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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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looking to find some for a cheap price but will do a pretty ok job not trying to spend to much money just want something to make me feel better lol untill i get some coilovers
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Intrax or cut a few coils off them
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Yep that's what im gonna do with mine, cut'em that is

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what is a safe amount to cut?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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what is a safe amount to cut?
I'd only cut one coil at a time. It will help drop it even and you can gauge how far you actually want to drop it. You can always cut off more, but you can't add more.
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what is a safe amount to cut?
There is no "safe" amount do it at your own risk I rock cut springs and dont give a fuck. I only took 1 coil off my Suspension Techniques springs in the front to even it out with the rear on my g2. Rides very nice still can't wait to get my koni reds for an even better ride quality.

Going one coil at a time is always your best bet. And always cut from the top of the spring not the bottom you want your spring to sit evenly on the spring perch!! I usually draw a line from the pig tail on the top of the spring down to how many coils I want gone. This is what most people fail at doing and it usually ends badly try to do it as well as you can! I usually use a circular saw works amazing...

I don't recommend cutting stock springs but do as you wish.
oh yea and enjoy your blown struts
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I haven't look at the coils on the legend yet but I have on my contour and on it the coils are about half an inch to an inch between coils, (when they are off the car) I think at least so just measure the gap in the coils and judge how much you want to drop your car, take into account the fact that when there on the car they are compressed so yea lol don't go cut crazy and end up with your car dragging haha

Can you just cut the coils and slap it back on you don't need to adjust or change the stock strut/shock absorber?

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lmfao there really is tutorials on how to cut springs...
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I'm not going to lecture you about the safety hazards or the risk with cutting springs, your a grown up you can do what you want to your car. I will say however as a person who has learned the costly mistake of spending money twice(or more times) on the same item don't do it. Save your money and do it right once. If your planning to get coilovers, just save your money till you can get coilovers. If your going the spring/shock combo get whatever springs your going to eventually run. Don't spend money on the same project twice.

Also Allpros, I would seriously reconsider getting the Koni Reds if your drop is more then an 1". I know both the SRT(orange) and reds SAY they can handle lowering springs, they can't. I've used the full product line through koni, both the reds and oranges are not properly valved to handle the spring rates of lowersprings, even progressive style springs. With a cut coil that's just gonna worsen the problem. When the red gives out in about a year it's going to be bouncy as hell, happened to my prelude and I was on Eibach sportlines which are a VERY mild lowering spring and low spring rate. This is what caused me to go to Tein Flex's because the reds blew after about 6mos riding with the Eibachs, before that though it was a good set up but it fatigued WAY to fast and didn't hold up to what is one of the lightest lowering springs for the 5th gen prelude.

If you have lowering springs especially with a cut coil or two just save the cash and go with Yellows, in the long run it will save you money.
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