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dave_from_deal
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 18:01    Post subject: lowering springs Reply with quote

hi all

im not made of money so can realy afford a set of loweering springs or a lowering kit.

can i get away with cutting a incy wincy bit off each spring to drop it?????
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johnh001
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again,

I know that a company called PI Springs used to do lowering springs for these and they were quite cheap if that helps.

Not too sure about cutting them Im afraid.

Another option from a few years back was to clamp the coils of the spring. I cant remember who made the kit but it was a universal kit suplied in car accessorie shops. I think it was aimed at the poor boy racer.

Just a thought  Idea

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 21:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i proposed that to a few mates and was told not to do it as it doesn`t really help you in having a great ride apart from it damaging your car on the long run
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutting coils out of the springs to lower a car is a common trick in the Hot Rod circles. And as long as you dont go mad is fine. Just do a bit at a time  Wink


BUT why would you want to lower a 4x4  Question  Rolling Eyes
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dave_from_deal
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im trying to lower a 4x4 as its gunna be used for show car events.

you can fit a lot of ICE into a large square 4x4 compared to a tiny corsa of fiesta or others like that.

Im looking at a set of 20" alloys on 255 45 profiles.

Im currantly making a custom bodykit (im designing it and a local fiberglass company are gunna mould it for me)

seen a 4.3 Vortex engine to go in it and a local metal company are gunna make me a "Y" joint to turn the exhast into twins plan on two 5 inch back boxes (gunna be loud)

the interia is gunn ahave a complete overhall from colours to carpets.

the windows have alraeady been tinted limo black and when the bodykit is finished its gunn ahave a complete spray job in flip paint with multicolour mirror flake.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

on hot rod is ok, even if its a sunday drive car, hehe but my thoughts went to a trimmed springs experience on an offroad vehicle, as there trimmed springs tend to loose spring and send a lot of unneccessary vibrations to the whole body of the car, although i know you already said you`re not made of money, if you`re building a show car i`ld invest in a set of lowering springs anyway
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your going to fill it with ICE you might not need lowering springs  Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 23:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just put some bags of cement in it
Thats what my mate did to lower the front of his classic VW Beetle 20 years ago Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just put some bags of cement in it
Thats what my mate did to lower the front of his classic VW Beetle 20 years ago


Also helped to keep the front end of the old Hilman Imp's on the road  Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 17:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richie wrote:
If your going to fill it with ICE you might not need lowering springs  Laughing


I would agree with that, wait till you have all your ice installed and see what height it sinks to  Wink
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