Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Outside of Philadelphia
Re: Cutting coil springs
What spring did you put in that made it so high? Thats where i would sort of start. Do you like the spring rate on that spring? Like mentioned above, cutting that spring will firm it up some, and i thought at one point i saw a rough formula on that. So if you feel you have a harsh ride now with those springs, that will get worse. if its a nice soft ride, then maybe firming it up some wont be a horrible thing. There is a spring out there, that will do what you want it to, its just a matter of finding it, and i cant believe its not somewhere on this site, but im sure it requires a bit of digging to find a part number. Cutting springs can be trial and error work. And as we know, super fun to take in and out several times. From experience with this on my Camaro, i would invest in a proper spring compressor, rather than the floor jack method.
If you know what spring you have, so you can get the specs on it, uninstalled height, # rating, etc, you might be able to find a shorter spring with the same # rating, and get lucky, one would imagine a shorter spring with the same specs should just lower the car a proportionate amount, again, 1" shorter spring should put the body down 2".
This is probably the path i would go down, but i can be totally off base here.