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Old 10-17-2006, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does this still look like too much wheel gap?

the front springs were just cut about an inch. how does it look now?
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it looks good, maybe a little lower but still good, i sometimes regret having mine so low, sucks when theres big speed bumps or something

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the front of my car scrapes kinda easy now that i have that maxvelocity lip on there so im not sure if i want to go any lower.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thats a decent hieght , if you just bought those springs, the springs will settle more over the course of the next few months or so of driving so it will actually get lower. this was true for my H&R sports.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you read he said he cut the springs sbouy an inch.

How does the ride feel with the cut springs?
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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fine, about as stiff as before
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And you only cut the fronts? Can you post up a pic of the entire car?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't cut springs.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't cut springs.
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yea, bad idea, not heat them up either...
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And you only cut the fronts? Can you post up a pic of the entire car?

in my garage. and i have bilsteins for all 4 wheels
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Don't cut springs.

i didnt want to but i needed a bit less gap in the front and i didnt want to spend alot buying a coil over kit or something especially since i just got those bilsteins. performance wise everything seems as how it was before that though so hopefully it's fine.
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I highly object to cut springs. Just spend the money and get the real ones.
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i already did. my car just always had more front wheel gap than its supposed to for some reason.
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