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I have Tein S springs on my red MZ3 but I want the rear as low as my front, can i cut the springs?
 

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You have to be very careful when cutting springs. I don't know the exact formula, but do know that taking off a 1/4" of height off of a spring will lead to much larger drops once the spring is compressed.

The story I remember is of a guy that had a Firebird. He asked a mailing list I was on (long before the advent of forums) about cutting springs. He was advised by many not to take off as much as he planned and didn't listen. We soon saw a post that he now had a car where the fenders were resting on the tires.

Just get different springs that give you the drop you want.
 

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[quote author=jrez133 link=topic=137761.msg2969657#msg2969657 date=1235962324]
I have Tein S springs on my red MZ3 but I want the rear as low as my front, can i cut the springs?
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No!!!! Cutting springs will hurt their handling and performance, it will also make for a rough ride.

Have you had them on long, they do take time to settle.
 

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i know some people have done it to a prokit. i've ridden in the car with cut springs, and they feel fine. but you do it at your own risk. each coil is about .5 inches i beleive i could be wrong dont hold me up to it.
 

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I wouldn't be caught dead in a car with cut springs. There are much safer alternatives to cutting springs.

Spring manufacturers make springs that way for a reason. Their engineers put hours into the correct spring rates and lengths. Then they test them and make changes accordingly. Just buy a set of springs that is lower in the rear.
 

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Yeah, I'm gonna have to say NO. Do not cut your springs. Springs are designed to work as they are. They are not meant to be cut and will not function properly if they are modified
 

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You never know what you will get by cutting a spring. Just buy some new springs that are made to give the ride height and stiffness you want.
 

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thanks guys for the help :), are there any springs you guys know of that can give me a 2" drop in the rear? Bc i thought that the Tein S springs gave the lowest drop
 

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it's funny, really

most sportline drops seem to sag the ass of the car a little. and most s-tech drops seem to rake the car forward. i think s-tech owners and sportline peeps should start swapping rear springs. the tein boys would get lower asses and the eibach boys would get an even drop.

that being said, if you do decide to cut the rear springs, i really hope you're not going to ride the stock dampers. because they're gonna blow harder than a 70s porn star.
 

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[quote author=biped link=topic=137761.msg2971610#msg2971610 date=1236037522]
it's funny, really

most sportline drops seem to sag the ass of the car a little. and most s-tech drops seem to rake the car forward. i think s-tech owners and sportline peeps should start swapping rear springs. the tein boys would get lower asses and the eibach boys would get an even drop.

that being said, if you do decide to cut the rear springs, i really hope you're not going to ride the stock dampers. because they're gonna blow harder than a 70s porn star.
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:rotfl2: rofl.....

and yea dont cut em... lol
 

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[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=137761.msg2969710#msg2969710 date=1235963749]
[quote author=jrez133 link=topic=137761.msg2969657#msg2969657 date=1235962324]
I have Tein S springs on my red MZ3 but I want the rear as low as my front, can i cut the springs?
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No!!!! Cutting springs will hurt their handling and performance, it will also make for a rough ride.

Have you had them on long, they do take time to settle.
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wow...i never new springs add performance! So since i have Tein S-Tech....thats like what?

4 Springs...2" front - 1.8" back...thats like what 7.8 HP right there....DAMN!

:lol:
 

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[quote author=ito link=topic=137761.msg2973784#msg2973784 date=1236114365]
their performance... as in the springs performance.... wow.
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Really?! WOW, I never knew that.
 

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[quote author=biped link=topic=137761.msg2971610#msg2971610 date=1236037522]
it's funny, really

most sportline drops seem to sag the ass of the car a little. and most s-tech drops seem to rake the car forward. i think s-tech owners and sportline peeps should start swapping rear springs. the tein boys would get lower asses and the eibach boys would get an even drop.

that being said, if you do decide to cut the rear springs, i really hope you're not going to ride the stock dampers. because they're gonna blow harder than a 70s porn star.
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anyone wanna trade the rear sportlines for my rear s techs?? lol
 

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[quote author=redviolin167 link=topic=137761.msg2974981#msg2974981 date=1236167020]
yeah i feel the same sometimes. the front is great, the back could use a little more. do people use two kinds of springs for their car? maybe prokit for the front and sportlines for the back?
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that would lower the rear far more than the front.
 

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[quote author=redviolin167 link=topic=137761.msg2974981#msg2974981 date=1236167020]
yeah i feel the same sometimes. the front is great, the back could use a little more. do people use two kinds of springs for their car? maybe prokit for the front and sportlines for the back?
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that would lower the rear far more than the front.
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that could be true but for me i would like to have the back lower than higher, but thats just me
 

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If you get it done professionally, you wont have any problem.

Now, one problem that you will run into is rubbing. If you have lower offset wheels (+42mm or +45mm), then be ready to get your fenders rolled otherwise the lip will cut into your tires every time you bottom out.

I currently have the Tein S-Tech and I could not stand how the front of the car was lower then the back. I took them off took and took them to my friends shop and cut the back ones to match the front.

I've had them on for a year now with no problem. Yes I did have to roll my fenders since I'm running a crazy set up on my car.



 

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If you get it done professionally, you wont have any problem.

Now, one problem that you will run into is rubbing. If you have lower offset wheels (+42mm or +45mm), then be ready to get your fenders rolled otherwise the lip will cut into your tires every time you bottom out.

I currently have the Tein S-Tech and I could not stand how the front of the car was lower then the back. I took them off took and took them to my friends shop and cut the back ones to match the front.

I've had them on for a year now with no problem. Yes I did have to roll my fenders since I'm running a crazy set up on my car.




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Do you think if i choose to cut the springs in the back that i will have to roll the fenders on stock 17's?
 
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