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OK so i bought these clamps from JCW to lower the rear Eibachs they dont fit. But i want to get rid of the rack look. The only think i can think of is to cut the springs. I dont want to do that. What ideas does anyone have.
 

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OK so i bought these clamps from JCW to lower the rear Eibachs they dont fit. But i want to get rid of the rack look. The only think i can think of is to cut the springs. I dont want to do that. What ideas does anyone have.
We cut the rear of our Eibach kit to get the a$$ out of the air. We took three quarters of one coil out and it sits perfect. I will post pics soon. The ride is awesome too, even with people in the back, no problems.

I love it!! :banana:
 

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The sprot kit will have the same problem but also the car will be even lower. I dont want it to be that low.
 

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hello

My 300c is lowered with progressive 1.5" springs and i also have a bad raked stance. i just took my car into the bodyshop to get some hit and run damage fixed. I asked them to cut a full coil out of the back to level it. Is that too much? Now i read that u guys do 3/4 coil. Should i call them and change it haha? The front of my car sits very low, level with the top of the tire. The back needs to come down a good inch at least. Im tired of the rake for the last 6 months since i lowered it. I'd rather do it in one shot than have to pull the coils out twice. Anyone chopped a full coil???

thanks in advance
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DO NOT cut the springs! This will change the rear spring rate, make it stiffer and make the rear of car want to come around to see what the front is doing in emergency situations such as wet pavement, ice, etc. VERY BAD IDEA!

Bite the bullet and get some Eibach or other springs engineered to lower your car, keep the front to rear spring rates balanced and not destroy the good handling the factory engineers designed for your car.

OK so i bought these clamps from JCW to lower the rear Eibachs they dont fit. But i want to get rid of the rack look. The only think i can think of is to cut the springs. I dont want to do that. What ideas does anyone have.
 

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HAHAHAHAH

I took VVV90's advice 2 years ago and went with KW V2. Sold the Eibachs this spring to risky who i think then sold them again.
Spend the money get the KW or some form of a whole suspension rather then just springs you'll safe money in the long run.
 

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man kw's arent cheap ,, couldnt have the body shop do the 3/4s for now. then after its a bad ride but good look , buy some new ones

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HAHAHAHAH

I took VVV90's advice 2 years ago and went with KW V2. Sold the Eibachs this spring to risky who i think then sold them again.
Spend the money get the KW or some form of a whole suspension rather then just springs you'll safe money in the long run.

hahahahaha, I got taken.:pat:
 

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Why did you buy the springs from Risky. hahaha
 

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Well I Got The Same Springs And I Cut 1 Coil Front And 1.5 Rear... And You Can See How Ur Car Will Look. The Ride Doesnt Bounce Either....
 

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I'd like to lower my car a good 1" to an 1 1/2" but with AWD and independent suspension front and rear, I'm not sure how lowering the car will affect the suspension geometry. I've cut coils on older muscle cars with a lot of success, but I'm not sure about my new car.

Any suggestions and input would be great!
 

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Well I Got The Same Springs And I Cut 1 Coil Front And 1.5 Rear... And You Can See How Ur Car Will Look. The Ride Doesnt Bounce Either....
WOW SWEET!!

are they progressive springs? Did your car have the "Rake" when you first installed them? I think i am gunna cut it down to your height!!

I cut 3/4 coil out of the back springs and it only came down maybe an inch max.. still not level.

Any problems having the car this low? Alignment? Tires rubbing? noises?

thanks!!!!!
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usually springs have a flat part at the bottom of the coil, so it will sit nicely in the coil bucket. when you cut that off, there's no flat spot anymore and the spring won't sit the way it used to.

although cutting springs is a really bad idea, its worst when someone uses a torch to cut the springs. the heat just kills springs. if you had the springs cut and they weren't bouncy, i bet someone used an angle grinder or a sawzall, which minimizes the amount of heat the spring steel endures.
 

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DO NOT cut the springs! This will change the rear spring rate, make it stiffer and make the rear of car want to come around to see what the front is doing in emergency situations such as wet pavement, ice, etc. VERY BAD IDEA!

Bite the bullet and get some Eibach or other springs engineered to lower your car, keep the front to rear spring rates balanced and not destroy the good handling the factory engineers designed for your car.
Like the good Doc says, don't cut springs on these cars.

This thread on weight and chassis rigidity will give you some better idea on the suspension tuning.
 
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