to mess up the cuts… just wanna do this and be done and forget about it. So annoyed.


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luigisho

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You can do this. We get caught up on not messing something up but measure twice, cut once. I would really live with stock PP spring height. There are alot of other things to worry about.
 

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