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Hi,

I am in the process of installing my new Moog 6320 front springs. I have a SB with iron heads, PS and Air conditioning.
I think I'll need to cut the springs for proper height, now can you tell me if I cut 1/2 coil what will be the drop generated?
Should I first cut 1/4 coil ?

If somebody have these springs on his camaro SB with AC I'd be glad to see the stance !

Thanks.
 

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How much do you want to lower the car? How does it sit with the uncut springs?
 

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Are those stock springs? I know that with the Guldstrand springs, they used to recommend cutting two inches of coil for every 1/4 inch drop. Be aware that this is a very rough estimate. And if they are new springs, they may also need time to settle.
 

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If you cut less than one full coil, won't the ends not sit right in the saddles? Won't they move around and stress (and maybe break) the ends? I guess not since it seems to be common practice.
 

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go2fast said:
If you cut less than one full coil, won't the ends not sit right in the saddles? Won't they move around and stress (and maybe break) the ends? I guess not since it seems to be common practice.
Good question. I always thought you had to cut them off a full coil at a time too.
 

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clwilcox33 said:
Good question. I always thought you had to cut them off a full coil at a time too.
I cut what I need from the top of the spring, and then I make a ±1.5" long chamfered/flat, on the top coil end, where it touches the coil upper pocket. It works for me.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the info, I'll try first without cutting them then and I'll see... My rear end is pretty low though so if front end is raised a little bit I need to raise the rear as well. But that is impossible without changing the springs is it?
 

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Marc,

I cut my #5536's by first clocking the ends to stock and then cutting one full coil off the open end, the end that goes down.

I wished I would have first cut the top or closed end b/c it would shorten the springs less b/c that first coil is closer together and then smoothed it of like ORENCH mentioned doing.

But my car has plenty of clearance as well as feels solid as a rock up front with my BB and Gas-A-Just shocks.

BUT I have to say, my car has never been this low fender height-wise before so is definately different to me!

I have posted both front and rear top center fender heights before if you want to do a search..

pdq67
 
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