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    hi every1 i wanna know how much is best to chop off my springs to make ir really low but still useable and before every1 puts how bad cut spring are i have run them on my 200sx and nove and e30 and they were spot on so just a bit of help on how much to lop off the e36 one splease guys
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    just take them out all together, never worked out what they are for anyway.

    no one can probably answer this question as they wouldnt want to cut springs as they can be bought for £40ish and they do the job properly.
    to make the suspension lower, you need to go stiffer aswell of you'll bottom out the suspension. IF you do cut coils off, make sure they seat correctly even when not under compression from the car, and good luck
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318i View Post
    just take them out all together, never worked out what they are for anyway
    what?
     
     

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    thats a question i used to get asked from 17-20 year olds that used to drive ford orion's, escorts and vauxhall astra's, novas etc, i fact when i was young and foolish i did it aswell on an old mk 2 cav, was shite! would never even consider it on a bmw, seen a cut spring leave its mount and go straight into the front trye before, in fact i have also seen a rear cut spring fall out of the back of an astra that went over a bump. was funny as hell, and completly dangerous.
    Pay a little money and live, or save someone elses life.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318i View Post
    just take them out all together, never worked out what they are for anyway.
    ...hoppity hop/bouncey bounce give you a clue?
     
     

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    OP, your shocks are not going to like a longer travel. Just get a proper lowering kit
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    OP, your shocks are not going to like a longer travel. Just get a proper lowering kit

    cut springs WTF! LOL!.. I can't beleive you're actually serious about cutting springs (on any car).. especailly when proper, rated lowering springs are relatively cheap and will be fara harder wearing/lasting than the 10 year old or so stockers you will be attempting to cut which will no doubt shorten their lifespan even further.. meaning the end result will be the same in that you'll need to buy proper replacements anyway!..

    the two areas I think you absolutely cannot scrimp on when it comes to modifying is tyres and handling/suspension - it's just not worth the risk to save a few pennies in the short term IMHO..

    If you are hell bent on cutting the springs (as it seems you are and are not willing to listen to any advice) then you might find this link useful:

    http://www.proshocks.com/calcs/coilsprate.htm

    It's entirely up to you to calculate the weight/load per axle of your car and the spring rate you'll require.. but at least with the above link you could introduce maths into the equation instead of just lopping off coils and hoping for the best..

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    Thats a stupid idea!!!!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318i View Post
    just take them out all together, never worked out what they are for anyway.
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    what?
    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    ...hoppity hop/bouncey bounce give you a clue?
    it was sarcasm. i thought silly question, silly answer.
    i thought that bumpstops are there so you can take the springs out and still have minimal suspension from the stops. for that really slammed look innit
     
     

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    LMAO at this thread.

    Why not just cut them in half. FFS


    Why not get the dremmel multi out and drill some holes in the brake discs too, for the drilled and grooved look.

    Sweet, innit.




     
     

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