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Curtting springs.


91Vr4white
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117159 posted 04/07/13 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is anyone running cut springs on the rear of their galant? Has anyone done this? Not looking for speculation only actual experiences.

I'm looking to cut about a coil off to make the car sit level. I've searched and can't find hardly any info on this. I've seen a few guys talk about cutting aftermarket springs but not stock.

For those that have. How much did you cut off an how much did ride quality suffer?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117160 posted 04/07/13 01:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cutting springs is by far the worst thing you could do , it has a massive effect on ride quality, spring rate , reduce the overall effectiveness of your suspension and not to mention its so easy to mess up
I have bought a car on time with cut springs , it was horrible experience and so I bought coil overs asap. I suggest the same to you

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117163 posted 04/07/13 01:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've cut springs on so many cars I cannot keep track. An you are right... To a point. But if its done mildly there is very minimal noticable difference.

I'm not talking about slamming the car but only leveling out the rear. I know one of you have done this.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117167 posted 04/07/13 01:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
On progressive springs, you can cut some of the dead coils off - I know for the gvr4 - you can cut the H&R springs by 1 coil max and lose no peformance or ride quality.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117173 posted 04/07/13 02:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 91Vr4white:

Is anyone running cut springs on the rear of their galant? Has anyone done this? Not looking for speculation only actual experiences.

I'm looking to cut about a coil off to make the car sit level. I've searched and can't find hardly any info on this. I've seen a few guys talk about cutting aftermarket springs but not stock.

For those that have. How much did you cut off an how much did ride quality suffer?




All of us that have or are running modified Evo 8/9 suspension, had to cut coils unless they run aftermarket Evo lowering springs.

As mentioned, there is a right way and wrong way to cutting springs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117189 posted 04/07/13 04:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So no one had done this on stock suspension? Not even tried it? I just want to get rid of the rake.

I'm on a budget. I just got the car and it needs struts bad. So I was hoping I could so this while I was changing struts for cheep. I've looked bad can't find any used sprigs and from what I've read it seems even with lowering springs the car will still sit higher in the rear then in front. The car is not an auto cross car and I can live with a little bit of a rough ride, I just want to find someone who has done this or tried it. With good or bad results just looking for real world info.

As I said before I'm talking about maybe a coil not cutting the shit out of the spring.

Someone please give me a good cheap way to level this car out. Thanks

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117267 posted 04/08/13 08:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
buy some evo rear springs. They will lower the ride. Also way stiffer, makes it tail happy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117287 posted 04/08/13 11:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You might hear 1, maybe 2 real-experience opinions on cutting stockers if any at all.

Go for it, you sound like you know what to do and what to expect. It's free, easy, and if you mess them up I'm sure someone here has some stockers sitting on a shelf anwyay.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117312 posted 04/08/13 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have 1g TEL springs on AGX's. I cut the front springs a coil or so to even things out. Feels fine to me. (Well, as fine as it can ride on AGXs that is.)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117354 posted 04/08/13 04:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Same as Barnes, but GR2s. I cut the front springs and ground the ends. They work great (but they are a higher spring rate than stock springs, so the cutting effect would actually be slightly greater).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117378 posted 04/08/13 07:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Screw it I'm going to try it. Anyone have a pair of stock springs they want to donate incase this doesn't work out? Lol

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117397 posted 04/08/13 10:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting prove_it:

buy some evo rear springs. They will lower the ride. Also way stiffer, makes it tail happy.




I have a set of stock Evo 9 springs taking up space in my basement if you want them cheap. I've also cut springs and not had any adverse effects. They don't make lowering springs for an Expo so I cut my stockers 1/4 coil at a time until it sat level with the lowered front. The key is to use a blade and not a cut-off wheel. Heat kills spring steel. It will also raise the spring rate of the spring.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1117399 posted 04/08/13 10:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
How much will the Evo springs drop it with a stock replacement strut? Email me [email protected]

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