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Old 01-24-2014, 01:10 PM
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Anyone have any experience with cutting springs? I'm trying to figure out how much I want to cut. I put on Eibachs and it didn't drop the truck even a CM. I found a reputable shop that will cut my stock springs, but I'm not sure how to determine how much to cut on the spring - if I want an inch lower, does that equate to taking an inch off the spring?
I thought cutting stock springs was a bad idea. Doesn't it affect ride quality in a really negative manner? With 2 more options available for dropping, why cut? I'm not ragging on your decision, I'm just curious.
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you have to be a premium member to have that option
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happy to help. I also haven't figured out how to thank a post here...and I am a premium member

I am returning back to the alignment shop tomorrow morning with instructions in hand. I'm going to have them do front and rear again with me overseeing it. I'm also not leaving until my ****ing steering wheel is straight.
Haha - Yea, the steering wheel thing is super annoying - not sure I would have ever left in the first place w that issue

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I thought cutting stock springs was a bad idea. Doesn't it affect ride quality in a really negative manner? With 2 more options available for dropping, why cut? I'm not ragging on your decision, I'm just curious.
If you get it "recoiled" (or whatever the correct term is to have it put back to stock standards) how could it have any different effect than a lowered spring from Eibach or RM?

The reason I was looking into cutting my springs is b/c the Eibach drop didn't do sh*t and both of the RM are too slammed for my taste. I'd like to shave about a 1/2 inch off the front and about an 1" on the rear.

I have not received a call back yet from my shop w an answer regarding if the bushings were ever addressed, I'm hoping they weren't, I can get that done and then the truck will sit perfect. That's the first next step.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:39 PM
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Scott where to u sign up for premium member on the app? Or do u have to do it from the site?
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happy to help. I also haven't figured out how to thank a post here...and I am a premium member.
At the bottom right of each post you will see a tab saying "Thanks", just hit it and you are done.
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I would NEVER cut springs on just about anything, let alone a 5000lb truck. Do it right and save yourself a headache.
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I thought cutting stock springs was a bad idea. Doesn't it affect ride quality in a really negative manner? With 2 more options available for dropping, why cut? I'm not ragging on your decision, I'm just curious.
It is a bad idea. First, and most of all, is because springs, any spring, are engineered based on multiple properties: force, position, velocity, mass, energy, desired amount of travel, etc. When you cut the spring, it no longer has those properties for the vehicle (or any other system) it was designed for. This will also change the resonant frequency of the suspension system, which could cause problems in the vehicle handling/hardware or your body, without you even knowing until it shows up.

Years ago there was one Army system we were assessing for ride quality vibration and the operator kept having to pee a lot. He would even go in to go, and then have nothing (because his bladder was empty). What was found out was, the suspension was calculated wrong and it was creating the resonant frequency which signals the body to urinate.

Second, it's ghetto.
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It is a bad idea. First, and most of all, is because springs, any spring, are engineered based on multiple properties: force, position, velocity, mass, energy, desired amount of travel, etc. When you cut the spring, it no longer has those properties for the vehicle (or any other system) it was designed for. This will also change the resonant frequency of the suspension system, which could cause problems in the vehicle handling/hardware or your body, without you even knowing until it shows up.

Years ago there was one Army system we were assessing for ride quality vibration and the operator kept having to pee a lot. He would even go in to go, and then have nothing (because his bladder was empty). What was found out was, the suspension was calculated wrong and it was creating the resonant frequency which signals the body to urinate.

Second, it's ghetto.
Wonder if BT could make a catheter mod for him...
Seriously though, I figured it would affect the geometry of the whole suspension. I can't see it riding well either. But each to their own.
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The member KINGMONKEYS cut his springs and he has no problem at all.
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Re: Cutting Stock Springs

Thanks for all the input guys - I got the idea from Kingmonkey but he hasn't been on either of the forums in quite a while. After reading the details about the bushings that will be my first step . . . although I might be on the verge of selling, so it may be for the next guy to address if the jeep doesn't sit low enough.
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Thanks for all the input guys - I got the idea from Kingmonkey but he hasn't been on either of the forums in quite a while. After reading the details about the bushings that will be my first step . . . although I might be on the verge of selling, so it may be for the next guy to address if the jeep doesn't sit low enough.
If you sell the rig would you consider selling the wheels separately? Also, any more pics of your Jeep it's current state?
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