View Full Version : cut springs

11-23-2004, 10:54 AM
I did a search on all of the spring cutting/lowering stuff and couldn't find a definate answer to my question. How many coils would I cut from the front and rear springs on my '82 245 to lower it about 2-2.5"? Just want to cut the springs for now until I can afford lowering springs, and to see if I should even invest the money for the lowered springs.


11-23-2004, 12:08 PM
I think the guys usually cut a couple of coils off. I'd recommend
getting a set of diesel front springs from the salvage yard and
cut them a couple of coils for the front. For the rear you can cut coils off the overload springs. This will give you some stiffer springs that will handle better than the stock cut ones.

Best regards,

11-24-2004, 10:44 AM
Thanks Dave, I was also wandering if I should cut the same amount off of the back springs as the fronts. I don't know if they're both the same size.

11-24-2004, 11:05 AM
I'd suggest being conservative and cut maybe one or 1.5 coils and see how you like it. Personally, I haven't cut coils but you would keep the height level if you cut the same from the front and the back I would think. The guys that I've seen do this like to have a rake usually. So they cut more from the front to get that

Best regards,

11-27-2004, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the help Dave. I cut off 2 coils all the way around and it sits just the way I wanted it to and the ride wasnt affected at all. I also did some long overdue maintenance so that may have helped as well.

11-28-2004, 01:23 PM
Sounds great, Dan! Glad to hear you have a good stance with the coils.

Enjoy the road,

11-29-2004, 07:56 AM
Hi Crandandall,
Got any pics of the finished job? I'm just about to do this to mine having fitted 205/60/14's on the stock steel wheels in preparation for some lowering. I painted the steels with black centres and silver rims and added chrome wheel nuts to finish.
Modifying can be cheap!

11-29-2004, 05:26 PM
Sorry wagoneer, no pics yet cuz my computer at home is down. I'll post some asap though.

01-30-2005, 04:01 PM
Ahem ... pictures? :)

01-31-2005, 10:41 AM
Sorry, still no pics. Still trying to justify plunking down the $350 for a motherboard.