Cutting springs

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Cutting springs

Post by Lovinlyfe4DUB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:03 am

Hey guys I have a 99 highline.I got it for a trade for a jacket.I have a 95 540i which is nive and fast an this neon is like a toy to me ive been modifying it with $0 in budget for it.I used to have a 95 sport but I had to sell it because our house got forclosed on i was in the middle of a clutch replacement and port and polish of head.Now that i think back i really miss that car.Well to get to the point.

I think my highline would look better sittin a little lower and like I said $0 budget.What is the rule of thumb for cutting springs.I have never done it.Like a cut a coil = this much drop.Get what im saying?I would really like to take it 3/4 to an inch lower how much would you reccomend cutting from the front and rear to obtain that amount.

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Post by racer12306 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:36 am

The rule of thumb for cutting springs is don't cut the springs.
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Post by Lovinlyfe4DUB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:13 pm

Yeah I decided im not gonna cut them.I ordered a pair of adjustable coilovers from ebay.When I saw the price I couldnt stop myself from buying now.Im sure they arent that great but will get the job done

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Post by racer12306 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Actual coilovers or the junk coilover sleeves?
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Post by Lovinlyfe4DUB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:08 pm

The ebay ones here.Im sure they are close to junk though but will get the job done.i didnt wana spend money on the car but for that price.....


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Post by racer12306 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:17 pm

Yeah, those are sleeves. They are complete junk and shouldn't be used on a car.
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Post by Lovinlyfe4DUB » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:36 am

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Post by 1genRTturbo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:46 am

let me know how they work. i dont like the srt springs in my car now, and really dont like the eibachs i have. so im looking for something better, just dont have the funds for a set of coil overs when im already into my 2.4t swap.
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:29 pm

The problem with those sleeves is the junk spring rates they come with. Throw away those springs, and measure how much spring you'll need, order 300lb/in for the front, and 250lb/in for the rear. They might work.

I'd suggest megan springs instead, they're like $150.
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Post by roysneon » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:33 pm

Yep, lowering springs are super cheap if you just want it lower. Just find some used Mopar Hi-rates, Megans, Eibachs, etc.

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Post by 96sled » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:59 pm

Ebay coilovers work ok if done right. On the front they'll ride just as bad as cut springs. You'll find that they won't lower the front a lot. On the rear they work great. Front struts on the rear n call it a day.but they do ride like ass.
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Post by TheCat » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:26 am

my advice... dont !

saw someone over here in Quebec that did it... lost a wheel 2 weeks later...

lucky for him, he wasnt on the highway, but it's still did major damage to the car
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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:36 am

So another one with a Neon and an E39! I understand you, my other ride is a '98 523i and I'd rather spend money on the E39 than on the Neon (sorry).

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Post by Shanks » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:50 am

from personal experience and having all three types of springs sets on my three neons i can say this.

My 98 Rt Turbo coupe
(koni adjustable shocks and struts on mopar lowering springs)
the heights a 1in drop and i can adjust it soft or stiff pretty good ride

My 96 SOHC highline coupe
(Eiboch sportline (Red) lowering springs)
2inch from unless you have new shocks and struts its stiff but managable. kinda bumpy

My 95 2.4 swap 4dr sedan
(ebay coilovers and sleeves)
on stock struts moddified to fit the sleeves on, down to a 2inch drop,
if you have good struts you CAN you ebay sleeves ive been doin it for nearly a month and nothin happen. done right there good blown struts make it bounce but the height holds itself.
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if your looking for opinion use what you have, ive tried dif ones and im seeing the pros and cons as they sit on my cars. its really about your area and how you drive. ive drivin on the ebay coils for sometime.
either way you put in it depends on you this is my 2cents if it matters
hope this helps

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Post by BaLLisTiK » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:32 am

I've heard from many Koni Adjustable owners that a good or New set of Koni's with any lowering spring = as good as if not better ride than coilovers.
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