Cut Springs - Comment your EXPERIENCES here! + How to captivate cut springs....

#1
I'd love to get some thoughts on cut springs.... Must I stress that this is NOT a place for debating whether cut springs should but done or not... If you've done it, share your experiences here!

Cut springs are either accepted or disgraced in different cultures like eating meat. We all know that cutting springs leads to un-captive springs and uncomfortable rides... We all know it's dodgy, the option of buying lowering springs is 'just better' etc.... But I'd like to see pictures or hear some stories or advice on the topic!

example with added stainless steel cables on spring seats for added security:
 
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John_D

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#3
I'd love to get some thoughts on cut springs.... Must I stress that this is NOT a place for debating whether cut springs should but done or not... If you've done it, share your experiences here!

Cut springs are either accepted or disgraced in different cultures like eating meat. We all know that cutting springs leads to un-captive springs and uncomfortable rides... We all know it's dodgy, the option of buying lowering springs is 'just better' etc.... But I'd like to see pictures or hear some stories or advice on the topic!

Heres some pictures of some 're-engineered' shock/spring assemblies:

1. Mark the cut:

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2. Cut it
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3. taper edges for maximum weld contact
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4. Weld it together

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'Re-engineered' shock and spring assembly for R32 skyline =)

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Mark Bognor's example with added stainless steel cables on spring seats for added security:

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The lack of footwear in a workshop environment says every thing about the general attitude to safety! Third World bodge worthy of Lipu!
 

LiamC

I've ruined my car 🙁
#7
I've kept my cut springs on the back captive by using saab 93 shock absorbers, similar to using corsa (barina) shocks as others do except shorter again
 
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