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Old 07-08-2018, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default 18x8.5 ET6 with 225/40/18's....how many coils to cut?

I'm going to cut my springs for the season.
it's a 245 wagon, and I"m running 18x8.5 et6 wheels with 225/40/18 tires.

2 coils up front
1 in the back?

seems to be the common choice, but I haven't seen anyone with 18's here do it yet...

thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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Probably a starting point....

I will await the long RWC or 240240 rant about cutting sprangs. #layitindaweedz
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:44 PM   #3
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Probably a starting point....

I will await the long RWC or 240240 rant about cutting sprangs. #layitindaweedz


F = 2.0

R = 1.5




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Old 07-08-2018, 06:53 PM   #4
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I think the common rule is the rear is what the front is cut minus .5 coils, so 2 in front and 1.5 in rear for a starting point.
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I think the common rule is the rear is what the front is cut minus .5 coils, so 2 in front and 1.5 in rear for a starting point.


Or cut them right in half, sell the other halves and profit again.
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Or cut them right in half, sell the other halves and profit again.
When does ride start to get worse, even if you chop the bump stops? Some say 3 coils and others say as low as 2.5 coils cut.
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I'm not one to cheap out and cut corner (no pun intended) yet cutting springs is something I'd never ever do as an aging automotive enthusiast.


after all the GOOD I've read on the subject and how the volvo 200 series seems to praise in favor, I yield my decision as....why the heck not.

if it's that bad afterwards, IPD has 245 springs in stock after all.
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I'm not one to cheap out and cut corner (no pun intended) yet cutting springs is something I'd never ever do as an aging automotive enthusiast.


after all the GOOD I've read on the subject and how the volvo 200 series seems to praise in favor, I yield my decision as....why the heck not.

if it's that bad afterwards, IPD has 245 springs in stock after all.


It will transform your 240 into a handles like it's riding on rails becauseraacecar™ overnight.

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Old 07-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #9
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I cut 2 on mine and rides pretty good. I don't think I'd cut anything more than that
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Springs!! Dont need them at all. Ride the bump stops FTMFW
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cut them as short as they can go without falling out when the suspension is unsprung, that is all that matters.
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cut them as short as they can go without falling out when the suspension is unsprung, that is all that matters.
Plus still having some kinda shock sorta matched up to the spring rate
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Plus still having some kinda shock sorta matched up to the spring rate
I read that 90s Chevy S10 front shocks can work in the rear when lowering.
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I read that 90s Chevy S10 front shocks can work in the rear when lowering.


They bolt up.
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