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Old 05-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone tried to lower a 525i by cutting the front springs only, i have seen it done on other cars. I have a '93 525i, thanks.
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yeah cutting the springs to lower the car is really not a great way to lower the car. most of the time people cut or heat the springs becasue they don't have the money to lower the car the right way with aftermarket springs. which really aren't too expencive. by cutting the springs the car will be really rigid and ride horrible. mainly becasue the spring rate of the stock springs are changed by eith cutting or heating the springs. even with good shocks it will bounce real bad. and to cut the springs you'd have to take them out anyway so it would just be easier to put lowering springs in. there would actually be less work involved. H&R makes good lower spring kits. i know two people with them on thier BMW's and they love'em one is a E34 and the other is on an E30. and since you'll have to atleast take the front shocks out to do either, cut or new springs, it would be a good time to put some new Bilstien shocks in.
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Yea it screws up the springrate, your car will have the crappiest handeling ever. Plus, its SUPER dangerous to mess around with your springs and shocks for your safety.

My final word: if your gonna cut your springs, you mine as well put type r stickers all over your car, duct tape a body kit on, weld on a cofee can, and put in some NAWZZZ....sorry to be harsh :-)
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Yea it screws up the springrate, your car will have the crappiest handeling ever. Plus, its SUPER dangerous to mess around with your springs and shocks for your safety.

My final word: if your gonna cut your springs, you mine as well put type r stickers all over your car, duct tape a body kit on, weld on a cofee can, and put in some NAWZZZ....sorry to be harsh :-)
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If your gonna talk abou tthe danger when doing the job, it's the same danger when you unload the stock set up to put on the aftermarket springs, so that thought is void. It is actually dangerous on the road because of unpredictable handling. It also gives a bounce / float in combination with an unnecessary harshness over bumps. Cutting one coil SHOULDNT be too much of a problem, but I still would never recommend such a thing. I'd go out and get sport springs or coilovers + shocks.
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cutting springs isn't the best solution ever... my friend did it on his maxima and then he decided to get aftermarkets coils.... just go aftermarket right away, they are relatively cheap compared to how much you spend for repairing yuor bimmer (stupid electronics grr...)
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If your gonna talk abou tthe danger when doing the job, it's the same danger when you unload the stock set up to put on the aftermarket springs, so that thought is void. It is actually dangerous on the road because of unpredictable handling. It also gives a bounce / float in combination with an unnecessary harshness over bumps. Cutting one coil SHOULDNT be too much of a problem, but I still would never recommend such a thing. I'd go out and get sport springs or coilovers + shocks.
Agreed, but cutting the springs must be more dangerous, but yea, spring tensioner = bad news....
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Spring tensioner? You haven't worked with suspensions before, have you? :P Just givin ya a hard time. lol
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Yea it screws up the springrate, your car will have the crappiest handeling ever. Plus, its SUPER dangerous to mess around with your springs and shocks for your safety.

My final word: if your gonna cut your springs, you mine as well put type r stickers all over your car, duct tape a body kit on, weld on a cofee can, and put in some NAWZZZ....sorry to be harsh :-)
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