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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 12:35 AM
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i just cut a 1/2 of a coil of of my springs in the front and was wondering if this will be enough to drop it another 1/4 to 1/2 inch of of the hight? have subwoofers in the back and the back sits lower than the front by about that much.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 12:37 AM
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dam missed the second f in off twice
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 07:50 AM
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Use the edit feature to add your f to of. Click on the pencil and pad icon on your post. You can also do this on the post below it to delete your post that says you screwed up.
If you hurry no one will know cept you and me. Send me an email or PM and I'll delete mine too.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 08:39 AM
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I would guess that 1/2 a coil on Eibachs would drop the front at least one inch (maybe more?).

Measure it and tell me how close my guess is!

Mike
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 09:09 AM
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I am going to say around an inch also. If the springs are in the car still, I would measure the distance between coils, with the car weight on the coils and then decide how far you want to drop it then cut that much of a coil off.
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 09:41 AM
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It sounds like you already cut the springs. I think we all agree you don't want to cut anymore, so you may as well install and let us know.
I assume you have already cut the Eibach recommended 3/4" off of the top of the rubber bumpstop. You now may need to get new shorter bumpstops.
I once cut 1 full coil off of stock Caprice springs and was surprised to find it dropped over 2" and I was riding on the bumpstops.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 11:11 AM
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i finished last night and it looks like it only droped it less than 1/4 of an inch. will know for sure when my spark plug wires arive.
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 11:28 AM
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Drive it around town for a week. It will drop more unless you got the springs seated perfectly when you put them back in.
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 12:53 PM
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i will drive it around for a week when i can. i will let you guys know how much it drops.
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